MEDIA INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - On September 23, members of the media are welcomed to drop by and interview our on-site staff as to why they are taking the day to volunteer and help clean up five local sites as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
A joint conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to remove shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them.
"One of our core values is supporting our profession and our community," says Garth Busch, MNP's Regional Managing Partner for Vancouver Island. "But you can't just talk about it, you have to walk the talk. You have to commit and then decide to take action. While there are lots of great charities out there, our team thought the Shoreline Cleanup was a way that we could make a difference and have some fun at the same time."
When: Monday, September 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. Cleanup team photos
9:10 a.m. Cleanup begins
4:00 p.m. Cleanup ends
Where: MNP team members will be cleaning up the following sites:
|Community||Location||Local Media Contact|
|Comox Valley||Courtenay River/Comox Harbour at Dyke Road Park|| Alana Pearson, Site Coordinator
|Nanoose Bay|| Nanoose Harbour shoreline from Beach Road south along Island
| Peter van Dongen, Site Coordinator
|Nanaimo||Westwood Lake beach and trails, off Woss Lake Drive.|| Traci Pogson, Site Coordinator
|Ladysmith||Transfer Beach Park|| Janna Olynyk , Site Coordinator
|Mill Bay|| Verdier Point to northern border of Bamberton Park (Mill Bay south
along Mill Bay Road to Verdier Point)
| Shelley Graham, Site Coordinator
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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, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. www.ShorelineCleanup.ca
SOURCE: MNP LLP
For further information:
For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Peter van Dongen, Regional Marketing Manager - Vancouver Island, MNP LLP
(250) 734-4321 or cell (250) 713-0438 or email [email protected]
Julie Bannerjea, Director Media and External Communications, MNP LLP
(416) 263-6988 or cell (416) 579-3670 or email [email protected]