SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN (February 11, 2014) – Anastasia Szalasznyj, owner of Winter Girl Boots & Accessories and full-time student at the University of Saskatchewan, has been named Saskatchewan’s 2014 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion. 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.
Szalasznyj received the title of Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion because she decided to turn winter into her business partner. Winter Girl Boots & Accessories offers customers stylish boots designed with winter in mind; boots of the finest vegan-leather that are warmly lined with deeply imbedded grips.
Szalasznyj will showcase her business and personal accomplishments as an entrepreneur at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Western Canada in Calgary on February 28th, where she will compete for the title of Regional Champion.
“The entrepreneurial spirit built this country,” said Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “Entrepreneurs like Anastasia are recognizing a market niche and filling it, and we want to encourage this entrepreneurial drive in Canadian students.”
Szalasznyj will compete against three other Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions from Western Canada for the regional title and the chance to move on to the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Calgary, Alberta taking place April 28-30. The National Champion will receive a $10,000 cash prize and take home the John Dobson Cup.