News Release Archive


Nine young entrepreneurs are being given the chance to crack the
lucrative Christmas retail market in the heart of a Halifax
shopping mall this weekend.

They are being provided with prime storefront space to sell their
wares to customers seeking unique gifts. Items on sale will range
from handmade pop-up cards to hemp jewelry made from recycled

The sales initiative called, Mall Crawl, is a project of Open for
Business, a youth entrepreneurship resource centre run by the
Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development with
assistance from Human Resources Development Canada and MT&T. The
retail space is being provided by the Bayers Road Shopping

The young entrepreneurs and their products are: Marguerite
Drescher, jewelry; Rachel Day, pop-up cards; Derek Power,
sweaters; Andrew Porter, hemp jewelry/skateboard beads; Christian
Wood, leather and wooden goods; Eric Lafontaine, hand-made cards;
Chloe McAllister, hair scrunchies & candles; and Tara Lewis and
Karen Stille, candles & jewelry.

The young entrepreneurs will be selling their wares from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

Open for Business promotes entrepreneurship as a way for people
to gain a greater degree of control over their lives and achieve
economic independence. Located on Grafton Street, Halifax, Open
for Business provides a wide range of free resources to young
people interested in entrepreneurship.

Open for Business is a project of the Centre for Entrepreneurship
Education and Development, a joint venture funded by the
Department of Education and Culture and the Canada/Nova Scotia
COOPERATION Agreement on Economic Diversification, managed by the
Economic Renewal Agency and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities


Contact: Colin Craig  902-424-7246

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