Party for the Planet Releases Schedule for New Concord Pacific Community Stage, Environmental Education, and Indigenous Cultural Sharing
The annual Earth Day event will feature a new Concord Pacific Community stage that will showcase Surrey dance battles, Zumba, Royal Academy of Bhangra dance lessons, jump rope, and yo-yo performances.
Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey has released Party for the Planet’s performance and workshop schedule at surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet. The annual Earth Day event will feature a new Concord Pacific Community stage that will showcase Surrey dance battles, Zumba, Royal Academy of Bhangra dance lessons, jump rope, and yo-yo performances. Environmental workshops and speaker series talks will be hosted by sustainable marketplace vendors, Surrey Parks, Indigenous artisans and the Explore Science Club.
“The importance of environmental education at this event cannot be overstated,” says Mary Rukavina, Manager of Special Events and Filming for the City of Surrey. “This year’s Party for the Planet will be full of opportunities to learn about how we can collectively create a socially conscious and green city in a fun and family-friendly environment.”
Presented by TD, this year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The TD Main Stage will feature live performances by Post-Modern Connection, DACEY, Josh Bogart, Candace Curr and Withe, Surrey City Orchestra, and Andy The Musical Scientist. Attendees can take part in environmental workshops on University Drive, and can learn how to make a dream catcher, build a solar light mason jar, connect with nature in Surrey’s urban forests, and paint a Métis paddle. The speaker series will showcase the history of Bannock, proper tree pruning and watering techniques, and understanding vegan certifications in cosmetics.
Attendees are encouraged to bring clean, used clothing to the Rethink Waste clothing swap inside Surrey City Hall. Pollinator plants are also available for purchase from $3 to $10 at the Surrey Parks plant sale. All event activities will meet health and safety guidelines as set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Fraser Health and appropriate industry associations. For more details, visit surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.
This event is supported by the province of British Columbia.