Encana and Calgary Police Service join LITE 96 to build Calgary's 16th Annual Toy Mountain

Calgary, Alberta, (October 29, 2010) - Encana Corporation and the Calgary Police Service are pleased to join radio station LITE 96 to build Toy Mountain, Calgary's largest toy drive that collects and distributes toys to less-fortunate families during the holiday season.



"We are delighted to become a partner in the Toy Mountain campaign," said Bill Oliver, Encana's Executive Vice-President & Chief Corporate Officer. "This campaign has grown significantly over the past 16 years, providing support to thousands of families throughout Calgary. With the help of Encana employees and community partners such as the Calgary Police Service and the Salvation Army, along with LITE 96 we hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of even more youth and young children."



The Calgary Police Service has joined this year's Toy Mountain campaign by designating police stations as a city-wide toy collection network. Toys can be dropped off at all district offices, mall and community stations, the Traffic Section office, downtown headquarters and YouthLink - Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.



Other drop-off locations include LITE 96, Bankers Hall, Marlborough Mall, Westbrook Mall, IKEA, GSL Chev City, Albi Show Homes and Fabricland. The Toy Mountain charity drive will be launched on November 3, 2010 and will run until December 19, 2010.



"The Calgary Police Service is committed to working with community organizations on initiatives that support Calgary's youth. This is one way we can make a contribution - by providing locations where Calgarians, including our own members, can drop off toys," said Chief Rick Hanson. "Encana has strongly supported many of our initiatives, such as YouthLink and our Police and Community Awareness Program (PCAP), and this was a natural extension of that partnership."



The Salvation Army works to identify families in need and distributes the proceeds from the Toy Mountain campaign. In 2009, almost 25,000 toys and gift cards were collected and distributed to Calgary families.

"The Salvation Army relies heavily on Toy Mountain to help with the overwhelming demand of families in need, particularly during the holiday season. Many of these families struggle to provide just the basic necessities. We're looking forward to working with Encana and the Calgary Police Service, which have come together to help us continue this very significant campaign," said Karen Livick, Executive Director for The Salvation Army's Community Services in Calgary. For more information on Toy Mountain please visit www.lite96.ca/events or for a complete list of Calgary Police Service locations visit www.calgarypolice.ca/departments-districtmap.html.

About Encana
Encana is a leading North American producer of clean, affordable natural gas. The way our people do business reflects our commitment to responsible development, safety, sound environmental practices and community engagement. Encana invests in community programs in the areas of environment, education, community enhancement, sports and recreation and family and community wellness. Success is defined by sustainable financial performance and our contribution to the strength and sustainability of the communities where we operate. Further information on Encana Corporation is available on the company's website, www.encana.com.

For more information please contact:
Encana Corporate Communications
Media contact:
Carol Howes
Advisor, Media Relations
(403) 645-4799

Calgary Police Service
Media contact:
Martin Kemp
Communications Advisor,
Public Affairs/Media Relations Unit
(403) 206-7979

Salvation Army
Media contact:
Captain Pam Goodyear
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development,
Alberta and Northern Territories Division
(403) 410-1115

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