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Canada's Only All-Franchise Show Comes to Vancouver September 22 & 23, 2012

September 7, 2012

Toronto, ON - Many entrepreneurs dream of starting their own business and every year, thousands of Canadians consider franchising as a way to realize their dreams. For more than a decade, The Franchise Show ( has helped Canadians discover the many rewarding franchise opportunities available.

As Canada's premier franchise tradeshow, The Franchise Show provides prospective franchisees with unique opportunities to meet face-to-face with some of the most successful franchise systems, attend informational seminars and learn more about the franchise industry and opportunities. The Franchise Show runs Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre ( at 999 Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (, The Franchise Show exclusively features CFA member franchise systems, many of which are the biggest names in a variety of industries from retail and restaurants to beauty services and supplies and home services. A list of exhibitors can be found at As the national voice of franchising in Canada, CFA provides potential franchisees with guidance and valuable, up-to-date information on franchising opportunities in Canada through resources such as The Franchise Show.

"The Franchise Show is the best venue to discover which type of business matches your needs," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. "This tradeshow allows potential franchisees to begin their due diligence and provides a place where they can meet with franchisors and ask questions to ensure their potential investment is a perfect match."

The Franchise Show is designed to assist prospective franchisees learn more about franchise opportunities and the franchise industry. Seminar attendees will obtain practical knowledge on what it takes to get started and be successful in franchising. Specialists in the franchise industry present free seminars throughout the weekend, including:

* Keynote presentation on 'A Day in the Life of a Franchisee' presented by Dianna Lasenby, President of Ricky's All Day Grill and Fatburger
* 'Legal Aspects of Purchasing a Franchise' presented by Tony Wilson, Lawyer, Boughton Law Corporation
* 'Franchise Ownership: Is this Type of Self-employment the Right Strategic Option?' presented by Grant Bullington, Franchise Consultant, FranNet
* 'How to Finance Your Franchise' presented by Paul daSilva, Director of National Franchise Markets, RBC Royal Bank of Canada
* 'What You Need to Know about Taxation, HST, and Write Offs for Small Business' presented by Phillip Kerr, Small Business Seminar Coordinator, Canada Revenue Agency

Potential franchisees will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading experts in the franchise community through Ask the Experts. 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, September 22 and Sunday, September 23
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place (East Building)
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 and Fatburger
Gold Sponsor: Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar
Silver Sponsors: Liberty Tax Service, Living Assistance Services
Bronze Sponsor: Instant Imprints
Media Sponsors: 96.9 JACK FM, The Vancouver Sun, The Province
Official Sign Sponsor: Beyond Digital
CFA National Sponsors: CINTAS, Moneris Solutions

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
With over 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the national voice for 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

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For media accreditation and more information, contact:

Kenny Chan
Senior Manager, Communications
Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 232

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

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