Last Wednesday, Top Draw had the pleasure of hosting three tables of clients and friends at the Junior Achievement Alberta Business Hall of Fame dinner. It’s no secret that we enjoy a close relationship with the good folks at JA – and this event is one we always look forward to!
The evening was a great opportunity to reconnect with Daniel, the student we hosted for JA’s Company Program Day. It was also fun to see all of the companies and different products developed by this year’s young participants. Spending any amount of time with these students is so inspiring! They have big dreams and big plans, and it is wonderful to see how Junior Achievement feeds their creativity and drive.
This year’s event raised $300,000 for Junior Achievement programs in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Highlights from the evening included The Honourable Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell and His worship Mayor Mandell as featured speakers, and the induction of Doug & Carol Golosky and Roger & Martin Gouin into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame. Arguably the most touching speaker of the evening was JA student Sylvia Nguyen. Sylvia told a captivating story about how her involvement in Junior Achievement has helped her to overcome being bullied. It was a proud moment for everyone in the room, whether or not they knew Sylvia personally.
We look forward to this event every year as it affords us an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones – and to be inspired by the dreams of Alberta’s next business leaders. To find out more about how you can connect with this amazing organization, please visit the Northern Alberta & Northwest Territories Junior Achievement website.