Enactus Canada Recognizes One Student Entrepreneur Who Can Really Move and One Who is a Champion of Our Most Precious Resource

Carlisle Norwood - Nova ScotiaHALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (February 9, 2015) – Two students at Dalhousie University – Carlisle Norwood, owner of Freshman Services, and Matthew Lee, owner of H2Oasis, – have been named Nova Scotia’s 2015 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions. Provincial Champions coast to coast were named 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.

Norwood received the title of Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion because of his commitment to customer service as well as his excitement for, and involvement in, the entrepreneurial community in Halifax. Freshman Services provides storage, moving, shipping and packing supplies services as well as property maintenance, pressure washing and gutter cleaning to their clients.

Matthew Lee Headshot - Nova ScotiaLee received the title of Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion because of his commitment to the environment and his ability to run a successful business based in British Columbia while studying full time in Nova Scotia.

In rural BC, heavy water is a pervasive problem and many households rely on well-water, which is sometimes unsafe and unpalatable. Through the process of reverse osmosis, in conjunction with a number of other water purification techniques, H2Oasis manufactures and distributes purified water and ice to consumers Fort St. John, British Columbia. In addition, they bottle their water in BPA-free plastic jugs and use environmental friendly cleaning processes throughout their operations.

Norwood and Lee will showcase their businesses and personal accomplishments as entrepreneurs at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Atlantic Canada in Halifax on February 27, where they will compete for the title of Regional Champion.

“Carlisle has such enthusiasm and vision for his business,” explains Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “This entrepreneurial spirit is what built this country and we want to encourage and celebrate this in young leaders across Canada.”

“Matthew truly believes a business should embody the values, principles and lifestyles of its owners,” adds Almond. “We hope his combination of socially-conscious and entrepreneurial business sense inspires generations of leaders across Canada.”

Norwood and Lee will compete against each other and two additional Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions from Atlantic Canada for the regional title and the chance to move on to the 2015 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto, Ontario taking place May 11-13. 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 2,400 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 250 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.

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