In support of the Blue Water Project
The RBC Grandfondo Whistler is a scenic bike trek that takes place on September 11, 2010. Riders will travel the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver, B.C. to Whistler, B.C., a picturesque journey through some of British Columbia's most majestic and panoramic views, including Howe Sound, and the lakes and rivers along the route, in support of the Blue Water Project. RBC is using this event to challenge Canadians to build on our national pride while working to protect one of our greatest natural resources - water.
Through its sponsorship to the RBC Granfondo Whistler, RBC Foundation will donate $25 000 to 10 RBC Blue Water projects. As a Blue Water Grant recipient, Trout Unlimited Canada is one of 10 potential recipients eligible to receive up to 20% of the $25,000 donation ($5000). Our contribution depends on the number of votes TUC receives. So please do your part, cast your vote for Trout Unlimited Canada. Place your vote by visiting www.rbc-granfondowhistler-bluewaterproject.com. Voting runs until September 11, 2010, so vote now and vote often!
On September 22, 2009 Trout Unlimited Canada celebrated the award of $75,000 from the Royal Bank of Canada through its Blue Water Leadership Grant program. The Blue Water Grant funds were directed to our Nile Creek-Qualicum Bay Enhancement project, one of TUC's four Flagship Conservation Projects. The RBC Blue Water Project targets three key goals:
- Increase Canadians' understanding of the sources, uses and threats to fresh water in our communities;
- Create more protected and restored natural areas within watersheds;
- Improve access to clean, safe drinking water in rural and indigenous communities' access.
For additional information on the Nile Creek-Qualicum Bay Enhancement project or any of our other additional Flag Ship Conservation projects please visit our Flagship Conservation page.