By Justin Seward
The 50th annual PITCH-In Week will get underway Canada-wide next week. The goal is to engage local citizens to clean up and preserve the environment in their local community. It’s an important initiative that any citizen should learn early on in life so they understand how important a group clean up can mean to a town. There are many locals that go the extra mile and care to pick up a loose wrapper, but if more people work together doing the same, then there will be a sense of accomplishment and pride instilled in the area by week’s end and something they can take great pride in moving forward. Additionally, the week long event promotes volunteerism with a focus on getting more kids involved because they can get a sense of how beneficial volunteering can be at a young age and a tool that can be in their back pockets as they grow up. Youth should know it’s a part of their lives to volunteer and what better way than to start with assisting with garbage clean up right in their own backyard. It’s something they can look back on and it can be a stepping stone for their future careers . Young or old, we can make a difference in making the town a better place. So come on out and make PITCH In Week a group effort and be proud of yourself for saving the environment while doing a good deed.