The YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon is pleased to announce the names of the provincial award winners in the 10th Annual Create a Logo Competition and the 11th Market Your Thoughts Essay Competition. The competitions involve students from grades 4-9. Students are asked to identify business opportunities that they believe could work in their community, their region, or anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador. Many thanks to the students and teachers who participated as well as to the judges that generously gave of their time in this year’s competitions.
Provincial Winners 2011
Provincial winners in each competition receive $100 for their business idea.
Sponsors include ACOA, INTRD, Service Canada, Department of Education
21 judges attended from St. John’s and Clarenville area from organizations such as ACOA, INTRD, CBDC, College of the North Atlantic (CNA), AP Music, Karlande Design, Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission (WHSCC), Town of Clarenville
39 students attended from 12 schools
8 chaperones representing O’Donel High, Bishops College, Gonzaga, Lakeside Academy, Lewisporte Collegiate, Corner Brook Regional High and John Burke High
36 showcase competitors
15 business plan competitors
Thursday Night movies and popcorn
Friday night Glow Bowling and cinema
Saturday afternoon Commercial Competition
Saturday afternoon outing to the Barn Loft for homemade ice cream and candy
Saturday night Bollywood dance with the Bollywood Jigg Dance Troupe and DJ Tony Wiseman
Presentations on Saturday were provided by:
YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon
Andrea Sharpe local entrepreneur and owner of Karlande Design
The St. Jude Hotel staff was amazing; they catered to our every need and everything ran very smoothly.
The YMCA staff that participated in the event include: Melanie Maher, Enterprise Olympics Project Coordinator; Joanne George, Employment Counselor; Nicole Kennedy, Business Consultant; Denise Cornick, Business Consultant; Michelle Lambert, General Manager of Employment and Enterprise Services and Krista Payne, Manager of Employment and Enterprise Services.