Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Exciting Opportunity for Youth Entrepreneurs in Elgin & St. Thomas

The Year of the Entrepreneur continues as the Elgin Business Resource Centre reaches out to unemployed and under-employed youth through the Youth Entrepreneurship Partnership (YEP). The program recenly received $57,680 of funding through the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade. Elgin County Economic Development is a proud supporter of this project that is focused on youth who are under the age of 29 but who are not in school.

Youth from St. Thomas and Elgin County will have the opportunity to discuss their business ideas through meetings organized in local communities. Staff from the Elgin Business Resource Centre will help hundreds of youth to develop business plans and launch their businesses. The goal is to see 18 businesses started in the first year. If the program is successful, the Elgin Business Resource Centre will have the opportunity to apply for a second year of funding to continue to support youth in their entrepreneurial endeavours.

For more information about YEP please click here.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Savour Elgin Comes to Fanshawe College!

Savour Elgin, Elgin County's popular culinary trail is proud to be a part of Fanshawe College's launch of its inagural Summer School of the Arts Program!

This program is designed for adult students and offers photography, watercolour, creative writing, performance & dance and culinary workshops. The workshops are for beginners, hobbyists and enthusiasts and offer an enjoyable and educational experience.

Culinary Adventure- Savour Elgin a Taste Experience is a one day workshop that will take participants on a route that visits the best culinary attractions that Elgin-St. Thomas has to offer! Read the workshop description below and follow this link to sign up:

Culinary Adventure- Savour Elgin a Taste Experience

Culinary Adventure - Savour Elgin a Taste Experience

Course Code: FDMG - 9181 I

 Join us for this one day adventure tour to sample some of Elgin County. The Savour
Elgin trail is a route through Elgin County that visits some of the best restaurants,
farms, wineries, and other culinary attractions that focus on food and drink that’s
local and unique to Elgin County and St. Thomas. Board the bus and we will guide
you to a Lavender Farm where you can stroll through the lavender fields and gardens,
experience and taste the wonders of lavender, take a Bee-Line tour at Clovermead
Apiaries to learn about the importance of bees and honey production to our daily lives,
have a home-made lunch at Pinecroft Studio and Green Frog Tea Room, check out the
pottery and the wonderful surroundings; wander through the vineyards at Quai du
Vin, Elgin’s oldest winery, talk to the winemaker, taste the wines and experience wine
pairing. The bus will depart from Fanshawe College London at 8:30 am. Pick up also
available at the Fanshawe St. Thomas Campus (approx. 9am). Price includes admission,
bussing and tasting. Fee for Lunch to be paid by participant to allow for individual

Fee: $99 + HST

60LC Wed July 13 8:30 am - 5:30 pm