Toronto, Ont.- RBC has made a donation of $200,000 to the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper (LOW) to fund its ongoing work for community-based water quality projects. RBC president and CEO Gordon Nixon presented the donation on behalf of the RBC Blue Water Project to Gord Downie, LOW Trustee and lead singer for The Tragically Hip, at “blue,” a star-studded gala that recognizes the contributions of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the areas of water stewardship and conservation.
“RBC is proud to support the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s activities, which contribute to a culture of water stewardship and ensure our watersheds will continue to be safe as a source of drinking water, as a home for wildlife, and as a place for us all to enjoy,” Nixon said.
Founded in 2001, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is part of the Waterkeeper Alliance and fulfills its mission by educating the public about Lake Ontario and the Great Lakes Basin and by conducting research and public education activities on behalf of the watershed. Its goal is to restore and protect Lake Ontario’s natural resources, as well as contribute to its aesthetic, social recreational and economic values. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper regards the ability to safely swim, drink and fish in local waterways as hallmarks of clean water.