In January, three grade two classes and one grade three class at Panorama Hills School embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure! The students worked with their mentor Ray Crowder, from the Bank of Montreal, to create a project with proceeds benefiting a charity.
The students learned about different charities and voted to choose BB4CK as their charity of choice. The students created a cookbook, and collected 250 family recipes from the many different cultures that make up their school community. The students worked with some Diefenbaker High School art students to create the cover page and divider pages of the cookbook. An awesome commercial (complete with bloopers!) was created to help promote the cookbook and the cookbooks were pre-sold for $20 each.
At the Entrepreneurial Adventure Showcase event, the students showcased their project and won a Calgary Innovation Award from BMO Financial Group. Cookbooks were picked up at the school’s Multicultural Night and students and their families had the opportunity to learn more about the project and the BB4CK community.
The project wrapped up at the school’s Cooperation Assembly, where the students presented BB4CK with a $1,551 donation to help provide lunches for Calgary kids. We are so grateful for the support of the Panorama Hills School Community – thank you so much taking action with such an impactful project to help ensure there are no hungry children in our city!