Surrey’s Annual Earth Day Celebration, Party For The Planet 2013 Another Great Success!
On Saturday, April 27th Central City Plaza was transformed to “party central” for Party for the Planet for Earth Day. It was a day of pure excitement and activities for the whole family. It was great to see the community out for an event that educates and encourages us to be environmentally conscious.
Nature play hosted by the Surrey Nature Centre.
From Surrey and beyond, people came to take part in the day even though it started off a little rainy and wet! I had a chance to talk to the Clarke family who came all the way from Mission to watch the musical acts and participate in the activities. We all enjoyed being out and about meeting some new people and talking about the music, activities and the informational booths. As we strolled around visiting the booths, adults and kids were being introduced to and informed about environmental issues in a fun way.
Youth displaying their enviro art. With Mayor Dianne Watts and Councillors Tom Gill and Mary Martin.
The topics were related to agriculture, tree planting, transportation, streams and wetlands, sustainability and energy. There were opportunities for the kids to participate in eco-crafts and learn how to appreciate and take care of the environment. Information was also provided about on-going events run by groups in the community such as the Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad.
Bee Bop Beluga, mascot of the Vancouver Aquarium mingles with the crowd.
One of the highlights of the day- the Water Bubble Pool!
We managed to dodge most of the rain for the concert featuring live entertainment from great artists such as Lights, Hey Ocean!, Fighting for Ithaca, The Matinee, Shane Philip, and Woops-a-Daisy for the children. The sun even started to peak through and people enjoyed the music for the rest of the evening.
People gather in front of the Main Stage to enjoy the music of Hey Ocean! at Party for the Planet.
Featured performer, Lights takes the stage at Party for the Planet 2013.
What a great day to celebrate Surrey’s many sustainable initiatives and environmental partnerships. Surrey showcased how our communities work together to make the City of Surrey a greener healthy place for all the residents. One of the enviro-friendly ideas that caught my eye was the water fill-up station where you can fill up your favourite water bottle all day. I would love to see the City incorporate water fill-up stations at all of their future events. We hope everyone was inspired to do more in their households and in their communities to help preserve our environment.
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