Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup finds out what Halifax waters are harbouring

    Deep dive will recover harmful debris and litter off Point Pleasant Park

    HALIFAX, Sept. 17 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  To help kick off the 15th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
           Cleanup, the Halifax Navy Fleet Diving Unit will dive into the
           Halifax Harbour to recover harmful debris and aquatic litter.
           Previous Halifax dives have recovered a highway sign, car parts
           and a Vaseline bottle. What will this year's dive uncover?

    WHEN:  Thursday, September 18, 2008
           9:00 a.m. - Recommended arrival time
           9:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Halifax Navy Fleet Diving Unit dive into
           Halifax Harbour and reveal recovered litter
           (*)9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Spokespeople available for interviews

    WHERE: Halifax Harbour
           The Point Pleasant Park parking lot near the sea terminals

    WHO:   Todd Dickey, Coordinator, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
           Mike McDermid, Spokesperson, Vancouver Aquarium
           Stacey McCarthy, Communications Specialist, WWF-Canada

    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.

           Halifax citizens are encouraged to drop by the September 20th
           Kick-off Event between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Point Pleasant
           Park (Black Rock Beach) to help clean the city's shoreline.

           For additional information please visit:

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

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

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