Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

“Importance of Engaging Youth” … “Team Players”

“Importance of Engaging Youth” … “Team Players”
Our “THE INSIDE SCOOP” interview with Cyndee Barrette, Sole Proprietor Crazy Bitch BBQ Sauce continues. We hope you enjoy this series of “THE INSIDE SCOOP”.

 “Importance of Engaging Youth”
When I was speaking with Cyndee Barrette, we talked about the “Importance of Engaging our Youth” with participation at Festivals, Events and Shows in our communities. 

Cyndee shares with us some of her experiences with “Youth” and talks about what she feels are the importance of “Engaging Youth” in our communities and events.
Cyndee tells us … This past year I had two opportunities to engage with youth…one was being invited to attend at Georgian College in Collingwood to be set up and available to speak to students who were considering going into the food business specifically…..it was an open day forum for them to ask questions, see what and how we did things.  It was very rewarding to see all that enthusiasm and feel you could be a mentor on that front. 
As a result of that day, I was approached by a staff member to supply her upcoming wedding with ‘favours’ in the form of my small sampler jars of sauce!  It opened up another product for me which continues to be very successful (see www.crazybitch.ca under Products). 
Further, I had opportunity to employ two young ladies at a Xmas Craft Show that my husband was unable to attend.  They were very courteous and thorough and it worked well for both them and me as I credited them with 15 hours of community service toward their compliment required in the high school system for graduation.  They did very well and got to hone their sales techniques and math skills.  That worked very well and I would definitely do that again if the need arises”.
Cyndee Barrette, Sole Proprietor Crazy Bitch BBQ Sauce
"Award Winner" ~ Community Success
“Team Players”
We go on with our interview with Ms. Barrette to elaborate on the benefits Youth can obtain, other than their regulated 40 hour community service for High School credits?
Ms. Barrette replies … “Social media plays a great role for all of us from a technological standpoint HOWEVER many adults and youth alike use that as their only form of communication and I feel we are cultivating a society of persons who are not able to function as team players Social media can be VERY unsociable! 
Youth can benefit by learning such communication and team building skills by doing this community service as it forces them to interact on a personal level, demands organizational and math skills not to mention giving them a taste of the sales aspect of career options.  There is much they can take away from this experience in addition to possibly ‘dazzling’ someone into summer employment!” 

 Stay tuned for more “SCOOP” … “The Importance of a Great Website” … Engaging the Audience!. If in the meantime you would like to check our Ms Barrette’s website, I’m sure she’d love your visit … www.crazybitch.ca.

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