Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
September 29, 2017
Premier Ball Congratulates Enactus Memorial
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today congratulated Enactus Memorial for finishing in second place at the 2017 Enactus World Cup in London, England.
Enactus Memorial is a two-time World Cup champion having won in 2008 and 2016, and this is the tenth time the group has represented Team Canada. Twenty five schools were a part of the Canadian delegation this year, including Enactus programs from College of the North Atlantic campuses in Grand Falls-Windsor, Clarenville and St. John’s as well as Memorial University of Newfoundland – Grenfell Campus. The Enactus World Cup is the world’s largest competition of business innovation and entrepreneurial action for social impact. This year’s competition featured teams from 36 countries that qualified from 1,700 campuses with more than 70,000 student participants.
The second place venture presented by Enactus Memorial was Project Sucseed. This innovative project built on their award-winning 2016 entry, which focused on addressing food security issues in Northern Canada. Project Sucseed developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly and efficient hydroponic growing system to produce high-quality, affordable fruits and vegetables year-round. The project employs at-risk youth to build the systems, and a recent partnership with Tim Horton’s restaurants provides a mini-system to every elementary school in Canada. To date, more than 500 of hydroponic systems have been sold.
“On behalf of the people of our province, I congratulate Enactus Memorial, and the rest of the Team Canada delegation, on finishing in second place at the 2017 Enactus World Cup. Newfoundland and Labrador is home to some of the best and brightest post-secondary students in the country, and our continued success on the world stage is evidence of that. I am inspired by the innovation and optimism these students have brought to their work, and I look forward to seeing how they will shape the future of our province.”
Honourable Dwight Ball,
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
“Our government is pleased to financially support the Enactus program, signaling another sign of our ongoing commitment to creating and supporting an environment where entrepreneurship and innovation can flourish. I commend the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of Team Canada, led by Enactus Memorial; never has there been a time in our province’s history when economic diversification and innovation has been as important as it is today.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
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Enactus World Cup - enactus.org/worldcup
Enactus Memorial - www.enactusmemorial.com
Project Sucseed - sucseed.ca