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Canoe the Credit boosts youth corps

August 19, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) hosted its eighth annual Canoe the Credit event at the Mississauga Canoe Club in Port Credit recently.
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 CVCF Chair Jim Muscat. “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.”
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 all put up teams.
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 CVCF Executive Director Terri LeRoux. “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.”

         

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