June 16, 2014 – Join Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) for the seventh annual Canoe the Credit event at the Don Rowing Club in Port Credit on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with speeches beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Canoe the Credit brings together supporters and advocates of the Credit River watershed community for a day of paddling, food, fun, friendship and philanthropy.
The event will be attended by Karen Ras, Chair of Canoe the Credit and Vice Chair of CVCF; Councillor Jim Tovey, City of Mississauga; Councillor Pat Mullin, City of Mississauga; and Mayor Marolyn Morrison, Town of Caledon. A barbeque lunch will follow their presentation.
"Participating in the Canoe the Credit event allows the corporate community to show their support for CVCF and is an exciting way to raise money for conservation programs," said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, CVCF.
Over the past six years, Canoe the Credit has raised more than $140,000 in support of Conservation Youth Corps (CYC), a Credit Valley Conservation program. CYC provides local youth with opportunities to earn volunteer hours by participating in environmental activities such as tree planting, river cleanups, fish and aquatic monitoring and wildlife habitat construction.
Come out to cheer on paddlers from the Peel Regional Police, Caledon Fire & Emergency Services, Holcim Inc. and Enersource who are participating in the corporate team challenge. Teams will paddle off in a 10-team double elimination relay race in canoes to win the coveted "Canoe the Credit" cup.
For more information, visit www.canoethecredit.ca.
About Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an Act of the Province of Ontario in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources, other than minerals, in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
About Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF)
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the Credit River watershed. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising funds in support of the valuable conservation projects carried out by Credit Valley Conservation that protect the health and well-being of the flora and fauna, the watershed and its inhabitants for today and tomorrow.