Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup dives into the Halifax Harbour to see what "treasures" can be found

    Canadian Naval Reserves divers to recover debris & litter in Halifax

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
           Cleanup, members from the Canadian Naval Reserves will recover
           harmful marine debris and shoreline litter at Point Pleasant Park.

           Previous cleanups have recovered fireworks, coconuts and shopping
           carts, among other items. What will divers recover this year?

    WHEN:  Tuesday, September 1, 2009
           9:45 a.m. ADT - Recommended arrival time
           9:45 - 10:15 a.m. ADT - Divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves
           will comb the shores and reveal recovered litter
           (*)10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ADT - Spokespeople available for interviews

    WHERE: Point Pleasant Park, off Black Rock Beach just south of the
           HALTERM Tower

    WHO:   Todd Dickey, Chapter Coordinator, TD Friends of the Environment
           Jill Dwyer, Program Manager, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup,
           Vancouver Aquarium
           Commander Richard Oland, Commanding Officer, HMCS SCOTIAN National

    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 as many as 75,000 Canadians will work together from
           September 19-27 to remove nearly 100 tonnes of litter from our
           shorelines and waterways during the 16th annual TD Great Canadian
           Shoreline Cleanup.

           Halifax citizens are encouraged to drop by Point Pleasant Park on
           Saturday, September 19th at 10 a.m. to help clean the city's
           shoreline and participate in the event kick-off.

           For additional information please visit:

    RSVP:  Sheryl So
           Environics Communications

           Gregory Harrison
           TD Bank Financial Group

For further information:

For further information: RSVP: Sheryl So, Environics Communications,
(416) 969-2725,; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank Financial
Group, (416) 308-8597,

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