Earth Day Festival 2016

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Kick your summer off with the 11th annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, June 4th from 10am to 3pm at Memorial Park! 

Pour les details en francais, choisissez Francais en bas de la page. 

The Earth Day festival is changing things up this year and we want you to be a part of it! Same great festival, but a different date! This year, the festival will be taking place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Memorial Park (across from Tom Davies Square). Come on down from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to experience Greater Sudbury’s Earth Day Festival downtown. 

 

Main Stage

10:00 am                           Rainbow Hand Drummers Opening    
10:30 am EnvironneMAN (French kids show)
11:15 am Child/Family Yoga with Yogi Jojo and Kelsey
11:45 am Words from Sponsor
Noon Music by Edouard Landry and Stef Paquette
1:15 pm Child/Family Yoga with Yogi Jojo and Kelsey
1:45 pm  The Winners of "Project Impact"
2:15 pm Bogbeans Folk Music with Jane Russell and Eamonn

 *Times/schedule subject to change

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Enjoy performances from EnvironneMAN (a French performance sponsored by le Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel Ontario and le Conseil scolaire publique du Grand Nord de l'Ontario), Edouard Landry and Stef Paquette and Bogbeans Folk Music!

EnvironneMAN is a French theatre performance for kids. His performance centers around concrete actions that young people can do in their everyday lives to better take care of their environment.

Edouard Landry and Stef Paquette singing catchy tunes on their guitars in English and French. Edouard Landry is a singer-songwriter from Sudbury, Ontario, who crafts catchy melodies in a folk vein laced with pop, reggae and rock accents. Stef Paquette hails from Chelmsford, Ontario. He is widely known as singer-songwriter, but he’s also an improv champion, a television actor and a musical composer for theatre.

Bogbeans are Jane and Eamonn, a duo, who have been making music since the very beginning of their relationship.  They have been drawn to traditional folk music, especially Irish music as it is part of Eamonn's heritage.  Their instruments include violin, viola, guitar, bodhran, penny whistle and voice.  Come ready to sing and dance! 

Yogi Jo and Kelsey are bilingual yoga instructors who have been working in the community for all ability levels since 2013. Like so many who practice yoga, Yogi Jo and Kelsey feel that yoga has enriched their lives in so many ways, and would often find themselves wishing they had discovered the practice sooner. Realizing that yoga could benefit people of all ages, in 2014, they received their certification in Kids, Family and Community Yoga through Rainbow Kids Yoga and are now very excited to offer certified, quality, FUN!, bilingual yoga instruction to all.

Children's Area will engage children in eco-friendly activities such as making a 'recycled orchestra' from recycled materials, making your own forest fairy from natural materials and games such as "Rolling through the Watershed" and "Racing with Water"!

The Sudbury Market (1 block from Memorial Park) will feature a display from Electric Vehicles of Greater Sudbury, an e-waste collection truck as well as the Grand Opening of the Market. Just one block away in the CP/Via Rail station (Sudbury Market) on Elgin Street is where the E-Waste Truck Collection sponsored by Haxxess will be from 8:30am-3pm. This is a unique opportunity to recycle old computers, phones, TVs and printers for Free and do your part to help dispose of these items properly! Look for the E-Waste Transport Truck in front of the arena!

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Check out our Displays and Vendors Area for eco-friendly foods, beverages, products and displays from local environmental community groups and non-profits! The following organizations will be there: Cairo Cafe, Clean Air Sudbury, Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury, Cocos Nucifera, College Boreal, Downtown Sudbury, Eat Local Sudbury, Fruit for All, Electric Vehicles of Greater Sudbury, Frubar Juicery, Good Food Box, Insight Astrology, Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, KGHM, Mystical Creations, Rainbow Routes Association, reThink Green, Sacred Geometry Readings, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Sudbury Baha'is, Sudbury and District Health Unit, Sudbury Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy, Sudbury Cyclists Union, Sudbury-Saves-Elephants, SUN Co-op, Vale, Value Village, Village International and Yogi JOJO.

How to get to the EVENT?

Come the event by BIKE!! There will be free Bicycle VALET parking by Sudbury Cyclist Union volunteers. Room for up to 29 bikes! People can plan their commute and prepare for the commuter challenge week. Walk or carpool, lots of parking downtown.

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Get Involved!

Green Vendors

We are looking for grassroots organizations, environmental non-profits, green businesses and local food vendors to display at the Festival. 

Volunteer

Are you looking for volunteer hours? Do you have some extra time to donate to the Earth Day Festival? Looking for students, adults and retirees to assist with our event!

We need volunteers to work at the Festival and assist in the preparations. Please email: earthday@rethinkgreen.ca to let us know when you’re availability. 

Why is the Festival now in June?

Having normally taken place on the weekend after Earth Day (April 22), the festival is looking to change the date and centralize the location within the community. “This will be the same great festival, but a different date.This year, we really wanted to focus on creating an event that will bring the community together, having the event on June 4, instead of in April, is a great way to attract more people. The weather is much nicer at that time of year, and with the event occurring outside, people can really enjoy themselves in a festival atmosphere” said the Earth Day Festival coordinator Nathalie Gara-Boivin. 

The 11th annual Earth Day Festival: Same great festival, but a different date! 

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Silver Level

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Bronze Level

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