YETI 2022 – special edition!

Our YETI special edition went so well in 2021, we’re doing it again this year!

Check out all the details below and follow on our social to hear about news at it happens!

the 2022 yeti 500 club contest

Applications for 2022 are now closed. Winners will be contacted individually by email on 10th June!

This year we’re asked young people in our regions, in Grades 10, 11, and 12, to compete for a prize of up to $500 to help start or grow a business this summer. Prizes will be used to pay for business equipment or contribute towards operating costs.

PS Come back the week beginning 4th July to find out who our 2022 winners are and how you can support their businesses this summer.

our 2021 YETI 500 club winners

500 Club was offered for the first time in 2021. Winners were chosen for clarity of vision and potential profitability over the summer period, and received $500 prize for their start up costs. Will you win this year?

Hellsauce by Rayne

Hot sauce with heat and flavour.

Parkland Plant Palooza by Naomi

House plants, kits, and more.

Shoplux by Madison

Customized drinkware with vinyl.

Mad Rags by Maddison

Custom clothing designs.

Neala Rose Rings and Things by Kendyl

Jewelry made from vintage silverware.

Smitty’s Lawn Care by Jenna

Yard maintenance in the Brazeau region.

Wags Cookies Ltd by Emily

Handmade puppy cookies.

Tamarack Clothing Co by Ian

Brand your own clothing or pick premade designs.

Tie Dye Ice Cream Guy by Harding

Dickie Dee’s ice cream bicycle.

YETI 500 Club FAQs

Your burning questions answered!

Q: How do I apply for the YETI 500 Club? A: Applications open on 16th May 2022, but you can download the application and start working on it now. Once you are done, send it to us by 6th June 2022. You can email it to or print it out and mail it in (address on the application form). 

Q: Who can apply for the program? A: Senior High students who live in Leduc County, Parkland County or Brazeau County in Alberta, Canada. You can be resident in one of these counties or live in a community within them like a town, city, village or reserve. You can be part of a traditional or non-traditional education program – just need to be within you usual Senior High age bracket, usually 15 – 18 years old. 

Q: If I have a job, can I still participate in the program? A: Absolutely! We recommend you have 20 hours per week to spend on your business over the summer, but the time commitment for YETI 500 Contest Club participants is up to you and able to be worked around your schedule.

Q: Will I receive support other than the funding during the program? A: Certainly! Although we don’t have a full week of workshops this year, our YETI Team Leads will be available throughout the summer to provide support as needed and we’ll send you a handy guidebook to help you get started. We have our Live Day on 20th May and we’re also hoping to set up 1 or 2 in class workshops and market or networking opportunities now that COVID restrictions are lifted.

Q: How much money will I win? A: You can apply for up to $500 in this program to fund your business, we ask you to specify how much you need on the application form.

Q: Do I need a business plan? A: No, the application form includes elements of a business plan so just fill that in completely and you’ll be good.

Q: Can I earn High School credits by participating in YETI 500 Club? A: Potentially. The material we provide you (once completed) is sufficient for you to earn up to 2 CTS credits and a further project credit may be available by the end of the summer by running your business. However, agreement from your school is required and each school may have additional expectations. If your application is successful, further information about the credit process will be provided and then you can discuss with the appropriate teacher.

Q: When do applications close? A: Applications close at noon on June 6th 2022.

 LIVe camp Day 2022!

Live Camp Day this year was on 3rd June. If you missed it, take a look at the video below. The Nail the Numbers presentation can only be viewed on our Instagram page, at the moment. Thank you again, to all our great presenters and supporters!

Download your very own Gen Z Business Survival Guide along with other free tools from our presenters and find out how you can win YETI merch.

Taunya Woods Richardson

Taunya Woods Richardson

Founder and CEO, Nail the Numbers

Turn your numbers into a work of art with the Cashflow Survival Guide. Taunya will teach us how to be confident with our personal finances, as well as how to create a profitable business.

The Cashflow Canvas

The Cashflow Canvas Spreadsheet

Startup Costs Spreadsheet

Personal Budget Spreadsheet

Nifemi Ashani

Nifemi Ashani

Owner of Styled by Nif


5 Practical and Effective Habits to Thrive in the Marketplace as a GenZ. Learn to pursue a business as a creative professional which is also beneficial across all industries.

A Change-Maker Resource Guide by Styled By Nif

Sam McColman, Real Estate Agent

Sam McColman, Real Estate Agent

Royal LePage: The Realty Group


Sam will be talking about his “New and Improved” approach to business. He’ll be addressing how to combine generational strengths to thrive in the business world.

Brian Siddle

Brian Siddle

Director of Community and Content, Strong Coffee Marketing


Brian will be presenting the Generational Marketing Survival Guide. Learn how to market your business whatever your generation.

Ben Loates

Ben Loates

The Good Real Estate Company


And a special shout out to Ben, who will be popping in to give us his special Gen Z business survival rules throughout the day!

our Host

Amanda Durand from Community Futures Capital Region!

And our friends

at Strong Coffee Marketing!

Thank you YETI Sponsors and Supporters!

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