Mount Prevost students go on PowerPlay

“PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs has proven to be a great tool for engaging students with a variety of skills, abilities and interests,” said Allyson Prescesky, senior manager of community and communications at the Coastal Community Credit Union.

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Catherine Grace
Students show their entrepreneurial chops at craft sale

Pelkey said the students have to pay back their investors, or their families, from their profits but can then keep whatever is left. The goal of the program are for students to develop entrepreneurial thinking, communication skills, creativity, learn practical money management and to make a difference in their community.

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Catherine Grace
Round of applause for young entrepreneur

Aodhan Braun knew there was a better way after watching his Pacific Heights classmate struggle to reach a book on the top of a shelf. For the 12-year-old’s project in the school’s entrepreneurship fair, Braun created the Handy Hand, a device that serves as an extension of a hand.

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Bill Roche
Program ignites ‘spark’ in young Surrey entrepreneurs

Twenty-seven Surrey students put their original product designs on display for a panel of judges during the recent PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs final pitch competition.

Colourful handmade dog toys, lava lamp lip gloss, mini bath bombs and squishy cupcakes — a great alternative to stress balls and fidget spinners — were just some of the designs put forth by promising inventors at SFU Surrey.

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Bill Roche