World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada)

World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada)

August 18, 2011 10:25 ET

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Toronto Argonaut Lends a Big Helping Hand for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - One of the Toronto Argonauts tallest team members, Joe Eppele, will be helping local school children with a Shoreline Cleanup on Cherry Beach on Monday, August 22. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, takes place from September 17 to 25 this year. Come watch as 6'8 Joe and the kids show the rest of Canada how to participate in this fun, family-friendly event.

Toronto Argonaut, Joe Eppele, and a group of school children clean up Cherry Beach for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Interviews and photo opportunities available with:
Toronto Argonaut offensive lineman, Joe Eppele
School children in Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup t-shirts
WWF Freshwater Director, Tony Maas
Shoreline Cleanup Volunteer Coordinator, Vancouver Aquarium, Susan Debreceni
Loblaw Companies Limited, Sonya Fiorini, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Cherry Beach, cleanup will take place on the beach area directly in front of the parking lot
Link to map:
Monday, August 22, 2 – 3 p.m.
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.

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.

About WWF

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

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.