Robert Bateman Paints Ontario Parks

    Partnership Supports Education and Research in Ontario Provincial Parks

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ -


    Robert Bateman is partnering with Ontario Parks to release a
limited-edition set of four prints featuring Ontario wildlife in provincial
    All proceeds from the prints will support Ontario Parks
( research and environmental education programs
and the Robert Bateman Get to Know ( program, which
encourages young people to learn about the outdoors and wildlife. If all of
the prints are sold, more than $1 million will be raised.
    Twenty thousand prints have been produced and are on sale in 150 Canadian
Tire stores ( across Ontario and in select Ontario
Parks stores (

    The prints depict:

    -   A woodland caribou in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
    -   A polar bear in Polar Bear Provincial Park
    -   A common loon in Bon Echo Provincial Park
    -   A peregrine falcon in Lake Superior Provincial Park.


    "We are proud to partner with Robert Bateman to encourage more young
people to develop an awareness of nature and an appreciation for the outdoor
experiences that Ontario's provincial parks have to offer," said Natural
Resources Minister Donna Cansfield
    "My summers spent in Ontario's provincial parks were life changing. I
want to help today's young people experience the same enjoyment of nature that
I had while growing up," said Robert Bateman, Canadian artist and naturalist
    "As one of the country's largest retailers of outdoor equipment, and a
company with a strong Canadian heritage, it is a natural fit for us to offer
our customers exclusive prints depicting the great Canadian outdoors," said
Reg McLay, Senior Vice President, Canadian Tire (


    The matted 11" x 14" prints are available in a set of four for $299.95 or
individually for $79.95. Each print includes a certificate of authenticity.


    -   Plan to visit an Ontario provincial park (

    -   Learn more about the Robert Bateman Get to Know program

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For further information:

For further information: David Bauer, Minister's Office, (416) 314-2212;
Jolanta Kowalski, Communications Services Branch, (416) 314-2106

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