OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 16, 2016) – Joshua Reyes, owner of LVD Fitness and student at Carleton University has been named Enactus Canada’s 2016 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions for Ontario. Provincial Champions coast to coast were named today by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, the John Dobson Foundation as part of the Student Entrepreneur National Competition.
Reyes receives the title of Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion because of his success in combining his passions: entrepreneurship and fitness.
LVD Fitness creates fitness apparel for the socially-conscious athlete that ensures all manufacturing is done where workers are treated ethically and with respect.
“LVD Fitness aims to be a brand athletes can be proud to wear,” said Reyes. “For every LVD item purchased, we provide one month of clean water to a child in a developing country through our international partner WaterAid Canada.”
Reyes will showcase both his business and personal accomplishments as an entrepreneur at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Central Canada in Mississauga, Ontario on March 11, where he will compete for the title of Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion.
“Joshua embodies the entrepreneurial spirit needed to ensure Canada’s economic success,” said Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “His passion for his business combined with his social consciousness is a combination we hope to foster through Enactus and the Student Entrepreneur National Competition.”
Reyes will compete against three additional Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions from Central Canada for the regional title and the chance to move on to the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto, Ontario taking place May 2-4. The National Champion will receive a $10,000 cash prize and take home the John Dobson Cup.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, this country’s largest student leadership development organization, is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,650 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 288 community empowerment projects and business ventures this past year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
Director of Communications, Enactus Canada