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The Great Canadian Clean-up

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The Great Canadian Clean-up crewLouie Zampini

The Town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (SABD) was the scene of the Great Canadian clean-up held Saturday July 5th.

The goal was to have at least 20 participants, which would start from the edge of John Abbott College and work their way around to Parc Godin, depending on time and volume.

The route commenced from the tip of SABD reaching the Coop du Grand Orme at the edge of the Highway 20 Bridge.

14 volunteers, young, and old spent two and a half hours picking up close to 15 pounds of garbage, coupled with an additional two pounds of recyclables, which were then separated into two different color bags.

“SABD and the World Wildlife Fund sponsored the event with collaboration from Cunningham’s Pub, Lise-Anne Briand, Massage Therapy, and the Coop du Grand Orme.

It was my first time coordinating this event as well as the first time that the shoreline cleanup has extended through the main centre of town. The college hosts a regular fall shoreline cleanup each year in the region near the campus,” organizer James Maynard told The Suburban.

“I found picking up trash to clean up the shoreline was a satisfying, humbling, and surprisingly fun way to spend time with good, like-minded people of the community. A good time was had by all,” said Ile-Perrot resident, Michelle Bruyere.

"I couldn't believe how many water bottles we picked up. It is great that we recycled all of them." said SABD resident, Ryan Young.

Further information of The Great Canadian clean-up can be viewed at the following link.

https://www.facebook.com/events/344727942346329/