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Canada’s Largest Franchise Show Returns to Vancouver

October 28, 2014

Vancouver, BC - October 27, 2014… This November, aspiring entrepreneurs can find out how to become small business owners through franchising at The Franchise Show (, the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) and Canada’s largest franchise-only show featuring opportunities within a range of industries and investment levels. This year, The Franchise Show will take place on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 at the Vancouver Convention Centre ( at 999 Canada Place.

Over two days, 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.

The Franchise Show exclusively features CFA member franchises from a wide range of industries, from food and fitness to beauty supplies and home improvement. As CFA members, all exhibitors at The Franchise Show voluntarily 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 Blair Rebane, Borden Ladner Gervais
• “Franchise Ownership - Is This Type of Self Employment the Right Strategic Option?” presented by Grant Bullington, FranNet
• “Financing a Franchise: How To Borrow For Your New Business” presented by Dean Chamberland, RBC Royal Bank
• “Top Ten Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise” presented by Daniel So, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
• “Top Ten Qualities of a Successful Franchisee” presented by Grant Bullington, FranNet

Aspiring business owners will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading experts in the franchise community at the Ask a Franchise Experts Booth. In addition, the CFA Resource Booth and booths 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 8 and Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Ballroom ABC, 999 Canada Place
Admission: One day pass - $10, Weekend pass - $15 (Tickets at the door)
** Pre-register at to receive $5.00 off admission **

The Franchise Show in Vancouver Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors: Ricky’s All Day Grill, Fatburger
Gold Sponsor: CF Canada Financial
Silver Sponsors: First Choice Haircutters, Supercuts
Aisle Sponsors: Beyond Digital, Fatburger, National Bank, Ricky’s All Day Grill
Official Sign Sponsor: Beyond Digital
Official Print Media Sponsor: The Globe and Mail
CFA National Sponsors: BDO Canada LLP, CIBC, Moneris Solutions, Reshift Media,

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With over 600 corporate members representing many of Canada’s best-known brands and 40,000 franchisees nation-wide, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites ( and

For more information contact:
Christine Elstub
Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Franchise Association
Phone: 416-695-2896 ext. 251

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

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