Abbotsford Earth Day

Come celebrate and discover ways to take 

care of our little corner of the planet! 

When

Saturday, April 27, 2019

1pm – 4pm 

Where

Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford  

(entrance off Bevan Ave)

ECO EXHIBITORS FAIR

Showcasing Abbotsford’s green technology, businesses, and the active not-for-profit community. Come shop for a cause with a host of local environmental organizations, or find out what the City of Abbotsford and local businesses are doing to take care of our piece of the planet.

Set your kids loose on a new kind of playground!

One that uses loose and recycled parts to foster environmental stewardship, agency, and leadership. Materials that move, combine and change can expand your child’s creative play possibilities exponentially.   (Plus, it’s fun!)

LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy the worldly sounds of Rhythm and Cello, a music duo ready to quell your folk, rock, reggae and Latin music cravings on acoustic guitar and cello!

Band members John Welsh and Stephanie Glegg meld their musical and songwriting talents with vocal harmonies for an eclectic sound that appeals to a broad demographic.

Live music starts at 1pm!

GREEN SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Learn how your household can become more environmentally friendly in this series of free, 30-minute workshops.  No sign up required. 

  • See drop-down schedule for details
Find out how to care for your very own native pollinators!
Presented by:
The Mason Bee Company www.themasonbeecompany.com
Learn about what happens to your recycling after the City takes it away.  Hear tips and tricks on how to ensure your recycling can be recycled.
Presented by:
Abbotsford Community Services / Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program        www.acsrecycling.ca
Learn the basics of healthy, sustainable gardening without harming the environment!
Presented by:
Five Maples Nursery and Garden Centre www.fivemaples.ca 
Learn how to identify and control introduced species that are disrupting native ecosystems. 
Presented by: 
Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society          www.fviss.ca
 



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BRING YOUR BIKE

Need to get your bike ready for spring?  Bring your bike to the event for a free tune-up.

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP

Join in on a community litter pick up around Mill Lake Park.  Clean up supplies will be available on site between 1pm and 3pm at the City of Abbotsford Volunteer Services Booth.  For more information on volunteering with the City, visit www.abbotsford.ca/volunteer .

DISCOUNTED RAIN BARREL SALES

Save water by using a rain barrel to water your garden!  Preordered rain barrels can be picked up from the parking lot located at the Bevan Rd entrance to Mill Lake Park.  Order online at www.ourwatermatters.ca

COMPOST GIVEAWAY

Find out what happens to the food and yard waste collected by the City each week!  The first 250 residents can pick up 2 free 4L bags of Net Zero Waste compost.  Residents can also enter to win an additional 1 yard of free compost to be picked up from the Net Zero Waste composting facility.  Proof of Abbotsford residency is required to claim the free compost.

FREE TIRE & RIM ROUND UP

Drop off your old tires and rims for recycling with the Tire Stewardship Council of British Columbia!  Tires and rims can be dropped off for free during the event in the parking lot located at the Bevan Rd entrance to Mill Lake Park.  For more information on tire recycling in BC, visit www.tsbc.ca.

PARKING

We encourage you to walk, bike or use public transit, but if you must bring a car, parking is available at Godson Elementary School and MSA Arena.

VENDORS

Are you a vendor interested in attending this year’s Earth Day Event?  To apply to attend this event please send the following information to eng-info@abbotsford.ca:

  • Name of Company/Group/Organization
  • What information or product you will be providing
  • Space and electricity requirements
  • Contact information

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Abbotsford Earth Day is an annual community event that showcases local environmental efforts and renews our commitment to sustainability. 

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