On June 22, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) hosted its 10th annual Canoe the Credit event at the Mississauga Canoe Club in Port Credit. Hundreds of residents and supporters from the local community joined together for a day of paddling, food and fun – all for an important cause. The event raised more than $20,000 in support of local conservation initiatives in the Credit River watershed.
“As our country acknowledges Canada 150, our Foundation looks forward to the next 150 years of meaningful conservation work that will ensure a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director of the CVCF. “With continued support from our community, including our Canoe the Credit corporate partners, we are confident that we can transform this vision into reality.”
Over the past decade, Canoe the Credit has raised over $210,000 in support of conservation initiatives in the Credit River watershed. Funds raised this year support CVCF’s five-year Protect, Connect and Sustain Campaign. The campaign goal is to raise $5 million for Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) by 2020 in support of three key projects: Conservation Youth Corps, Land Securement and the Credit Valley Trail.
Teams paddled hard for conservation in an eight-team triple elimination dragon boat race. The Peel Regional Police successfully defended their title, while R.J. Burnside placed second and Port Credit West Village partners took third place. CVC’s Watershed Warriors raised more than $4,500 in team pledges and were awarded the team Spirit Award.
The corporate team challenge included paddlers from Canada Lands Company, CVC, Fieldgate Developments, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Peel Regional Police 11 and 12 Division, Port Credit West Village partners (Diamondcorp, Dream, FRAM + Slokker, and Kilmer Van Nostrand), R.J. Burnside & Associates, Schneider Electric and Urbantech Consulting.
The event was generously supported by corporate donors, including Canadian Outdoor Equipment, Canon Canada, Goodlife Fitness, MEC North York, Mississauga Canoe Club, Nestlé Waters Canada and Pizzaiolo Port Credit.
For more information, visit www.cvcfoundation.ca.
Reigning Canoe the Credit champions, Peel Regional Police, 11 and 12 Division
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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.
About Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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