Earth Day activities include free trees in Pointe Claire

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Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Free Trees for Earth Day Pointe Claire

The City of Pointe-Claire, is pleased to announce that 575 trees will be distributed to citizens free of charge, to highlight Earth Day, on April 22 and 23. A number of family activities will also be offered.

“Our goal with these Earth Day activities is to make everyone more aware of the importance of protecting our environment, for the benefit of current and future generations,” says Mayor Trudeau. “We hope many residents will come out and participate in the free activities being organized.”

On Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m., a show by Bill Bestiole will be given at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre to teach children ages 5 to 12 to recognize insects and understand their importance in our ecosystem. The passes required for this free activity will be available at Stewart Hall as of April 8.

On Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be free distribution of 575 trees of 11 different species (one tree per home address), compost, wood chips, and cones for the recovery of compostable materials. This will take place in the Public Works parking lot at 50 Terra-Cotta Avenue. Proof of residence is required.

At 9 a.m. that same day, a cleaning bee is scheduled in Terra-Cotta Park, followed by tree planting at 11 a.m. The meeting point is planned at the park entrance on Terra-Cotta Avenue. Bring your shovel, reusable water bottle and gloves.

Activities will be offered in the afternoon at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre. At 2 p.m., the documentary Home by Yann Arthur-Bertrand will be shown in French with English subtitles. Starting at 3:30 p.m., everyone is invited to discover the thematic exhibit in the Art Gallery followed by the presentation “Home: Earth Seen from the Sky” with Karel Mayrand, the Quebec and Atlantic director for the David Suzuki Foundation and President of Climate Reality Canada. The presentation will be in French and will be followed by a bilingual discussion. Cones for recovering compostable materials will also distributed free of charge, upon presentation of proof of residence.

“Join us on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, for our Earth Day activities,” says Mayor Trudeau. “It’s an opportunity to help improve our environment.”

For more information and to see the list of tree species available for distribution, go to www.pointe-claire.ca.

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