Albertans Finding Success in Franchising


Albertans Finding Success in Franchising


Leading Experts Share Insights at The Franchise Show in Calgary Feb. 11-12 

CALGARY — January 30, 2017 — Despite a challenging economy, franchising continues to show growth among Canadians looking to combat unemployment through entrepreneurship.

Discover how to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself at the Franchise Show in Calgary February 11-12 at the Big Four Centre. Produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the show is Canada’s most-trusted franchise-only tradeshow. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover what’s new and innovative in the world of franchising, meet face-to-face with franchisors, consult one-on-one with expert advisors and get tips for success at free seminars.

“At a time when many may be feeling the repercussions of the economic downturn, the Calgary Franchise Show can hopefully provide insight into the franchising industry as a great alternative for those seeking a new career path,” says Canadian Franchise Association President & CEO Lorraine McLachlan. “The show points prospective franchisees in the right direction, gives them all of the resources they need, and showcases a variety of opportunities that have been tried, tested and come equipped with a proven successful business model.”

This year, the show brings together eight top industry specialists to prepare aspiring entrepreneurs for success.  Attendees will learn about Choosing the Right Franchise for You from keynote speaker Stephanie Watson of the Pita Pit franchise, gain insight from BMO Bank of Montreal Franchise Financing Specialist Kimberley Gill, as well as many others. These industry experts will walk show goers through the ins and outs of franchising and share their inside tips to success.

As the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association, the recognized franchise authority in Canada, The Franchise Show exclusively showcases franchises from CFA’s nation-wide membership of over 600 companies. With franchise opportunities available at every price point in an array of sectors, the franchise world welcomes investors at every financial level, looking for a new career venture.

Event Title: 
The Franchise Show Calgary

Where: Big Four Building
Stampede Park, Hall A
1410 Olympic Way SE
Calgary, AB

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Sunday, February 12, 2017
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: One Day Pass: $10
Weekend Pass: $15

*Pre-register at and receive $5 off admission price 

About The Franchise Show

As the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), The Franchise Show is Canada’s largest exhibition of franchise opportunities, exclusively featuring CFA member franchises from a range of industries and investment levels. Over two days, attendees can meet face-to-face with representatives from some of Canada’s leading franchise brands, attend free educational seminars and speak one-on-one with franchise experts to learn how to become business owners equipped with the resources and support of an established brand behind them. For more information, visit

About Canadian Franchise Association

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) has been the recognized authority on franchising in Canada for 50 years. With over 600 corporate members nation-wide, CFA represents many of Canada’s best- and lesser-known franchise brands and over 40,000 franchisees. CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites ( and

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