On September 12, 2019 Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) hosted its 14th annual Canoe the Credit event at the Mississauga Canoe Club in Port Credit. Over 200 participants enjoyed a fun and impactful day on the water in support of a great cause. The event raised over $28,000 through sponsorships, team registrations and participants fundraising efforts.
“We’re so grateful for the show of support at Canoe the Credit this year,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director for CVCF and Senior Manager, PARCS for Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). “The event raised a record-breaking $28,000 thanks to corporate partners who rallied in support of conservation initiatives. Together, we’re helping to connect, protect and sustain nature in the Credit River Watershed.”
Teams paddled hard for conservation in a twelve-team triple elimination dragon boat race. Peel Regional Police 11 & 12 Division successfully defended their reigning first-place champion title, with R.J. Burnside & Associates retaining their second-place champion title. Lakeview Community Partners joining the coveted champions circle in third-place.
The corporate team challenge included paddlers from the following companies and organizations: Alectra Utilities, Credit Valley Conservation, Fielding Environmental, Lakeview Community Partners, Peel Police 11 & 12 Division, Signature Communities, R.J. Burnside & Associates, Samsung, and Schneider Electric.
In total, corporate teams fundraised over $12,000 in pledges for Canoe the Credit. Lakeview Community Partners raised more than $5,000 of total pledges, earning them the Most Spirited Team award for outstanding fundraising efforts.
Over the past decade, Canoe the Credit has raised almost $260,000 in support of programs like CVC’s Conservation Youth Corps, a youth environmental education, leadership and career training program. Funds raised this year support CVCF’s five-year Protect Connect Sustain Campaign. The campaign goal is to raise $5 million by the end of 2020 in support of three key projects: Conservation Youth Corps, the Credit Valley Trail and Land Securement, including the current featured Capstone property in Caledon.
The event was generously supported by Paddle Partner Sponsor, Lakeview Community Partners. Prizes and refreshments were generously donated by Credit Valley Conservation, CVCF Board of Directors and staff, Forks of the Credit Inn, Patagonia Toronto, Pump House Grille Co., Starbucks Port Credit, Snug Harbour, Suncor and The Waterside Inn.
Reigning Canoe the Credit champions, Peel Regional Police, 11 and 12 Division
Second Place Champions, Burnside Bass Kickers (R.J. Burnside & Associates)
Third Place Champions, Lakeview Village Stone Hookers (Lakeview Community Partners)
About Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the Credit River Watershed. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising funds in support of the valuable conservation projects carried out by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) that protect the health and well-being of the flora and fauna, the watershed and its inhabitants for today and tomorrow. CVC inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy.
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Executive Director – Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
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