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      Aboriginal high school students from across Canada get ready to attend BDC E-Spirit finals
      MONTREAL, April 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) congratulates the 17 schools that qualified to attend the 13th edition of the BDC E-Spirit Business Plan Competition. From May 14 to 16, 2013, 35 student teams will make their way to Kamloops, British Columbia to compete in the BDC E-Spirit finals.

      BDC E-Spirit is a 16-week Internet-based business plan competition that provides Aboriginal students in grades 10 to 12 with interactive business planning resources, online access to mentoring and extensive networking opportunities.

      "BDC E-Spirit gives students a first taste of the business world," said Wilson Neapew, National Director, Aboriginal Banking Unit at BDC. "Throughout the competition, participants get to put entrepreneurship principles into practice, collaborate with peers in an intense, team environment, and gain hands-on leadership experience."

      The following schools qualified to attend the finals of the 2013 BDC E-Spirit Business Plan Competition:

      British Columbia
      Alberni District Secondary School (Port Alberni)
      Hazelton Secondary School (Hazelton)
      Kalamalka Secondary School (Coldstream)

      Alberta
      Canmore Collegiate (Canmore)

      Manitoba
      Children of the Earth High School (Winnipeg)
      Sisler High School (Winnipeg)
      Tec Voc High School (Winnipeg)

      Nunavut
      John Arnalukjuak High School (Arviat)

      Ontario
      Eenchokay Birchstick School (Pikangikum)
      Espanola High School (Espanola)
      Moira Secondary School (Belleville)
      Wasse-Abin High School (Wikwemikong)

      Quebec
      Kitigan Zibi Kikinamadinan (Maniwaki)
      École Manikanetish (Sept-Îles)
      École Monseigneur-Labrie (Havre-Saint-Pierre)

      Nova Scotia
      Chief Allison Bernard Memorial High School (Eskasoni)
      Sydney Academy (Sydney)

      About BDC
      Canada's business development bank, BDC puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital, securitization and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca

      SOURCE: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA


      For further information:
      Maria Constantinescu
      Senior Advisor, Public Relations
      Business Development Bank of Canada
      (514) 496-7146
      maria.constantinescu@...




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