Enactus Lambton Named Runner Up at National Exposition

SARNIA, May 21, 2021 – It was 10 days of livestreamed competition, collaboration, and celebration for Enactus Lambton at this year’s National Exposition.

While the Enactus Lambton team wowed the judges, and virtual audiences, with the continued growth of their new One Circle Project, the final decision saw the Canadian title awarded to the team from Wilfred Laurier University, with Lambton claiming the second spot.

After claiming their eighth Regional Championship in March, the 2018 World Cup-winning student group advanced to the National Exposition where they competed against 60 other colleges and universities from across Canada.

The Enactus Lambton team won oover the judging panel, and their competition, showcasing the life-changing work of their new Project One Circle, which focuses on food security and agricultural business development in 30 First Nation communities across three provinces.

Specifically, the team presented the results of their work in Muskoday First Nation, Muskeg Lake First Nation, and Mistawasis Nehiyawak First Nation, which saw the construction of four greenhouses. Three aquaponics facilities and two food forests are also currently under construction.

Through individual needs assessments with each community they work with, the team repeatedly learned that food security, economic development, employment and a return to agriculture with land-based learning was a top priority for many First Nations communities.

The virtual event welcomed more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs as they showcased their community outreach projects and business ventures through rounds of livestreamed competition.

"To be named #2 in Canada in our first year of this project is an honour. This is a win for both Project One Circle and for the people we are working with. The projects we are working on in partnership with these communities are so meaningful and we're so happy to see that progress recognized on a national level," said Andreá Dyck, Enactus Lambton President and second year Business Administration - Accounting student.

Project One Circle is the latest in series of world-class projects launched by Enactus Lambton, who claimed the Enactus World Cup in 2018 for their innovative One Seed Project, which changed the lives of rural Zambian farmers.

For more information about Enactus Lambton and their award-winning One Circle project, go to enactuslambton.org/one-circle.

For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca

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