Posts Tagged ‘Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup’

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2015

September 24, 2015

It was a small but dedicated group of Pearson College folks who joined the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Esquimalt Lagoon on the morning of Sunday 13 September (the same day as Metchosin Day!).GCSC A


Thanks Catriona, Maya, Karena (for beach cleaning & driving), Simon, Devin & family!

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2013

September 28, 2013


Nine hearty Pearson College students joined Andy Mackinnon (site coordinator in centre of photo above with olive rain jacket & hat) and several local Metchosinites at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park Beach to participate in the 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Andy and Colleen Long (CRD) gave us instructions…

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Then we all braved the rain to collect several buckets of garbage…

Christie Killaq Rebecca

Simon at work


All in all a great success, despite the rain!  Thanks to the stalwart students: Alice, Chloe, Hanne, Julia, Killaq, Rebecca, Riikka, Sophia and especially to Dakota for organizing the Pearson College group.

Chloe Sophia Sophia proudly displays the best garbage item she found.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2012

September 22, 2012

On Sunday 16 September  2012, four second year Marine Science students (Karam, Laas, Sammy & Vuochly) and Ishara (an honorary marine scientist) participated in a beach cleanup at Esquimalt Lagoon.  The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is coordinated by the Vancouver Aquarium and the Site Coordinator for this location was the Juan De Fuca Power & Sail Squadron.

Karam, Ishara & Vuochly even won a prize for collecting over 4000 cigarette butts.

Below is the summary prepared by the the coordinator from the Juan De Fuca Power & Sail Squadron (

See also: for more details about other shoreline cleanups.