LONDON, ON, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 15, 2013, 25 carwashes in the
City of London, Ontario will be participating in the Protect our Environment Carwash Event sponsored by the City of London and the Canadian Carwash Association
(CCA). A portion of the proceeds from these carwashes, which should be
somewhere between $6,000 and $10,000 based on pledges received to date,
will be donated to the London Food Bank as part of the 17th Annual London Cares Curbside Food Drive.
"The Canadian Carwash Association is honoured to have been invited to
contribute to the London Cares Curbside Food Drive. The Protect Our Environment Carwash Event is a unique way to bring attention to environmental issues that
threaten local waterways. With proceeds going to the London Food Bank,
the CCA and the people of London are able to support two key issues
that affect the community. We are thrilled to be one of many supporters
this year," said Jorge de Mendonca, Executive Director, Canadian
Participating CCA members in the London Cares event are:
Petro-Canada (11 sites)
Shell Canada (7 sites)
Auto Spa Self Server Carwash (2 sites)
Miami Carwash (2 sites)
Husky (1 site)
Pioneer Energy (1 site)
Springbank Coin-Op Carwash (1 site)
Specific locations for the individual sites can be found at www.canadiancarwash.ca/londoncares/.
Richard McKinnon, owner of two Miami Carwash locations in London, will
be one of the carwash operators donating proceeds from the June 15th activities. "It's important to me to give back to the same community
which allows me to earn a living and provide for my family. Educating
my customers about how professional carwashes help the environment is
an added bonus. I think the City of London has done a great job at
merging these two causes very well," said McKinnon.
Using a commercial carwash ensures that aquatic environments are
protected from the harmful effects of dirty water entering the storm
sewer systems. Storm sewer grates on many municipal streets are meant
only for rainwater or melted snow because they generally flow to
nearest waterway. In order to prevent unwanted chemicals from entering
storm sewers many municipalities, including the City of London, have a
Sewer Use Bylaw that controls the quality and quantity of substances
discharged into the sanitary and storm water sewer systems.
This project is part of CCA's efforts to encourage municipalities to
hold similar events to promote the environmental benefits of
professional carwashing over driveway washing. More information on the
municipal toolkit being prepared can be found on the CCA website.
Communities interested in having the CCA involved in similar events
should contact CCA (email@example.com) to find out how to participate.
Founded in the late 1950s, the Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) is a
membership association representing operators, suppliers and
manufacturers from the carwash industry. The CCA currently represents
150 members with more than 1,100 carwash operations across Canada. The
national office is located in Toronto. For more information, please
For more details about this story please visit www.canadiancarwash.ca/newsroom/.
SOURCE: Canadian Carwash Association
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