Aboriginal BEST Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training
By: infilm on 08/25/10

is coming to Campbell River in the fall.  “We are very excited to have been selected as one of the 10 locations is BC to offer this amazing program.” says Diana Camerin, Career Facilitator at Timberline Secondary School.  “If you think you would like to start a business either immediately or in the future or if you just would like the information then this program will be of interest.”  

The Aboriginal BEST program hopes to draw participants from Northern Vancouver Island and Powell River.  “There are no other sites on the Island this year that will provide this training to our Aboriginal communities.  We want to be inclusive and would welcome participants from down Island, Powell River and the northern part of the Island as well.  There will be an introductory session taking place on Wednesday, September 22 and the session will repeat on Sunday, September 26.”  These introductory sessions will outline the program material, dates of the program, mentorship opportunities, guest speakers and the final graduation ceremony.  Anyone interested in the program should plan on attending the information sessions.  “Individuals need to register for the information sessions so we know approximately the numbers to expect for materials hand-outs, food and door prizes.”  To register for the information sessions contact Diana Camerin at (250) 923-9505 or by e-mail at

Camerin states “We would like to have between 24 and 40 participants in the program.  The material content itself, the mentorship, coaching and follow up is of great benefit to anyone thinking of starting their own business either full time or part time and the sessions are all free of charge.”   The program is geared to members of the Aboriginal communities.  “We won’t turn anyone away if they would like to take part in the 12 session program so everyone is welcome.”

For more information or to register for these programs, contact Diana Camerin at (250) 923-9505 or e-mail

For more information, contact:

Diana Camerin, Career Facilitator

Timberline Secondary School

School District 72 

(250) 923-9505