Team Up to Clean Up

THE 2017 KICKOFF AT THE MTS CENTRE WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 11, so book your buses!

Don't miss our most popular event of the year.  Students and teachers will enjoy great local entertainment, and learn about environmental issues and sustainability!

Print your registration form here: KICKOFF REGISTRATION FORM  then fax to 204 956 7628 or scan/email to carrie@takepride.mb.ca

KICKOFF REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 31 2017

This event is held exclusively for students, and admission is free to all registered school groups!

Bring your students early to visit the interactive environmental education booths and entertainment in the concourse area. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Entertainment starts at 11:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch to eat prior to the start of the main stage entertainment; water and a peanut-free snack will be provided on-site.

Use our kick-off event to help your students get excited about keeping their neighbourhood clean throughout the spring Team Up to Clean Up campaign! Learn more about how to make Winnipeg clean and beautiful!

Read more about Team Up To Clean Up below! 

SPRING CLEAN UPS

Is your school hosting a clean up up?  For supplies, email the following to carrie@takepride.mb.ca

  • Name and address of your school
  • Number of students participating
  • Approximate number of bags you require
  • Date of your clean up
  • Areas you plan to tackle (school yard, neighborhood park, sidewalks/lanes in the area etc...)

Supplies (garbage bags and single-use plastic gloves) will be delivered by courier to your school within 48 hours of your scheduled clean up.

Is your community group or business hosting a clean up? For supplies, email the following to carrie@takepride.mb.ca

  • Name and address of your organization
  • Number of volunteers  participating
  • Approximate number of bags you require
  • Date of your clean up
  • Meet up location for your clean up (if the public is invited to participate)
  • Areas you plan to tackle (perimeter of business, local park/greenspace, public roadway, riverbank etc...)

A pick up date will be scheduled for a representative from your organization to attend our office to pick up supplies. Garbage bags and single-use plastic gloves are available each year. Cotton work gloves, recycling bags, yard waste bags will be provided when we have stock available. Litter pickers and yard rakes are available for loan.

Please let us know if you would like your cleanup event promoted on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Email carrie@takepride.mb.ca for details. 

Are you part of a community outside Winnipeg planning a community cleanup event? Please contact Colleen Kurlowich regarding the Take Pride Manitoba project.

Thank you to Glad Canada for bag sponsorship! 

2017 Spring Litter Index results coming in April.

See photos from our annual kick-off and information on upcoming cleanup events on our Facebook page.

Take Pride Winnipeg!'s annual cleanup campaign, Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up, consists of a spring and a fall component. It involves thousands of school children, community groups, businesses, civic employees and individual volunteers. Participants pick up litter using litter bags supplied by Take Pride Winnipeg! . They also help to paint over graffiti, plant trees, and learn about recycling, re-using and reducing waste. This campaign's focus is to educate and engage Winnipeggers in various activities that they can participate in to keep Winnipeg clean and beautiful.

We want YOU to be involved! Every citizen can help, no matter what your age!

The spring campaign runs April through June and the fall campaign runs throughout the month of October. We encourage citizens of Winnipeg, East St. Paul, West St. Paul and Headingley to Team Up to Clean Up and keep their neighbourhoods clean and beautiful. Cleanup groups outside the city may also contact us for details on how to become involved through our Take Pride Manitoba project.

A litter index is completed prior to and following the spring campaign, to evaluate the success of the event. Some common problem areas for litter include major thoroughfares, especially along fence lines, and this is where the most dramatic results are seen.

Kick-off Event for Schools - April 11, 2017 @ MTS Centre: The campaign holds a special kick-off event just for schools in April each year! It celebrates the efforts of school children across the city who participate in litter cleanups. There are dozens of educational booths to visit in the concourse, and awesome local talent will be there to entertain your students! Schools will be receiving information via fax on this event, so be sure to ask your principal, or check with your front office staff for more information. Contact our programs manager, Carrie Lund with any questions.

What can one person do? One person can do a lot! Pick up litter on your way to and from school; pick up litter while walking your dog; remind your friends not to litter; organize a litter cleanup of your school, street, local park, business improvement zone, community club--the list is endless! Each person's efforts make a difference!

The effects of the litter cleanup campaigns are far-reaching. Schools, community organizations, individuals, business improvement zones, local businesses and City departments all participate to keep the city clean. In addition to these cleanup campaigns, there are some groups who request litter bags on a year-round basis from Take Pride Winnipeg! If your community group is involved with a number of cleanups throughout the year and you are in need of litter bags, please email carrie@takepride.mb.ca with your cleanup details.

We would like to thank the following companies and organizations for helping to make this program such a success:

Title sponsor: Tim Hortons
Partners: City of Winnipeg, Progressive Waste Solutions, Green Manitoba 
Major Sponsors: MTS Centre/True North Arena LP, Winnipeg Free Press, Johnston Group, Glad Canada, Executive Sports Apparel & Memorabilia, Munoz Silk Screen Printing and Keep America Beautiful
Other Supporters: The Home Depot, Insurance Brokers of Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance