Local Team wins  National award besting 63 other teams

First Nations/Education


Girls receiving their award - (l to r) Richelle Ritchie, Jodylee Johnston, Sammi Jo Thompson

The E-Spirit Competition is a national Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition developed by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). It is a 16-week Internet-based -competition featuring interactive business planning resources, online-access to mentors and a chance to meet and network with other students from Canada, via the Web  and in person.

E-Spirit is about making a "human capital investment" that will provide the participant with valuable skills needed for today's marketplace. Assisting students today, while still in high school, gives them time and the information they require to make informed choices about their education and career paths. This program is designed to increase Aboriginal youth participants' awareness of entrepreneurial/business opportunities, management/business skills, and e-commerce and technological capacities. For more click here and for another Saugeen Times article click here

The SDSS Team was coached by  teacher Adrian Kahgee of Southampton who says "We're Number 1!"

Exploring UBC Okanagan - l to r Sammi Jo Thompson, Richelle Ritchie, Jodylee Johnston


Hiking to view the Okanagan valley - Jodylee Johnston

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28/05/2009 08:21 PM

Girls in front of their tradeshow booth - from l to r Richelle Ritchie, Sammi Jo Thompson, Jodylee Johnston

Booth Close up

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