HALIFAX, NS –
Three teams from College of the North Atlantic (CNA) are travelling to Halifax, Nova Scotia this weekend to participate in the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition, providing them with an opportunity to showcase how their community outreach projects and business ventures are making a real impact in Canada and across the world.
The regional exposition is a two-day event (March 17-18) that includes rounds of live, presentation-based competitions and best-practice sharing, which will also see students competing against the country’s top university and college students, and collaborating with academic professionals and business leaders.
“CNA strives to improve our communities through education,” said Stephen Warren, CNA’s Dean of Business and Information Technology. “Enactus is a great platform for our students to showcase their level of excellence through initiatives which improve our communities across the province and beyond.”
CNA’s Enactus Grand Falls-Windsor team members attending include: Kristie Sheppard, Crystal Ford, Georgia Hounsell, Sarah Ballard, Cody Lynn Smith, Chris Downton, Ian Gordon, Justin Bursey, Natasha Service, Carrie-Lee West, Nick Jenkins, Faith Fifield, Angie Brown, Nick White, Jordan Parsons, and Cody Giles. The team will be accompanied by Jeremy Keefe, technical support; Susanne Ivey, Business Management Instructor; and, Joan Pynn, CNA’s Grand Falls-Windsor Campus Director.
Crystal Ford, president of CNA’s Enactus Grand Falls-Windsor team, says their team is a great mix of third-, second- and first-year students.
“Our ‘Hope Matters’ project won last year, and this year were our goal is to win more awards,” said Ford. “Our new project this year is ‘Clear Image’, a mental health project inclined towards youth ages eight to 30 years old that is aimed at raising awareness and education on support systems in the community.”
CNA’s Enactus Clarenville team members include: Sara Short, Nick Jacobs, Anna Stanford, Jessa Strong, Brandon Bladen, Jessica Laite, Jessica Holloway, Caylin Penney, Cameron Loder, Sabrina Keats, Andrea Greening, Brittany Glover, Joshua Decker, Jared Kearley, Sarah Hibbs, and Taylor Preston. They will be accompanied by Student Development Officer, Lauren Brake, and Faculty Advisor, Deidra Strowbridge.
“We are super excited to present our two new projects which are facilitated at our campus – ‘Victory Project’ (a mental health drop-in centre in partnership with Eastern Health and local community partners), and ‘Weave Away’ (a used clothing recycling project) where we have created mats, purses, aprons and coffee mug mats,” explained Sara Short, president of CNA’s Enactus Clarenville team.
Members of CNA’s Enactus St. John’s (Prince Philip Drive - PPD) team are; Lisa Duff, Cheryl Tucker, Jacob Deveaux, Melissa Decker, Alexanne Oke, Keisha Francis, Christine Johnston, Ryan Walsh, Cyan Cabalquinto, Manpreet Singh, Jessica Roberts, Sashana Thomas, Cassandra Marshall, and Candice Hutchings. They will be accompanied by their coach Peter Inkpen, Business Management instructor at PPD.
“We are really excited to presenting three projects this year,” said Lisa Duff, president of CNA’s Enactus St. John’s. “Our projects for the competition are ‘Material Motive’ – a patchwork merchandise brand supported by 50+ seniors in the St. John’s area to create teddy bears, bags, aprons, bowties, etc. aimed to prevent materials going to landfills; ‘Independent You’ – a financial education project for youth in rural and metro regions of the province; and, ‘Total Exposure’ – a mental health initiative aimed at reducing the stigma and introducing resources for youth in the St. John’s area.”
To learn more about Enactus, visit: https://enactus.org/
, or to learn more about CNA’s School of Business and Information Technology programs, visit: www.cna.nl.ca
Public Relations Specialist
College of the North Atlantic