A team of eight SIFE Brandon students are heading to Calgary to compete in the annual ACE Nationals Exposition.
The competition, put on by Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship, brings together university teams from across the country to showcase their community outreach projects.
“It’s extremely exciting,” said SIFE Brandon president Candace Claeys.
Teams will be judged on their live presentations, which feature projects that they have been working on over the past year.
SIFE Brandon will make a presentation on Agribusiness, which teaches high school students about the importance of agriculture and entrepreneurship.
“We go into the high schools in Brandon … to talk to their business classes,” Claeys said. “And got them to develop a basic business plan, based on agriculture.”
The team will also feature its Green Futures community garden initiative, which provides low-income families with the opportunity to grow and sell their own produce.
SIFE Brandon’s Money Matters project will also be presented, which teaches basic financial management skills necessary to gain financial independence. WISE (Westman Immigration Settlement Enhancement) program is a three-tier project that helps immigrants and new Canadians adjust financially to Canada.
The national competition takes place from May 7 to 9. The champion will move on to represent Canada at the SIFE World Cup in Washington, D.C., next October.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 5, 2012