Seventh annual 20-Minute Makeover cleans up Oakville

Monday, April 26, 2010 – for immediate release

Seventh annual 20-Minute Makeover cleans up Oakville

April 26, 2010 – For immediate release
Residents, businesses and over 6000 students from 12 Oakville schools were out in the sunshine picking up litter around their facilities and nearby parks last Friday for the seventh annual 20-Minute Makeover.

The Mayor and Town Councillors Tom Adams, Mary Chapin and Roger Lapworth cheered on students at West Oak Public School, who collected over 15 bags of litter from their schoolyard, the neighbouring boulevards and a nearby ravine as part of their Makeover.

“The 20-Minute Makeover is a staple of Earth Week in Oakville,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “The town is committed to a greener Oakville year-round, and it’s great to see so many schools, businesses and residents out there cleaning up our parks, ravines and green spaces. Thanks to everyone who participated again this year.”

Town employees also took 20 minutes last Friday to clean up the green spaces around town facilities, collecting over 30 bags of garbage from Town Hall, the Oakville Public Libraries; River Oaks, Iroquois Ridge and Glen Abbey community centres; the Central Operations Depot, Oakville and Sir John Colborne Seniors’ centres and Joshua’s Creek Arenas.

The 20-Minute Makeover is a GTA-wide initiative to clean up green and public spaces. For more information visit the 20-Minute Makeover web page.

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For more information:

Stacey Bowman
Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3921
staceybowman@oakville.ca


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Seventh annual 20-Minute Makeover cleans up Oakville