Posted on May 14, 2012
Over 150 community members and Irving Energy employees came together to give a little love to 4 locations in the Maritime Provinces. Eager participants raked, removed trash and weeds, painted and cleaned to help make each location look great.
The 4 areas visited by the Irving Energy Clean Team were selected by their local communities as areas that need a little love. Check out each of the 4 events in more detail below.
Thank you to all those who voted and participated!
Charlottetown, PEI – Hillsborough Bridge up to Weymouth St.
Over 25 Irving Energy employees and local residents participated in Clean Team event in Charlottetown, including Scott MacDonald from the City of Charlottetown. Participants helped make the area look great by picking up trash, raking and removing weeds.
Chipman, NB – Stewart-McLeod Park on the River
50 Irving Energy employees and local residents helped clean up Steward-McLeod Park on the River. Participants included Mayor Edward Farris and other town representatives.
Councillor Carol Boyd pointed out that the park is next to a large pickerel fish bed, and that the clean park will give more opportunity for people to come down, relax and do some fishing.
Janet Jardine, daughter of the late Blanche Dickinson, was also on site. About 11 years ago, Blanche took the initiative at age 73 to revitalize the park. She and her daughter Janet would often come to the park to rake and clean up. Janet said that when she saw all of the equipment and people working she got goose bumps. She knows that her mother was smiling down on everyone as they were working hard.
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland – Shoreline, The Coish
Despite some rain, over 20 Irving Energy employees and local residents attended the event in Bay Roberts. Participants enhanced an existing pathway along the waterfront and picked up trash.
Fraser Mercer from the town of Bay Roberts said that the work by the Irving Energy Clean team will help with the appearance of the area.
Windsor, Nova Scotia – The Historic Waterfront of Lake Pesaquid in Downtown Windsor
The Windsor event was postponed due to a thunderstorm, but over 60 Irving Energy employees, kids from the Pesaquid Canoe Club and local residents participated in this Clean Team event.
The weather for the rain date was fantastic, and the work ethic of all those who participated was second to none. The kids of the Pesaquid Canoe Club were particularly eager to lend a hand in painting the picnic tables.
Heather Donahue, Co-Chair of the Communities in Bloom Committee for the Windsor area, said that the event was an even bigger success than she had first imagined. Heather mentioned that there were lots hugs and high-fives at the end of the event, and that it was difficult saying goodbye to all her new friends.