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Michael Paterson, Gail Asper and Family to Make Funding Announcement about IISD Experimental Lakes Area in Kenora

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Michael Paterson, Gail Asper and family will make an announcement regarding funding to IISD Experimental Lakes Area in Kenora on Thursday September 6, 2018.

There will be also be words from the Honourable Bob Nault, MP for Kenora and His Worship Dave Canfield, Mayor of Kenora.

There will be opportunities for media to interview and photograph all of those present.

Details of Announcement

Date: Thursday September 6, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Whitecap Pavilion, Bernier Drive, Kenora

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is the world’s freshwater laboratory. It is an exceptional natural laboratory comprised of 58 small lakes and their watersheds in a remote part of northwestern Ontario set aside for scientific research. IISD-ELA is the only place on earth where researchers can experiment on real lakes to discover the impact of human activities over the long-term. For the last 50 years those lakes have taught us what causes algal blooms, what acid rain, mercury, dams and oil spills do to fresh water, and much more.

Michael Paterson, Gail Asper and family have donated $1,000,000 to date, to support IISD Experimental Lakes Area.

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For more information, or to arrange interviews, contact:

Sumeep Bath, Communications Manager, IISD Experimental Lakes Area

sbath@iisd.ca or (204) 958 7700 ex 740


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