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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 or access to the "My lemonade Day' app 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, in 2021 they donated over $7000.00 and in 2022 they donated over $12,000.00.

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 17, 2023 in many Northern Alberta Towns!

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 17th, 2023.

Participating Lemonade Day Towns 2023:

Ashmont, Athabasca, Barrhead,  Bashaw, Beaverlodge, Beaumont, Berwyn, 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, Mallaig, Mayerthorpe,  Morinville, Mundare, Onoway, Peace River, Redwater, Sexsmith, Slave Lake, Smoky Lake, Spruce Grove, St. Paul, Stony Plain, Swan Hills, Thorhild, Vegreville,  Vermilion, Vilna, Warspite, Waskatenau, Wembley, Westlock, Whitecourt, Widewater, Woodlands. 

(More towns coming soon.)


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 Facebook 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, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Jasper, Kitscoty, Mallaig, Mayerthorpe, Morinville, Mundare, Peace River, Redwater, Sexsmith,  Slave Lake, Smoky Lake, St. Paul, Vegreville, Vermilion, Wembley, Westlock, Whitecourt, 

online training will be available for some areas. (More Lemonade University Towns for 2023 Coming Soon)


Community Futures Offices facilitating the program:

If you have aby questions about the Lemonade Day program in your area please reach out to your local Community Futures Office.

Community Futures Tawatinaw Region:

Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake

Community Futures Yellowhead East

Community Futures Elk Island

Community Futures West Yellowhead

Community Futures St. Paul - Smoky Lake

Community Futures East Central Alberta

Community Futures Grande Prairie

Community Futures Capital Region

Community Futures Lloydminster and Region

Community Futures Lakeland

Community Futures Peace Country

Community Futures East Parkland


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!