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Mayor's Clean-Up Campaign a Hugh Success

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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

Group Name Contact Clean-Up Location
Regatta Pt. Beautification Committee Sheila Banks June 12 Waterfront

Regatta Pt.

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
Group Name Contact Clean-Up Location
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

Binnie Conrad

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

June 10

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
Group Name Contact Clean-Up Location
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
(902) 490-4010