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Join Lemonade Day! Join the Fun!

Lemonade Day is more than a Day and it's more than a Lemonade Stand.

Your child or students will love participating in Lemonade Day! Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth, kindergarten to high school, how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.

Along the way, kids acquire skills in financial literacy, goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success, all while having FUN!  Lemonade Day offers a positive way for youth of all abilities to channel their talents.

The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. 

How Does Lemonade Day Work?

Once a child has registered for Lemonade Day they will come to Lemonade University where they will receive a backpack with an awesome workbook or access to the "My Lemonade Day " app, this will give them the information they need to set goals and make a plan for their Lemonade Stand. At Lemmy University our  instructor will guide you and your child through all the steps you need to succeed on Lemonade Day. Lemmy University times, dates and locations can be found below and will be sent out via email after registration.

Then on official Lemonade Day all of the kids will set up Lemonade Stands in all the participating Northern Alberta towns and put their new business skills to work.

Lemonade Day kids keep all the profit they make but are encouraged by the program to Save Some, Spend Some, Share Some.  Visit our Youth page for more details.

If you're a teacher looking to bring Lemonade University to our classroom please contact us at and visit our Partner Page for more details.

What is a Lemonade Day Mentor?

Lemonade Day Mentors are Parents, Guardians, Teachers or other caring Adults that assist their child or children through the Lemonade Day learning process and with their Lemonade Stands on Lemonade Day.

Lemonade Day Mentor/Parent Commitment

  • Register your entrepreneur(s) online or in person and sign registration/waiver form.

  • Attend Lemonade University with your entrepreneur(s). Sessions will be offered in various Northern Alberta towns - see list below. Sessions are approx. 2 hours.

  • Work with your youth(s) to go through the Lemonade Entrepreneur Workbook or My Lemonade Day App.

  • Support your entrepreneur(s) in building their stand and developing their lemonade recipe and "renting" their location.

  • Support your entrepreneur(s) on Lemonade Day on June 15, 2024.

  • Help your entrepreneur(s) submit their Lemonade Day Business Results so they can enter to Win a NEW BIKE.

  • Celebrate your entrepreneur's success with them.


Is My Town a Lemonade Day Town?

Lemonade Day Northern Alberta is coming to the following towns ONLY.  If your child would like to participate in Lemonade Day and does not live in one of these towns, they are still welcome to participate, BUT they must setup their Lemonade Stand in one of the participating towns on Lemonade Day, June 15th, 2024.

Participating Lemonade Day Towns 2023:

Ashmont, Athabasca, Barrhead, Bashaw, Beaverlodge, Berwyn, Beaumont, Bonnyville, Boyle, Camrose, Canyon Creek, Castor, Cold Lake, Drayton Valley, Edson, Elk Point, Fishing Lake, Fox Creek, Gibbons,   Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Jasper, Kitscoty, Leduc, Legal, Lloydminster, Mallaig, Mayerthorpe,  Morinville, Mundare, Onoway, Peace River, Redwater, Sexsmith, Slave Lake, Smoky Lake, Spruce Grove, St. Paul, Stony Plain, Swan Hills, Thorhild, Vegreville, Vilna, Vermilion, Warspite, Waskatenau, Wembley, Westlock, Whitecourt, Widewater, Woodlands. 


Lemonade University Locations 2023: 

Lemmy U will not be offered in every Lemonade Day town, participants may need to travel to a nearby location to attend.  Lemonade Day University session dates, times and locations will be coming soon. Registered participants will be notified of the dates and locations of their Lemmy U sessions vial email, the information will also be posted on our Events Page. Sessions will begin running in late April/Early May 2023 - session dates will vary by town. 

Athabasca, Barrhead, Bashaw, Beaverlodge, Berwyn, Bonnyville, Boyle, Camrose, Castor, Cold Lake, Edson, Elk Point, Gibbons,  Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Jasper, Kitscoty, Lloydminster, Mallaig, Mayerthorpe, Morinville, Mundare, Peace River, Redwater, Sexsmith,  Slave Lake, Smoky Lake, St. Paul, Vegreville, Vermilion, Wembley, Westlock, Whitecourt,

Online training options will be available for some areas. 


Lemonade Day Contests Guidelines:

Kids who participate in Lemonade Day participate in three contest in their area: The prize for each contest is $100.00, the contests are: Best Tasting Lemonade (in some areas this contest is held as it's own event), Best Lemonade Stand and Best Entrepreneur. Judges will be visiting each stand on June 15, 2024.

Kids and mentors will be informed about judging times for their area, as well as when prizes will be awarded at Lemonade University.  Criteria for each contest can be found at the links below. Winners will be posted on social media, once all areas have awarded their prizes.

Best Tasting Lemonade in the Area Contest

Best Entrepreneur in the Area Contest

Best Lemonade Stand in the Area Contest


Lemonade Day Health & Safety Guidelines:

  1. Potable water such as municipal water or bottled water must be obtained for the preparation of drinks. Only commercially made/bagged ice can be used. Scoops must be used to dispense ice.
  2. All the drinks must be prepared on site and cannot be prepared in a private home and taken to the venues.
  3. The event is held outdoors.  No stands may be setup inside of businesses. Some protection for bad weather should be considered. For example, shelters and umbrellas can be used to protect against windblown dirt/rain. Avoid graveled areas in favor of concrete/asphalt/lawn when setting up your food preparation area. All the ingredients containers should be covered.
  4. Hand hygiene: recommend that a temporary handwashing station be set up on site by using a water jug (coffee urn) with soap/paper towel, and waste bucket, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used.
  5. Containers and mixing utensils - bring extra, store in sealed plastic tub to keep them clean.
  6. Any cutting utensils/ cutting boards – bring extra, or basins with water/sanitizer/soap methods and waste bucket to clean them on site. Soiled utensils must be stored separately from the clean ones. Preferable use single use disposable items.
  7. All the serving utensils must be single use disposable ones only.
  8. A spray bottle with an approved sanitizing solution must be equipped on site for sanitizing food contact surfaces such as prep tables. Recommend that commercially ready to use sanitizer be obtained.
  9. Garbage bins with liners must be provided at each location.
  10. No animals/pets are allowed at the food preparation area.
  11. No home made or unpackaged edible or consumable items except lemonade are permitted.  Only commercially packaged and sealed food items may be sold e.g. bag of chips.
  12. All participant must attend a Lemonade University training session.
  13. All participants must display their Lemmy U Food and Safety Graduation Certificate on their Lemonade Stand.
  14. An adult must be on site for the duration of the time the stand is open for business.
  15. Lemonade Day is a rain or shine event, it will take place on June 15, 2024 only.

Health and Safety Guidelines are subject to change.


Use the resources below to start leading your your youth participants through the Lemonade Day process and teaching them invaluable life skills!

92% of mentors felt their youth showed improvement in their communication skills.