CWF Launches New Wild About Sports Club/Association Membership

WAS Club LogoCWF Launches New Wild About Sports Club

 Ottawa (May 29, 2015) – As Canadians begin to enjoy the summer season of recreational water activities, CWF is launching its new Wild About Sports Club at this year’s start of the Championnat Régional du Yachting au Québec.

“At CWF, we believe recreation is the gateway to conservation. Canada is a truly water wonderland with the longest coastline in the world and an abundance of fresh water lakes and rivers,” says Damian Foxall, CWF Recreation Education Manager and the winner of the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race. “From fishing to kayaking to sailing, no matter how you are spending your time on the water, we encourage everyone to take the opportunity to connect with nature and learn more about the wildlife that call these aquatic spaces home. “

The goal of the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Wild about Sports program is to use recreation activities and sports to increase Canadians’ awareness of the environment and wildlife habitat. The Wild About Sports Club membership includes a one-year subscription to one of CWF’s three magazines Canadian Wildlife, Biosphère (French) and WILD (Children’s), copy of CWF’s Best Practices on the Water booklet, and access to CWF Wild About Sports club pages with regular updates, features and promotions.

“We are delighted to be partnering with organizations like the CRYQ to raise awareness about adopting best practices while on the water,” says Foxall. “By connecting with like-minded groups like Sailors for the Sea and Paddle Canada amongst others, we are all helping spread the word about how simple acts like properly cleaning your boat to avoiding disturbing marine mammals have a positive impact on our aquatic world.”

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

Contact:
Damian Foxall                                                             Pam Logan
Recreation Education Manager                                      Director of Communications
(418) 216-0015                                                          (613) 222-1405