CHSS student thankful for entrepreneurial opportunity

I am grateful for the photograph in the Dec. 5 issue describing my participation in the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program.


I am grateful for the photograph and article in the Dec. 5 issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View describing my participation in the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program at Charles Hays Secondary School (which is supported by the Right Honourable Paul Martin and his Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative).

The opportunity to obtain start-up funds for new business development — as well as to receive instruction in marketing and management — has been vital to my growth as a young entrepreneur. I have already had a very good response to my newly-founded business (

However, it is important to point out that I am not the only participant in the program!

For example, my classmate George Robinson is going to start making and selling homemade dog biscuits. Carter Parnell had the idea to design and sell water bottles. Bryce Reece is perfecting her chocolate-making skills and will be starting up a chocolate business. Marcus Bright is going to make and sell his famous homemade beef jerky. Corey Innes is “tuning up” his music skills so he can start giving guitar lessons.

As you can see, I am in very good company. We are thankful to our instructors at CHSS and to Paul Martin himself for making this program possible.

I encourage your readers to watch for the up-and-coming businesses from my classmates and me, and to celebrate the new entrepreneurial energy and innovation in our community.

Yours truly,

Luc Statham

Prince Rupert, BC

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