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Canadians Can Become Small Business Owners Through Franchising

October 25, 2013

With over 40 franchise opportunities and experts, aspiring entrepreneurs can find out how at The Franchise Show in Vancouver on November 2 & 3, 2013

(Toronto, ON) October 25, 2013… This November, The Franchise Show ( will empower aspiring entrepreneurs in Vancouver to become small business owners through franchising. Attendees can meet face-to-face with representatives from some of Canada’s leading franchise brands, attend free educational seminars and speak one-on-one with franchise experts to learn how to become business owners but with the resources and support of an established brand behind them. This year, The Franchise Show will take place on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre ( at 999 Canada Place.

Produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), The Franchise Show exclusively features CFA members from a wide range of industries, from food and education to beauty supplies and senior homecare. As CFA members, all exhibitors at The Franchise Show agree to abide by CFA’s Code of Ethics and promote excellence in franchise business practices. A list of exhibitors can be found at:

“Many Canadians dream of becoming small business owners but not everyone has the know-how or the original idea to start a business from scratch,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA’s President and CEO. “Through the proven business concept and the support provided by the franchisor, franchising can be a tremendous way for Canadians to achieve success as small business owners and The Franchise Show is the best venue to begin investigating franchise opportunities.”

In addition to discovering franchise opportunities and speaking with franchisors, attendees at The Franchise Show can learn how to achieve success in franchising through free seminars held throughout the weekend, including:

• KEYNOTE PRESENTION: “A Day in the Life of a Franchisee” presented by Dianna Lasenby, Ricky's / Fatburger
• “Legal Aspects of Purchasing a Franchise” presented by Juliana Mah, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and Daniel So, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
• “Franchise Ownership - Is This type of Self Employment the Right Strategic Option?” presented by Grant Bullington, FranNet
• “How to Finance Your Franchise” presented by Don Nicol, RBC Royal Bank and Mara Ashraf, National Bank
• “Top 10 Qualities of a Successful Franchisee” presented by Pat Parker, PE Parker & Associates Inc.

Aspiring business owners will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading experts in the franchise community at the Ask the Experts Booth. In addition, the CFA Resource Booth will be available to provide guidance about those hard-to-answer questions. For more information about The Franchise Show, visit

The Franchise Show
Dates: Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Ballroom ABC
Admission: One day pass - $10, Weekend pass - $15 (Tickets at the door)
NOTE: Pre-register online at to receive a $2.00 off admission coupon

The Franchise Show in Vancouver Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor: Ricky’s All Day Grill, Fatburger
Gold Sponsors: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Smashburger
Aisle Sponsors: Borden Ladner Gervais, Fatburger, FranNet, National Bank, Ricky’s All Day Grill
Official Sign Supplier: Beyond Digital
CFA National Sponsors: CIBC, CINTAS, Microsoft, Moneris Solutions, Reshift Media,

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
With almost 550 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada’s best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the national voice of franchising in Canada and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence. For more information, visit

For more information contact:
Kenny Chan
Director, Communications
Canadian Franchise Association
Phone: 416-695-2896 ext. 232

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