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Kid City founder a finalist for national young entrepreneur award

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Deena Caplette, 28, the founder and owner of Kid City, an indoor playground centre that now has two locations in Winnipeg, is a finalist for this year’s Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Young Entrepreneur Award.

The award program requires entrants to create a short video outlining the turning point or decisive moment the business has reached and the solution that will put it on a new trajectory toward growth.

Caplette, a Yale University graduate and hockey scholarship recipient, aims to raise awareness of her company’s recently opened second location and introduce an innovative activity to both playground centres.

Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 years are eligible for the Young Entrepreneur Award program. Caplette is one of nine finalists have been short-listed to compete for a $100,000 grand prize and the winner will be selected by public online voting.

To vote for Caplette or any of the other finalists, go to www.bdcyoungentrepreneuraward.ca.

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