Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and kids clamour for litter to clear up Calgary's waterfront



    
    Calgary Zoo and local students will clear debris and litter along the
    Bow River
    

    CALGARY, Sept. 16 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  To help kick off the 15th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
           Cleanup, the Calgary Zoo and local students from Guy Weadick
           Elementary School will be cleaning up the shoreline to recover
           debris and aquatic litter. Previous Calgary cleanups have
           recovered a traffic sign, fire hose, vacuum cleaner and bicycle.
           What will this year's cleanup uncover?

    WHEN:  Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:00 a.m. MDT - Recommended arrival
           time
           11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. MDT - Calgary Zoo to clean shores and
           reveal recovered litter (*)11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. MDT -
           Spokespeople available for interviews

    WHERE: Calgary Zoo
           1300 Zoo Rd NE
           Calgary, Alberta
           Check in at the security office (south entrance of the zoo) and
           proceed to the Discovery Centre area

    WHO:   Albert Carwana, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment
           Foundation
           Angela Griffiths, Director, Conservation Programs, Vancouver
           Aquarium
           Noah O'Hara, Corporate Education Interpreter, Calgary Zoo

    WHY:   Every year over one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals
           and turtles die through entanglement and ingestion of litter, and
           it's estimated that 80 per cent of this litter originates from
           land based sources. This year, over 60,000 Canadians will work
           together from September 20 to 28 to remove nearly 100 tonnes of
           litter from our shorelines and waterways during the 15th annual
           TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

           Calgarians are encouraged to drop by the September 20th Kick-off
           Event at St. Patrick's Island at 10:00 a.m. to help clean the
           city's shoreline.

           For additional information please visit: www.vanaqua.org/cleanup

    RSVP:  Hailey Miles
           MAVERICK Public Relations for TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
           416-640-5525 ext. 238
           416-317-0033 (mobile)
           haileym@maverickpr.com
    





For further information:

For further information: Hailey Miles, MAVERICK Public Relations for TD
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, (416) 640-5525 ext. 238, (416) 317-0033
(mobile), haileym@maverickpr.com


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