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Winnipeg Waste Services Provider Emterra Deliver's Holiday Gift Bikes to Winnipeg Kids



Emterra “Elves” help Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub to deliver bicycles to the children of Winnipeg. The program supports The WRENCH bicycle mechanics in restoring discarded bikes in their annual ‘Cycle of Giving’ marathon.

The WRENCH and Emeterra Partner for the The Cycle of Giving

WINNIPEG, ManitobaDec. 15, 2016PRLog — For local children, and in cities across Canada, receiving a gift during the holidays is not always a reality. Receiving a bike is beyond some children’s dreams. It’s at this time that The WRENCH and Emterra Environmental have partnered in a program called, “The Cycle of Giving” marathon. Recovered discarded bicycles are used to fulfill holiday wishes! Thanks to this initiative made possible by The WRENCH’s bicycle mechanics and Emterra’s “elves”, hundreds of area children will receive a “like new” bike this season to enjoy for years.

The process begins with volunteers heading to Winnipeg’s landfill site to sort through discarded bicycles and bringing them back into the city. Over the Saturday-Sunday 24-hour period, the volunteers restored more than 330 kids’ bikes to ‘like new’ condition this year. And come Monday morning, when the restoration work was done, Emterra Environmental was there to complete the marathon project – delivering the bikes to more than 20 schools, daycare units and social agencies that distribute them to their new young owners.

This is the sixth year that The WRENCH has undertaken the monumental job of restoring hundreds of discarded bikes to be given to kids who are in need, and it’s the fourth year that Emterra “elves” have loaded the bikes into Emterra trucks to be delivered all over the inner city.

The Emterra elves also showed up in the middle of the 24-hour marathon Saturday night to deliver booster juice drinks to give the volunteers a lift through the long night.

“Emterra’s help with our Cycle of Giving is invaluable,” said WRENCH communication coordinator, Jon Benson. “After weeks of planning and getting ready, and 24-hours of work restoring the bikes, all the volunteers and WRENCH staff are sleep deprived and exhausted. Emterra takes us down the home stretch to the finish line. They do all of the heavy lifting and we’re so grateful to have them as a partner in this community event.”

Emterra Environmental’s Senior Manager in Winnipeg John Sitarek credited The WRENCH for the amazing job they do year-round to make sure kids in Winnipeg have safe, reliable bikes to ride.

“The Cycle of Giving is an outstanding community event and we are proud to be a part of it under Emterra’s Community Care program,” he said.

As a Canadian leader in the waste resource recovery and waste management industry, Emterra focuses on programs and partnerships that promote sustainability and the well being of the community members served. Emterra continues to innovate as it pursues its vision of a sustainable environment and a world with “Zero Waste”.

Visit Emterra Group company websites at http://www.emterra.ca and http://www.emterrausa.com.







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