Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earthday Events Vancouver

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

Earth Day Events Vancouver

Earth Day Parade, Broadway & Commercial
Earthday Jericho
Besides the restoration projects, the Earth Day Vancouver Celebration offers free nature tours guided by the Vancouver Natural History Society, a Native Plant sale, and roving performers including active-transportation hero Dustin the Purple Pirate and the irresistable Carnival Band
Everyone is invited to join artists from the Secret Lantern Society in the creation of an Earth Mandala, an ever-expanding circular artwork on the beach.

And of course, there will be dancing! 

The Celebration features a high-energy live Earth Day Stage programmed by the VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL – a showcase of diverse entertainment for all ages, ranging from the spicy Bhangra-Celtic beats of Delhi to Dublin to the First Nations rhythms of Eagle Song Dancers to the funky dub groove of Folk Fest dancefloor faves Big Bass Theory.

The Earth Day Vancouver Celebration is produced by Evergreen: an innovative charity that builds relationship between nature, culture and community in urban spaces ( 
Community partners include: the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Jericho Stewardship Group. Starbucks Coffee Company is the Presenting Sponsor and City of Vancouver offers additional support.
Earth Day Vancouver is chaired by world-renowned singer, author, and ecology advocate Raffi Cavoukian—founder of Child Honouring, a children-first paradigm for global restoration.

Raffi says, “Earth Day is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to creating a healthy world, a world fit for children. 

Let’s start a Compassion Revolution—you’re all invited to Jericho Park to celebrate the power of local action to restore our Mother Earth.” 

Raffi will launch the Earth Day Stage at 1 pm.
See you at Jericho Park...happy Earth Day!

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