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WWF-Canada

September 13, 2011 12:19 ET

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Hundreds of Canadians Attend Kick-off Events for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

TORONTO, ONTARIO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2011) - Looking for a way to prolong your summer fun this September? Join hundreds of Canadians at events across the nation as they come together to kick-off the 18th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, on Saturday, September 17th. Events will be attended by spokespeople from the Vancouver Aquarium, WWF and Loblaw Companies Limited as well as Canadians who want to help keep their waters healthy for the wildlife and communities that depend on them.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF and takes place from September 17 to 25. To learn more or register today visit: www.ShorelineCleanup.ca.

LOCATION PHOTO MEDIA CONTACT
OPPORTUNITY/SPOKESPERSON
EDMONTON
Emily Murphy Park
http://bit.ly/rbHkah

Photo opportunity available with cleanup participants in Shoreline Cleanup t-shirts WWF: Ryley Murray
416-489-4567 ext. 7337
rmurray@wwfcanada.org
September 17, 2011

10am – Cleanup and Environment Fair begin
Spokespeople
WWF: Mathieu Lebel, Advisor, Water Management
Riannon John
416-347-1894
rjohn@wwfcanada.org
Noon – Closing remarks and lunch

1 pm – Results reporting and prizes

Loblaw: Craig Ware, Director, Corporate Affairs

Vancouver Aquarium: Jean Fong
1-877-427-2422 ext. 3
jean.fong@vanaqua.org

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw):
PR@Loblaw.ca
HALIFAX
Point Pleasant Park
http://bit.ly/oYPJy1

September 17, 2011
Photo opportunity available with cleanup participants in Shoreline Cleanup t-shirts and the Panda mascot WWF: Stacey McCarthy,
Communications Specialist
902-229-6066
smccarthy@wwfcanada.org
9:30 – Cleanup begins

12:30 pm – Closing remarks and lunch
Spokespeople
WWF: Bob Rangeley, Vice President, Atlantic Region
Vancouver Aquarium: Jean Fong
1-877-427-2422 ext. 3
jean.fong@vanaqua.org
1:15 pm – results announcement
Loblaw: Russell Works,
District Manager, Atlantic
Superstore
Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw):
PR@Loblaw.ca
OTTAWA
Ottawa River, Champlain Bridge
Lookout http://bit.ly/oJXTOW
Photo opportunity available with cleanup participants in Shoreline Cleanup t-shirts
and the Panda mascot
WWF: Ryley Murray
416-489-4567 ext 7337
rmurray@wwfcanda.org
September 17, 2011

10:30 am – Opening remarks by Ottawa River Keepers
Spokespeople
WWF: Martin von Mirbach, Director, Canadian Arctic Program
Vancouver Aquarium: Jean Fong
1-877-427-2422 ext. 3
jean.fong@vanaqua.org
11 am - Cleanup
begins

Noon – Closing
remarks and lunch
Loblaw: Alain Brandon, Senior Manager, Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw):
PR@Loblaw.ca

PRINCE RUPERT
Hays Creek
http://bit.ly/r5QZ1x

Photo opportunity available with cleanup participants in Shoreline Cleanup t-shirts WWF: Ryley Murray
416-489-4567 ext 7337
rmurray@wwfcanada.org
September 17, 2011

9:30 am – Cleanup begins

Spokespeople
WWF: Mike Ambach, Manger,
North Coast Program

Riannon John
416-347-1894
rjohn@wwfcanada.org
1 pm – Closing
remarks and lunch

Vancouver Aquarium: Jean Fong
1-877-427-2422 ext. 3
jean.fong@vanaqua.org

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw):
PR@Loblaw.ca
TORONTO
Woodbine Beach Park
http://bit.ly/pfbCoi

Photo opportunity available with cleanup participants in Shoreline Cleanup t-shirts and the Panda mascot WWF: Ryley Murray
416-489-4567 ext 7337
rmurray@wwfcanda.org
September 17, 2011

10 am – Cleanup begins
Spokespeople
WWF: Christina Topp, VP, Marketing and Communications
Riannon John
416-347-1894
rjohn@wwfcanada.org

12:30 pm – Lunch
Vancouver Aquarium: Susan Debreceni,
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Vancouver Aquarium: Jean Fong
1-877-427-2422 ext. 3
jean.fong@vanaqua.org
12:45 – Closing remarks, results reporting, prizes
Loblaw: Sonya Fiorini, Senior Director, Corporate Social
Responsibility
Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw):
PR@Loblaw.ca
VANCOUVER
Kits Beach
http://bit.ly/pFDEvJ

September 17, 2011
Photo opportunity available with the Beebop (Vancouver Aquarium mascot) the Panda mascot and cleanup
participants in Shoreline Cleanup t-shirts
WWF: Jo Anne Walton
604-787-3103
jwalton@wwfcanada.org
Vancouver Aquarium: Jean Fong
604-659-3561
jean.fong@vanaqua.org
9:30 – Cleanup begins

12:00 pm – Closing
remarks, prizes
Spokespeople
WWF: Hadley Archer, VP, Strategic Partnerships and Fundraisin
Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw):
PR@Loblaw.ca
12:30 to 1 pm - Lunch Vancouver Aquarium: Jill Dwyer, Program Manager, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited is also supported by The Home Depot Canada Foundation and Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project as national sponsors, and in Ontario, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

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.

About the Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is a global leader in connecting people to our natural world, and a self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action. www.vanaqua.org.

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca.

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. www.loblaw.ca.

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