Many helped out with Earth Week Street Festival

Summerland's Earth Week Street Festival Friday was well attended.

Dear Editor:

The Earth Week Street Festival Friday was well attended and lucky in that there was sunshine.

About 100 kids came through over the three hours with their parents.

They enjoyed decorating bikes and trikes and then showing them off in a parade judged by Mayor Janice Perrino.

There was a scavenger hunt, face painting, soapbox rides and skateboards made available by Freeride and many Earth Day information booths.

Many people were involved with volunteering their time.

But I wanted to mention one group in particular. There were several young volunteers. Jordan Reimer from the Summerland Secondary School leadership program was super in lugging tables, toting signs, taking pictures, etc.

The Girl Guides and Boy Scouts were great in helping the small kids decorate their bikes, face painting and taking kids for rides in the soapboxes.

The Climate Action table got a lot of Earth Week pledges from kids and their parents, so Summerland definitely will be greener.

Freeride was a big hit and drew in the older kids with their demonstrations by young adults and letting the kids try out the skateboards.

We had alternate transportation vehicles as we had the municipality’s Smart Car, Bill Atkinson’s electric bike, Summerland Medicine Centre’s scooters for mobility impaired and of course all the bikes, trikes, skateboards, and soapboxes that the kids were on.

Often, young adults get a bad rap but judging by the kids who helped out in the Festival; there are many gems out there.

Margaret Holler

Community Cultural Development

Committee

Summerland

 

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