The NCC is offering children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17 who’d like to get some business experience a chance to take part in the Young Entrepreneurs Program. Participants have an opportunity to run a kiosk on one of the car-free parkways during the popular NCC Weekend Bikedays, presented by Nokia.

How does the program work?

First, sign up with the NCC, with the permission of a parent or guardian, by filling out the online form.

Then, the NCC will issue a young entrepreneurs permit allowing you to run a kiosk for three Sarturdays or Sundays on one of the NCC’s parkways.

During that time, you have an opportunity to offer your product or service to Weekend Bikedays participants.

Suggestions for products or services

  • Services for cyclists (bike cleaning, etc.)
  • Works of art (jewellery, paintings, caricatures, etc.)
  • Makeup
  • Magic show
  • Sale of snacks or homemade cookies

Application Form

Contact Information

Business information

(one paragraph)

Preferred location

Please identify a first and second choice.

Preferred Dates

Please select up to three Saturdays or Sundays between June 18th and September 4th.

Hours of Operation

Parental Consent

If your application is chosen for the program, you must agree to the rules below.

  1. Arrive at the designated location and install kiosk/equipment by the start of your allocated shift (9 am or 12 pm).
  2. Be present throughout the entire duration of the operation.
  3. Operate the kiosk safely. Be sure that food or beverage products are safe for consumption, ensuring compliance with Ottawa Public Health guidelines
  4. Always keep your work area and kiosk clean. When closing for the day, clean up your site and pack up your kiosk and equipment. Do not leave any garbage behind.
  5. All signs must appear in both English and French.

Once your participation is confirmed, the NCC will send a business permit for you to display on your kiosk.