Grimshaw Students Set to Attend First Annual “Growing Youth Entrepreneurs Conference”

  Posted: April 30, 2015

Today (April 30, 2015), hundreds of students from Grimshaw High School (GHS) and Holy Family Catholic School (HFS) are set to participate in the first annual “Growing Youth Entrepreneurs” conference at the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex in Grimshaw.

“The Growing Youth Entrepreneurs Conference is a great opportunity to expose students to local people who have followed their passion and as a result, become successful entrepreneurs,” says PRSD Superintendent of Schools Paul Bennett.

Thanks to a partnership shared between the Lac Cardinal Regional Economic Development Committee (LCRED), Peace River School Division (PRSD) and Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD), grades eight to twelve students in Grimshaw will be inspired by presentations by local entrepreneurs Brad and Rebecca Rabiey (The Carbon Farmer Inc.) and Lisa Lundgard (The Veggie Patch).

The conference is a result of input and ideas from the Grimshaw Growing Youth Entrepreneurs committee who is comprised of LCRED board members, GHS and HFS students and PRSD and HFCRD management.

“The committee formed last school year with the goal to educate, inspire and encourage Grimshaw and area students to explore entrepreneurial opportunities” says LCRED Vice-Chair George Leger. “We want to provide students with presentation and mentorship opportunities that inspire the idea for students to explore the possibility of owning or buying a business as a career path.”

GHS students from grades ten to twelve will take part in the presentations from The Veggie Patch and The Carbon Farmers in the morning, and students from grades eight and nine at HFS and GHS in the afternoon.

“On behalf of the Growing Youth Entrepreneurs committee, we extend gratitude to everyone involved in making this day of inspiration, sharing and learning possible for Grimshaw students,” says HFCRD Superintendent of Schools Betty Turpin.