SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

June 25, 2014 15:31 ET

Join the CWF #GreatCanadianCampout: Help Get One Million Canadians Camping

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 25, 2014) - It's time to pitch in and help get one million Canadians camping by joining the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) Great Canadian Campout on July 19.

"Research shows that Canadians spend an alarming 90 percent of their time indoors," says Wade Luzny, CWF's CEO Executive Vice-President. "To reverse that trend we want people of all ages to get outside, connect with nature and enjoy the incredible landscape Canada has to offer."

To help get one million Canadians camping by Canada's 150th birthday in 2017 the public is encouraged to commit to camp at GreatCanadianCampout.ca. CWF's ultimate camping website features recipes, songs, tips, apps for stargazing as well as multilingual Learn to Camp guides. The comprehensive guides are available in Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Punjabi, French and English in partnership with Parks Canada.

"Everyone is invited to participate, whether they commit to camp at a provincial or national park or sleep under the stars right in their own backyards," Luzny said. "This summer let's rekindle our appreciation of nature and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of outdoor adventure while conserving and enjoying wildlife and habitat."

Join the #GreatCanadianCampout to receive CWF's guide to Canada's greatest hikes and be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card from the outdoor superstore SAIL, CWF's prizing partner.

For more information and to commit to camp visit GreatCanadianCampout.ca.

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending legislative changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca for more information.

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Stephanie Poff
    Associate Manager of Marketing & Events
    Canadian Wildlife Federation
    stephaniep@cwf-fcf.org
    613-868-0288

    Heather Robison
    Media and Community Relations Officer
    Canadian Wildlife Federation
    heatherr@cwf-fcf.org
    306-550-4155