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2012 Cleaning The Capital Contributors Celebrated

Mar 26, 2013 - 6 years ago

By Supply Post

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the Transportation Committee, Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, and Bill Houldsworth of Tim Horton’s celebrated the efforts of 2012 Cleaning the Capital participants and sponsors at a recent ceremony at City Hall.

“Year after year, I’m proud to see so many people actively caring for their neighbourhoods and this year is no exception,” said Mayor Watson. “It is important to thank all the volunteers and the many sponsors who make Cleaning the Capital a success, and now we can work to build on this enthusiasm on a yearround basis, as I suggested in my recent State of the City remarks.”

Every year, the spring and fall events attract more than 86,000 participants who give back to their communities through litter pick-up and graffiti removal projects. Since 1994, Cleaning the Capital participants have collected over 1.5 million kilograms of waste from Ottawa’s parks, bus stops, woodlots, ravines, shorelines and pathways.

“Cleaning the Capital creates a tangible difference we can instantly see. We appreciate all the participants and sponsors that contribute their time and efforts towards creating a cleaner and healthier city,” said Councillor Egli.

“Tim Horton’s is proud to be a long-time sponsor of the Cleaning the Capital campaigns and we are dedicated to supporting this valuable initiative to keep our communities beautiful,” said Tim Horton’s restaurant owner Bill Houldsworth. “We look forward to the campaign’s continued success to combat litter and graffiti through community cleanup projects across the city.”

The 2013 Spring Cleaning the Capital will be taking place April 15 to May 15, and participants can register online.

The 2013 Tim Horton’s Ottawa Cleaning the Capital will mark 20 years of the initiative. The Cleaning the Capital team was the recipient of the 2012 Keep America Beautiful Award for their litter prevention efforts and their ability to engage community members in the Cleaning the Capital campaigns. This annual award celebrates achievements in litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, beautification and community greening projects or programs.

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