25th April, 2009
An exciting schedule of events beginning at 7:30 am with the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band and an Earth Run (or walk) and ending at 11.00pm with the talented, fun-loving, foot-stomping band...the Tuques!
Enjoy a full day with
* Pancake breakfast
* Talented Musicians
* Guest Speakers
* Street Vendors
* Kids Activities (schedule in sidebar)
* Night time Concert and Dance
* Great prizes and giveaways
* Soooo much more!
Daytime Events: 602 Kootenay Street
7.30 am Walk Run
Meet at Lakeside Park and be entertained by the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band prior to joining in on our Earth Run (walk if you like) along the shores of Kootenay Lake up to the Presbyterian Church (Community Center) on the corner of Kootenay and Victoria Streets.
8.30 - 10.00 am Pancake Breakfast
Pancake breakfast for all the family. Join in for some fresh home made pancakes with real local fruit sauce. Yummmy! (by donation).
9.00am Rotarians at Work
A city cleanup you can help with. Click Here for more info
10.00am - Welcome by Rona Park
Rona is the executive director of the Nelson CARES Society and passionate Earth Day supporter.
10.05am - 10.45am - Colleen Matte and John Alton
When you hear about anything to do with earth care or innovative sustainability ideas you will always find Colleen or John somewhere in front or behind the scenes. They will speak on the many community initiatives of Earth Matters and the West Kootenay ECO Society plus the expansion of the Nelson Carshare Co-Op , Community Composting, Land Share initiatives and much more.
10.45am - 11.00am Anna Planedin Anna is a researcher and communications coordinator for the Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL) and the organizer for the 100 Mile Ideas Diet conversation cafés. She is a passionate community organizer and networker who will provide insights into communities and sustainable planning.
2.00pm - 2.30pm Dominique Fraissard
Singer/Songwriter from Australia now living in Nelson and working with the Nelson CARES Society. He has numerous albums out already with a wide variety of highly entertaining and thoughtfully crafted songs about life and love.
2.00pm - 4.00pm - Cottonwood and Community Gardens Walk
Colleen Matte will be leading an informative walk to the Cottonwood Park and Community Gardens. You can help out with work in the garden as Colleen informs you of the ongoing projects to introduce more community gardening in Nelson.
2.30 - 3.00 Paula Kiss
World traveller, engineer and in-demand Environmental Consultant who setup and manages the popular Building Tree in Nelson will give an empassioned talk about environmentally sustainable, healthy buildings, exciting home renovation ideas and much more.
3.00pm - 3.30pm Mr Aardvark 'Unplugged'
The infamous Aardvark is a highly talented singer/songwriter, dobro player and guitarist, well known in the Kootenays who will entertain you with his powerful vocals, soulful songs and stories.
3.30pm - 4.00pm Shayla Wright
Shayla is an international coach, speaker and writer, who worked with Mother Teresa. She will speak about caring for the earth as "Our Evolutionary Imperative." A special talk not to be missed!!
4.00pm - 5.00pm One World Choir
An amazing blend of vocal talents make up this innovative and entertaining choir. They will have you singing, clapping and dancing on your toes with their energy.
PLEASE NOTE: We are adjusting this schedule and updating it as we arrange for as many talented local musicians, singer/songwriters, poets, and others to showcase their talents on this special day. Make sure you visit this site again for the updated schedule.
Night Time Celebrations
Central School Gymnasium
811 Stanley Street
7.00 pm - 11.00pm
Be prepared for a whole lotta fun during our Earth Day Concert and Dance from 7 till 11pm. Come and join in on a special Concert and Dance with two of the Kootenay's best loved bands. Featuring The Toques and Brian Rosen and the Whatnow. They will have music for the whole family. Kids, bring your folks, grandparents and their friends. A fun night with a down-to-earth theme. Snacks and Drinks available.
Shoes are not allowed in the gymnasium where we have the dance so please be sure to bring some fancy dancin sox!!
We look forward to seeing you at the night time concert and dance. Laugh and dance the night away and let the good times roll....
Come back to visit Soon!