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Saturday, April 20, 2019

City-Wide Clean-Up in Owen Sound

Owen Sound | by Matt Hermiz  

Volunteers interested can register behind City Hall.

(Owen Sound City Hall) 

A city-wide clean-up is planned in Owen Sound today.

Sydenham Sportsmen's Association president Scott Grimoldby says it will take place between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. behind City Hall.

Volunteers will be provided gloves and garbage bags for the clean-up.

"We're mainly going to focus on cleaning up around the river and downtown area," Grimoldby says. "But, wherever anyone wants to go, they're quite welcome."

Grimoldby says the annual clean-up tradition has been going on in the city for over 50 years. It used to be known as Pitch-In Day.

"When it's winter the snow kind of hides a lot of garbage and a lot of items like plastics get blown around," Grimoldby explains. "This event helps give a nice, cleaned-up area to make our city a little more good-looking for visitors and residents who like to enjoy the area."

Those who wish to get involved in the clean-up are asked to arrive and register behind City Hall near the Farmer's Market.

Lights snacks and refreshments will be provided to participants. There will also be prize draws.

The event is being organized by the Sydenham Sportmen's Association in conjunction with Bayshore Broadcasting and Miller Waste in support of Earth Day, which is on Monday.

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