By Kathy Rowe
Earth Day is making a big comeback to the Port Union Community Centre. It will be CCRA’s first Earth Day event in two years and we’re excited about it!
On Saturday April 23, area residents are invited to join in and pitch in. This year there will be something for everyone. As in past years, the three area associations, CCRA, WRSA and WRCA, have come together to provide many activities for our Earth Day celebration.
Things kick off at 9:30 a.m. and go until 2:30 p.m. There will be a big community clean-up for volunteers who are eager to tidy up the many littered culverts and brush areas in the neighbourhood. Garbage bags and gloves will be supplied and a free lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Student volunteers will be able to get volunteer hours for the clean-up.
Thanks to Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, free compost will be delivered to the community centre parking lot for gardeners to collect at their leisure. Children can enjoy Earth Day themed crafts, and talk to the Cubs and Scouts about helping out with the 2022 Yellow Fish Road program.
Starting in early April, families are encouraged to reserve a spot to build a free bee pollinator nest for their yard on Earth Day. Sign up with your child in advance at one of these locations: Port Union C.C. (416-396-4031), West Rouge C.C. (416-396-4147) Heron Park C.C. (416-396-4035). All you need to bring is a hammer! There will also be garden workshops to attend, a rain barrel display, and an opportunity to order native plants. Read more about the Rouge Butterflyway’s plant sale on page 11. Join us to find out how you can have a raised box for a community herb garden in your front yard. o bring is a hammer!
There will also be garden workshops to attend, a rain barrel display, and an opportunity to order native plants. Read more about the Rouge Butterflyway’s plant sale on page ****. Join us to find out how you can have a raised bed for a community herb garden in your front yard.
Another great feature to look forward to is the Repair Café. Skilled volunteers will repair your small household appliances and textiles for free! Search out that broken lamp or kitchen blender. Give your favourite jacket a longer life. Don’t throw things out because they don’t work.The Repair Café is all about reducing what goes into landfill.
To schedule an appointment with the Repair Café, please contact Kathryn McLean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you on April 23!