Large Computer Donation to First Nations Group

October 27 2015

Tsuut’ina Nation Schools to Receive 225 Computers from Local Non-Profit
The Electronic Recycling Association and several of their corporate partners to provide a much-needed donation to benefit high-needs students

CALGARY, AB — On November 3, The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will deliver a truckload of computers to the Tsuut’ina Board of Education that will be distributed to Chiila Elementary School, Tsuut-ina Middle School and Tsuut’ina High School. ERA has partnered with a number of corporate donors to facilitate the computer donation, which will allow the schools to upgrade aging and slow equipment. A number of computers will be placed in each classroom to give students access to reliable hardware and the internet, tools the majority of students do not have access to at home. In addition, Calgary Flames mascot Harvey the Hound will attend the donation to interact with students.

“The schools on Tsuut’ina Nation are bursting at the seams,” says Lorianne Tenove, Tsuut’ina Board of Education’s director of education. “Along with high enrollment comes a need for extra resources to support curriculum and 21st century learning. We are reorganizing spaces to accommodate Learning Commons in all of the schools so that students can have access to desktops and laptops to do research and project based learning. We are so grateful to have these extra resources donated to us so that we can continue to support our students successfully.”

“We are really excited about this donation, it is ERA’s largest independent computer donation on record” says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. “The volume of equipment means every student at each of these Tsuut’ina Nation schools will directly benefit. We are also extremely grateful, and would like to recognize our corporate donors, specifically Suncor, Fortis Alberta, TransCanada Corporation, Asset Canada, Altalink and Home Trust for collaborating with us on this donation to ensure students are receiving the best quality refurbished equipment available.”

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this donation story as ERA and Harvey the Hound present Tsuut’ina Nation schools with 225 computers.

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Chiila Elementary School
80 Cow Camp Road
Tsuut’ina Nation
T2W 3C4

Attendees: The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)
Lorianne Tenove, Tsuut’ina Board of Education’s director of education
Chiila Elementary School
Harvey the Hound
Tsuut’ina Nation students

About Tsuut’ina Board of Education
Under the terms and conditions of Treaty #7, the Tsuut’ina Board of Education promotes and supports lifelong learning through the highest quality educational experiences that nurture the cultural, academic, emotional and physical development of all Tsuut’ina community members.

About the Electronic Recycling Association
Established in 2004, the ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. With reuse being the ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse, many of which are used in our Canada wide computer donation program. True end of life items are transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. The ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment.

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Representatives from several of ERA’s corporate donor organizations (Suncor, Fortis Alberta, TransCanada Corporation, Asset Canada, Altalink and Home Trust) will be onsite and available for interviews.

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Lorianne Tenove
Director of Education
Tsuut’ina Board of Education

Kristi Gartner
Marketing and Communications Manager
Electronic Recycling Association

Tsuut'ina Donation