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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