Canoe the Credit raises $28K for conservation

PORT CREDIT –  More than 200 participants helped the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) raise more than $28,000 at the 14th annual Canoe the Credit event at the Mississauga Canoe Club.

The money was raised through sponsorships, team registrations and participants fundraising efforts.

“We’re so grateful for the show of support at Canoe the Credit this year,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director for CVCF.

“Together, we’re helping to connect, protect and sustain nature in the Credit River watershed.”

Teams paddled in a twelve-team triple elimination dragon boat race.

Peel Regional Police 11 & 12 Division successfully defended their reigning first-place champion title, with R.J. Burnside & Associates retaining their second-place champion title.

Lakeview Community Partners joining the coveted champions circle in third-place.

The corporate team challenge included paddlers from the following companies and organizations: Alectra Utilities, Credit Valley Conservation, Fielding Environmental, Lakeview Community Partners, Peel Police 11 & 12 Division, Signature Communities, R.J. Burnside & Associates, Samsung, and Schneider Electric.

In total, corporate teams fundraised over $12,000 in pledges for Canoe the Credit.

Lakeview Community Partners raised more than $5,000 of total pledges, earning them the Most Spirited Team award for outstanding fundraising efforts.

Over the past decade, Canoe the Credit has raised almost $260,000 in support of programs like CVC’s Conservation Youth Corps, a youth environmental education, leadership and career training program.

Funds raised this year support CVCF’s five-year Protect Connect Sustain Campaign.

The campaign goal is to raise $5 million by the end of 2020 in support of three key projects: Conservation Youth Corps, the Credit Valley Trail and Land Securement, including the current featured Capstone property in Caledon.