BC Place takes part in The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
June 28th, 2019
BC Place team members were proud to take part in a Shoreline Cleanup around the stadium on Thursday, June 27th. June is Workplace Cleanup Month and taking part in a shoreline cleanup is a great way to build team skills, have fun and give back to the community. Last year, over 60,000 Canadians took part in cleanups covering over 3,300 km of shoreline.
About The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
In 1994, employees and volunteers at the Vancouver Aquarium decided to clean up a beach in Stanley Park to protect the city's shorelines. From that first cleanup, the program expanded across British Columbia and by 1997, 400 volunteers were participating in the Great BC Beach Cleanup at 20 sites. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup became a national conservation initiative in 2002 and cleanups started appearing in every province and territory. By 2003, more than 20,000 volunteers were taking part. Public support grew as Canadians became more aware of the harmful effects of shoreline litter on ecosystems, wildlife and people. In 2010, the Vancouver Aquarium began delivering the program with WWF-Canada, a strong partnership that continues today. The Shoreline Cleanup is now recognized as one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. The Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada are committed to growing the program to achieve. Learn more at www.shorelinecleanup.ca