October 18, 2005

York Region organizes 2005 School Litter Roundup

 NEWMARKET - The Regional Municipality of York will be organizing a litter roundup event for schools in York Region.  The event is part of the Region’s Litter Prevention Strategy, approved by Council in 2004.
WHEN:   Wednesday, October 19th (rain date October 26th)
HOST SCHOOL:  Blessed John XXIII Catholic Elementary School
SCHOOL CONTACT:  Mike Sullivan, Principal 
TIME OF EVENT:  12:20 – 1:00 p.m.
• There are over 60 schools from the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic District School Board, representing over 8,300 students participating in the cleanup
• The cleanup is being organized by York Region, with private sponsorship from The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd. and The Home Depot Canada – who will be supplying gloves and garbage bags
• The intention of the event is to clean up the environment, and educate young people on the benefits of litter prevention

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Media Contact:   Ken Turriff, Corporate Communications, York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1226
- Email: ken.turriff@york.ca

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