River In­sti­tute re­ceives fund­ing

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The St. Lawrence River In­sti­tute of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences has re­ceived $ 5,000 from Shell Canada to im­prove and up­grade the ac­tiv­i­ties and ma­te­ri­als for the East­ern On­tario Chil­dren’s Wa­ter Fes­ti­val. Jeff Vil­leneuve, Corn­wall Ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tor, and … pg. 2

The St. Lawrence River In­sti­tute of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences has re­ceived $ 5,000 from Shell Canada to im­prove and up­grade the ac­tiv­i­ties and ma­te­ri­als for the East­ern On­tario Chil­dren’s Wa­ter Fes­ti­val. Jeff Vil­leneuve, Corn­wall Ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tor, and Benoit Mon­dor, Ter­mi­nal su­per­in­ten­dent, were pleased to present the cheque to the River In­sti­tute.

“ The East­ern On­tario Chil­dren’s Wa­ter Fes­ti­val is a great pro­gram for young peo­ple to learn about wa­ter re­sources, wa­ter en­ergy, and wa­ter con­ser­va­tion,” says Vil­leneuve. “ Shell is proud to sup­port lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­grams that pro­mote th­ese val­ues.”

The next Wa­ter Fes­ti­val takes place at the River In­sti­tute on the grounds of St. Lawrence Col­lege Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2009. For three days, lo­cal stu­dents will splash their way through 30 ac­tiv­ity sta­tions, each of which de­liv­ers an im­por­tant mes­sage about wa­ter. From the im­por­tance of low-vol­ume toi­lets to the ef­fects of oil spills on wildlife, the young par­tic­i­pants learn to ap­pre­ci­ate the im­por­tance of wa­ter in our daily lives. “ By tak­ing part in hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, th­ese kids learn im­por­tant facts about wa­ter,” states Jor­dan Ke­van de Haan, ed­u­ca­tion co­or­di­na­tor at the River In­sti­tute. “ The Wa­ter Fes­ti­val at­tracts school groups from across SD & G— we ex­pect ap­prox­i­mately 250 kids each day!”

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Shell Canada pre­sented a $ 5,000 cheque to the St. Lawrence River In­sti­tute of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences in sup­port of the East­ern On­tario Chil­dren’ s Wa­ter Fes­ti­val. Pic­tured ( L-R): Benoit Mon­dor and Jeff Vil­leneuve, Shell Canada Prod­ucts; and Dr. Brian Hickey and Jor­dan Ann Ke­van de Haan, St. Lawrence River In­sti­tute of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences.

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