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Celebrate Lemonade Day in Northern Alberta!

Help us empower today’s youth to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!

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.

Lemonade Day was brought to Northern Alberta in 2018 by one Community Futures office and was offered to participants in their region.  Since then, Lemonade Day has spread to 12 Northern Alberta Community Futures regions. 

Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook and attends Lemonade University where Community Futures instructors teach them the lessons of Lemonade Day, like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community.

Along the way, kids acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. All while having fun and being creative.

Lemonade Day kids keep all the profits they make, but the program encourages them to spend some, save some and share some.  In 2019 our Lemonade Day kids donated over $9000.00 to local charities of their choosing.

Join us in our mission to help today's youth become the business leading, social advocated, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow be becoming involved!

Northern Alberta Lemonade Day will take place on June 19, 2021 in many Northern Alberta Towns!

NOTE: Our 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. 

Participating Lemonade Day 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


Community Futures Partners:

Community Futures Tawatinaw Region:

Abee, Alcomdale, Alpen, Athabasca, Atmore, Beamer, Bon Accord, Bondiss,Boyle, Busby, Calahoo, Calling Lake, Carbondale, Cardiff, Chisolm, Clyde,  Colinton, Coronado, County of Athabasca, County of Thorhild, Dapp, Duagh, Egremont, Ellscott, Fawcett, Flatbush, Gibbons, Grassland, Halasa, Hondo, Island Lake, Island Lake South, Jarvie, Kerensky, Lamoureux, Lancaster Park, Larkspur, Legal, M.D. of Sturgeon, M.D. of Westlock, Meanook, Mearns, Morinville,  Namao, Nesto, Newbrook, Opal, Perryvale, Pibroch, Pickardville, Pine Sands, Radway, Red Water, Riviere Qui Barre, Rochester, Smith, South Baptiste, Sunset Beach, Tawatinaw, Thorhild, Villeneuve, Vimy, Westlock, Whispering Hills and White Gull.

Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake

Assineau, Atikameg, Big Prairie, Canyon Creek, Decrene, Desmarais, Driftpile, East Prairie, Enilda, Faust, Fawcett Lake, Gift Lake, Grouard, Grouard Mission, High Prairie, Joussard, Kinuso, Little Buffalo, Loon Lake, M.D. of Opportunity, Mitsue, Peerless Lake, Red Earth Creek, Sandy Lake, Saulteaux, Sawridge Reserve, Slave Lake, Sucker Creek, Swan River Reserve, Trout Lake, Wabasca, Wabasca-Desmarais, Wagner, Wide Water.

Community Futures Yellowhead East

Alberta Beach, Barrhead, Benbow, Birch Cove, Bloomsbury, Blue Ridge, Camp Creek, Castle Island, Cherhill, Darwell, Fallis, Fort Assiniboine, Fox Creek, Glenevis, Greencourt, Gunn, Hurdy, Kaybob, Knight, Lake Isle, Lisburn, Lombell, Lone Pine, Manola, Mayerthorpe, Neerlandia, Onoway, Pass Creek, Rich Valley, Rochfort Bridge, Ross Haven, Sandy Beach, Sangudo, Silver Creek, Silver Sands, Southview, Sunrise Beach, Sunset Point, Swan Hills, Tiger Lily, Val Quentin, Vega, West Cove, Whitecourt, Windfall Junction, Yellowstone.

Community Futures Elk Island

Andrew, Antler Lake, Ardrossan, Beauvallon, Bruderheim, Chipman, Claysmore, Collingwood  Cove, Derwent, Duvernay, Hairy Hill, Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Lake, Hastings Lake, Hilliard, Innisfree, Josephburg, Lamont, Lavoy, Mannville, Minburn, Morecambe, Mundare, Musidora, Myrnam, North Cooking Lake, Ranfurly, Royal Park, South Cooking Lake, St Michael, Star, Two Hills, Vegreville, Willingdon, Wostok,

Community Futures West Yellowhead

Bickerdike, Big Eddy, Brule, Bryan Spur, Cadomin, Carrot Creek, Coal Valley, Dalehurst, Diss, Edson, Eirth,  Embaras, Entrance, Evansburg, Foothills, Galloway, Grande Cache, Grey, Hanlon, Hargwen, Hinton,  Holloway East, Holloway West, Hornbeck, Jasper, Leadman, Leyland, Luscar, MacKay, Marlboro, Medicine Lodge, Mercoal, Mountain Park, Niton Junction, Nojack, Pedley, Peers, Pochantas, Robb, Shaw Fidler, Solomon, Steeper, Sterco, Swan Landing, Thordarson, Wild Hay, Wildwood, Winniandy North,  Winniandy South, Wolf Creek, Yates

Community Futures St. Paul - Smoky Lake

Abilene, Ashmont, Bellis, Boyne Lake, Brosseau, Elk Point, Foisy, Goodfish Lake, Goodridge, Heinsburg,  Horseshoe Bay, Lafond, Lindbergh, Mallaig, McRae, Saddle Lake, Smoky Lake, Spedden, St Brides, St Edouard, St Lina, St Paul, St Vincent, Vilna, Warspite, Waskatenau

Community Futures East Central Alberta

Alliance, Alsul, Amisk, Armena, Barlee, Bawlf, Brownfield, Bruce, Cadogan, Camrose, Chauvin, Czar,  Daysland, Dewood, Donalda, Dunn, Edgerton, Ervick, Fabyan, Ferintosh, Forestburg, Greenshields, Hardisty, Hay Lakes, Heath, Heisler, Holden, Hughenden, Irma, Jarrow, Killam, Kingman, Kinsella, Lindbrook,  Lougheed,  Metiskow,  Ohaton,  Poe,  Ribstone,  Rosyth, Ryley, Sedgewick, Tofield, Viking, Wainwright

Community Futures Grande Prairie

Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Buffalo Lake, Clairmont, County of Grande Prairie, Demmit, Elmworth, Goodfare,  Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Horse Lake First Nation, Huallen, Hythe, La Glace, Lymburn, Sexsmith,  Teepee Creek, Wembley

Community Futures Wood Buffalo

Anzac, Chard, Cheecham, Conklin, Devenish, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort MacKay, Fort McMurray, Gregar, Janvier, Leismer, Lynton, Margie, Mariana Lake, Pingle, Quigley, Saprae Creek, Tar Island

Community Futures Capital Region

Alsike, Beach Corner, Beaumont, Breton, Buck Creek, Buford, Calmar, Carnwood, Carvel, Cynthia, Devon, Drayton Valley, Duffield, Edmonton Beach, Gainford, Genese, Golden Days, Kapasiwin, Kavanaugh, Leduc,  Lindale, Lodgepole, Mission Beach, New Sarepta, Nisku, Parkland, Pigeon Lake, Poplar Bay, Rocky Rapids,  Rolly View, Seba Beach, Spruce Grove, St Francis, Stony Plain, Sunnybrook, Telfordville, Thorsby, Violet Grove, Wabamum, Warburg

Community Futures Lloydminster and Region

Blackfoot, Bloney, Borradaile, Butte St. Pierre, Clandonald, Dewberry, Eldon, Islay, Kitscoty, Lashburn, Lloydminster, Marshall, Marwayne, McLaren, McLaughlin, Milleton, Onion Lake Cree Nation, Paradise Hill, Paridise Valley, Rivercourse, RM of Britannia, RM of Frechman Butte, RM of Wilton, Streamstown, Tulliby Lake, Vermilion, Waseca

Community Futures Lakeland

Ardmore, Beaverdam, Bonnyville, Cherry Grove, Cold Lake, Fort Kent, Franchere, Frog Lake, Glendon, Gurneyville, Hoselaw, Iron River, La Corey, Pelican Beach, Sputinow and Truman


What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?

  • Capital Equipment
  • Consumables
  • Supply & Demand
  • Credit, Debt, Gross & Net Income
  • Marginal Utility
  • Return on Investment
  • Compound Interest
  • Critical Thinking & Collaboration
  • Interest in Attending College
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork & Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills & Design
  • Leadership
  • Belief That Attaining Goals is Within Reach
  • Personal Productivity
  • Self-Direction & Time Management
  • Social Responsibility & Charity
  • High Order Thinking
  • Social Skills & Self Confidence
  • Math Calculations
  • Reading & Interpreting Data
  • Oral & Written Communication

90% of Lemonade Day participants planned to participate again!