Discover the Opportunities at The Franchise Show in Vancouver on November 5 & 6, 2011

October 26, 2011 – (Toronto, ON) November 17, 2011… 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 (www.thefranchiseshow.ca) has helped Canadians discover the many rewarding franchise opportunities available.

As Western Canada’s largest and most-trusted franchise-only tradeshow, The Franchise Show provides prospective franchisees with the unique opportunities to meet face-to-face with some of the most accomplished franchise systems, attend informational seminars and learn more about the franchise industry. The Franchise Show runs Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (www.vancouverconventioncentre.com) – East Building, 999 Canada Place in Vancouver.

Produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (www.cfa.ca), The Franchise Show exclusively features CFA member franchise systems. Prospective franchisees who attend will find franchise opportunities at all investment levels and in a variety of industries from restaurants to business services and pets supplies to education. A list of exhibitors can be found at http://bit.ly/vQW6Pn. As the national voice of franchising in Canada, CFA provides potential franchisees with guidance and valuable, up-to-date information on franchising 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 do 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 gain 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 event. Potential franchisees 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 to those hard-to- answer questions. For more information about The Franchise Show, visit www.thefranchiseshow.ca.

The Franchise Show Dates: Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2011 Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building, 999 Canada Place Admission: One day pass – $10 Weekend pass – $15 (Tickets must be purchased at the door.) NOTE: Pre-register online at www.thefranchiseshow.ca to receive a $2.00 off admission coupon The Franchise Show in Vancouver Sponsors Platinum Sponsors: Fatburger, Ricky’s All Day Grill Gold Sponsor: Bosley’s Pet Food Plus Silver Sponsor: Liberty Tax Service Bronze Sponsor: Instant Imprints Aisle Sponsors: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Fatburger, McMillan LLP, Ricky’s All Day Grill Media Sponsors: National Post, 96.9 Jack FM, Western Investor Official Print Sponsors: The Province, The Vancouver Sun Official Sign Sponsor: Beyond Digital Imaging

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) With almost 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 www.cfa.ca.

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For media accreditation and more information, contact:

John Sacke President, Sacke & Associates E-mail: johns@sackepr.com Tel: 416-493-5723 ext. 201

Kenny Chan Senior Manager, Communications E-mail: kchan@cfa.ca Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 232

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