Save the Date! Earth Day Celebration will be on Saturday, April 18

Earth Day 2020 – “Get Active!!”

MAPLE RIDGE, BC – Save the Date!! Next year’s Celebrate Earth Day festival takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10am to 2pm at Memorial Peace Park in the heart of Maple Ridge. Join us to kick off festival season with the Family Freecycle, Food Truck Festival, Repair Café, Cycle Recycle Free Bike Draw, Electric Vehicles, entertainment, a special Haney Farmers Market, and more! Our eco-inspired, family-friendly event features hands-on art & activities, interactive displays, and lots of entertainment to celebrate our community & environment.

2020 sees the continuation of our “Heal(thy) Community, Heal(thy) Self” theme. In 2019 we focused on Mental, Social, & Economic Health and in 2020, we will look at Healthy Infrastructure, Environmental Health and Physical Health in the lead up to Maple Ridge hosting the BC Summer Games.

We look forward to showcasing Maple Ridge’s natural assets and green infrastructure initiatives, highlighting ways for people to get physically active, and encouraging people to step up & take action on things that are important to them. The main Earth Day event, which attracts over 3000 people, will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10am – 2pm at Memorial Peace Park.

Celebrate Earth Day 2020 welcomes all community groups, environmental groups, green businesses, students, clubs, and residents to be part of our event! Sign up to have an interactive booth or activity, volunteer and meet other awesome people, or audition to be one of our performers.Participant, Performer, & Volunteer registration forms available online at www.mrearthday.ca

For more details, visit www.mrearthday.ca or the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook Page.

See you on April 18!

 

Details on participant, performer, & volunteering opportunities:

Call for community organizations and green businesses

Local green businesses or community organizations who would like to have a presence at Celebrate Earth Day on April 18 are encouraged to create an interactive booth or activity and join in the “Healthy Community, Healthy Self: Get Active!” theme. Interested groups can visit the event website at www.mrearthday.ca for information and registration forms.

Call for performers

Performances at Earth Day don’t have to be on stage! In addition to two stages, we have had many roving performers, flash mobs, and more! Performers interested in auditioning for the Earth Day event can visit the website at www.mrearthday.ca and fill out the performer registration form. Questions about performing at the event can be emailed to Pam Burns, Entertainment Coordinator, at pjburns07@hotmail.com (or stop by and visit her at the Kanaka Open Mic, every Wednesday from 5-8pm at Kanaka Creek Coffee – #101 – 24155 102nd Avenue, Maple Ridge)

Call for volunteers

We are looking for anyone who enjoys getting involved in their community! We welcome new planning committee members, activity coordinators, people who want to help out at lead-up events, or just want to help out at the Earth Day festival itself! Individuals interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit the Earth Day website at www.mrearthday.ca or the Earth Day Volunteer Page at https://rmrecycling.org/earth-day-volunteer-page and fill out the online registration form. Questions about volunteering can be emailed to edvolunteers@rmrecycling.org