Community Futures Sunrise

11 - 3rd Street North East, Weyburn, SK - Phone: (306) 842-8803

Sunrise Services

Business Loans
Sunrise Community Futures has flexible lending criteria and each loan application will be evaluated on its own merit. Businesses must be physically located within our region and the majority of employment created must be within our region.

Learn more about the various loan products Community Futures offers: Loans

Business Plan   Loan Application   Cash Flow Worksheet   

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Review CF Sunrise's loan application, loan decision process and redress policy:  Loan Process   

Business Training in southeast Saskatchewan.
Have an area of business development you’d like addressed in a workshop setting?  CF Sunrise offers in-person, facilitated workshops that can be customized to the business development topics you request.  It’s easy to get the ball rolling.

Contact the CF Sunrise office to inquire about current business workshop topics or to request a session in your own community at 1.306.842.8803 or  

Business Boosters DVDs are available to clients in southeast Saskatchewan.
These short, informational and highly entertaining DVD programs cover a range of business topics:  customer service, leadership development, staff retention and business branding/visioning.  Use them as a basis for in-house staff training, or request a CF Sunrise workshop based on the DVD content.  Learn more about these resources and how to borrow a title.

Youth Entrepreneurship in southeast Saskatchewan.
A leader in encouraging youth entrepreneurship in the province, CF Sunrise works with regional schools to assist students in experiencing the world of micro business. Find out more about the YouthBiz contest.

Board Room and Video Conference rental
Modern meeting room space featuring video conference technology is available for bookings.  Learn more about the board room and how to book your meeting.


Winners for the 2017 YouthBiz Competition Are Announced!

Congratulations to all students who entered YouthBiz this year.  Your ideas and hard work created outstanding entries! 

2017 YouthBiz Winner List

Here are a few samples of the winners' work.  Click to read about these outstanding business ideas that the students developed.

2017 Grade 6 - 8 Winners:

1st Place:  Andrew Altwasser (Yellow Grass School) Prairie Ag Drone

2nd Place:  Madison Knoll and Rilyn Murray (Yellow Grass School) Slime Co.

3rd Place:  Wyatt Hanson Gnyp (Ecole White City School) Exotic Car Spot


2017 Grade 9 - 12 Winners:

1st Place:  Jordyn Byrns and Jessica Christopherson (Yellow Grass School) Cool Beans Coffee Shop

2nd Place:  Bradie Bourassa and Megan Guest (Yellow Grass School) Big and Little Clothing

3rd Place:  Chrisgia Fesalbon (Weyburn Comp School) Illumine 


2017 Achievement Awards:

Business Motivation:  Natalie Butz (Assiniboia Park Elementary) Wonderland Cupcakery 

Business-Ready Idea:  Donald Alexander (Queen Elizabeth School) The Walking Canteen 

Business-Ready Idea:  Hayley Copeland, Madison Hortness and Reese Madsen (Spruce Ridge School) IDK Apparel Samples

Best Floor Plan:  Mazey Hillrud, Tennesee Wolter (St. Olivier School) Cowgirl Up Horse Stables

Product Prototypes:  St. Michael School - class award - sample products

Detailed Income Calculations: Yellow Grass School - class award - sample calculations


Thank you to the 2017 YouthBiz sponsors for making this youth business program possible!



YouthBiz is an exciting business competition designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in youth. Students come up with a fantastic business idea, write about it and compete for YouthBiz prizes.  Over the last 11 years, approximately 2,000 students in southeast Saskatchewan have flexed their entrepreneurial muscles and participated in YouthBiz.  That is amazing!

YouthBiz competitors are separated into two categories, based on grade level:  Grade 6 - 8 and Grade 9 – 12.

Prize money is awarded to winners in each age category:

1st Place receives $500, 2nd Place receives $300, 3rd Place receives $150.

Students can enter as a group or individually, but only one submission per student per year is accepted. This contest opens in September and the YouthBiz application deadline is November each year. The award winners from the CF Sunrise region are announced in December.

The 2017 YouthBiz Deadline was November 16, 2017 at 4pm.  To prepare for next year's YouthBiz contest, download the 2017 YouthBiz Guide. Contact the Community Futures Sunrise office to request an introductory YouthBiz presentation at your school or to ask questions about YouthBiz :  or  1.877.851.9997


 Check out the previous years' YouthBiz entries - there are some pretty outstanding ideas out there!

2016 YouthBiz Winner List

2016 Grade 6-8 Category:

1st Place: Skyler Kreger (Weyburn) - Rock & Rollin' Rink

2nd Place:  Andrew Altwasser (Yellow Grass) - Hat Trick Hockey

3rd Place: Denae King (Weyburn) - Kozy Kings Clothing

2016 Grade 9-12 Category:

1st Place:  Paris Lyon, Jessica Christopherson, Jordyn Byrns (Yellow Grass) - Triple J Meals to Go

2nd Place:  Megan Guest (Yellow Grass) - Tack in the Box

3rd Place:  Megan Ebel (Weyburn) - 3,2,1 Capture It Photography

2016 Achievement Awards:

Outstanding Financial Information - Macoun School 

Creative Customer Service - Tierra Fichter & Alyssa Jacques, Float Your Boat Food Truck

Business Operations - Princess Agbon & Bethany Montebon, PB Apparel

Going the Extra Mile - Rilyn Murray, Fresh Fondant Cakes