In support of the RBC Blue Water Project our branch made the decision for 2014 to donate our time and participate with a local environmental group that was committed to helping preserve clean water and green space in our community.
Who from RBC was involved?
The following staff members from our branch participated (including numerous friends and family alongside them!);
Leea Lawson, Jason Collins, Lise Simpson, Jacquie Andrews, Royale Yamada, Shelley Slizak, Mairin Reading, Tracee Hopkins, Cathy Andrew, Tyler Patrick, and Michael Hughes.
We partnered with Janice Buick from the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, and she helped us coordinate a shore clean up of the BX Creek Interpretative Trail. This is a project that has also received a grant from the RBC Blue Water Project. In addition to collecting garbage from the walking path, we also helped remove invasive plant life that was threatening native plant species.
We also donated $1000.00 to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre on behalf of RBC Royal Bank.
Launched in 2007, the RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year global charitable commitment of $50 million to help provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations.
RBC Royal Bank also helps support employee volunteer activities, and will make donations in support of community-based organizations where RBC employees donate their time. RBC staff can apply for a grant to give back to their favourite charity of community group, and RBC showcases these volunteer initiatives with an annual Day of Service awareness campaign.
We asked one of our client service representatives, Mairin Reading, to be our branch champion and advocate around Blue Water Day for 2014, and she contacted Allan Brooks Nature Centre to inquire if we could donate our time to one of their community projects dedicated to preserving clean water.