April 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL BUSINESSES AND DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY MEMBERS COME TOGETHER FOR 13th ANNUAL EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP
Winnipeg, Manitoba – On Monday, April 23rd local businesses and downtown community members came together for the 13th annual Downtown Earth Day Clean-up. The annual event which is part of the BIZ’s overall efforts to clean the downtown area marked a new milestone and celebrated over 4,000 amazing volunteers in the past thirteen years.
A total of 334 business workers, residents and school groups joined the BIZ’s Enviro-Team and staff for the Clean-up at Thunderbird House and at Millennium Library Park. Participants picked up litter in the downtown area and successfully collected over 1,772 lbs. of garbage in the afternoon alone!
Prizes were given out to corporate teams who took their participation to another level:
- Most Lbs. of Litter Collected as a Team: Credit Union Central of Manitoba
- Best Team Name: Garbage Hatch Kids (Hatch Ltd.)
- Best Team Outfit: Sparrow Hotels
“The Downtown Earth Day Cleanup gives us an opportunity to celebrate the incredible support of the community and our Enviro-Team for their contribution to keeping our downtown clean,” says Stefano Grande, CEO of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “Over the past several years, we’ve seen how powerful this event is for connecting the community and working towards a shared goal which is a vibrant and clean downtown.”
This year over 20 businesses and community groups participated in the Earth Day Clean-up:
- Aboriginal Community Campus
- ALT Hotel Winnipeg
- Artis REIT
- Bold Commerce
- Credit Union Central of Manitoba
- Colliers International
- Delta Winnipeg Hotel
- Epic Opportunities
- Gap Factory
- Hatch Ltd.
- Investors Group
- Merry Maids of Winnipeg
- Pico Architecture Inc.
- Sparrow Hotels
- Turning Leaf Support Services
- Winnipeg Police Service (WPS)
- Women`s Health Clinic
- Workplace Instruction
- YFC Winnipeg
We would like to thank everyone who participated at our 13th Annual Earth Day Cleanup. Your efforts have contributed to helping make our downtown clean and vibrant for the spring season!
We would also like to thank Tim Hortons who provided coffee for us in the morning and to Energy 106 FM for their energy and enthusiasm in the afternoon.
Below is a Dropbox link with photos from the event: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ayubckjhy4cqzm/AACjFl6JXUDYj06AXmcwTPNea?dl=0
About the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Especially for people who are downtown, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is the friendly and hardworking host that improves the perception of downtown by providing a welcoming environment, keeping things clean and safe, and advocating for continuous and positive change.
Erica Urias, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Cell – (204) 806-8923, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org