Due to the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, the Kidovate market is being postponed to a later date in May or early June. There are an insufficient number of customers in The Bay Centre, hindering the primary goal of providing young entrepreneurs better access to customers than they could do on their own. When customers return to normal shopping activity, registered participants will be polled to determine what Kidovate market date works best for majority of people. Spring break is still a great time to Kidovate and make non-perishable items for when the Kidovate market is held.
Building on a successful pilot in 2019, UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business has launched Kidovate 2020. Kidovate aims to develop entrepreneurial skill and spirit among local middle school and high school youth by encouraging them to make and then sell goods or services at a Kidovate marketplace. This year the Kidovate Market Day is on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at The Bay Centre. There is no cost to participate in Kidovate. Encourage your kids to participate and come check out the market.
Contact: Brock Smith, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Smithb@uvic.ca