Nepean Student Wins the OSBRC Great Wolf Lodge Family Day Prize Draw!

March 13, 2019

On February 20, 2019, the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, created by Raw Materials Company of Port Colborne Ontario, randomly selected one lucky winner to win the Great Wolf Lodge Family Day Prize Draw.

This year’s winner was Ariela, a grade 5 student at St. Andrew School in Nepean! Ariela completed all five Student Missions before the February deadline, making her eligible for the exclusive prize draw just for Battery Bosses. 

Ariela and her family have won a family stay at Canada’s favourite water park destination. The prize includes a one-night stay in a Wolf Den suite, a complementary breakfast at the Antler Shanty Buffet and access to its huge indoor and outdoor waterpark!

“We want to congratulate Ariela for completing all five Student Missions before the deadline and winning this fantastic prize donated by our friends at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls,” said Sarah Lacharity of Raw Materials Company. “Ariela and all of the other Battery Bosses go above and beyond the call every year, they rally their fellow classmates and inspire us all to dig a little deeper to find and recycle all of those forgotten batteries. We’re so proud of every one of them!”

The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge was created by Raw Materials Company of Port Colborne Ontario. The purpose of the Challenge is to teach children and their families about the proper way to handle and store batteries at home, and how to recycle them. The Challenge begins in October on the first day of Waste Reduction Week and runs until Earth Day in April.

The Challenge awards the top schools in the Province with a portion of the provincial prize pool and each year, 10% of that prize pool is donated to the SickKids Foundation on behalf of all OSBRC participants.

Proceeds for the collection and recycling of the batteries are made available through the Orange Drop program that is funded by primary battery manufacturers. For more information please visit

To learn more about the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, please visit

About Raw Materials Company:
Raw Materials Company is an industry leading battery-recycling company. RMC was established in 1985 and employs 50 people in the community of Port Colborne, Ontario. RMC is an approved transporter and processor under the Stewardship Ontario Battery Incentive Program.


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