Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - The 2007 TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Kicks-Off in Halifax on September 12, 2007

    Canadian Navy dives-in to encourage Halifax residents to help protect
    Canada's environment

    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  To kick start this year's nationwide cleanup event and encourage
           residents to participate in a local cleanup on September 15th,
           divers from the Canadian Navy's East Coast Fleet lead by HMCS
           Fredericton will be diving into Halifax Harbour in search of
           harmful debris and aquatic litter. The results promise to be an
           eye opener.

           The TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup was created by the
           Vancouver Aquarium and has been operating for more than 12 years.
           Today, it is one of the largest conservation initiatives in the
           country. With a record number of registrations this year,
           participants will clean up more than 1,000 shorelines along
           rivers, streams, lakes, oceans and wetlands in every region of
           Canada from September 15 through 23, 2007. All data collected
           around items found on the shorelines is tallied and shared with
           the international community.

           After the exclusive media event on September 12th, Halifax
           residents are invited to participate in a public shoreline cleanup
           co-organized by Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada that will take
           place on Saturday, September 15th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at
           Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park. Media are welcome. For
           additional information, please visit:

    WHO:   Media spokespeople include:
           -  C.P. Heckman, Sub-Lieutenant, HMCS Fredericton
           -  Todd Dickey, Halifax Coordinator, TD Friends of the
              Environmental Foundation
           -  Jennifer Smith, Manager, Conservation Planning, WWF-Canada
           -  Kari Riddell, spokesperson for the Vancouver Aquarium

    WHEN:  Wednesday, September 12, 2007
           10:00 a.m. - Recommended arrival time

           9:00 a.m.  - Boats travel to Alderney Landing
           10:00 a.m. - Dive begins
           10:30 a.m. - Begin to reveal finding from dive

    WHERE: Alderney Landing (just north of the Ferry Terminal)

    RSVP:  Michael Dunn
           Dunn Associates
           (902) 422-6014 (office)

For further information:

For further information: Michael Dunn, Dunn Associates, (902) 422-6014

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