TD demonstrates environmental commitment in BC by funding construction of the TD Environmental Trail in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Oct. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group is celebrating the opening of the new TD Environmental Trail at TELUS World of Science, which officially opened today in Vancouver.

The trail, located around the perimeter of TELUS World of Science, features environmental exhibits free to the public and an interactive scavenger hunt. It will embark Vancouverites on a sustainability journey, engaging them in environmental education and inspiring future leadership in the province, by addressing local issues in transportation, food, water and waste. The TD Environmental Trail was made possible by the support of TD, which donated $500,000 to build the trail and spread awareness around environmental sustainability in British Columbia.

"We are thrilled to support Science World with the TD Environmental Trail as it not only emphasizes our ongoing commitment to environmental initiatives, but also provides education to young Canadians," says Mauro Manzi, Senior Vice President of Pacific Region at TD Bank Group. "In an era where more and more children are disconnected from nature, TD recognizes the importance of making real investments in environmental education and outdoor learning."

Dedicated to science and technology leadership, Science World British Columbia has identified environmental sustainability and conservation as two key concerns for the organization going forward. Supporting the construction of the trail was a natural fit for TD, as it recognizes the importance of educating British Columbians in collective environmental responsibility.

"We have a profound commitment to hands-on science and education and through the creation of the TD Environmental Trail we can demonstrate our continuous dedication to inspire and engage children and their families through thought-provoking environmental initiatives," says Bryan Tisdall, President and CEO of Science World British Columbia. "We're grateful to TD for this generous donation and are excited by the potential of inspiring positive environmental action in young people."

TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where our customers, clients and employees live and work. In 2012, TD Bank Group donated over $65 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, we focus on Education and Financial Literacy, Creating Opportunities for Young People, and the Environment. For more information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.

About Science World British Columbia
Science World British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership in the province. As a leader in informal science education, the organization has an extensive province-wide outreach program and has developed and hosted many international exhibitions.

SOURCE: TD Bank Group

For further information:

Jeff Meerman
TD Bank Group
604-654-0324
jeff.meerman@td.com

Jason Bosher
Science World British Columbia
604-443-7470
jbosher@scienceworld.ca


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