Redblacks, GNAG and Glebe BIA clean up the community


By Marc St. Pierre


On April 21, in the lead-up to Earth Day, teams from the Ottawa Redblacks, OSEG, the city’s Waste Management, Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group and Glebe BIA spent the morning cleaning up the community in and around the Glebe as part of Ottawa’s Cleaning the Capital campaign.

More than 40 participants included local community leaders, Ottawa Redblacks players, Waste Management staff and various other volunteers who were eager to ensure the community they live, work and play in was ready for the warmer weather. The teams were divided across six parks in the Glebe to collect litter left behind following the recent snow melt.

The Cleaning the Capital campaign is a city-wide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall every year. Residents come together and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. This year marks the 30th year of the Cleaning the Capital program. Since 1994, more than 1.4 million volunteers have participated in nearly 30,000 cleanup projects.

As community-driven organizations, we want to keep our community clean and our city beautiful. Stay tuned for future events within the Glebe and check back with the Glebe BIA as they look to run another cleanup in the fall.

Marc St. Pierre is manager of community relations for the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group.


GNAG cleanup stars, from left, Paul O’Donnell, Sarah Routliffe, Clare Davidson Rogers, John Muggleton and Peter Wightman

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