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Earth Day Family Festival is a free, community-centered event which celebrates both community and planetary well-being.

Co-presented by World Community, Vancouver Island MusicFest and Our Big Earth Media Co., the 2011 Earth Day Family Festival is a free day-long celebration of planetary and community well-being planned for April 23rd 2011 from 10 am till 4 pm at Simms Park in Courtenay.

The theme for 2011 is “Play in the Forest” and organizers invite friends and families from across Vancouver Island to join them for this vibrant community building event. A full day of free interactive learning, live music, community displays, fun-filled hands-on kids activities, live demos and so much more! Earth Day Family Festival is truly “community in action” where organizations and individuals come together in a celebration and exchange of ideas, inspiration and tools for life on planet earth.

Live music and dance performances presented by Vancouver Island MusicFest center on the theme “Forests, Faeries and Fun.

Kids activities are presented by Our Big Earth and their incredible cast of Community Partners, Community booths and Exhibits are organized by World Community! Live music is presented by Vancouver Island MusicFest with songs and performers the whole family can enjoy!

Music Schedule:

10:00 – Welcome from Organizers
10:10 -  10:30  – Fiddlejam
10:30 – 11:00 – Letzsing Community Sing Along
11:05 – 11:50 – Ta’Kaiya Blaney & Zac Whyte, Youth ecoForum
12:00 – 1:20 – Earth Day Song Circle featuring Helen Austin, Luke Blu Guthrie, Corwin Fox, Pamela Tessmann and Sue Pyper
1:30 – 2:35 – David Somers and Celtic Cargo Cult
2:40 – 3:45 – Mary Murphy and Paul Keim
3:45 – Closing

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Click here to download the poster for your fridge!

Family Fun!

Families and kids of all ages can get creative, have fun in the forest and celebrate the Earth all day in the Family Pod with hosts Robin Rivers and Ken Henderson of Our Big Earth Media Co. We’ve gathered a great crew together including the students at NIDES who will be helping you create a forest-themed community art piece, Becky Wortman and her team with some creative gardening, Organic Family Natural Home’s Brian Gorman and Julia Catania with eco-crafts, Comox Valley Montessori Society building terrariums, the Courtenay Museum, WildSpirt’s traveling wildlife museum, collaborative games with the Comox Valley Multicultural Society, wasp nest making, campfire entertainment from the crew at Horne Lake Caves and of course the famous OBE eco-binoculars.

Lots to see & learn

Community organizations and small businesses at Earth Day are focused on creative and interactive activities.

The Food Pod will feature exhibitors representing the whole continuum of our food system – from growers to eaters, processors & preservers to sellers, soil and pollination helpers to food waste recycling.  The Cumberland Museum will showcase their Laundry Project where you can learn about the importance of biodegradable soaps and energy conservation. Stop by the First Curbside Recycling trailer to check out their pick up service and get some recycling tips. Bring your bicycle and visit World Community Bikes who are offering tune-ups by donation. Or you can sign up for volunteering at this summers Vancouver Island MusicFest and find out more about the over 40 crews that bring the festival to life.

Other exhibitors confirmed include CV Regional District, City of Courtenay, Tsolum River Restoration Society, CoalWatch, CV Conservation Strategy, Sierra Club, Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, Innisfree Farm, Lush Valley Food Action Society, Sunshine Organics, The Green Room, Taoist Tai Chi Society, Elemental Energy Advisors, A/C Logic, CV Delica, and CV Cycling Coalition.

Come learn, play and be inspired about water, watershed and land conservation, local food and food systems, alternative transportation, social and community organizations, green buildings and energy, and re-using, recycling, returning and re-inventing ways to live lightly on the planet.

Pack a picnic, fill up the water bottle, hop on your bike and come spend the day with friends and neighbours in a celebration of the natural and social diversity of life in the valley.

Earth Day Family Festival 2011 is generously sponsored by:

Vancouver Island MusicFest
World Community
Our Big Earth Media Co.
Sound Advice Production Services
Comox Valley Record

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