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ESAA’s Community Involvement Award

Paragon is proud to announce that we were selected as the winner of the ESAA (Environmental Services Association of Alberta) Industry Award for community involvement.

The Community Involvement Award is presented to an ESAA member organization that has shown an outstanding commitment to bettering their community through active fundraising and community involvement.
See the write up on ESAA’s website at: www.esaa.org/industryawards/

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2015 Fundraising Update – Change for Children

After visiting the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve in 2015 Paragon as a whole made a commitment to fund-raise $25,000 to support Change for Children in the construction of a secondary school and garden. Through a number of initiatives and exciting staff events we were able to exceed our initial goal and raised nearly $35,000!

Since eclipsing our goal, construction has begun (see photos below) and we’re gearing up for the second annual trip where Paragon employees will help plant the school garden.

 

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2015 Photo Contest

The 2015 photo contest had a number of great entries. The winners, as voted by Paragon employees, can be seen below.

First Place: Northern Lights, taken at Elk Island National Park. Credit: Susann Dietrich.
Second Place: Icelandic Waterfalls. Credit: Samantha LeCerf
Third Place: Edmonton River Valley. Credit: Susann Dietrich
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Amazingest Race Recap

Paragon recently held its first annual Amazingest Race. This unique event had teams of staff members travelling across Edmonton by foot and taxi to complete a variety of puzzles, challenges, and adventures.

(Left to Right) Tactical laser tag was among the long list of activities that made up the day-long competition. Participants square off in a game of bubble soccer. Bird house construction at its's finest.
(Left to Right) Tactical laser tag was among the long list of activities that made up the day-long competition. Participants square off in a game of bubble soccer. Bird house construction at its finest.

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Driving Change for Children

On August 20th, Paragon Soil employees took part in the 3rd Annual Paragon golf tournament at the Ranch Golf and Country Club.  After a group of Paragon employees joined Change for Children on a tour of the BOSAWAS biosphere reserve in Nicaragua in the spring of 2015, Paragon has committed to raise a target of $25,000 for the charity by the end of 2015.   With 30 Paragon employees and guests in attendance, the tournament raised funds to help build a much needed elementary school and garden for rural communities in the area.

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