Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Celebrating Volunteers... at the Zoo!

Over 120 volunteers gathered at the Edmonton Valley Zoo on Thursday evening.
Fall colours at sundown - the setting was spectacular.
This was the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event in honour of Master Composter Recyclers and Reuse Centre volunteers. Folks enjoyed a bbq and toured the zoo grounds.
There were burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, salad, and a wide range of desserts.

And the food was good too... according to these smiles!
Councillor Michael Oshry brought greetings and thanks from City Council.
"Your volunteering provides excellent waste management services to Edmontonians," Leo Girard - Manager of Waste Management Services.

Four recent MCRs received special recognition for reaching their milestones of volunteering.

Touring around the Valley Zoo.
MCR Michael K. and family.
Hanging out at the Beaver Lodge.

We enjoyed animal talks about birds of prey and reindeer.
Zookeeper duties include walking reindeer on leashes

Kid duties include...making the world your playground (mission accomplished)!
Edmonton Valley Zoo makes a big effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Check out their Green Team.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Amazing Race Canada... is on its way to Edmonton!

The Edmonton Waste Management Centre will be featured on the next episode of The Amazing Race Canada.

WMS Contract Administrator Clayton S. with host of The Amazing Race Canada, John Montgomery, at the Materials Recovery Facility.
Fans of the popular TV show will get a chance to see their favourite teams fight for their spot while looking for clues and finding their way through Edmonton in an episode airing on Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m.

Competitors will face tough challenges which include choosing between a difficult task at the Materials Recovery Facility or the GEEP facility.

"It was a lot of fun helping develop the challenges," states WMS Contract Administrator Clayton Sampson. "They showcase the demanding and awesome work we perform on a daily basis at the EWMC."

For more information about the show please visit The Amazing Race website.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Celebrating Summer with MCRs

Thank you for joining us on August 18th for the MCR Summer Social:
"The Birds & the Bees.... and the EWMC."

One of our largest MCR socials in recent years!

60 volunteers and guests enjoyed stories about backyard chickens, beekeeping, and updates from the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

Special thanks to MCRs Neil B., Rena C., and Jocelyn C. They had fun tales to tell.

Congratulations to several MCRs who have completed over 35 hours of MCR volunteering. They received books, certificates, and their official MCR name tags!

Welcome to the club. They join a distinguished group of Edmontonians.

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