Press Release - June 27, 2006
18-year-old President &
CEO, presenting 7th Annual Scholarship to the Best Technology Student
at St. Bernadette Catholic School.
London, Ontario, June 26, 2006 – Emily DaCosta, a grade 8 student
of St.Bernadette Catholic School is the winner of the Best Technology
Award donated by Cyberteks Systems Corporation, O/A Cyberteks Design.
Emily will receive the Challenge Trophy, a plaque and a cheque for $
250 at the graduation ceremony, scheduled to be held at the Holy Cross
Church at 7.45 pm on Tuesday the June 27, 2006.
The 18-year old President & CEO of Cyberteks Design was a student
of St. Bernadette Catholic School in London, Ontario from January 2000
I am very thankful to the Principal, staff and students of both schools
(St. Bernadette and John Paul II) and to the London and District Catholic
School Board for their guidance and assistance given to me to achieve
my life long goals. "I am very pleased to offer this annual scholarship
to my old school, the St. Bernadette’s Catholic School in London.
This is the way I thank them.” said the Cyberteks Design President,
18-year-old Keith Peiris.
“Furthermore, I want to set an example to the larger businesses.
My company just celebrated our 7th anniversary on June 23rd. The schools
need help to provide a good education to the younger generation, and
I hope the business community in London will get this message”
Keith is graduating from John Paul II Catholic School on June 28th
and he received admission to the University of Waterloo for fall 2006
in Honours Nanotechnology Engineering, Co-op Program. Keith also received
the University of Waterloo President’s Scholarship, Special Nanotechnology
Engineering Scholarship, and Leslie Klein Engineering Entrance Scholarship.
Keith also received the 2006 Canadian Millennium Scholarship. Ontario's
Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable James K. Bartleman, and the Canada
Millennium Scholarship Foundation are hosting a reception for the winners
of the 2006 Entrance Award on June 29, 2006 at 10.30 am at the Delta
Chelsea Hotel, Churchill Room, 2nd floor, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto,
Furthermore, Keith was one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Award
recipients. The awards were presented On June 6, 2006 by Akela Peoples,
President and CEO of Youth in Motion and Debbie Coull-Cicchini the Chief
Operating Officer, Ontario Region, ING Canada. The event was emceed
by Leslie Roberts of Global Television. This award has been given for
outstanding innovation, leadership and achievement. The recipients of
this prestigious youth award are chosen from thousands of nominees from
all across Canada. Subsequent to the awards ceremony all award recipients
were honoured at the Empire Club of Canada on June 6, 2006.
About Cyberteks Design - Cyberteks Systems Corporation,
O/A Cyberteks Design based in London, Ontario, Canada provides Web Development,
E-Commerce, Streaming Digital Media, Web Hosting and Search Engine Optimization.
The company's President, CEO & Chief Creative Director is an internationally
recognized and award-winning designer, 18-year-old Keith Peiris of London,
Keith Peiris was a member of the Team Canada Trade Mission to Beijing,
Shanghai and Hong Kong from February 9-18, 2001. He also represented
Canada at the APEC Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Forum (one of 10
Under 40 CEO’s) in Beijing and Shanghai in July, 2001. Keith also
was the keynote speaker at the China Hi-Tech Fair 2001 in October, 2001
held in Shenzhen, China and at the Nanhai IT City Forum held on June
2, 2002 in Nanhai, China.
Since its founding in 1999, Keith’s company has attracted many
high profile clients across North America. Some of his major customers
are the Atlanta Thrashers, McDonalds Restaurants of Canada, Rogers Television,
Amtelecom, Siskinds Sports Management, Siskind’s Franchise Law,
NHL Officials Association, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Alliance
Hockey, Vanden Bussche Irrigation, Ago Industries, London Source for
Sports, London District Catholic School Board, Township of Lucan Biddulph,
White Oaks Mall, TPS Hockey, Wepa Wear Apparel, Arctic Equipment Manufacturing,
London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club and London Junior Knights.
Keith Peiris has won several web design awards and recognitions from
top industry professionals, political leaders and news media around
the world. Today Keith Peiris is 17 years old and his company has seen
significant growth. The company now offers a wide range of web-based
business services and employs several top class professionals.
Keith continues to be recognized for his dedication and innovation,
some of his achievements include:
- Listed in the "100 Top Canadian Professional Service Companies"
and "TOP 50 Web design companies in Canada" for four years
by Branham300, published in the National Post.
- Participated in the Team Canada Trade Mission led by the Prime Minister
of Canada and 10 Provincial Premiers to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong
Kong from February 9-18, 2001.
- Represented Canada at the APEC Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Forum in Beijing and Shanghai. (One of the 10 Under 40 CEO’s
from Canada) from July 9-14, 2001.
- Won the “Outstanding Digital Youth Award” presented
by Hong Kong Productivity Council and Hong Kong Junior Chamber on
February 17, 2001 in Hong Kong.
- Keynote speaker at the China Hi-Tech Fair 2001, held in Shenzhen,
China from October 12-17, 2001.
- Keynote speaker at the Nanhai IT City Forum, held in Nanhai, China
from June 1-2, 2002.
- Appointed to SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board of Industry Canada
in March 2001 and 2003.
- Was invited by the National Hockey League to have Cyberteks Design
participate in the 3rd Annual NHL Club Marketing Trade Show, held
in Atlanta from March 12-14, 2003.
- Panelist for "Design Technique-Looking good and functioning"
panel discussion at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival held
in Austin, Texas from March 11-14, 2000.
- Guest Speaker at the Monthly meeting of Great Lakes Interactive
Marketing Association on April 13, 2000 at 8.30 am in Detroit. The
other guest speaker at this event was Kevin Brown, Director of Marketing
of Global Communications and Specialized Media for Ford Media. This
event was co-sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General in Detroit.
The Canadian Television Network (CTV) was present to cover the event.
- Keynote speaker at the National Conference of the Boys & Girls
Club at the Hilton Hotel, London, Ontario on June 6, 2002.
- Won the Gold Medal for Web Design at the Skills Ontario Contest
in May, 2005
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Operations and Marketing
105 Cedarwood Crescent
London, Ontario, N6H 5P5