Team Canada ranks THIRD in the world at the SIFE World Cup 2009

TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - The Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team from Memorial University of Newfoundland, representing Canada, has ranked third in the world at the SIFE World Cup 2009 held in Berlin Germany. After three grueling rounds of competition involving national champion teams from 40 countries, Team Canada placed third with India in second place and Egypt being named SIFE World Cup Champion 2009.

"SIFE Memorial is truly a class act and a meaningful role model for all. We are extremely proud of them and all that they have accomplished - including a top four global finish for three years running," comments ACE President, Amy Harder.

SIFE Memorial was chosen to represent Canada after beating out 40 other student teams from every province of Canada. With 90 members, SIFE Memorial completed 12 projects during the 2008/09 year resulting in 1.73 million dollars reinvested, 37,614 volunteer hours and 5,448 people impacted.

    Audiences affected by this student team:

    -   Senior citizens who now understand the importance of vital financial
        literacy tools.
    -   Medically discharged Canadian Forces members who now have the skills
        needed to become entrepreneurs.
    -   First Nation Community members who now have the skills needed to keep
        their community center open.
    -   Grade school aged students who now understand the importance of
        recycling and the environment.

About SIFE World Cup

The SIFE World Cup is a global event that showcases the impact SIFE teams are achieving around the world and brings together an international network of student, academic and business leaders. More than 1,500 people will be in attendance including teams from 40 countries and executives from over 30 countries who will judge the competition. The competition will be web cast via

About SIFE

SIFE brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. By contributing their talents to projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, SIFE participants are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.

About ACE (Organization that operates the SIFE program in Canada)

Founded in the mid-1980s, ACE is a national charitable organization that is teaching and igniting young Canadians to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities. Working in partnership with business and higher education, ACE provides post-secondary students with the opportunity to gain entrepreneurial and leadership skills, outside of the classroom, through a team based program, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and an individual based program, Student Entrepreneur. Due to direct involvement with ACE, students move on to become entrepreneurs and business leaders who will make a meaningful contribution towards a better Canada.


For further information: For further information: Jaime Szegvary, Communications Consultant, ACE, (416) 619-8994,

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