BP Canada Energy Group ULC

BP Canada Energy Group ULC

June 15, 2012 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: BP Canada Participating in BirthPlace Forest Clean-up with Boy Scouts and The City of Calgary Parks

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2012) - Members of the media are invited to join BP Canada families along with Calgary Boy Scouts, in cooperation with The City of Calgary Parks, as they volunteer their time to clean-up the site of the 2004 BP BirthPlace Forest. The clean-up will be taking place between 10 a.m. and noon.

Launched in 2000 by The City of Calgary Parks and its partners BP Canada, the Calgary Health Region, and Golden Acre Garden Sentres Ltd., the BP BirthPlace Forest program remains the first of its kind in Canada. This free program enabled parents to honour their new born children while recognizing the need to grow much needed urban forests.

"This clean-up initiative was brought to our attention by 8 year-old Alex," said Anita Perry, BP Canada's Vice President of Communications & External Affairs. "During a recent visit to his tree at the 2004 BirthPlace Forest he found a lot of garbage. He rallied his fellow boy scouts to volunteer their time to clean it up. We're inspired by Alex and pleased to support this initiative for Calgarians who use these urban forests."

BP has created a Scouts badge to honour the volunteers and is looking at how it can continue this program in the future.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time: Event runs 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: 59 Avenue and Burbank Road SE (east of the Blackfoot Inn)

Contact Information

  • BP Canada
    Melanie Ducharme
    403-233-1033
    403-617-2254 (day of event)