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Join Richmond Olympian and beachcomber for Steveston beach clean-up

Evan Dunfee will be joined by local beachcomber Steve LaRocca at Garry Point Park on Thursday
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Evan Dunfee taking gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He is organizing a beach clean-up this Thursday at 4 p.m. at Garry Point Park

If you love spending time at Garry Point Park in Steveston, then there’s a chance this week to keep it clean – and help a two-times Olympian while you’re at it.

Richmond’s Olympic bronze medallist Evan Dunfee is fronting up a “Green Sports Day” clean-up at the park and its shoreline this Thursday afternoon and is inviting the public to grab a bag.

Dunfee, who won bronze in race-walking in dramatic style at the Tokyo Olympics last year, has enlisted the help of Richmond’s intrepid beachcomber Steve LaRocca, better known as “Fraser River Finds” on social media.

“For me it’s a small way that I can use my platform to help,” Dunfee told the Richmond News about why he’s organizing the clean-up.

“Sustainability is really important to me, and given Richmond’s island nature, cleaning up our waterways is really important.”

Fraser River Finds will help with the cleanup

Having LaRocca out to talk to the kids, said Dunfee, will have an impact as he can talk about the impacts his clean-ups have and how he makes art out of what he finds.

Dunfee’s Green Sports Day goes Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meeting place will be in the parking lot near the concessions.

Organizers ask that you wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather and that kids be accompanied by an adult.

Since 2010, there have been 44 Green Sports Day clean-ups that have collected 928kg of trash at this site.

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