Earth Day party happening in Surrey on Saturday

Plaza at city hall filled with earth-y events and attractions April 23

Cirque Surrey members at Surrey's Party for the Planet in 2015.

SURREY — An event billed as B.C.’s largest Earth Day celebration returns to Surrey City Hall Plaza on Saturday (April 23).

The City of Surrey’s annual Party for the Planet is a chance for attendees “to show your commitment to the environment and dedication to helping build a sustainable future.”

The day-long event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Earth Day is officially marked a day earlier, on Friday, April 22.

Admission is free for Party for the Planet, which this year features performances by Juno nominee Scott Helman, singer-songwriter Vince Vaccaro and family entertainers Bobs and LoLo.

There will also be plenty of interactive eco-activities for the whole family, including The Sustainability House (full of ideas on how to make your home more sustainable) and Eco Dome (featuring The TaDa Lady) and Life Cycle bike fun and skills.

New for 2016 are the “Science Surprise” shows hosted by Science World, as well as an expanded selection of tree species at the annual tree and plant sale.

Other activities include a rock climbing wall, bike-powered smoothie stop, digital photo booth, farmers’ market and an “Enviro-bungee” ride.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their old light bulbs to the event for recycling, and also make a “Pledge for the Planet” while learning about Surrey’s key sustainability initiatives concerning waste, water management, transportation and energy.

Presented by TD, the family-friendly celebration is expected to draw more than 20,000 people to the plaza, located at 13450 104th Ave., Surrey.

For complete event details, including the list of performers and schedule of events, visit Surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

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