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LOCAL SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR JOINS ELITE CIRCLE OF HIGH-GROWTH CANADIAN BUSINESS OWNERS

Victoria, British Columbia--May 15, 2017: Victoria businessman, Michael Forbes, has been awarded a coveted QuantumShift Fellowship, given annually to 40 of Canada's most promising entrepreneurs. Forbes, CEO of Ageless Living and Forbes Pharmacies, will participate later this month in the elite leadership development program founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Institute for Entrepreneurship, and sponsored by TD Commercial Bank and The Globe and Mail.

Forbes will join the other 2017 QuantumShift Fellows from across Canada in a rigorous five-day learning, networking, and collaboration program in London, Ontario.

A native of Kamloops, Forbes did his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree at UBC in 2002, establishing his first pharmacy business in Victoria in 2005 at the age of 25. Since then, his business has grown to include nine pharmacies in Western Canada from Victoria, BC to Cold Lake, Alberta. Forbes is the founder and president of the Forbes Group which includes Ageless Living Media, Ageless Living Cosmetic Services, Ageless Market, Bubble Soccer Rentals, Casino Royale Rentals, Ageless Living Magazine,and the Victoria Biohacking Centre.

Stew Young, Mayor of Langford, has watched Forbes's business ventures expand for 12 years. He's not surprised that Forbes has been recognized nationally with a QuantumShift Fellowship.  "Michael is one of the most innovative, intelligent young entrepreneurs I know in British Columbia," he says. "He combines hard work with a deep knowledge of health sciences and entrepreneurial know-how. He's the kind of forward-looking entrepreneur we need to build a successful twenty-first-century economy."

QuantumShift recognizes founders, owners, and CEOs of high-growth Canadian companies. Candidates are nominated through KPMG Enterprise, and fellows are selected by the Ivey Business School's Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship. QuantumShift Fellows have an opportunity to learn from talented industry professionals and distinguished Ivey faculty. When they complete the program, members of this 2017 class become part of the QuantumShift Fellows Network, an exclusive peer-to-peer network focused on problem solving, development, and mentorship. 

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