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Join Us for Lemonade Day 2021!

Your child will love participating in Lemonade Day!  Through this free program they will acquire skills in goal setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success, all while having fun and being creative.

To Learn more about how Lemonade Day works visit our Youth Page.

What is a Lemonade Day Mentor?

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

What is Lemonade Day?

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.

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. 

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).

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

  • Support your entrepreneur(s) at the Best Tasting Lemonade Contest in your area. (Optional)

  • Support your entrepreneur(s) on Lemonade Day on June 19, 2021.

  • 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.

NOTEOur team will be monitoring the covid19 situation and following guidance and guidelines implemented by Canada Public Health and Alberta Health. Will make adjustments to the program as required.  The safety of our kids, parents, staff and communities is our top priority. Health and Saftey Guidlines can be found below partcipating towns info.


Not all towns will host Lemonade University, however kids can attend the training session nearest them and still setup their Lemonade Stands in other towns within Lemonade Day Northern Alberta's licensed area.

Participating Towns:

Athabasca, Barrhead, Beaumont, Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Bon Accord, Boyle, Camrose, Clairmont,  Edson, Elk Point, Forestburg, Fox Creek, Ft. Assiniboine, Gibbons, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Hinton, Hythe, Jasper, Leduc, Legal,  Mallaig, Mayerthorpe, Morinville, Onoway, Redwater, Sexsmith, Slave Lake, Smoky Lake, Spruce Grove,       St. Paul, Stony Plain, Swan Hills, Thorhild, Vegreville, Vilna, Waskatenau, Wembley, Westlock, Whitecourt and Wildwood


Lemonade University Locations:


In order to get training started in a timely manner and to be compliant with current covid guidelines we have decided to offer Lemmy University virtually this year. Again, we know this is a change from previous years, but we feel we can provide the information needed in an entertaining and effective manner via zoom. Please watch for an email from your local Community Futures Office regarding times and dates for your local Lemmy University training sessions.

Emails should be arriving very soon. Please check your spam folder if you do not see any communications in your inbox. If you have questions please email me at



Lemonade Day Northern Alberta Health and Safety Guidelines and Rules:

  1. A municipality considered a current “Hotspot” or not in Phase 1 of the relaunch program, on June 19, 2021 will not be allowed to participate. 

  2. Potable water, such as municipal water must be obtained for the preparation of drinks no well water is allowed. Only commercially made/bagged ice can be used. Tongs or Scoops must be used to dispense ice. 

  3. All the drinks must be prepared on site and cannot be prepared in a private home kitchen and taken to the venues. 

  4. The event is held outdoors.  No stands may be setup inside of businesses.

  5. Avoid graveled areas in favor of concrete/asphalt/lawn when setting up your food preparation area.   All the food containers will be covered. 

  6.  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. 

  7. Containers and mixing utensils – bring extra, store in sealed plastic tub to keep them clean. 

  8. 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. Preferrable use single use disposable items.

  9. A spray bottle with commercially ready to use sanitizer must be equipped on site for sanitizing food contact surfaces such as prep tables.  

  10. Garbage bins with liners must be provided at each location. 

  11. No more than 5 participants at each Lemonade Stand, we recommend that different persons be assigned for different tasks. For example, one person only takes cashes from the customers and will not involve food handling. 

  12. All Lemonade Stand team members must be from the same household cohort. (Only kids from the same home can partner together).

  13. Masks will be always mandatory for all participants and adults at the Lemonade Stand. 

  14.  A minimum distance of 6 feet must be maintained between participants and customers or a protective barrier must be used. 

  15. No seating areas are permitted. 

  16. Only one stand per business location to maintain social distancing. 

  17. No edible or consumable items except lemonade are permitted. (This means no food of any kind not even prepackaged). 

  18. All participant training session will be held virtually.




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.