Today was the final day for our entrepreneurship project business plans and everyone on campus could feel the tension. To ease some of these tensions, the UNB cohort took a trip to Downtown Fredericton which was only a short walk from our campus. The first stop on our tour of the town was the Market -- a local farmers' and community market where a variety of foods, goods and treats were available. Out of all the choices for local delicious foods, I chose a barbecued hot-dog for breakfast fresh off the smoking grill, piping hot fried mini-cinnamon sugar donuts and coffee which was roasted locally. There were even infamous New Brunswick Donairs! Supporting local communities has been a component of the EP theme we have been exploring this month and it was great to get to interact with locals and understand the theme firsthand.
After that, smaller groups were free to explore different stores in the downtown area. A few group favourites were the "Owl Used Book Store" which had walls upon walls filled with used books of every genre and "Tony's Music Box" which graciously allowed 79 students to jam out on their instruments.
The remaining time left in the day was the final time our entrepreneurship groups had to complete our business plans. Many students spent the time deliberating and making final tweaks to their plans to ensure the feasibility and depth of their company ideas. All groups were able to submit their plans on time following a very late night.