Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge

The annual Earth Day Celebration in Maple Ridge kicks off at 10am on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Memorial Peace Park. This year’s theme, “Back to Nature,” highlights the natural beauty all around us – one of the best things about living in Maple Ridge!

Earth Day favourites from past years will be back, including a special Earth Day Haney Farmers Market, winners of the Earth Day Poetry & Photo contests, the Cycle Recycle Free Bike Draw, lots of kids’ crafts, electric vehicles courtesy of VEVA, roving entertainers & flash mobs, an expanded Food Truck festival on 224th Street, and, of course, the popular Family Freecycle, where gently used books, toys, & clothes will be available for free to the public at the Leisure Centre’s preschool at the Earth Day event.

As always, the arts are a huge part of Earth Day. Live entertainment includes music stages, surprise flash mobs, a welcoming ceremony parade, and roving performers. Make some crafts, get your face painted, help create the Earth Day Nature Mandala, or check out artists from the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour. Don’t miss this year’s Kids ‘n’ Nature PlayZone located in the grassy area south of the Farmer’s Market for some hands-on nature exploration – you may even  meet Tinkerbell!
See you on April 22!

 

About the theme…

The 2017 theme for Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge is “Back to Nature” – one of the main ideas behind this theme is that if residents (and their kids!) get away from screens and spend more time in nature, they will learn to love it and fight to save it. This year, we partnered with outdoor & environmental groups to organize lots of lead-up outdoor activities throughout March & April to get people outside. Activities include canoe tours, trail clearing, salmon fry release, nature printing & photography, family hikes, and more! Check out the video compilation above 🙂

We loved getting people outdoors to explore local parks, appreciate our community’s natural assets, and (re)discover the healing aspects of nature. The main Earth Day event, which attracts over 3000 people, will be held THIS Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am – 2pm at Memorial Peace Park.

 
 

EarthDay Logo 1 - 2013Our Vision: To celebrate and embrace the Earth’s past, present, and future by engaging people in Nature & the Outdoors, Family & Community, and Green Innovation & Technology through business, info, arts, activities, and entertainment.

Our Mission: The Mission of the Celebrate Earth Day Organizing Committee is to celebrate and promote environmental groups, interactive programs, initiatives, issues, and ideas in the communities of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie First Nation through an annual participatory event on or around April 22.

 

 

Previous Festivals:

ED2016 Poster“ENERGY!” was our theme for Celebrate Earth Day 2016 and there was lots of it on site, including various Human Recharging Stations 🙂 Amber Light Photography was there to capture some great event photos!

 Check out Metro Vancouver’s video on Earth Day 2016:

Kat & Tony at ED2016 - from MetroVan video

 

earthday poster2 2015
Celebrate Earth Day 2015 made a splash with our “Water, Water Everywhere” focus on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Check out photos of the event by Amber Light Photography and our April, 2015 Newsletter highlighting the event.

 
Earth Day 2014 posterCelebrate Earth Day 2014 celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Haney Farmers Market and “Food For Thought” on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  There are some great photos of the event on Amber Light Photography’s Facebook Page and we highlighted it in our April, 2014 Newsletter

Earthday banner 2014

 
Earth Day 2013 Save The Date FlyerCelebrate Earth Day 2013 Partnered with the ARTS and took place on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Check out photos of the event by Amber Light Photography and our April, 2013 Newsletter with lots more info 🙂

 
2012 Earth Day PromotionCelebrate Earth Day 2012 took place on Saturday, April 21, 2012  and celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Ridge Meadows Recycling!

A huge THANK YOU!! to Amber Light Photography for capturing some stunning photos of the event! We looked forward to the big party in our RMRS Spring, 2012 Newsletter