CBE Schools Win National and Local Awards for Entrepreneurial Adventure Showcase

Jun. 29, 2016

​The Learning Partnership’s Entrepreneurial Adventure is all about sparking students’ natural curiosity, intelligence and passion to seize an opportunity to take their ideas to market – and discover just what they can do!  It is a hands-on entrepreneurial journey for students in Grades K-12. It is designed to develop students’ enterprising spirit, financial literacy, innovative thinking and social responsibility. To date, these student business ventures have raised $2.9 million for charities!

Entrepreneurial Adventure helps develop Canada's next generation of entrepreneurs by teaching essential 21st century skills, such as marketing, business planning, team building and the importance of social responsibility. Together with teachers and volunteer business mentors, students from kindergarten to Grade 12 develop innovative business ventures that raise money for local, national and international charities.

On May 26th, three CBE schools won recognition for their entrepreneurial endeavours.

Annie Foote School’s Earth Savers – National Award for Teamwork

The Annie Foote School Earth Savers organized a variety of events to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital, victims of a local house fire, Fort McMurray Wildfire victims and Syrian refugee students.  These entrepreneurial students along with the teachers and BMO mentor raised over $6000 to support their community with more to come with future business ventures. Well done Annie Foote Grade 2s and Leadership students!

Rosedale School’s Candyland Fun Fair – National Award for Teamwork

Rosedale School students organized a Candyland Fun Fair in support of the Lions Foundation for the Dog Guides of Canada. This student led event which included a dance, games, concession and silent auction raising over $7500 to sponsor a guide dog for a person in need. Great work Rosedale Grade 5s and 6s!

Panorama Hills School’s Imagine a World as One Cookbook – Alberta Award for Innovation

Three Grade 2 classes and one Grade 3 class from Panorama Hills School worked collaboratively to create a school community cookbook titled Imagine the World as One. Families submitted recipes from their cultural background. Students added an anecdotal note and/or artwork to accompany it.  Cookbooks were sold to family and friends, as well as at the school’s Multicultural night. Proceeds were then donated to Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. BB4CK works in partnership with Calgary schools to make and deliver free healthy lunches for students who would otherwise go hungry.