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CNL title sponsor for new Water and Dirt Festival, with events in four municipalities this summer

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has signed on as the title sponsor for the inaugural H2o and Grime Pageant which is coming to four Renfrew County municipalities this summer time.

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This new and unique competition, which is a partnership in between the Town of Petawawa, Metropolis of Pembroke, Township of Laurentian Valley and North Algona Wilberforce Township, will characteristic 9 occasions spread across the municipalities in between Aug. 4 and 14. It was born out of the effective Higher Ottawa River Race and Paddle Pageant with the new occasion adding land-based mostly outside journey races to the currently well known water-based athletics. The functions involve mountain bike races, skateboarding, triathlon, whitewater kayaking, BMX and trail jogging which have been added to the long-working gatherings this kind of as the Upper Ottawa River Race, OSPCA Doggy Paddle and the Kayak Fishing Match.

CNL donated $15,000 and this title sponsorship will allow the event to present dwell musical performances and things to do for all ages in an event that ideas to present new chances to citizens and travellers from around and significantly, in accordance to Colin Coyle, Petawawa’s recreation plan co-ordinator and 1 of the key organizers of the competition.

“We are certainly grateful to our sponsor, CNL as this party could not occur with no them and we are wanting forward to get the job done along with our neighbouring municipalities to convey this remarkable function to the Ottawa Valley,” he included.

CNL president and CEO Joe McBrearty and Patrick Quinn, CNL director of Company Communications, not too long ago introduced the cheque to the mayors of the partnering municipalities and the Ottawa Valley Vacationer Affiliation, which is supporting the competition along with the Ontario Highlands Tourism Business.

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“It’s a gorgeous valley abounds with tourism options we think this contribution and our participation in the local community will truly advantage anyone included,” McBrearty said. “We feel our sponsorship for this celebration goes to present our determination to the surroundings and to the Ottawa River right here in the Ottawa Valley.”

Considering that 2015 CNL, through its guardian business Canadian Nationwide Strength Alliance, has supported community group initiatives. CNL experienced earlier served as title sponsor for the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Competition so this is a continuation of the company’s involvement in this event, which some of the 2,800 employees from CNL’s Chalk River Labs have taken portion in about the yrs.

“We believe our participation is essential for our results in attaining help in neighborhood communities,” McBrearty additional. “The response we see from our staff members and the communities that we stay in and we support we consider it’s been an totally amazing response. It goes to grow the splendor and the probable of the Ottawa Valley.”

CNL typically sponsors a few dozen gatherings through the calendar year and this yr staff members experienced a probability to pick out the area gatherings and teams that ended up supported by a group-funding initiative which offered 20 unique opportunities.

“The participation from our employees was massive,” McBrearty pointed out.  “It goes from the impacts of COVID that we’ve all long gone by means of over the previous two yr and the sense of wanting to give back again to the community.”

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