MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday October 15, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT
Kirstie Purdy
Project Manager, West Edmonton Mall
kirstie.purdy@wem.ca | 780-341-2664

West Edmonton Mall [WEM] is excited to partner with Local Waste to provide exclusive waste and recycling services for the centre, in addition to the introduction of the WEM x Local Waste Mayor of the Mall charitable initiative.

The initiative will allow WEM and Local Waste to work with local children’s charities to nominate a child for a one of a kind experience at WEM each month and the title of the ‘Mayor of the Mall’.

Once nominated, WEM will craft an experience that combines the unparalleled mix of retail, attractions, and accommodation available at the centre that is tailored specifically to the child’s interests, including a host of mayoral perks for the child to enjoy.

Both WEM and Local Waste place a strong emphasis on support of the local economy and broader community and are thrilled to utilize their partnership to recognize deserving children and their families with an experience they’ll never forget.

“West Edmonton Mall and Local Waste are excited to try and make a difference in these amazing kids’ lives. Along with their families, some may be going through very difficult challenges, and other kids just deserve recognition of their amazing contributions and so we’d like to harness the combined power of our people and WEM’s attractions to offer a small bright spot during this time. We’d like to create an experience that they’ll never forget.”

— Daniel Person, VP Specialty Leasing & Partnerships for WEM

About Local Waste

Local Waste is a construction, commercial and residential waste and recycling services organization. The Local Waste Founders have a combined 40+ years of involvement in the waste industry, have managed 100’s of millions of dollars in revenue across multiple businesses and most importantly, the Local Waste Founders believe deeply in the positive outcomes associated with active community involvement and engagement. Utilizing a partnership driven business model, Local Waste invests in the locally owned and operated collection companies that live, work and raise their families in the markets that they service.

About West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the tenth largest in the world. West Edmonton Mall is home to 11 unique and thrilling attractions including Galaxyland and World Waterpark. These attractions are in addition to over 800 stores, 2 hotels, a 13-screen movie theatre, 24 restaurants, two mini-golf courses, and an NHL size skating rink. With over 32 million visitors a year, West Edmonton Mall is Alberta’s premier destination for shopping, entertainment and travel.

“Local Waste is built on the values of investing and engaging in the local community and as a “Families-Owned” Business, we are so proud to be partnering with one of Edmonton’s most respected and successful family-owned businesses – West Edmonton Mall. Our company’s Core Purpose is “Because the World Deserves Better” and one of our key Corporate Values is “Real Relationships” with our customers and community. I am so proud to put these words into action through this new program.”

— Chris LaBossiere, CEO and Founder for Local Waste Services