• Austin Pugh

Earth Month, April 2022

Looking for something to do on Earth Day? We here at the OA CoP have compiled a list of events from across Canada for our members to check out! This is by no means an exhaustive list, look into what is going in your hometown to try and find an Earth Day event that is right for you!


All italicized text is cross posted from the respective event website.


Newfoundland

Earth Day Fair – St. John's, April 22nd

  • To celebrate Earth Day, the public is invited to join over 20 environmental organizations from the Northeast Avalon region to mobilize for the planet! On April 22, 2012, Earth Day, environmentally minded groups are gathering to display what resources are right here for individuals and families alike to enjoy the planet responsibly while having tons of fun. The day will include discovering the limitations of the planet and solutions that start with each individual’s choices in order make a stand for our planet.

For more information on the event click here.


Newfoundland Clean Up Events

  • Bonavista, Earth Day Clean Up (Cape Shore Road), April 22nd, click here for more information.

  • St. John's, Earth Day Clean UP (Bowring Park Dog Park), April 22nd, click here for more information.



PEI

PEI EARTH WEEK FAMILY EXPO, Charlottetown (April 23rd)

  • An all-ages event with information booths, great live music, delicious food, science activities, and workshops on environmental action and awareness. (Earth Day itself is Apr 22).

  • Admission is by donation. Proceeds go to PEI Sierra Club education programs, including PEI Wild Child Nature Immersion https://www.facebook.com/wildchildpei .

  • 2016 will be the 6th year for Sierra Club PEI (Atlantic Canada Chapter) to present the Family Earth Expo in Charlottetown. There will be an art show and family art activities; seed planting; a reading tent and much more.


For more information on the event click here!



Nova Scotia

Earth Day Weekend TRASHSTOCK, Clean up project, Halifax

  • We are hosting a two day event with the Clean Up Project, Yarmouth Shores and Yarmouth Events Promotions in Yarmouth!

  • Saturday will be a MASSIVE community clean up. We hope to fill (or overfill) the dumpster donated by ROLEX. There will be a scavenger hunt for the kids (adults can play too!) and some environmental education on site. We are also hoping to have an evening celebration!

  • Sunday we will be hitting two shorelines: FAMILY FRIENDLY: Pembroke Beach. Bring the whole family and spend a day cleaning up a beautiful beach. CHALLENGE: Chebogue Point (Tetanus shots recommended... serious) This will be a trap extraction led by The Clean Up Project.


Click here for more information!



New Brunswick

From Harm to Harmony: Healing he Land Healing Ourselves a group exhibition in Fredericton (April 22nd)

  • From Harm to Harmony: Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves is a group exhibition featuring works by artists across New Brunswick with varied representation in terms of cultural backgrounds, geographic locations, accessibility needs, and artistic disciplines. With a unified desire to address the environmental emergency, their work aims to change the story of the nature and climate crises from one of despair, worry and loss to one of hope, love and action. The exhibition runs at the UNB Archives (5th Floor, Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, 5 Macaulay Lane, Box 7500, Fredericton, NB) from April 22 to May 1, 2022. The exhibition is free to attend, check it out Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! This exhibition presented by CCNB results from a remote artist residency led by BC-based community engaged artists Juliana Bedoya and Laura Barron, in collaboration with artists across New Brunswick.


For More information look click here!


Sackville, Clean up and earth day festival, click here for more information.



Quebec

Bee the Movement: a celebration of urban agriculture free webinar

  • Topic: Celebrate the urban agriculture movement with Alvéole & MicroHabitat.

  • This Earth Day, join us for a celebration of the urban agriculture movement and the many individuals and organizations who are taking action to bring nature into their communities. From community gardens to backyard chickens and of course rooftop beekeeping, we hope to inspire you to “bee the movement” (or at least to grow your own tomato!).

For more information on the event click here.


Earth Day Plogging Event (Downtown Montreal), April 22nd, click here for more information.



Ontario

EnviroArts: Earth Day Edition hosted by the Quinte Arts Council Gallery in Belleville

An intersection of art and activism. Raising awareness about environmental issues, while appreciating the beauty of nature. The show will give an opportunity to artists of all different ages and abilities to show their work. Founded in September 2020, Fridays For Future Quinte is a local environmental organization composed of youth from across the region. Our mission is to educate and raise awareness of the climate crisis and other environmental issues, while actively fighting for systemic change. Fridays For Future is an international movement, that has thousands of local groups all working to create change and build a better future.


For more information regarding the event click here.


Ontario Tree planting events

  • Mississauga, April 23rd, One Million Trees Mississauga, click here for more information.

  • Toronto, April 23rd, Earth Day Planting on a Spit, here for more information.

  • Vaughan, April 23rd, Earth Month Spring Community Planting at New Forest North, click here for more information.

  • Markham, May 1st-2nd, 10000 Trees Earth Day Planting, click here for more information.


Ontario Clean up Events

  • Brampton, Earth Day Cleanup, April 23rd, click here for more information.

  • ET Seton Park, Earth Day Ravine Cleanup, April 23rd, click here for more information.

  • CLEAN UP GREEN UP Event, Burlington, click here for more information.



Manitoba

Earth Day Weekend at the Zoo: Party for the Planet, April 22nd-24th

  • Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24 You’ll learn how we can all become environmental superheroes and enjoy special activities including: Daily Zoo Chats with animal care professionals, Interactive citizen science booths, Art activities presented by Arts Junktio Indigenous storytelling, Appearances from superheroes, Big games like giant Jenga, a recycle relay, and a dry dunk tank PLUS: Friday, April 22 is a school in-service day! Take 25% off child admission on Friday. More information and a detailed schedule of events coming soon!


Click here for more information!


Earth Day Clean Up Downtown Winnipeg 2022, April 29th

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Saskatchewan

Get Outside! Earth Day Event, April 24th, Regina

  • Join Nature Regina, Wild Outside (Canadian Wildlife Federation), Nature Conservancy of Canada, Nature Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum for a virtual Earth Day event. Learn more about baby wildlife in spring, nature blitz, pond dipping, saving our shorelines, an introduction to birdwatching, nature and mental health and Saskatchewan grasslands. Watch the webinar and then participate in a self-guided Earth Day activity in your own neighbourhood! The virtual event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm with a new presentation every 30 minutes. You will be provided with an event schedule one day before. Log in to the sessions you are interested in and then download the self-guided activity at www.natureregina.ca. The sessions will also be available for viewing on the Nature Regina website after the event. A big thanks to the City of Regina for providing funding for this event! #yqrwinterfun Let's get outside and have an outdoor adventure in our own neighbourhood to celebrate Earth Day!

Click here for more information



Alberta


Celebrate Earth Week with The Core, in Calgary, from April 18 - April 22, 2022

  • The celebration includes: Pop up shop by Golden Acre, Lunch & Learn sessions, Giveaways, Environmental Display, Earth Day Vendor Fair, and Games & Activities.

Click here for more information


Calgary Outdoors Club Cleanup, April 22nd:

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Art For The Earth: Earth Day Celebration !!! - Youth Workshop (April 24th)

  • Are you concerned about local and global environmental issues? Do you love making art? Then this series is for you! Andrea Merredew will introduce you to the world of Eco-Art (also known as Environmental Art or Sustainable Art). You will use upcycled materials, found objects, and materials that are made through processes that don't harm the Earth. Come for one workshop or register for all of them individually.

Click here for more information




British Columbia


Bateman Gallery in Victoria; free admission weekend for Environmental Impact II Exhibit

  • The Bateman Gallery (Victoria, BC) is celebrating Earth Day all weekend long with free admission for children and free family-friendly activities to engage with the powerful exhibition: Environmental Impact II.

If you would like to learn more about this event click here.


Wa Lhkwáyel Skwiyíńtsut Opening Ceremony hosted by the Squamish Nation in North Vancouver, on April 22nd.

  • Join us on Earth Day, April 22, at Chief Joe Mathias Centre for the Wa Lhkwáyel Skwiyíńtsut (Climate Action Strategy) opening ceremony. The Climate Team from Ta na wa Yúus ta Stitúyntsam̓ (Rights & Title) will invite a speaker to share about this project and call on witnesses and the community to share thoughts.


For more information see the event page here!


BC Cleanup Activities

  • Chilliwack, River Cleanup, April 23rd: Click here to learn more

  • Fernie, Pick Up For A Plant & Our Planet, April 23rd: Click here to learn more

  • Houston, Buck Creek Clean Up, April 22nd: Click here to learn more

  • Invermere, Lake Windermere Beach Cleanup, April 23rd: Click here to learn more

  • Vancouver, Kits Beach Cleanup, April 23rd: Click here to learn more


The above events are not affiliated with the OA CoP and may not hold the same views and values as the OA CoP.

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