Sarnia student team takes home national title for work with farmers in Zambia.

TORONTO, ON (Tuesday, May 7, 2013): Lambton College has been named the 2013 TD Entrepreneurship Challenge National Champion by national charitable organization Enactus Canada and proud supporter TD Bank Group. The national competition took place on May 7 at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto.

The Enactus team from Lambton College was triumphant because of their dedication to helping farmers in Zambia enhance their lives.

Lambton College’s One Seed project found environmentally friendly solutions to farming and electricity problems that were stifling a rural village in Zambia. By providing six new computers and training 25 local farmers, crop yields have increased five-fold and revenue has multiplied by six. Beyond direct project numbers, a financial foundation has been laid for school and community growth and the village has a new found sense of hope and optimism.

“We are delighted to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in our post-secondary students through the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge,” says Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. “Providing these students with comprehensive training and diverse challenges helps lay the ground work for their future success.”

The purpose of this national initiative is to empower post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that teach relevant entrepreneurship skills to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.

“The Enactus Lambton team embodies our global network’s purpose of enabling progress through entrepreneurial action,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada President. “Their ability to empower and enhance the lives of others is changing a small Zambian community and creating hope for the future.”

The 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition welcomed more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.

For news throughout the year and competition results during the event, please visit @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit

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