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Student selected to Junior Team Canada 2009

 
2009-01-19

Kyle MacDonald, a second-year Life Sciences student at Queen's, was recently selected as a delegate for a trade mission to South America. The Junior Team Canada Mission to Panama and Costa Rica, scheduled for mid February 2009, is in preparation for the signing of a free trade agreement with Panama later this year.

Kyle MacDonald, a second-year Life Sciences student at Queen's, was recently selected as a delegate for a trade mission to South America. The Junior Team Canada Mission to Panama and Costa Rica, scheduled for mid February 2009, is in preparation for the signing of a free trade agreement with Panama later this year. 

Kyle was selected from applicants from across Canada. The selection was based on applicants' communication skills, leadership, team building skills and commitment to community.

As a member of Junior Team Canada, Kyle will serve as an ambassador for Ontario, as well as to businesses and community based organizations. In addition to conducting presentations about Ontario and his sponsors, he will meet with business, industry and government leaders across the Americas, including the President of Panama.

Mr. MacDonald is required to raise a minimum of $5,000 towards the total cost of the mission. In return for sponsorship, companies and organizations will gain valuable market and cultural information from Panama and Costa Rica, as well as receive a great deal of recognition and exposure. In addition, all sponsors will receive a tax receipt for their donation.

For more information about Global Vision and Junior Team Canada

Kyle MacDonald (613) 766-3370, 6krm3@queensu.ca

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