PACT POW announces MAYDAY Rally Agenda

Join PACT POW tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Rotary Park in Ajax. Between 1 – 1:30 p.m. participants can gear up for the rally by making their own signs. PACT POW will have all materials you need! Come with your message. Participants will also be able to sign the official petition, sign the Save Our Waterfront sail and of course meet Sammy the Salmon. Also on site will be Environmental Defence, Sierra Club, Lands Over Landings and Durham CLEAR. Our special Emcee – Jared Fenton will to pump up the crowd.

Speakers will start at 1:30 p.m. The agenda includes special guest MP Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party, Paul Kuebler, PACT POW, Councillor Joanne Dies, Ajax Ward 3 & PACT POW, Bill Parish, former Mayor of Ajax, Regional Councillor Colleen Jordan, Ajax Ward 3 & 4, and Regional Councillor Jennifer O’Connell, Pickering Ward 1.

Together we can take a stand and fight to protect Lake Ontario!

Save Sammy the Salmon – PACT POW Mascot

Sammy the Salmon grew up in the cold, fresh head waters of Duffin’s Creek. One day, Sammy decided to swim downstream and explore Lake Ontario. Sammy loved the lake and made many new friends, but something was different about his new home.  He started to notice slimy, smelly, green algae all over his scales and fins – which made it really hard for him to swim, breath and enjoy the lake with his friends.


One afternoon, Sammy was caught in the algae in shallow water and couldn’t breathe or see where he was going. He knew this wasn’t right, he didn’t want to get hurt again or didn’t want any of his friends to get hurt. Sammy was ready to take action.

Sammy joined PACT POW and is on a mission to reduce the algae in Lake Ontario. But he needs your help too – help save Sammy the Salmon and our waterfront!

Meet Sammy the Salmon at the Save our Waterfront MAYDAY Rally this Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. – Rotary Park, 177 Lake Driveway West, Ajax.

NEW! Oshawa Express article – A different kind of “MAYDAY” for Durham’s waterfront

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Hundreds of residents and concerned citizens stop by PACT POW booth at annual waterfront festival

On Aug. 10, members of PACT POW attended the Ajax By the Lake Waterfront Festival to hand out buttons, flyers, and lawn signs to promote the upcoming MAYDAY Rally on Aug. 17. Hundreds of residents and concerned citizens stopped by their booth to learn more about the Duffin Creek Sewage Plant, and showed their support by signing the Save the Pickering and Ajax Waterfronts Petition.

To receive a FREE lawn sign and/or buttons, please contact Paul Kuebler at or Councillor Joanne Dies at


PACT POW Community Conversation Days – Get Your Free Button!

PACT POW will be out and about in Ajax and Pickering over the next couple of weeks handing out FREE Buttons and Lawn Signs to promote the MAYDAY Rally on August 17, 2013. Upcoming community days include:

  • Rotary Park Pavilion, Aug 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Rotary Park Pavilion, Aug 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Celebrate Ajax by the Lake Waterfront Festival, Aug 10 from Noon to 5 p.m.


MAYDAY Rally Launch Coverage

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PACT POW announces MAYDAY Rally Aug. 17 with key note speaker MP Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party

Today, at a special media launch PACT POW officially announced the Save our Waterfront MAYDAY Rally to be held on August 17 at 1 p.m. at Ajax Rotary Park with special guest speaker MP Elizabeth May.


PACT POW is calling on the Regions of Durham and York to invest in state-of-the-art technology for the Duffin Creek Sewage plant to protect Lake Ontario.

The rally will feature keynote speaker and leader of the Green Party MP Elizabeth May. Other activities include sign making station, face painting for kids, petition signing and a signature wall for the public to post messages. Supporting environmental organizations will also be in attendance, including DurhamCLEAR, Sierra Club, Green Party of Canada and Environmental Defence.

PACT POW invites all citizens of Durham Region to attend the rally and stand together and fight to protect Lake Ontario, our beaches and our drinking water.