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News Release – April 17, 2008
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the City of Regina have formed a partnership to honour Earth Day and are planning an exciting afternoon of activities for all.Commemoration of Earth Day began in 1970 and is celebrated each April 22. The goal is to raise awareness about humanity’s growing ecological footprint and to stimulate positive actions aimed at local, regional and global issues. Earth Day is now the largest, most celebrated environmental event in the world, involving 500 million people in over 180 countries. More than six million Canadians, including nearly every school child, take part in Earth Day.
“Earth Day reflects our interest in sustainability and our commitment to inspire an appreciation and understanding of our world,” Tourism Parks Culture and Sport Minister Christine Tell said. “It is important that we preserve the beauty of our natural environment and take every opportunity to learn, experience and savor all it has to offer.”
Celebrations will take place Sunday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities and displays include the Science Centre “Go Science!” games and activities, Earth Songs performances by Don Waite, Shand Greenhouse tree seedling give-away, “Earth Head” craft, First Nations survival demonstration by KaKwa, Regina Girl Guides compost bin building demonstration, “Face-painting by FunTAZM”, Our Mother The Earth First Nations gallery tour and bracelet crafts, composting demos by Regina EcoLiving and City of Regina Waste Diversion, and information booths hosted by local environmental organizations. Refreshments will be available at two organic food concessions.
For more information, contact:
Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
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