Friday, March 03, 2006

The Big Apprenticeship

Below is an email I received courtesy of a j-skool (sorry, Journalism - my undergrad degree) grad list I'm on. The concept is fun!

Also a link courtesy of Lyndsay re: Best-selling British authors signing on to produce a series of short books that will sell in supermarkets for £2.99 (about $6). The first 12 of the Quick Reads books hit supermarkets and bookshops in Britain on Thursday in honour of World Book Day (which seems to fluctuate depending where you live...).

Chat with you all again in a week! Off for an early night before my big "week away" as a counsellor at Forum for Young Canadians.




The Big Apprenticeship is a competition put together by Big Brother Big Sisters Ottawa. It provides an opportunity to groups of students to organize a fundraising activity on behalf of the agency and the prize for the best team is an exclusive 10-week paid internship opportunity with one of six community and business leaders, namely:

Janet Yale, Executive VP, Telus
Garth Scully, VP, Cisco Systems
Lawrence Greenspon, Lawyer, Greenspon, Brown and Associates
Ralph Chapman, VP, Federal Solutions Public Sector, IBM
Robin McIntyre, Regional President, Rogers Communications
Michael Allen, President, United Way/Centraide Ottawa

Student interested in forming a team and submitting a fundraising idea can do so at More information on the competition can be obtained on the site as well.

(For you information, I am one of the volunteer coaches that will be following one of the teams throughout this "adventure")

Best regards,

Natalie Lavigne
Manager, Public Affairs
Department of University Communications
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive (605 Robertson Hall)
Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
Ph: (613) 520-2600, et. 1406
Cell: (613) 291-9823


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