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Canadian Media, Music and Business Stars Ready to Share Their Success Stories at the Annual INSPIRE June Speaker Series

INSPIRE encourages youth to achieve success through networking and mentorship events

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/14 -- On June 1, 2014, INSPIRE is back with the 4th annual June Speaker Series featuring some of the most recognizable Canadian names in media, business and music. From a five-time nominee and two-time Juno Award winner, to a seven-time Emmy award winning journalist, to a bestselling author, award winning broadcaster and a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient, to a Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur, the 2014 line-up is one of INSPIRE's most decorated yet.

Throughout 2014, the steering and student committees have united talented Canadian leaders with young, hungry minds on various Toronto campuses to impart knowledge about the various ways to reach career goals. The June Speaker Series is the largest INSPIRE event of the year, attracting famous Canadians, sponsors and various networking opportunities for all those who attend.

"Our INSPIRE team has grown significantly over the past four years along with the generous support of our sponsors," said Luciano Volpe, Chair, INSPIRE. "Our events, along with our scholarships and bursary programs, continue to connect the next generation with the motivation they need to follow their dreams."

When:         Sunday, June 1st 2014
              9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where:        Montecassino Hotel and Event Center
              3710 Chesswood Drive, Toronto, Ont.

Who:          . Frankie "Flowers" (aka Frankie Ferragine) - Breakfast
                Television host, Best Selling author, Entrepreneur
              . Mary Garofalo - Emmy award and Gemini award winning
                television journalist and investigative reporter
              . Alex Rechichi - Top 40 Under 40 Canadian entrepreneur and
                restaurant chain pioneer
              . SURPRISE GUEST - Singer-song writer, 5-time nominee and 2-
                time Juno award winner, music producer and human rights

What:         . Each speaker will talk for 30 minutes followed by 15
                minutes of Q&A
              . Lunch, beverages and treats will be provided for all
                participants thanks to
                the generosity of Pizza Nova, Sobeys Urban Fresh, Ferrero
                Canada, Molisana Imports and Montecassino Place.
              . Scotiabank will be offering an internship opportunity once
                again this year to INSPIRE attendees

Interview     . Frankie "Flowers" (Speaker)
Opportunity:  . Mary Garofalo (Speaker)
              . Alex Rechichi (Speaker)
              . INSPIRE Steering Committee Members


INSPIRE is a non-profit and youth mentorship program that has been growing steadily and has attracted many GTA leaders in art, media, medicine and business. INSPIRE is about empowering young people to realize their potential through sharing of experiences and advice by Canadian leaders in various fields. Guided by a steering committee, student committee and an advisory board that includes Enrico Colantoni (Hollywood Actor), Rick Campanelli (Host of ET Canada), Rita DeMontis (National Food Editor at Sun Media) and Alex Rechichi (CEO of Crave it Restaurant Group). For more information visit

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