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Dawson Creek honey farmer receives $10,000 RBC award

Kole Casey of Nordic Vale Honey Farm was selected as Futurpreneur Canada’s RBC Rock My Business Emerging Entrepreneur Award Recipient
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Kole Casey of Nordic Vale Honey Farm.

A local family honey farm is on a mission to provide an enriched experience, integrating the past with the present while acknowledging culture and tradition. All this, while providing great tasting, high quality honey products.

Kole and Coline Casey operate Dawson Creek’s Nordic Vale Honey Farm, presently maintaining a dozen beehives in their apiary with plans to expand to even more next season.

“Our farm is a northern family owned and operated apiary that provides a family farm experience,” says Kole Casey.  “Our apiary produces local honey from farm-raised bees and other bee-related products.”

Kole recently participated in Futurpreneur’s newly expanded, free digital Rock My Business workshop series, supported by RBC Future Launch. Futurpreneur Canada provides financing, mentorship, and resources to aspiring young entrepreneurs age 18-39.

Participants in the workshop series were able to apply for a RBC Rock My Business Start-up Award, offering entrepreneurs $10,000 to help kick start their dream business. 

This year, there were eight, $10,000 awards – six to recipients aged 18 to 29 for the Youth Entrepreneur Awards, one to the recipient of the Emerging Black Entrepreneur Award, and one to the recipient of the Emerging Entrepreneur Award for aspiring business owners aged 30 to 39.

On July 6th, Futurpreneur announced Casey as the recipient of the Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

“Our focus is to continue with high yield honey production, along with the goal of expanding our farm and the product offerings including honey, beeswax candles, and more,” says Casey.  “This award will help us purchase a commercial honey extracting equipment to help the farm run our full-scale business operations.”

For Casey, participating in the Futurpreneur Rock My Business workshop series went beyond financial support.

“The experience was great,” says Casey.  “Everyone who participated was passionate and the comradery formed with other like-minded individuals pursuing their own goals was wonderful.”

To learn more about Nordic Vale Honey Farm, visit their Facebook page or check them out on Instagram. Also, keep an eye out for their website coming soon.