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Boys in Business 2019

The theme for the 4th Annual Boys in Business Fair, held on June 1, 2019 under sunny Calgary skies, was Jumpstart tomorrow’s entrepreneur$ TODAY! See photos of this great event at the end of this news article.

How amazing to watch our Boys raise the bar on being entrepreneurs at the Boys In Business – Business Fair for 4 years in a row! Our boys did a fantastic job planning and managing their businesses. There were more creative business ideas than ever before. Hundreds of customers came to shop and again this year thousands of dollars in revenue was earned by our young entrepreneurs. Many saw complete sell outs of their product. Every North Point student should be very proud of their work and accomplishments.

We are grateful to have Mr. Groberman, Director of Financial Education at North Point to lead the boys in this amazing learning experience. Thank you BRUCE for all the great ideas and motivation you give the boys.

Our JUDGES

Four judges made their away around the Business Fair and met with with each boy at the Business Fair. Special thank you to Chantal Doucet (son in Gr. 2), Ian Kilpatrick (son in Gr. 8), Ms. Jennifer Hersak and Ms. Kristin Quinn for taking the time to evaluate each business on the merits of preparation, presentation, customer interaction and product.

Business Fair STATS

Here’s the 4th Annual Business Fair by the numbers:

Total Number of Businesses – 64
By Grade:

Gr. 1Gr. 2Gr. 3Gr. 4Gr. 5Gr. 6Gr. 7Gr. 8Gr. 9
2678913883

Businesses by Category

  • 27 Homemade Baking, Candy & Drinks
  • 15 Original Crafts
  • 8 Clothing & Hats
  • 2 Pet Treats
  • 2 Fun & Games
  • 10 Other Cool Items

SPONSORS and DONORS

Special thanks to our major sponsor this year, TD Wealth.

THANK YOU to all the donors of the 4th Annual Boys in Business Fair for helping us put on a better Business Fair!

$2,000+

  • Anonymous

$1,000+

  • Hans Peter Cremers Professional Corporation

$500 – 999

  • ATB Financial
  • John Blevins
  • Paulo Dacosta

$1 – $499

  • Calgary Italian Bakery (donation in-kind)
  • Solvera Solutions – Calgary
  • Spolumbo Fine Foods & Deli (donation in-kind)
  • Richard Tanner

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

The Financial Academy Entrepreneurship Program began in March for all students at North Point School. There were many interesting lessons in our Google Classroom curriculum such as:

  • Money making ideas from successful kid entrepreneurs
  • How to prepare a business plan
  • How to sales pitch as a kid
  • EverFi’s online Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition course (older students)

The Program culminated with a visit and informative presentation for all students at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre.


2019-06 Boys in Business Fair