“The Earth Day Family Festival is just around the corner and organizers are busy with the final details of what is sure to be colourful and fun filled community celebration of living lightly on the planet! Celebrating their second year at Simms Park in beautiful Downtown Courtenay, the Festival takes place from 10 am till 4 pm this Saturday April 24th.

The free community event features over 40 community information booths that offer information and ideas about how to lessen our footprint on planet earth. Come and learn more about solar energy, watershed protection, transportation, stream keepers, composting, seed saving and much much more! Or bring the kids down to be part of an exciting interactive kids area with puppet shows, mural projects, games, eco-arts and crafts, fossil making and a hands on nature museum.

Music lovers can chill our in the park and listen to beautiful tunes from Irish lass Mary Murphy, Canadian Folk Poet Corwin Fox, local choir Letz Sing and talented guitarist and soul singer Anela Kahiamoe. Or enjoy some musical laughs with Captain Thunderpants!

Pack a picnic, hop on your bike and head on down! Earth Day Family Festival 2010 is a celebration of nature, culture and community brought to you by World Community, Our Big Earth and Vancouver Island MusicFest!”

From Meg, VIMF

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