Taghum Hall celebrates Earth Day on Friday, April 22 from 3:30 – 8pm with a special, all-ages event set embrace fun, community, and the planet.

“We love our planet, and we love our community,” says Taghum Hall organizer Heather Haake. “Celebrating both is something we love to do.”

More than 25 booths displaying crafts, seedings, food, and environmental and community information will be on site, with live music in the gazebo all through the event. Kids can enjoy activities such as Parachutes for the Planet, upcycled crafts, and more. Bird-lovers can join avid bird-watcher and boy wonder Galen Schnare on a bird identification walk. There will be a Qi Gong demonstration and group exercise on the grounds, and at 5pm a group of youthful thespians will perform “The Lorax”, a play based on the beloved Dr. Seuss story.

Folks who ride their bikes to the event can park in the “bike corral” and enter for a prize draw. Taghum Hall is accepting donations of clean refundable bottles and cans, with the proceeds to benefit its kitchen renovation project, which will include energy-efficient appliances. The Hall will celebrate a generous donation from Fortis BC of 60 LED light bulbs to help reduce Taghum Hall’s energy consumption, to be installed at the event.

“How many volunteers does it take to change 60 light bulbs? I guess we’ll find out!” says Haake.

Anyone wishing to help out can email taghumhall@shaw.ca. More information can be found at taghumhall.ca.

Taghum Community Society