The Earth Day Clean Up is postponed to Saturday, May 15

The 30th annual Earth Week Clean Up is organized by the:
Oakville Community Centre for
Peace, Ecology and Human Rights,
P.O. Box 52007, Oakville, ON L6J 7N5
(905) 849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org
oakvillepeacecentre.org

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dear community,

Hope all’s well.

We have consulted with the Town regarding the date for the 30th annual Earth Day Clean Up of Oakville Nature Sites and have decided to postpone the event.

The 30th annual Earth Day Clean Up will NOT take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 as planned.

The province has mandated a new pandemic shutdown and has limited congregation limits to gatherings of only 5 people. Case counts are climbing and new variants are having a big impact on public health.

Consequently, we have decided to postpone the event to Saturday, May 15, 2021 in order to err on the side of health and safety.

This new date puts us well beyond the imposed 28 day Shutdown period.

If the provincial government extends this Shutdown (which is a real possibility, of course), we will then need to re-think the new date of May 15 for the Clean Up as well.

Stay safe and take good care of yourself.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Stephen Dankowich, Executive Director

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Sponsors of the Earth Week Clean Up

This is the list of Sponsors for last year’s cancelled Clean Up. The list of Sponsors for the 30th annual Earth Week Clean Up on MAY 15th will be posted on our website on April 10, 2021. Please revisit us then to review the list. New sponsors are always being sought!

Thank you, 77 Sponsors of the Earth Week Clean Up of Oakville Nature Sites!

Not-For-Profit Groups
~ Conservation Halton
~ Friends of Bronte Creek Park
~ Pitch-In Canada
~ SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services)
~ South Peel Naturalists’ Club
~ The Oakville Independents
~ Women of Halton Action Movement

Residents Associations of Oakville
~ Clearview Oakville Community Alliance
~ Glen Abbey Neighbourhood Association
~ Joshua Creek Residents’ Association
~ Oakville Lakeside Residents Association
~ West Harbours Residents Association
~ West River Residents Association

Educators
~ Appleby College
~ Dearcroft Montessori
~ Joshua Creek Public School

Government
~ Halton Region Waste Management
~ Oakville Parks and Open Space

Politicians
~ Councillor Tom Adams
~ Liberal MP Pam Damoff

Places of Worship
~ Al Falah Islamic Centre
~ Anglican Church of the Incarnation
~ Jesus is Lord Church
~ St. Jude’s Anglican Church
~ St. Simon’s Anglican Church
~ The DAR Foundation
~ Trafalgar Presbyterian Church

Coffee Shops
~ Starbucks (Abbey Centre)
~ Starbucks (Shoppes on Dundas)
~ Starbucks (Third Line)
~ Starbucks (Upper Oakville)

Getting Something to Eat
~ Cobs Bread (Upper Oakville)
~ English Bay Fish & Chips
~ Oakville Fish & Chips
~ Oko Bagels
~ Panago Pizza
~ Seasons Restaurant
~ That Pie Place
~ Turtle Jack’s Muskoka Grill

Grocers
~ Hasty Market (Upper Oakville)
~ Metro (Upper Oakville)
~ Real Canadian Superstore
~ Sobeys (Abbey Plaza)
~ Sobeys (Bronte Village)
~ Sobeys (Maple Grove Village)

For Your Home and Office
~ CORE 1
~ Oakville Blueprinting
~ Staples Business Depot

Businesses
~ Bark & Fitz (Oakville North)
~ Budds’ Imported Cars
~ Carstar Oakville
~ Cyclepath
~ Film.ca Cinemas
~ Flooringca.com
~ M For Men
~ Mastermind Toys
~ Oakville Cycle & Sports
~ Oakville Vacuum
~ Sherwin-Williams Paints
~ Simply Green Baby
~ The Classic Tile Centre

Professional Services
~ Bebe Nails
~ Berna Hair Salon
~ Boyle Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
~ Brock’s General Contracting
~ Dr. Ber (Dentist)
~ Dr. Iordanidis (Dentist)
~ Ehl Harrison Consulting
~ Ein Stein Brew House
~ Invision Optical
~ Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home
~ Progenic Dental Lab
~ Ratelle Communications
~ Way Cool Tattoos Oakville

Real Estate Agents
~ Real One Realty’s Elite3Team
~ Remax’s Brenda Apel and George Kloet
~ Remax Broker Paul Butler
~ Royal Lepage Sales Rep George Niblock

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POSTPONED – The 30th annual Earth Week Clean Up of Oakville Nature Sites will take place on SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021

The 30th annual Earth Week Clean Up is organized by the:
Oakville Community Centre for
Peace, Ecology and Human Rights,
P.O. Box 52007, Oakville, ON L6J 7N5
(905) 849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org
oakvillepeacecentre.org
FOR A CLEAN, GREEN, LITTER-FREE OAKVILLE IN 2021
2019 Earth Week Clean Up
“The 30th annual Earth Week Clean Up of Oakville Nature Sites will take place on SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021 and we intend to have the event function in a safe and healthy way,” stated Stephen Dankowich, founder and Executive Director of the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights.
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“Progress has been made with the arrival of vaccines and with the public’s active participation in wearing masks, washing their hands and practising social distancing however we must all remain highly vigilant until the vast majority of the population has been vaccinated,” he added.
IMG_0724“We are now preparing to organize as safe and healthy an event as we can possibly organize and we welcome any suggestions for ensuring a successful Clean Up of Oakville’s beautiful parks, ravines, trails, woodlots and lakefronts,” he noted.
IMG_0676“This community-wide event is perhaps one of the few activities that can yet be attended to in a relatively safe and healthy manner. The Clean Up is an open air event taking place in wide open spaces which conveniently allows for ease in social distancing. We also are encouraging people to think about participating but only in their own ‘family bubble’,” he continued.
 Bronte Road & QEW
“Forty locations are now confirmed. At each Clean Up site, volunteers will be greeted by an event coordinator. We are fond of saying that coordinators are the real backbone of this environmental event. It began modestly in 1992 with thirty volunteers at just one site along the Twelve Mile Creek at Bronte Road and the QEW and has flourished into a widely anticipated annual activity that tens of thousands of Oakville residents and students have participated in over the past twenty-nine years. Coordinators have stepped forward to serve their neighbourhood and have been the public face of this activity. It is thanks to their dedication and devotion to the local natural environment and to building community in Oakville that this event has been so successful in accomplishing its goals,” enthused Mr. Dankowich.
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“All participants will be required to practise social distancing, wear a mask and apply hand sanitizer before and afterwards. Volunteers will help themselves to a garbage bag and disposable gloves. People will be asked to sign in for the purpose of tracing if necessary and are consenting for their own protection. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Lawn signage at each location will facilitate the easiest and least amount of contact between coordinators and participant volunteers,” he said.
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“The theme for the 30th annual event is that we are for a clean, green, litter-free Oakville. This community-wide environmental event is sponsored by the Town of Oakville, Halton Region Waste Management, local businesses and community organizations. Our goals are to promote awareness and respect for nature and Oakville’s many waterways, beautify local neighbourhoods, build community through environmental activism, protect wildlife and increase awareness of the need to protect biodiversity in Oakville,” remarked the executive director of OCCPEHR.
cropped-occpehr-logo.jpg“Please contact the organizers at (905) 849-5501 and/or info@oakvillepeacecentre.org to get involved or to organize your own new Clean Up site. The earth and all living things need our care. We thank everyone for their past involvement in Oakville’s annual Earth Day Clean Up and encourage new residents to join in with others in a safe way in 2021. Of course, the event depends on there being no further lockdown prior to May 15th due to Covid-19,” concluded Mr. Dankowich.
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