Media Advisory - Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Celebrates Coast-to-Coast Efforts in 2015

VANCOUVER, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - In 2015 so far, nearly 50,000 Canadians have registered to clean more than 1,600 shorelines through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and WWF-Canada, the Shoreline Cleanup is the largest direct-action environmental program in Canada. 

To celebrate, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is hosting a series of concurrent cleanup and celebration events on Saturday, Sept. 19 at shorelines across Canada, in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

This year's Shoreline Cleanup runs until Nov. 30, 2015; there are still many sites across Canada in need of site coordinators and participants. To find a site to clean up or more information, visit www.ShorelineCleanup.ca.

Media are welcome to attend the celebration events.

Halifax

Black Rock Beach at Point Pleasant Park

Saturday, Sept. 19; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Media contact: Heather Crochetiere



Montreal

Lachine Canal/Écluses Saint-Gabriel

Saturday, Sept. 19; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Media contact: Sophie Paradis

 

Ottawa

Parliament Hill Shoreline along Rideau Canal

Saturday, Sept. 19; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Media contact: Gayle McClelland

 


Toronto

Woodbine Beach Park

Saturday, Sept. 19; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Media contact: Rowena Calpito

 

Vancouver

Iona Beach Park (Richmond, B.C.)

Saturday, Sept. 19; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Media contact: Deana Lancaster

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is grateful for the support of its sponsors, including Loblaw Companies Limited as the presenting sponsor, Ricoh Canada as a national sponsor and OLG and YVR Vancouver International Airport as provincial sponsors.

About the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, is one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. A conservation initiative of Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and WWF-Canada, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. www.ShorelineCleanup.ca

About the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. www.vanaqua.org

About WWF-Canada
WWF-Canada is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca

About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unit holder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. www.loblaw.ca

SOURCE WWF-Canada

For further information: Deana Lancaster | Vancouver Aquarium | 604 659 3752 | deana.lancaster@vanaqua.org; Rowena Calpito | WWF-Canada | 416-489-4567 x7267 | rcalpito@wwfcanada.org

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