Pitching in for Earth Day/Week

Wildsight to present film, students plan clean ups

The students at both Lindsay Park and Marysville Elementary are preparing for an Earth Day walk by sanding hawthorne walking sticks.  The children will be doing a Pitch-In clean up along with their walk in the coming weeks. Above

The students at both Lindsay Park and Marysville Elementary are preparing for an Earth Day walk by sanding hawthorne walking sticks. The children will be doing a Pitch-In clean up along with their walk in the coming weeks. Above

Earth Day is April 22 this year and schools and other organizations are planning events, in Kimberley, across Canada and around the world.

In addition to Earth Day on April 22, the week of April 20 to 26 is Pitch In week, when you can get involved in cleaning up the winter mess on Kimberley’s streets. Schools in Kimberley always get involved and a huge amount of litter is picked up every year. Most Kimberley schools are planning Pitch-In events.

If you have a group that would like to be involved, you can call the City Operations department at 250-427-9660 and let them know what area of town you’d like to clean up. The City will provide you with garbage bags and access to Pitch-In materials.

Wildsight will be hosting an event during the week as well. Join Wildsight on April 25 at Centre 64 for a special film presentation. The presentation will also be offered in Cranbrook the day before at Key City Theatre.

Wildsight will celebrate Earth Day Week with the film Watermark and a Ktunaxa speaker on water. Get a glimpse of Ktunaxa history and culture through a water lens including the Columbia River salmon run, the Ktunaxa sturgeon-nosed canoe, and Ktunaxa paths along our waterways.

Then sit back for Watermark, an exploration of our relationship with water from Edward Burtynsky, the photographer and filmmaker behind Manufactured Landscapes. Watermark is a feature documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. Of course, the film is full of beautiful imagery – the filmmakers spent three years, in ten different countries, capturing the images for the film.

the film starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance at wildsight.ca/watermark or $13 at the door.


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