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Chantal Kreviazuk Surprises and Inspires Audience at the Annual INSPIRE June Speaker Series

Juno Award Winner revealed as surprise speaker to the delight of hundreds of students in attendance

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/01/14 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release.

On June 1, 2014 INSPIRE held its 4th annual June Speaker Series featuring some of the most recognizable Canadian names in media, business, and music. Previously announced speakers Frank 'Frankie Flowers' Ferragine, Mary Garofalo, and Alex Rechichi were joined by surprise guest Chantal Kreviazuk, who took time out from her busy touring schedule to inspire the youth of Toronto.

"Our mantra today is feeding and fuelling our souls and minds," said Kreviazuk in her opening address. "We are going to experience something incredible, different, and inspiring. We are going to grow today."

The hundreds of students who filed into the Montecassino Hotel and Banquet Hall early on a Sunday morning to do just that were treated to inspiring stories and valuable life lessons from: a five-time nominee and two-time Juno Award winner (Chantal Kreviazuk); a seven-time Emmy award winning journalist (Frank Ferragine); a bestselling author, award winning broadcaster and a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient (Mary Garofalo); and a a Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur (Alex Rechichi).

"With the addition of Chantal Kreviazuk, who we were honoured to have join us, the 2014 line-up was one of INSPIRE's most decorated yet," said Luciano Volpe, Chair, INSPIRE. "Our INSPIRE team has grown significantly over the past four years along with the generous support of our sponsors and our events, along with our scholarships and bursary programs, continue to connect the next generation with the motivation they need to follow their dreams."

About INSPIRE

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 www.inspire.com.

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