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ERA Joins Bow Valley College for Social Innovation Month!

Bow Valley College

Looking to spark your curious mind? 

Local Innovators and Entrepreneurs will be showcasing their skills and demonstrating their expertise during the month of September at Bow Valley College. This is …

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ERA’s 6th Annual Awareness and Appreciation Golf Tournament

On August 18th we hosted our 6th annual golf tournament at the Inglewood Golf and Curling Club. We host the tournament each year to show our appreciation to our donors …

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WINS and ERA Kick Off Spring Clean Season at Marlborough Mall

ERA and the Women in Need Society want to help out with your spring clean!

On May 7th 2016  stop by Marlborough Mall between 9am – 3pm and kick off …

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Earth Day 2016 Brings Convenient E-Waste Management to CrossIron Mills

ERA and CrossIron Mills partner to offer the public secure and responsible disposal of unwanted electronic equipment

Calgary, AB (April 19, 2016) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has partnered …

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Electronic Recycling Association: Earth Month Promotion

As you may already know, April is Earth Month – a month for focusing on the promotion of grass roots programs; in part to eradicate “Environmental Apathy” by providing necessary …

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Electronic Recycling Association: North Vancouver RCMP Fraud Prevention Month

As Fraud Prevention Month draws to a close, we are looking to our final event of the month with the North Vancouver RCMP. We will be at their FPM event …

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Electronic Recycling Association: Free Hard Drive Shredding for Fraud Prevention Month

Secure Hard Drive Shredding Offered at CrossIron Mills Fraud Prevention Month Event

The Electronic Recycling Association, Calgary Police Service and partner agencies are heading to the mall to educate citizens

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Electronic Recycling Association: Fraud Prevention Month

Electronic Recycling Association – Fraud Prevention Month 2016 Launch

Fraud Prevention Month

Community partners gather at the CPS’ launch of Fraud Prevention Month

Today, March 1 2016, marks the beginning of the Fraud …

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225 Donated Computers, Harvey the Hound, and LOTS of Smiling Faces Coming Right Up!

Good News for High-Needs Elementary School The ERA originally met St. Peter School’s Principal Bruce Campbell when he came to pick up a laptop that had been donated to the school by ERA behalf of an anonymous donor. While speaking with him, it became evident that students at the school were in need of much more than one laptop. Knowing this, the ERA decided we needed to round up more computers for students at St. Peter’s to provide them with the technology necessary to excel at their schoolwork and be given the same opportunities as their peers. On June 17,  ERA presented an assembly of children (between the ages of 5 and 11) at St. Peter School with laptops for 20 students to take home and share with their families. But we knew these kids deserved something extra special, so we called up The Calgary Flames mascot, the one and only Harvey the Hound, and asked him if he would come out and present the laptops with us. And, in exchange for just one three pound Milkbone, he did! We had to keep him hidden though, to ensure complete surprise. There is very little you can hide a six and a half foot bipedal dog-human behind, but we managed, and somehow not a single student spotted him prior to the big reveal.St Peter Assembly beforeFor the kids, It started off as just a regular assembly, and from my vantage point at the back of the gymnasium I could see more than a few distracted faces among the group (sorry Mr. Campbell….) Principal Campbell spoke to students about the importance of recycling and reuse, especially in regard to electronic equipment, and told the students that some of them would be receiving their very own laptops in just a few moments. Then, as the wheeled cage containing the computers for students slowly entered the gym through a side door, I started to see some heads turn and heard a whispered… “Harvey!” This realization spread quickly throughout the gymnasium and turned into a full blown frenzy as the famous mascot pushed a cart full of technology in… Please click the image to view the video on YouTube.

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