Local business owners had some stiff competition yesterday, as youth entrepreneurs were selling their wares at City Hall.
Over the span of a week, youth were taught the basics of starting and maintaining their own businesses, with mentor-ship from a variety of people within the community.
Gardening supplies, dog treats, paintings, smore kits, stress balls, kitchen supplies, heart-shaped rocks from Kenora, home-made soap, and dog toys were just some of the businesses that were created and featured by the youth.
Cierra Parkhill, a Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator with Head Start in Business, spoke about the event.
“They certainly learn a lot. It's a lot of information, but they do learn. We have the classroom piece, but then they get out and apply it, and it all comes together. This is always so exciting! I love the sale day. You see everything come together, and you see the light bulbs go off as they apply everything they've learned throughout the week, to today,” she said.
Parkhill noted that many of the businesses sold out, and some even in the first hour of the event.
Parkhill wanted to thank the Northwest Business Centre, the city of Kenora, Tourism Kenora, Kenora's Recreational Centre, RBC, 901 Westside, Blackbark studio, and LOWBIC.
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