MEDIA ADVISORY - Record-breaking year for Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to bring out workers, students and community members

Volunteers from OLG, HSBC and U of T to clean up Woodbine Beach Park

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - It's only September, and already this year, 2,063 cleanups have been organized across the country as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. That's the most ever registered in the program in one calendar year.

To celebrate our efforts to keep Canada's lakes, rivers, streams and oceans clean, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup will host a public cleanup and celebration event.  Media are invited to attend.

Where: Woodbine Beach Park (Toronto), Pavilion
When: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m.

  • OLG volunteers – Bet on Green Team
  • HSBC Bank Canada volunteers
  • University of Toronto student volunteers
  • Community volunteers
  • WWF-Canada's Panda mascot will be available for photos

A joint initiative of WWF-Canada and the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is Canada's largest community-led, volunteer-powered conservation cleanup program.

WWF-Canada would like to thank OLG and HSBC Bank Canada for their efforts to preserve our water ecosystems for wildlife and communities. Since joining forces with the Shoreline Cleanup as a provincial sponsor in 2010, OLG has had more than 2,250 workers and volunteers participate in cleanups across Ontario. Through its global 150th anniversary community fund, HSBC is supporting WWF-Canada's Watershed Reports.

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 the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups.

About WWF-Canada
WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife.

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.


For further information: Emily Vandermeer | Communications specialist, WWF-Canada | 416-489-4567 ext. 7298 | 519-616-1556,


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