Pictured with the draft of their cookie project are Pippa Reissner (back left)

Pictured with the draft of their cookie project are Pippa Reissner (back left)

LCSS junior achievers invited to provincial competition

Lake City Secondary’s Marketing 12 Cariboo Cookies Student Venture company has been invited to participate in a new Innovation Jam.

Lake City Secondary’s Marketing 12 Cariboo Cookies Student Venture company has been invited to participate in a new Innovation Jam sponsored by Junior Achievement of British Columbia.

The prize is $3,000 shared between six team members.

The event takes place in downtown Vancouver Jan. 20, 2014 and brings together students from across the province who are participating in Junior Achievement projects,  reports JABC.

Cariboo Cookies will be among 20 teams participating in the one-day conference and competition.

The Tribune/Advisor announced the Cariboo Cookies project in the lakecity earlier this fall.

The Cariboo Cookies team is selling flavoured fortune cookies at $2.50 each with net proceeds being donated to the Boys and Girls Club after school program in Williams Lake.

The cookies come in a variety of flavours including strawberry, pina colada, and dark chocolate.

JABC’s Innovation Jam will challenge and inspire students to think big about creating the innovative businesses of tomorrow.

The theme is Environmental Innovation.

The event will feature a professional innovation workshop led by Joanna Buczkowska, a sustainability specialist with the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

Buczkowska will facilitate lively discussion about the questions at hand and lead student teams through exercises designed to provide breakthrough ideas for sustainable businesses.

Each team will consist of six students from one school.

Following the workshop in January, teams will create short videos to present their innovative ideas to panels of judges in the semi-finals.

At the end of the day JABC will announce the semi-final winners and tell everyone about the next stage of competition online.

The provincial winners of the Online Innovation Jam Competition will be invited back to Vancouver in June, to celebrate and collect their $3000 prize ($500 each) at the annual JABC student awards event.

Air and hotel accommodations will be covered by JABC for the overnight stay-January 19 and 20, 2014.

If you are interested in purchasing flavoured fortune cookies or want to learn more about the Junior Achievement Program e-mail the group at cariboocookies@gmail.com.

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