THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Twelve students from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will participate in a mentoring project focused on nurturing entrepreneurship among First Nation youth in Toronto, Wednesday August 24 - Saturday August 27, 2005.
Program participants will be paired with and job shadow senior business executives of corporations and organizations that best match the students' personal goals and interests.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation's Youth Decade for Development program will host a Thank You dinner Thursday August 25, 2005 acknowledging participation from both youth from NAN territory - an area covering two-thirds of Ontario, spanning West to Manitoba, East to Quebec, and North from the 51st parallel to the coasts of James and Hudson's bays - and Toronto's high profile executives. The Hon. James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will provide the keynote address at this Thank you dinner.
EVENT: Beyshick Project Thank You Dinner
DATE: Thursday August 25, 2005
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Boulevard Club
1491 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Project Beyshick was developed jointly between POA Educational Foundation and Nishnawbe Aski Nation. It was funded by POA Educational Foundation and Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) through Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario's (FedNor) Local Initiatives Contribution Agreement.
For further information: Jenna Young, Communications Officer, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807) 625-4952, (807) 628-3953 cellular; Lisa Kember, Hyperactive Communications, (905) 273-4724 ext. 22, (416) 458-5409 (cellular),