Green Events for July – September 2011
Mark these events in your calendar!
Cycling: Pedal to Plate Tour, Ottawa,
ON, July 9–17, 2011
As part of the Otesha project, cycle across the landscape of Ottawa’s food systems — meeting local producers, pitching in on farms, connecting with food-oriented organizations, and cooking up a storm.
Canada — National Parks Day, July
Featuring free entry and special events and activities, including free concerts and fun for the whole family, at all Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada. Come celebrate! Parks Canada now manages one of the most extensive networks of protected national heritage places in the world, 167 national historic sites, 42 national parks and 4 national marine conservation areas.
Bend AquaFest, Grand Bend,
ON, August 5–7, 2011
This beachfront summer festival takes place at Blue Flag, River Road, and the Pinery Provincial Park to raise awareness of the importance of our stewardship of our fresh, clean water.
at the Forty 2011, Grimsby,
ON, August 11–13, 2011
This annual event in Niagara West includes Green Living in Grimsby and Music at the Forty, with family fun activities in beautiful Coronation Park and throughout downtown Grimsby.
Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival, Timmins,
ON, August 27–28, 2011
Enjoy serious paddling competitions along with family fun, including a Guided Family Leisure Paddle & Shore Lunch, rubber duck races, and live entertainment along the Mattagami and Mountjoy Rivers.
TD Tree Days, September 10–11, 17–18, and 24–25, 2011
In celebration of National Forest Week and National Tree Day on September 21, TD employees and their friends will help to “green” more than 80 communities across the country during TD Tree Days. Through their collective efforts, over 27,000 trees will be added to Canada’s urban and rural forests.
- Great Canadian
Shoreline Cleanup, September
Register to pitch in and join your community in cleaning up the water’s edge. Last year’s efforts removed 98,071 kg of trash from coastal beaches, inland riverbanks, and lakeshores.
Forest Week, September
Observed during the last full week of September, activities such as tree planting, forest tours, and many other special events are sponsored across Canada by the Canadian Forestry Association, member provincial Forestry Associations, and other partners.
Carfree Day, September
This global car-free movement promotes alternatives to car dependence and automobile-based planning of our cities and communities, working to improve quality of life for all.
Rivers Day, September
Celebrated the last Sunday each September, World Rivers Day started in BC to celebrate and protect our river heritage. Today, the event has taken hold around the world. The website includes tips and activities you can bring to your own community.