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Mayor's Clean-Up Campaign a Huge Success
(Tuesday, July 18,2000)-- Close to 50 individuals, groups, organizations and schools responded to Mayor Walter Fitzgerald's first annual "Company's Coming...Let's Clean-up" anti-litter campaign throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Mayor Fitzgerald today issued a public "Thank You" to all HRM staff involved and those who participated in the many clean-up campaigns that were organized in various parts of HRM throughout the months of May and June*. Also, he thanked the Clorox Company of Canada for its contribution of plastic bags for the clean-ups.
"Thanks to the efforts of these individuals and groups, our region is neat and presentable for the huge influx of tourists expected to visit us this summer. This effort shows the tremendous pride that the citizens of the Halifax Regional Municipality have in their community. This pride, coupled with our friendliness and natural beauty of the land, make us one of the top tourist destinations in North America," he said.
Mayor Fitzgerald launched the campaign this Spring in anticipation of the large number of national and international events being held in the Halifax Region this summer, particularly the Tall Ships 2000.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world are expected to participate in, and/or witness, these many grand events. With the eyes of the world upon us, Mayor Fitzgerald said "We want to be ready."
The Mayor declaredthe months of May and June as a region-wide " clean-up months" and business organizations, community groups and individuals in every District were encouraged to organize and participate in a clean-up campaign in their area.
The following is a list of those who registered with HRM for the "Company's Coming" campaign:
|Group Name||Contact||Clean Up||Location|
|HMCS Halifax||Sgt. McKearney||June 15||Barrington St. between bridges|
|West End United Baptist Church||Jack MacIsaac||June 30||St. Pat's/
QEHS, skate park
|Pine Dale Park Group||Denalda Benjamin||June 13||Pine Dale Park|
|Clayton Pk. Jr. High||Ann Marie Melnyk||June 17||Plateau to Lacewood|
|Sr. John A||Mary Lou donnelly||May 30 - to end of school||School yard|
|MTT Pioneers||Petra Prazak||June 9||Joseph Howe School|
|Hubbards Dianetics Ctr.||Darryl Sleep||June 17||North St.
|Ceci Thomson||To be set||Creighton St. area|
|John W. MacLeod/Flemming Tower Schools||Patricia Leger||June 1,2||Purcell's Cove Road|
|Chebucto Heights||Jane Fougere||June 14||School grounds|
|Neptune Theatre||Perry Gordon||June 17||Downtown Core|
|HR Centre for Students||Leah Cartwright||June 6||Downtown Core|
|Regatta Pt. Beautification Committee||Sheila Banks||June 12||Waterfront
|13th Hfx. St. Joseph Cubs||Eloise Graves||May 30||Needham Pk Parking lot|
|Commons North Neighbourhood Association||Janet Barlow||June 3||Windsor, Cunard, Maynard, North Sts.|
|Ward 5 Comm. Centre||Jason Fitzgerald||May 24,25||Between Robie, Gottingen, North, Young|
|HR Centre for Students||Peter Kozak||June 5 - 10||Downtown Core|
|Janice Hart||To be arranged||To be arranged|
|Kelly Services||Shalini Richards||To be arranged||Downtown Core|
|Girl Guides of Canada||Denise Arsenault||May 27||Green area of Fairview & Clayton Park|
|MacIntosh Run Association||Terry Bobbitt||June 3||Old Sambro Road to Roaches Rd.|
|Colby Village Elementary School||Laura Lee Nicoll||May 27||School area|
|Highland Pk. Rate Payers||John Marshall||June 3||Northcliffe & Pintree Mailboxes|
|Gorsebrook Jr. Highschool||Kathleen Giammara||May 11, 18 June 8||School Property|
|Second Polara Sparks Group||Jean Poulot||May 22||Surrounding Fire Station & Sackville|
|Sackville HighSchool||Brian Noiles||May 11, 16||Sackville High School|
|First Fall River Guides||Terri Peace||May 24||Fall River, Windsor Junction|
|Green Team Atlantic (PWGSC)||Randy Wile||June 10||Little Sackville River|
|Public Housing Tenancy Asso.||Judy Feltus||June 24||To be arranged.|
|Beta Sigma Phi - XI Delta||Dawn Bent||June 11||Hill in Front of Penhorn Mall|
|Viola Cain||June 14||Simmonds Street|
|Alisdair Wagner||Ongoing||Near Hastings Dr.|
|Dart. Family Resource Ctr.||Heather Gaetz||To be arranged||Dartmouth North|
|Team MicMac||Ann Myketyn
|June 3||Shoreline sidewalk Breamar Drive|
|Air Cadets - 865 Squadron||Justin Gill||June 18||Alderney Ferry Term.|
|Dart. Boys & Girls Club||Kent Park||May 30
|Parking Lot B&G Club|
|Mikels Residential||Mike Boutlier||To be arranged||Waterfront, Dartmouth|
|Maynards Lake Residents||Steven Coyle||Late May||Maynards Lake Area|
|Forest Hills United Church||Joan Hickes||May 28||Area around Church|
|Convergys Corp||Kate Boittiaux||May 21||School Yards|
|5th Cole Hbr. Cub Pack||Jim Fitzsimmons||May 13||Heritage Farm to Robert Kempt Turner School|
|Lake Echo Community Bld.||Mary MacIsaac||June 10||Beach/Old Lake Echo|
|Crichton Park School||Shelayne Hanson||May 25||School Area|
|Individual||Ms. Belle Nicholson||June 3 and on||Mt.Edward Road|
|Lake Echo Community Bld.||Rosemary Morse||June 10||Beach & Community|
|Individual||Gisele Blanchard||June 2||Around the School|
|Tim Dealer Services||Ryan Kidney||June 4||McNabs Island|
* Although the program was held during the months of May and June, some individuals and groups advised HRM that they would be conducting clean-ups after that period. HRM sincerely thanks them for their efforts.
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Mayor Walter Fitzgerald