National E-Spirit Competition

SDSS Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Wins Gold

First Nations


Saugeen District Secondary School's (SDSS), Aboriginal Entrepreneurship class members Sammi-Jo Thompson (BWDSB SDSS FNMI Senator - 08 - 09), Richelle Ritchie (BWDSB SDSS FNMI Senator - 09 - 10), Jodylee Johnston, and SDSS staff member Adrian Kahgee struck gold yesterday (May 14).

The group won national gold award honours at the National E-Spirit Business Plan Competition in the Okanagan Valley area of British Columbia.

The SDSS FNMI students competed with FNMI students from across Canada in the competition sponsored by the Aboriginal Branch of the Business Development Bank of Canada. The students said they were absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to represent both Saugeen First Nation and Saugeen District S.S. at the competition. This represents the culminating activity of the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship course funded by the Ministry of Education this semester.

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In addition to the recognition as national winners, the students received a cheque for the school in the amount of $2,500.00 at last evening's awards dinner and presentation.

"We will be honouring our students at our annual SDSS Awards Assembly on the morning of Wednesday June 10th at 10:00 a.m.," said SDSS principal Ron Code, "as well as the SFN Education Awards Night at the James Mason Centre on Tuesday June 23rd at 6:00 p.m."

"We are extremely proud of our students and congratulate each and every one of them and Ms. Kahgee in securing a national gold award," added Code, "What an awesome group of young people and we're all very proud of their accomplishments!"

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