Canadian Youth Business Foundation Announces Winners of 2010 CYBF Outstanding Provincial Mentor Awards

March 15, 2011

TORONTO,  March 15, 2011 – The  Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced today the winner in the CYBF  National Outstanding Mentor Award, Kevin Schwenker from Atlantic Canada. Created  to celebrate the achievements of young entrepreneurs, the CYBF Chairman’s  Awards program also recognizes the impact that mentors have on the success of  these entrepreneurs and their businesses.

CYBF offers a world-class  mentoring program that hand-matches qualified business mentors with young  entrepreneurs to allow knowledge sharing which drives a higher business success  rate.

“The CYBF Chairman’s  Awards were created to celebrate the accomplishments of our young entrepreneurs  and the people that help them succeed. Our programs would not exist without the  many dedicated mentors who generously donate their time and experience to help  our young entrepreneurs across Canada.” says Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer,  CYBF. “Congratulations and thank you to all of this year’s applicants who so  generously dedicate their time to develop Canada’s young entrepreneurs.”

The national winner was  selected among the winners of the CYBF Outstanding Provincial Community Partner  Awards, a category within the 2010 CYBF Chairman’s Awards program. Each of the  national and provincial award winners will receive a professional photo shoot  and national profiling through media, advertising and social media campaigns  and will be celebrated at CYBF Chairman’s Awards Celebration taking place in  May in Toronto.

Congratulations to the  following 2010 CYBF Outstanding Provincial Mentor Award winners:

CYBF  Outstanding National & Atlantic Canada Mentor Award 
Kevin Schwenker
Mentor to Lean Machine  Healthy Vending Service Inc.

CYBF Outstanding British  Columbia Mentor Award
Brenda Williams
Mentor to Verve Hair  Lounge

CYBF Outstanding Alberta  Mentor Award
Henry Dunfield
Mentor to Progress  Seminars Inc.

CYBF Outstanding  Saskatchewan Mentor Award
Andrea Fafard
Mentor to Lumsden  Florist

CYBF Outstanding  Manitoba Mentor Award
Jeff Ryzner
Mentor to Invenia  Technical Computing Corporation

CYBF Outstanding Ontario  Mentor Award
Josh Howard
Mentor to Kill  Shakespeare Entertainment

CYBF Outstanding Québec  Mentor Award
Jacinthe Vailancourt
Mentor to Jim & Jane Productions


About the Canadian Youth Business  Foundation
Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation  (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity,  we are dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a  time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34,  with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring,  to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business.

CYBF Media  Contact:
Rachel Azagury
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Phone:  416-408-2923 x2111
Cell: 647-834-2923