SACKVILLE, N.B. – Earth Day 2014 will be officially celebrated in Sackville with activities highlighting our local environment.
On Saturday, April 26, a group of environmental organizations will be hosting a series of events, including a guided family walk through the Sackville Waterfowl Park, a locally-produced trade fair and a stop on the Voice of the People Tour (VOPT). The Trade Fair and the VOPT presentation will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 15 Lorne Street, in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to all events and all events are free of charge.
From 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a banner to sign supporting sustainability at the Sackville Farmer's Market.
The family walk in the Sackville Waterfowl Park, guided by Andrew Macfarlane, will give participants the opportunity to see waterfowl in their natural habitat. Starting at 11 a.m. from Memorial Park (at the corner of Weldon and Bridge Streets), the walk will take approximately an hour. Boots are suggested.
The trade fair, from 1-3 p.m. at the Sackville Legion, will feature local food producers, local green energy businesses and local environmental groups from our region. There will be activities for children and refreshments will be served.
At 3:30 p.m., the Voice of the People Tour will be presented by Jim Emberger of the New Brunswick Anti Shale Gas Alliance. This group (VOPT) will be visiting 19 locations throughout the province over the next two months, fulfilling their mission to provide public information about shale gas and clean energy. There will be ample time for questions and answers.
The mayors of Dorchester (J.J. Bear), Port Elgin (Judy Scott), Memramcook (Donald LeBlanc) and our own Mayor Bob Berry received invitations.
Earth Day 2014 is co-sponsored by The Tantramar Alliance Against Hydrofracking, EOS Eco-Energy and the Tantramar Family Resource Centre. For further information, please call 536-7789 or 536-4906.