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Entrepreneurial Adventure Awards

Entrepreneurial Adventure Awards

BMO Financial Group National Student Innovation Awards

Established in 2003 to recognize and celebrate outstanding entrepreneurial achievement of students participating in the Entrepreneurial Adventure program across the country. Awards are presented in four categories:
  1. Teamwork
  2. Impact on School or Community
  3. Enterprising Spirit
  4. Originality
 

BMO Financial Group National Student Innovation Awards

Since the Entrepreneurial Adventure program began, more than 37,000 young entrepreneurs from across Canada have been involved in the program. The has resulted in the creation of more than 1,000 successful student driven, social entrepreneurship ventures, which have raised over $2.5 million for local and international charities.
 
2013 BMO National Student Innovation Awards Recipients
 
Judges Choice Awards
The Judges Choice Awards recognize the venture teams that stood out amongst their peers as “the best of the best”. They have exhibited all the characteristics of a successful entrepreneurial team required to turn their ideas into reality. This award recognizes a venture team’s overall distinction, with particular emphasis on how the venture experience or participation in the program has influenced the life, motivation and learning of one or more students. Winners receive a plaque for their school and a $500 cash award to further enhance entrepreneurial programs.
 
Creeker Chairs for Charity
Garden Creek Elementary School
Anglophone School District West, Fredericton, NB
​Teacher: Suzanne Gallant
Business Partner: Ruth and Arnold Acton, Premium Paint Limited
 
Out of This World Cookie Dough Company
Mary Honeywell Elementary School
Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa, ON
Teachers: Lynda Thorslund, Marie Hore
Business Partner:  France Charette, KPMG
 
Originality Awards
The Originality Awards recognize the venture teams that invented a new product, service or process from their own unique ideas. These award-winning teams took a novel approach, thought beyond original parameters and used novel ideas to create or deliver their product or service. Winners receive a plaque for their school and a $500 cash award to further enhance entrepreneurial programs.
 
Amplifying Awareness
Bliss Carman Middle School
Anglophone School District West, Fredericton, NB
Teacher: Mrs. Lingley
Business Partners: Alexandre Morote, BMO – Mike Thorne, Flexiway
 
Upper Miramichi Production Company: Seven Year Old’s Original Script
Brings Fairy Tales to Life!
Upper Miramichi Elementary School
Anglophone West School District, NB
Teacher: Heather Sheehan
Business Partner: Scott Clowater, Clowater Painting & Repairs & Miramchi Planning Commission
 
Enterprising Spirit Awards
The Enterprising Spirit Awards recognize the venture teams that leveraged available and
unique talents and resources of teachers, business partners, students as well as school and/or
community to see their venture through from initiation to completion. Winners receive a plaque for
their school and a $500 cash award to further enhance entrepreneurial programs. 

Reco Inc. – Let’s Recycle Responsibly
St. Richard Catholic School
Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto, ON
Teacher: Lesley Alvares
Business Partner: John Dickie, Apple Canada & Kaneff Golf
 
S.E.A.S Stars
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
Ottawa Catholic School Board, Ottawa, ON
Teacher: Carol-Anne Aubrey
Business Partner: Gordon Ferguson, Canada Post
 
Teamwork Awards
The Teamwork Awards recognize the venture teams that demonstrate improved social, communication and negotiation skillsin working together to learn and overcome challenges. Students on these award-winning teams were able to define and divide tasks among themselves in collaborative ways that maximized productivity. Winners receive a plaque for their school and a $500 cash award to further enhance entrepreneurial programs.
 
On With the Show (Arts Show 209)
Guy B. Brown Elementary School
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton, ON
Teacher: Bert Neale
Business Partner: Max Rutherford, MJR Systems
 
Cooking With the Class
Holy Redeemer Catholic School
Ottawa Catholic School Board, Ottawa, ON
Teacher: Kim Izsak
Business Partner: Denis Savvin, BMO
 
Impact on School and Community Awards
The Impact on School and Community Awards recognize the venture teams that have provided solutions to a local need in either raising awareness of or making a positive change in the school community and/or the larger community. These award-winning ventures have affected the life, motivation and learning of one or more students. Winners receive a plaque for their school and a $500 cash award to further enhance entrepreneurial programs.
 
Backpacks For the Homeless/ Recipes From Around the World
Le Marchant – St. Thomas Elementary School
Halifax Regional School Board, NS
Teacher: Seana McDonah
Business Partner: Cale Wadden, Drive Medical
 
Warrior Paint: A Culture of Caring
Glenbow Elementary School 
Rockyview School Division, Cochrane, AB
Teachers: Colleen Heschel-Ball, Sherri Rinkel-Mackay
Business Partners: Christie Saunders, BMO & Cindy Overland, Iyahrhe Nakoda
Food Bank Society ​
For more information please contact:

Lesa Semcesen
Entrepreneurial Adventure National Manager and GTA
Phone: 416 440 5111
Email: lsemcesen@thelearningpartnership.ca