Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bees swarm King Street West on Giving Tuesday

Attention: Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters, Photographers

Event: In a display of solidarity with pollinators across the province, Ontario Nature staff will be dressed in bee costumes buzzing around 214 King Street West, encouraging passers-by to protect pollinators. Ontario Nature is committed to increasing awareness about the role and plight of pollinators, and promoting the necessary actions that government and people must take to protect pollinators.

Location: Sidewalk in front of 214 King Street West, Toronto (across from Roy Thomson Hall)

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Times:
  • 8:30 9:30 a.m., 12:00 1:30 p.m., 4:40 5:30 p.m.
  • Or at any time requested by the newsroom by calling 647-268-6047
What:
  • Visual of animated Ontario Nature staff in bee costumes engaging passers-by.
  • Each bee will carry a honey-bucket for donations and will wear a #givingtuesday sash. Giving Tuesday is a Canadian initiative that supports people as they join together to share commitments, rally for causes and think about others. Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday season, Giving Tuesday kicks off the giving season.
  • Dr. Anne Bell, Director of Conservation and Education for Ontario Nature, will be available for interviews about our pollinator campaign.

  • For more information, contact:
    John Hassell, Communications Manager,
    Ontario Nature 416-444-8419 ext. 269

    Jane Muller, Director of Development and Engagement,
    Ontario Nature 647-268-6047 (cell)

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    Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters and 150 member groups across Ontario (charitable registration # 10737 8952 RR0001). For more information, visit www.ontarionature.org.

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