Weyburn student JA company selling ‘Soup ‘R Snacks

The Weyburn Comp’s Entrepreneurship 30 class is busily making and selling varieties of soups and snacks for their Junior Achievement company, Soup ‘R Snacks.

The student-led company has 28 students as the class’s only company this semester, and they have decided to donate 10 per cent of their profits to the Weyburn branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

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They are selling three varieties of soups, including hearty tomato, creamy potato bacon and hearty chicken noodle, and three snack varieties, including holiday mix, sweet and salty, and puppy chow.

The soup mix comes in a jar for the price of $8.99, which can feed two to three people, while there are two sizes of snacks, at a price of $5.99 for the 16 ounce container and $9.99 for the 32 oz. container.

To recognize their charity recipient, all of the containers have a green ribbon on them, and students wear the ribbons when they are at an event selling the company’s products. This past weekend, students were at the Red Wings game on Friday night, and at the Treasures of Home trade show on Saturday.

The last day for orders for items as Christmas gifts will be Friday, Dec. 13, to allow the students time to fill the orders and have them delivered before Christmas.

The company will wrap up their operations at the end of the first semester, with the last day for all order to be Jan. 13, 2020.

A new fundraiser item that has just been added is a raffle basket, filled with items from the CMHA and local businesses, along with tickets to both Red Wings and Gold Wings hockey games, with a total value of around $250.

The basket raffle draw will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the day after the senior Christmas concert night at the Cugnet Centre.

The instructor of the class is Margot Arnold, and the Soup ‘R Snacks team is led by co-presidents Onello Bahingawan and Megan Ebel, with following departments.

Finance includes vice-president Kylie Van De Woestyne and Angelina Addo; environment has vice-president Paris Lyon and Nathan Elmy, and Human Resources has two vice-presidents, Sara Braat and Faith Bratrud.

Information Technology is led by vice-presidents Trey Sandiford and Elise Colbow, with committee members Maddy Lafoy, Rylan King, Kendry Klassen, Aiden Krafchuk and Jackson Shauf.

Sales and marketing is led Kyle Barrett, v-p of sales, and Avery Dewtie and Piper Abel as the v-ps of marketing, along with Jacey Rowland, Maggie Grams, Andrew Brown and Kaitlyn Kruger.

Production is led by vice-presidents Hanna Hulbert and Jordan Schlosser, with Isaak Redwood, Amiel Verdejo, Olya Vilcu and Hannah Soroka.