Board Innovation Grant

Student entrepreneurs at the Bowden Grandview Christmas market in 2023

Bowden Grandview Christmas market

Bowden Grandview's students learn about entrepreneurship, marketing, sales and more at the school's annual Christmas market. Bowden Grandview teacher, Amy Severtson, received a Chinook's Edge Board Flourishing Stories and Innovation Grant in December 2022 to kick off the market. The Board grant was used as seed money to purchase supplies for the market. Profits from each year's market are used to invest in the next year's market. Students decide what they'll create and sell, as well as packaging and pricing. 

Westglen bike mechanics shop

Students at Westglen School in Didsbury have been gearing up with mechanical knowledge about bicycles, thanks to a new option class that began in the fall of 2023.  Equipment needed for the class was purchased with money from the Flourishing Stories and Innovation Grant from the Chinook's Edge Board of Trustees. The $5,000 grant was used to purchase 10 mobile tool cars and appropriate tools to fill them. The class was the idea of teacher Dustin Moreau, who said he could see that middle school students were enjoying taking engines apart, but putting them back together was too complex. He wanted to find something that would allow students to see a project through from start to finish.