Meet the Makers

Maker: Special Guest: Stephen & Fritz
Organization: EepyBird
Project: Coke & Mentos Show
Website: http://www.eepybird.com/
Performance and presentation
Maker: Special Guest: Mehdi Sadaghdar
Organization: Mehdi Sadaghdar
Project: Maker and Youtube sensation
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/msadaghd
Performance and presentation
Maker: Special Guest: Evan Booth
Organization: Terminal Cornucopia
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Website: http://terminalcornucopia.com/
Performance and presentation
Maker: Jim Akeson
Organization: Scoperta
Project: Electric Go Cart
Website: http://scoperta.ca/
Maker: Michael Bakk
Organization: Space Workers Society
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Website: http://www.calgaryspaceworkers.com/
Maker: Cory Barkman
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Project: Functional Industrial Art
Website: http://corybarkman.com/
Designed and hand built by Cory Barkman, these pieces incorporate elements of repurposed and newly fabricated components into one of a kind, functional art pieces that irresistibly command your attention and interest. They are made from real materials and built to last. Yes, they are as heavy as they look…perhaps even heavier.
Maker: David Bynoe
Organization: Protospace
Project: Piano Drawbot
Website: http://dbynoe.blogspot.ca/
What better way to enhance the functionality of a cable driven sand plotter drawbot than to bootstrap a toy piano to the side via a series of laser cut levers. This machine uses linuxCNC, custom kinematics code, and an ill advised mechanical design to create drawings and music.
Maker: Stacey Cedergren
Organization: Apiaries and Bees for Communities
Project: The Hive Mentality
Website: http://www.backyardbees.ca/
Here we are exploring the role of bees in urban agriculture. A.B.C sees urban spaces as an extension of our natural world and are dedicated to the resilient management of honey bees and pollinator guardianship. We use educational opportunities to inspire collaborative action and build community connections.
Maker: Shannon Chappell
Organization: Infernal Studios
Project: Various
Website: http://www.infernal-studios.com/#!the-craftsman/cvj5
Wearable Technology Spider dress, 12 foot tall Steampunk Golem and various other projects.
Maker: Doug Clark
Organization: ProtoSpace
Project: QuadCopters and Drone
Website: http://protospace.ca/
General Drone table with various examples of QuadCopters in various states of operation. There will be a commercial drone as well as several examples of them built from various sources.
Maker: Liam Conway
Organization: Master’s College
Project: Gods’ Revenge
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Gods’ Revenge is a MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) currently in beta. The objective of the game is to join with other players to defeat enemies.
Maker: Dan Damron
Organization: Scoperta
Project: Scoperta Robotic Furniture
Website: http://scoperta.ca/
Scoperta is an open-source robotics project. We are dedicated to education and discovery. We use robotics as a vehicle to educate and inspire, and we embrace technology as a path to creativity and artistic self-expression.
Maker: Shawna Davey
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Project: Illuminated Metal
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My sister Dianna Smith is an ACAD Grad – specialty in metal sculpture. I am interested in the tech side. Together we are lighting up metal!LED metal headbands, a dress that has LED lights made to look like a city at night.
Maker: Jeff de Boer
Organization: LEXM
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Website: http://jeffdeboer.com/
Maker: Patti & Bernie Derbyshire-May
Organization: Torch Motorcycles
Project: Torch Motorcycles — Vintage Bikes for Fast Girls
Website: http://torchmotorcycles.myshopify.com/
We exhibiting the research, development and design of our motorcycle prototype for women. We will be 3D scanning women’s bodies and 3D printing components of our YYC City Bike.
Maker: Neil Enock
Organization: Somewhen
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Website: http://somewhen.tv/
Maker: Scott Ewing
Organization: CalgaryRC
Project: Calgary RC’s
Website: http://www.calgaryrc.com/index.php
Custom modded rc vehicles of all kinds
Maker: Curt Filipowski
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Project: Confounded Machines
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/Flipper118118
A display of computer controlled rapid prototyping machines that anyone can construct for themselves! The CNC milling machines are all hand made from online plans and cut material with ultra high precision. The 3 generations of 3D printers started from a commercially purchased unit but were quickly outnumbered by the successive open source machines which can print a large portion of their own parts!
Maker: Michael Fletcher
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Project: WiFi Rain Meter
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WiFi Rain Meter records the amount of rainfall and presents it on the web.The rain gauge parts were printed using a 3D printer. A Raspberry PI records the amount of rainfall. The control panel is a web page and presented on a tablet.
Maker: Tam Godfrey
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Project: Marquetrie chevalet demos
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Technology from the 1700’s! My interactive exhibit will show visitors how this marquetry donkey or in French, a chevalet de marquetrie, can be used to create intricate decorative veneer features for furniture or other projects.
Maker: Douglas Hagedorn
Organization: Tactalis
Project: The Tactalis Origin Tactile Computer
Website: http://heritageweaversandspinners.org/
Tactalis develops revolutionary computer systems with tactile display output that are designed to let people who are blind and visually impaired touch and feel physical representations of features on the screen. Unlike typical touch-screens, our computers touch you back!
Maker: Annekatrin Hahnel
Organization: Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary
Project: PVC Spinning Wheel
Website: http://heritageweaversandspinners.org/
A spinning wheel made from PVC pipes. I do have the head of an older so called Indian spinner and want to build a wheel around to use it with something else than the sewing machine table it came with. There will also be some weaving in action.
Maker: Kwesi Haizel
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Project: Dobsonian Telescope
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This Dobsonian telescope was built over a span of 10 months and it is based on an optic design that dates back to Newton in the 17th century. The telescope mount style, “Dobsonian” showcases the use of large primary mirrors and portability was the invention of John Dobson and was popularized in the 1960’s. This telescope can view deep sky objects and is a favorite design for amateur astronomers.
Maker: Courtney Hare
Organization: Calgary Tool Library
Project: Hands on tools
Website: http://calgarytoollibrary.org/
Visit the Calgary Tool Library for a hands on experience of popular tools and to learn about the tool lending and learning program for all Calgarians. All levels of experience and tool know-how welcome.
Maker: Paul Harris
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Project: Electrochemical Extravaganza
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A spectacular display of various devices in which electricity meets chemistry head on, from Tesla coils to water conversion into Hydrogen and Oxygen. Flames that dance to music and confined plasmas that generate bio-active field effects with a few miscellaneous tricks thrown in to inspire and entertain.
Maker: Gordon Hayes
Organization: Alberta Aquaponics
Project: Aquaponics
Website: http://www.albertaaquaponics.ca/
Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the animals. The term aquaponics is a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic.Aquaponic systems vary in size from small indoor or outdoor units to large commercial units, using the same technology. The systems usually contain fresh water, but salt water systems are plausible depending on the type of aquatic animal and which plants.
Maker: Catherine Hazin & Designers
Organization: Make Fashion
Project: Wearable tech fashion
Website: http://www.makefashion.ca/
Launched in June 2012, MakeFashion hosted its first wearable technology fashion show and gala on January 25 2013. We introduced high-end fashion designers and artists to the exciting world of wearables through a series of informative, hands-on, designer-lead workshops. MakeFashion has since hosted two sold-out galas and has showcased the work of international designers around the world including Calgary, Las Vegas, and Shenzhen. Expect to see a few designers wearing their garments and a few more on display.
Maker: Jimmy Hazin
Organization: CSS
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Website: http://www.css.ca/
Maker: Tie Hoekstra
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Project: Blinkey II demo
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The goal of this demo is to explore minimalistic features necessary for a robotic face to engage a person in meaningful way, as well to study questions related to the social dynamics of humans and human-robot interaction while avoiding “uncanny valley”.
Maker: Kevin Jesuino
Organization: Antyx Community Arts
Project: Designing Community
Website: http://www.antyx.org/
Take a pair of scissors, glue and construction paper and help us reimagine and build Calgary’s newest community: INCLUSIVI-CITY.At Antyx Community Arts we aim to engage, empower and transform by building creative vibrant communities and fostering inclusion, participation, and potential through the arts. We invite you to consider:What makes a good community?
How does art play a role in your community?
What’s your favourite thing your community?
What does your community need?This is an exercise inspired by Placemaker expert Mark Lakeman.
Maker: Luke Kimmel
Organization: Leaf Ninjas
Project: Leaf Ninjas
Website: http://www.leafninjas.ca/
Urban Agriculture and Food Forestry
Maker: Albert La
Organization: SKTechworks
Project: SKTechworks
Website: http://sktechworks.ca/
Saskatoon TechWorks Inc. is a makerspace (or hackerspace) that is focused on science, technology, culture, mechanics and the digital arts. We offer a space where people with diverse backgrounds can socialize, collaborate and learn. Through shared resources, knowledge and ideas we strive to create an atmosphere that promotes community and learning.We also fulfill our role as a community resource by hosting workshops on electronics, programming, crafts, and any other skills that members (or guests) are willing to share.
Maker: Kari Lagon
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Project: Make Your Own Lipbalm
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Be a Maker: Learn how to make handmade cosmetics.This is a hands-on exhibit where the public can choose from various ingredients to create their own lip balm, to take home, in an assembly line fashion
Maker: Kevan Leycraft
Organization: Leycraft Designs
Project: Various
Website: http://www.ski-bikes.ca/
Maker: Kevin Loney
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Project: CT Scanner
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A low resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner. Based on the designs by The Tricorder Project.http://tricorderproject.org/openct
Maker: Kathleen Long
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Maker: Luke Lukasewich
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Maker: Jenni Macdonald
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Project: Monster Maker
Website: http://jennimacdonald.wix.com/makeup
Special Effects Make-up Artist, demonstrating how creatures are made for film and television. A display of previous work and live demo of the application process.
Maker: Mark Martens
Organization: WCRS
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Website: http://www.robotgames.com/category/wcrs/
Maker: Jeff Mcdonald
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Website: https://plus.google.com/+JeffMcDonald/posts
Light Painting photo booth!
Maker: Sue McMaster
Organization: ASTech
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Website: http://astech.ca/
Maker: Mike Morrow
Organization: Protospace
Project: Make your own Machine Tools!
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I have build some machine tools from scratch, using scrap aluminum and technology that is one or two centuries old. My work is based on these books:http://gingerybookstore.com/You can view some photos of my work athttp://oxbow.morrow.pl/slides/metal/
Maker: Jorgen Ormstrup
Organization: Protospace, and Botzone
Project: Multi-Rotor Manor, or Mania, Doug should have input too. or “The Future is HERE” (meaning our booth)
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These are multi-rotor, radio controlled models, mostly quads, but one tricopter frame, one homebrew octocopter frame (for aerial photography), one completed “Canadian Quad”, made in part, from broken carbon fiber hockey sticks (“just being patriotic…”). There is one H- copter (quad, home-brewed), mostly complete, but some custom wiring remains to be completed. One Q450, (quad), completed, and being tested.
Two hexacopter frames, one partially completed (wiring, mainly). Possibly one or two nano-copters (quads), These can be flown, by us. They break too easily, to let the visitors try.
Maker: Wendy Passmore-Godfrey
Organization: WP Puppet Theatre
Project: Shadow Puppet Magic
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Fun for young and old – find out how found objects (or junk) can be created into some beautiful shadow puppets. We’ll help you make your take-home project and have lots of stuff and ideas to play with. Add some dramatic music, some weird sound effects, maybe do some filming and let the show begin!
Maker: Craig Pfau
Organization: Calgary Game Developers
Project: Calgary Game Developers
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The Calgary Game Developers is a group that meets regularly to discuss game development, participates in game jams and foster a local community. On exhibit are some of the games created by our members.
Maker: Nicole Pico Mantilla
Organization: Masters Academy and College
Project: Identity
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My exhibit shares paintings of people captured in everyday moments, using their natural and unalloyed forms. Within my work, I capture the raw beauty people hold but vary my artistic approach within my paintings depending on the message and mood I aim to convey.
Maker: Brian Queen
Organization: Protospace
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Website: http://protospace.ca/
Maker: Mitch Randle
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Project: Grass Hammock
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I will bring some of my best stuff i’ve put on instructables and maybe some other projects I finish before then. http://www.instructables.com/member/mrandle/. I will most likely bring my grass hammock and stand and I will make a new parking meter lamp if time permits.
Maker: Barry Roberts Egerton
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Project: Wonderled
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Sculpture, visionary dream images.
Maker: Paul Sanders
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Project: Music Gesture Control
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This display is to show how music can be controlled by using simple gestures to control midi messages. These midi messages are then programmed into Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) and/or Digital DJ software to be able to control parameters. Midi Controllers will also be set up to display the capabilites of what you could control with Gestures.
Maker: Daljinder Sanghera
Organization: IdeaHouse Product Design
Project: We bring ideas to life! Low cost prototype development for YOUR inventions/ideas!
Website: http://ideahousedesign.ca/
Don’t pass up that invention of yours!IdeaHouse is making invention more accessible right here in Calgary Alberta!We take napkin sketches/ideas and turn them into low-cost and REAL tangible prototypes that you can take to investors or online crowd funding sources such as Kickstarter!
Maker: Andrew Sayer
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Project: jumpSuit
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A wearable audio/visual/touch jumpsuit –
Hear… the sounds
See… the lights
Feel… the love
Maker: Tarana Sharma
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Project: Cycle-a-Sorbet
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Cycle-a-Sorbet is a prototype of a pedal powered ice cream maker. It has been put together using parts of a cranking ice cream maker, a HomeDepot bucket, wood, metal and such. The inspiration came from Bicilavadora a pedal powered washing machine designed and developed by the D-Lab at MIT.
Maker: Brian & Jeremy Simmons & Lang
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Project: MakerEd
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We are a team of educators working to bring more students into the world of making and design thinking. Making in education is not new but access to modern, affordable technologies has changed the way that students can interact with curriculum, giving voice to creative ways of displaying and developing their understanding.
Maker: Shawn Stack
Organization: Bromwich & Smith, Inc.
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Website: http://www.solvingdebt.ca/
Maker: Sheralee Stelter
Organization: Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families
Project: Adapted Bike for Kids with Cerebral Palsy
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Our agency customizes bikes for kids and youth with physical challenges. No two bikes are the same. We can get kids who have no control over their body, or may be visually impaired riding an adaptive bike. Our program allows all kids with physical challenges know the joy of simply riding a bike.
Maker: Ryan Sutherland
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Project: Celtic Expressions: CNC possiblities..
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Local Celtic Artisan displaying the versatility of a CNC machine in various mediums. Jewellry, and other forms will be displayed and for purchase. Looking forward to sharing ideas and some laughter if you stop by and see how our cultural past can be enhanced with today’s technology
Maker: Thomas Terashima
Organization: Kanuckistan Sietch theme camp
Project: Kanuckistan Sietch theme camp sign
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Sign for “Kanuckistan Sietch” theme camp at Burning Man 2014 (art theme: Caravansary). Has map of Black Rock City, interactive elements, USB charging ports and cables, message board.
Maker: Ryan Turner
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Project: Glass Flameworking
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Small-scale glassblowing using a torch.
Maker: Kris Valckx
Organization: Rocky Mountain Smokers
Project: Smoke & Fire: The Art of Barbecue
Website: http://www.spacehabs.com/
I will be demonstrating the art of competitive barbecue, including meat selection, prepping meat, smoking vs grilling, competition barbecue, prepping rubs & sauces, etc.
Maker: Bryan Versteeg
Organization: Spacehabs.com
Project: Spacehabs.com
Website: http://www.spacehabs.com/
Spacehabs.com is an internationally recognized name for the conceptual design of space exploration. Prints used by National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, New Scientist and Discovery Channel to demonstrate human kinds future in space are available as well as discussion with the artist, Bryan Versteeg.
Maker: Lauren Voisin
Organization: Frog game
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Maker: Dave Ware
Organization: Brickwares
Project: Brickwares Lego Art
Website: http://www.brickwares.com/
An exhibition of Lego art built by Dave Ware, Custom Brick Artist.
Maker: Monica Willard
Organization: Steampunk Arts and Science Society(SASS)
Project: Wandering Steampunks
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We would like to have a table as homebase and to showcase some of our members projects, but otherwise we would like to wander about in our amazing costumes to spread the steampunk love.
Maker: Average Joe Willis
Organization: Average Joe
Project: Various
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it is going to take all summer
Maker: Dayson and Julianne
Organization: c/o Solarbotics
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Maker: Dayton Pid
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Website: http://protospace.ca/
Maker: Jon macdonald
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Project: Magic Maker
Website: http://magicmaker.ca/
The Magic Maker team is working on the next step of 3d printing. We are building a prototype of a desktop 3d Maker machine that will change how makers use their current 3d printer setup. Our project is going to kickstarter later this year, we and we want Calgary mini Maker fire to be the first to see it.
Maker: Jorgan
Organization: Botzone.ca
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Website: http://botzone.ca/
Maker: Richard Lushai
Organization: Mini Bots
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Website: http://www.vertical-research.com/node/74
Maker: Tim Hammell artist
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Project: Department 25
Website: http://www.tim-hammell.com/
Department 25 – Top Secret since 1852 & 1/4Whimsical Classic Armaments, Infernal Devices & Unusual Artifacts & NOW, Airships of Marvelous Design. Art sculptures all made of mostly recycled or repurposed materials.
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Organization: Beakerhead
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Website: http://beakerhead.org/
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Organization: CPL
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Website: http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/
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Organization: Awesome Foundation
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Website: http://www.awesomecalgary.org/
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Organization: ACAD
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Website: http://www.acad.ca/
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Organization: CBE
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Website: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/
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Organization: FairGoods
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Website: http://www.fairgoods.com/