On June 24, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) hosted its eighth annual Canoe the Credit event at the Mississauga Canoe Club in Port Credit. This year’s Corporate Dragonboat Challenge brought together a dozen corporate teams from across the Credit River watershed for a competitive dragonboat race in support of the Conservation Youth Corps program.

“It’s inspiring to see over 200 corporate participants showing their support,” said Jim Muscat, Chair, CVCF. “The Credit River is an integral part of our landscape. I’m thrilled that so many experienced it firsthand, while contributing to such an important cause.”

Participants from the following teams competed in the event; Aquatech, Axis Communications, Baxter Corporation, Condrain, Credit Valley Conservation, DG Group, Enersource, Fieldgate Developments, Humphries Planning Group, Peel Regional Police, RJ Burnside, Samsung, University of Toronto Mississauga, and Urbantech.

In the end, the “Canoe the Credit Corporate Challenge” cup went to the Peel Regional Police, in a close race with the “University of Toronto Mississauga Smokin’ Tuna”.

“Over the past eight years, Canoe the Credit has raised more than $180,000 in support of the Conservation Youth Corps, a program of Credit Valley Conservation,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, CVCF. “We are grateful to our participating teams, and we look forward to increased corporate participation in order to help develop leadership and conservation knowledge among local youth.”

For more information and to make a donation, visit www.cvcfoundation.ca.

Photo:
Peel Regional Police team final race
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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 from private individuals and organizations to invest in the valuable conservation projects and initiatives of Credit Valley Conservation. In the past 5 years, the CVC Foundation has contributed more than $3.5 million dollars to the valuable environmental projects of Credit Valley Conservation.

About Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province 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 almost 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.

Media Contact:
Jon MacMull
Supervisor, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

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