Zita Cobb, Gordon gray, David Patchell-Evans, Calin Rovinescu awarded the highest distinction in Canadian business

TORONTO, May 27, 2021 / CNW / – In recognition and to celebrate their achievements, four outstanding business leaders will be inducted as Companions of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame by the Chancellor David denison during the 42sd Annual CBHF induction ceremony.

As we continue to follow the direction of our elected officials and prioritize the health and safety of our community, we took the opportunity to reinvent our annual CBHF induction ceremony and gala dinner. into an inclusive, large-scale virtual experience worthy of the great achievements of this year’s inductees.

For 42 years, we have celebrated the achievements of from Canada business leaders. Each year, inductees are chosen as Companions of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame to honor their contributions to the economic development and prosperity of Canada.

Inductees recognized this year include:

  • Zita Cobb, CM, CEO, Shorefast and Innkeeper, Fogo Island Inn
  • Gordon C. Gray, CM, O.Ont., FCPA, DBA, LL.D., Former Chairman and CEO, AE LePage Limited
  • David Patchell-Evans, Founder and CEO, GoodLife Fitness
  • Calin Rovinescu, CM President and CEO, Air Canada (retired)

“On behalf of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, I am honored to recognize these four individuals for their excellence in corporate leadership, outstanding professional accomplishments and lasting contributions to our country,” said Mr. David denison, Chancellor of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame. “At May 27e, 2021, we have the great privilege of recognizing their many contributions to Canadian businesses and to the social fabric of our country. “

Since its inception in 1979, the Order of the Business Hall of Fame has been the highest honor of its kind in Canadian business circles. Each year, business leaders are proposed by their peers and chosen by an independent selection committee representing from Canada major business and academic institutions.

“These inductees are role models and exemplary mentors for young JA who represent from Canada future leaders ”, declared Scott Hillier, President and CEO, JA Canada. “We are honored to recognize these Canadian business leaders who inspire students to achieve their dreams and create lives that enrich us all.

The Virtual Induction Ceremony into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame is a celebration of the country’s business leaders who support JE Canada. It recognizes their outstanding contributions to the economic growth and well-being of our nation, and their positions as role models for from Canada new generation of entrepreneurs and executives. Proceeds from the event help JA Canada meet the growing demand for financial literacy, work preparation and entrepreneurship programs for Canadian students.

The main sponsors of the event are BNN Bloomberg and The Globe and Mail as media partners, and LHH Knightsbridge as selection committee partner.

Please join us on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1 p.m. is to celebrate these world-class leaders. Visit www.cbhf2021.ca for free access.

About the Canadian Business Hall of Fame
The Canadian Business Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of from Canada the most distinguished business leaders, past and present. More than 200 Order of Business Hall of Fame companions serve as inspiring examples for all young Canadians and are featured in an exhibit in the Allen Lambert Galleria located at Brookfield Place in Toronto, Ontario. For more information visit www.cbhf.ca.

About JA Canada
JA Canada is passionately committed to its mission to inspire students and prepare them for success in a global economy.

We are the largest organization for educating young entrepreneurs in Canada with a national office and network of locations serving students from coast to coast. We work in partnership with educators, volunteers, and businesses to educate students about financial literacy, job preparation, and entrepreneurship. JA prepares students to succeed in the careers of tomorrow, to meet the challenges of tomorrow and to launch businesses that create the jobs of tomorrow.

We invite you to visit jacampus.org to access our free educational programming.

SOURCE Canadian Business Hall of Fame

For further information: Andrew Finn, JA Canada, 647.430.1714, [email protected]



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