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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Wrzesnewkyj, Borys

Ontario, Etobicoke Centre, Liberal Party of Canada

A native of Etobicoke, the grandson of Ukrainian immigrants, Borys Wrzesnewskyi is the current President and owner of both the Future Bakery and M-C Dairy – well established, innovative businesses headquartered in Etobicoke. The Future Bakery, founded by his grandparents, employs more than 80 people today.

Mr. Wrzesnewskyi attended Humber Valley Village School, transferring to Upper Canada College to complete his high school education with distinction. From there, he went on to complete his B.A. at Trinity College, University of Toronto, before taking over the family business at the age of 22. Mr. Wrzesnewskyi speaks fluent French, Polish, Spanish and Ukrainian.

Mr. Wrzesnewskyi has dedicated much of his life to working with community groups and humanitarian causes both here and abroad. As an activist in Ukraine, Mr. Wrzesnewskyi funded, organized and supported civil rights groups and democratic reform on the ground in Ukraine prior to glasnost and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Today, the Wrzesnewskyj family continues to work in Ukraine, funding and organizing both relief efforts for orphans, and post-secondary scholarship funds for promising students in need.

Mr. Wrzesnewskyi’s business curriculum has included participation as co-founder and executive member of the Annex Business Improvement Area, co-founder and president of the Garrison Village Business Association, and executive member of the Niagara Neighbourhood Association. Mr. Wrzesnewskyi was named one of Ontario’s “Top 100 Entrepreneurs” by the Ontario Business Journal.

Other Etobicoke Centre candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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