Toronto, ON – Blue Flag Canada along with Corona Canada will hold a beach cleanup at Sunnyside Beach on August 7th. The first 200 volunteers (of legal drinking age) to register and check-in will receive a complimentary ticket to the Corona SunSets Festival on August 16th at Hanlan’s Point Beach on Toronto Island.
Sunnyside Beach Cleanup Event
WHEN: Thursday, August 7th, 2014
WHERE: Sunnyside Beach, 2011 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Toronto. Registration is at the pavilion just east of Ellis Ave.
TIME:  5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
PHOTO OP: Hundreds of community volunteers taking environmental action by picking up and sorting litter to protect and beautify one of the city’s most popular beaches.  
COST: The event is free. Register at: blueflag.ca/savethebeach 
MORE INFO: Corona SunSets Festivals brings the sound of the beach to life through performances from artists including Moby, Lee Foss & Anabel Englund, Cajmere and Thievery Corporation. (*Event is 19+ only. ID required.) For more information visit http://corona.beatport.com/events/august16th/
ABOUT THE BLUE FLAG PROGRAM: The Blue Flag is an internationally recognized and respected eco-label that is awarded to beaches and marinas that have achieved strict standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services. More details about the Blue Flag program can be found at BlueFlag.ca
TORONTO BLUE FLAG BEACHES: This is the tenth year in a row that Toronto has raised Blue Flags at its beaches. Toronto has eight Blue Flag beaches: Bluffer’s Park Beach, Centre Island Beach, Cherry Beach, Gibraltar Point Beach, Hanlan’s Point Beach, Kew-Balmy Beach, Ward’s Island beach and Woodbine Beach.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is the Canadian Operator of the Blue Flag Program. Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
ABOUT CORONA: Corona Extra is the only brand that stands for Mexican pride recognized for its high quality, and refreshing taste and image, all over the world. It was first produced in 1925 at the “Cervecería Modelo” in Mexico City. Ten years after it was launched, Corona became the best-selling beer in Mexico. Now, Corona Extra, a premium Lager beer, is the leading brand in Latin Americamost preferred premium import beer in Canada, the fourth most valuable brand in the world, and the No. 1 selling Mexican beer in the world.
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For more information, or interview requests, please contact:
Jennifer Mayville,
jmayville@environmentaldefence.ca,
416-323-9531 ext. 228, (cell) 905-330-0172