Meet Your Coordinator – Cathy Payne – Town of Parsons Pond

What is your name? 

Cathy Payne

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of? 

Parsons Pond

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Reading and learning new skills

What’s your favourite movie? 


What is your favourite band? 


What is your favourite restaurant? 

Swiss Chalet

Do you have any pets?

 2 Samoyeds named Bree & Liddy

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

It means having an idea and taking the steps to bring that idea to life 

What is the coolest business you heard of?  

Selling ice cream out of a homemade ice cream bicycle

are you looking forward to most this summer? 

Interacting with youth virtually while still making YV the success it’s always been

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region? 

Lawn Care; Babysitting; Virtual Music Lessons; Dog Walking; Pet Sitting; Guided Social Distancing Trail Tours

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures? 

We are here to help you plant and grow your ideas

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know? 

All businesses start out as ideas and with the proper help and training you can be a success

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business? 709-660-3583 or