(TORONTO, ON) OCTOBER 1, 2022:  A team of students from Okanagan College have been named 2022 Enactus National Champion by the country’s largest experiential learning platform, Enactus Canada, and a judging panel comprised of top Canadian CEOs, for their ability to enable social, environmental and economic impact through entrepreneurial action. 

The Enactus team at Okanagan College are changing the way the world looks at food by implementing circular systems that takes surplus apples that are fit for consumption and using them to feed those in need with their projects Fruit Snaps and Unusually Good Food Co..  

Fruit Snaps, takes these “unusual” apples and creates nutritious apple chips that are then donated to local schools, community organizations, and developing countries. 

The students behind Unusually Good Food Co, take those same “unusual” apples and create delicious apple juice allowing these keen students to pay farmers for the apples that they use, reduce food insecurity in their community, and fight climate change. 

This year alone, Fruit Snaps has Donated 38,000 servings of apple chips, saving over 35,000 pounds of apples from going to waste, donated 38,000 servings of apple chips, and saving over 13,000,000 liters of water.

“Both Fruit Snaps and Unusually Good Food Co. are changing the way the world approaches food waste” said Allyson Hewitt, President and CEO of Enactus Canada. “It’s truly inspiring to see just how much impact that Enactus Okanagan has had on their community. Congratulations and good luck at the Enactus World Cup in Puerto Rico!”   

Earlier this year, Enactus Okanagan College competed against 44 other post-secondary institutions in two rounds of virtual presentation-based competitions for the chance to be named one of five national finalists. All five finalist teams were flown to Toronto to compete in-person at the Enactus Final Round of Competition, proudly presented by Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd, on September 30, 2022. 

During the Final Round of Competition, each of the five finalist teams had 12 minutes to showcase how their entrepreneurial projects advanced the social, economic and environmental health of communities, created new career opportunities, sparked business innovation, and changed lives. 

Enactus Okanagan College will now represent Canada at the global stage at the upcoming Enactus World Cup 2022 in Puerto Rico on October 30 – November 2, 2022. 

Every year, the Enactus Canada National Exposition unites thousands of the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals, and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, collaboration, and celebration. 

For competition updates, visit nationals.enactus.ca 


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,000 post-secondary students led 232 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 21,000 lives.  

As a global network of 35 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca. 

ABOUT CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION: Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, (TSX: CTC.A) (TSX: CTC) or “CTC”, is a group of companies that includes a Retail segment, a Financial Services division and CT REIT. Our retail business is led by Canadian Tire, which was founded in 1922 and provides Canadians with products for life in Canada across its Living, Playing, Fixing, Automotive and Seasonal & Gardening divisions. Party City, PartSource and Gas+ are key parts of the Canadian Tire network. The Retail segment also includes Mark’s, a leading source for casual and industrial wear; Pro Hockey Life, a hockey specialty store catering to elite players; and SportChek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, Intersport and Atmosphere, which offer the best active wear brands. The more than 1,740 retail and gasoline outlets are supported and strengthened by CTC’s Financial Services division and the tens of thousands of people employed across Canada and around the world by CTC and its local dealers, franchisees and petroleum retailers. In addition, CTC owns and operates Helly Hansen, a leading global brand in sportswear and workwear based in Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca. 

Media Inquiries:
Jennifer Falzon
VP, Programs & Marketing
Enactus Canada
jen@enactus.ca | 416.315.2099