by Morinville News Staff
Members of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Morinville Branch presented a $1000 cheque to the Morinville Community Library June 3.
RBC employees and clients promote responsible water use through the Blue Water Project, an awareness program. In this regard, RBC is proud to provide support to the Morinville Community Library who has assisted RBC in bringing awareness to the program.
Morinville Community Library Assistant Manager Cheryl Pasechnik said the money would go towards the Harry Potter-themed Summer Reading Program.
The cheque was presented by RBC Branch Manager Carmen Dubas at the library in front of a water barrel painted by Library staff. The rain barrel was at the bank for Blue Water Day on Thursday.
A water presentation was made to children and parents attending the library’s Lego Club June 3. Dubas quizzed children about where water comes from, who is responsible for the protection of drinking water and the use of reusable water bottles. Prizes were awarded.
RBC also presented a $1000 cheques to the Young Naturalist Club, now known as Morinville and Area Nature Kids. On hand to accept on behalf of the club was Leanne Boissonnault. Carmen Dubas Branch Manager RBC Morinville made a presentation on on the RBC Blue Water Project. A clean up around the fish and game pond also took place.
The local bank will present one to the Morinville Museum Wednesday night, when they will also be cleaning the area around the museum, picking up garbage, and clearing the gutters of debris to help prevent litter from polluting local waterways.
Launched in 2007, the RBC Blue Water project is a $50 million 10-year global commitment to help protect fresh water. RBC has pledged more than $41 million to more than 700 charitable organizations worldwide that protects watersheds and promote access to clean drinking water with an additional $8.8 million to universities for water programs.