Students take the heat at Georgian Den
December 17, 2013

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First prize students (front row, left to right) Julia Brunette, Nicole Davidson and Olivia Oakes proudly wear their medals with Georgian Den dragons (back row, left to right) Philip Benson, Cesia Green, Dave Hyde, Tim Johnston, Pete Skinner and Rebbeca Truax.

Late last week, 15 groups of Tourism and Travel, Fitness and Health Promotion students competed for great prizes as part of Georgian Den, an event modelled after CBC’s Dragons Den. The event was organized by college faculty and staff, and produced by Event Management students.

Competing groups developed business ideas and plans, then presented them to six dragons – all local community and business leaders. It was a close race, with only .5 points between first and second place teams. All students did well. In fact, one dragon offered two groups assistance with their business plans if they decide to put them into action.

The event’s big winners were Julia Brunette, Nicole Davidson and Olivia Oakes. Their project, called Resilience, focused on the development of a retreat for grieving families. For their hard work, they received tubing passes at Snow Valley and an impressive prize pack from Kevin O’Leary, one of CBC’s dragons.