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The Amazing Entrepreneurial Race

The Amazing Entrepreneurial Race

Rosanne Fortier News Correspondent

October 31 was an interesting day which offered experience in the business world and real life skills at Vegreville Social Centre. Many students participated in The Amazing Entrepreneurial Race offered by Community Futures-Elk Island Region.

The poster from Community Futures explained that this program introduces participants to the characteristics, qualities and attitudes of an entrepreneur through fun, experimental activities.

Project Coordinator for Community Futures, Kathy Dmytriw said that since participants were from grade seven and up, the students had adult mentors to assist them. There were four stations with five activities in all which included Idea Generation, Networking, Problem Solving, Risk Taking and Business Ideas.

This experience might plant the seed in students and maybe one day they will come back and start their own business.

Dmytriw said St. Mary’s School had been really good advocates for this program and they look forward to having the opportunity to work with other educational facilities within our region. She will be going to Lamont next week and then she will coordinating this project at the County of Strathcona and will continue all the way to Mannville.

This program isn’t just about being an entrepreneur; it gives students skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

There were treats and juice for participants and prizes available for the winners.

Dmytriw acknowledged the many volunteers throughout the community who helped with the project as well as the numerous other Community Future offices for supporting them, and everyone else who helped and sponsored this program.