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Celebrating Ricoh Canada’s support for healthy waters

Vancouver skies were clear and sunny over beautiful Stanley Park on Friday, as eager kindergarten students from False Creek Elementary helped kick-off the first shoreline cleanup of 2015.

False Creek Elementary kids join Shoreline Clean-up 2015 Kickoff © Jo Anne Walton / WWF-Canada

False Creek Elementary kids join Shoreline Cleanup 2015 Kickoff
© Jo Anne Walton / WWF-Canada

The inaugural event celebrated Ricoh Canada’s generous contribution of $300,000 to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. City of Vancouver councillor Heather Deal and Burnaby Board of Trade president and CEO Paul Holden joined the celebration.

“Today we rely on our waterfronts for commerce, food, culture, mental and physical health and so much more. Thanks to WWF, the Vancouver Aquarium and now our new sponsor, Ricoh Canada, for supporting the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup,” Counsellor Deal told participants. “Let’s work together to keep this precious resource healthy and beautiful.”

“Ricoh is an industry leader when it comes to environmental and sustainability practices,” said Mary Ann Sayers, Ricoh Canada’s Director of Corporate Sustainability & Community Relations.

“We’re very pleased to grow those commitments by supporting the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, and adding our efforts to help keep Canada’s waters healthy for everyone.”

Ricoh employees will also join thousands of Canadians this year in quarterly cleanups to remove trash, litter and debris from vulnerable shoreline environments in their own communities.