Mother Earth Day

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Saturday, June 11, 2022      Firemen's Park, Niagara Falls

A Celebration of the Environment

The inaugural PenFinancial Mother Earth Day event took place at Firemen's Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The event was organized and hosted by the Park in the City Committee with the support of the Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association as a celebration of the environment. Thousands of people attended the event.  Thank you to all who participated as we look forward to doing it all over again 2023! 

Events that took place during Mother Earth Day

2022 Community Clean Sweep

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  • From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers spread throughout the City of Niagara Falls to collect debris from parks, trails and boulevards. A complimentary lunch was provided to participants. 


2022 Tree Planting

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  • From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In total, 40 native trees were planted along the north side of Firemen's Park.  A tree planting demo was provided by Land Care Niagara. This portion of the event sponsored by the Niagara Community Foundation and Land Care Niagara.


2022 Youth & Family Activities

Many youth activities were by Heartland Forest, the Niagara Falls Public Library and the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee.

All youth activities included the following:

  • Niagara Falls Public Library StoryWalk - Outdoor guided walk with books
  • Craft Table - Self-guided headband to colour and staple to wear.
  • Live Bugs - Wildlife artifacts table
  • Secret Map - Game involving following a map
  • Obstacle Course - Butterfly life cycle theme
  • Board Game - Be a Deer giant board game
  • Scavenger Hunt - Search by image, colour and words
  • Ridable Kids Train - Provided by Heartland Forest
  • Large Prize Wheel - Win wild flower seeds and other swag from MYAC
  • Living Wall - Glue on moss pieces to create a large living wall provided by MYAC

List of Vendors

71 vendors participated in the Mother Earth Day event.  Here is a list of participants.

Education and Promotion Exhibitors:

  • 8 Trees Inc
  • Canada Summer Games
  • City of Niagara Falls Cemetery Services
  • Geospatial Niagara
  • Heartland Forest
  • Land Care Niagara
  • Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee
  • Niagara Falls Nature Club
  • Niagara Falls Public Library
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Niagara Region Waste Management
  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
  • Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Park in the City Committee
  • PenFinancial
  • Plant Based Treaty
  • Project SHARE
  • treeOcode Niagara
  • Walker
  • YMCA of Niagara

Retail and Services:

  • Amici Per La Vita Niagara Cycling Club (Complimentary bike valet, bike parts, jerseys)
  • Among The Mighty (Eco apparel)
  • Back Country Road (Household items, games, decorative products)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (Thrift Store items)
  • Bungin Foods
  • Color Street (Nail products)
  • doTERRA Wellness Advocates (Oils and accessories)
  • Enlightened Art Inc. (Art displays and photos)
  • Epic Living Backyard Gardens (Seedlings, plants, sauces, ornaments)
  • Five Little Wildlings (Eco children's clothing, accessories)
  • Geocache Niagara (Accessories and apparel)
  • George's Wood Works (Wooden household items)
  • Glass by Deanna (Glass accessories)
  • Got Board Woodworking (Wood products)
  • Greenspired (Accessories)
  • Hazy Herbals (Oils, accessories)
  • Henna The Beautiful Art (Body artwork)
  • Just LiLi Designs (Jewelry, accessories)
  • Loving Earth Wildcraft (Beeswax candles, soaps))
  • Made By Malko (Recycled made bags, purses, covers)
  • Niagara Parks School of Horticulture (Annuals and perennial plants)
  • Nila's Macrame (Accessories)
  • Norwex (Microfiber cleaning products)
  • Performance BMW (Eco vehicles)
  • Re-QWERTY Co. (Accessories)
  • Sassafrass Farms (Seedlings, shrubs, trees)
  • Seeds of Gaia (Kokedamas products)
  • Shawana Family Drum
  • Sweetlight Jewelry (Accessories)
  • The Boutique (Accessories)
  • The HeartMind Coach (T-shirts, self-care kits, art)
  • The Mineral Garden (Accessories)
  • Tracey's Scents SCENTSY (scented accessories)
  • Tupperware (Tupperware brand products)
  • Upcycled Glass by Melissa (Artisan glass)
  • Urban Nature Store (Bird feeders, houses, toys, books, accessories)
  • Vanjo Dyes (Dyed garments and accessories)
  • Vixens & Fox (Crochet, knitwear and accessories)

Food & Beverage

  • Amritsari Restaurant (Indian cuisine)
  • Fiesta Empanada (Baked empanada, rice bowls, bbq, desserts)
  • From Our Garden (Pickled vegetables, sauces, seasonings, herbs and preserves)
  • Johnny Rocco's Pizza Truck (Pizza)
  • Mama Yum Yum (Jars of prepared foods)
  • Mexico Tamales (Tamales, soups, cakes)
  • Mobile Coffee Trailer (Coffee, cold beverages, snacks, apparel)
  • Mrs Softy Inc (Ice cream truck)
  • Small Scale Farms (Cabbage casserole, soups, chicken salad sandwiches)
  • Soups -N- Things (Wraps, salads, poutine, burgers, fries, ice cream)
  • Sugar & Slice (Butter tarts, cakes, pies, cinnamon buns, cookies, squares) 

List of Environmental and Wellness Demonstrations

Below is a list of demonstrations that took place during the 2022 Mother Earth Day event.

  • Shawana Family Drum: 12:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.  Main Amphitheatre Grass Section
  • Birds of Prey - Canadian Raptor Conservancy: 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - Main Amphitheatre
  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority - Native Plant Gardening: 12:30 p.m. Stage 1
  • Qigong with Jerry Laan: 12:45 p.m. Main Amphitheatre Grass Section
  • Mindful Meditation - Dianne Ellis, The HeartMind Coach: 1:45 p.m. Main Amphitheatre Grass Section
  • Introduction to Bees - Small Scale Farms: 1:30 p.m. - Stage 1
  • Window Sill Greening - Jerry Laan: 2:30 p.m. Stage 1
  • YMCA of Niagara Fitness: 2:45 p.m. Main Amphitheatre Grass Section

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Sponsors

THANK YOU! once again to all of our participating sponsors who made our first Mother Earth Day a huge success.

Presenting Sponsor

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Associate Sponsors

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Sponsor

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Mother Earth Day volunteer online submissions are now closed.  Interested residents can still volunteer on-site during the event for the Community Clean Sweep portion of the event that is starting at 9:00 am.  Waiver forms will be available to complete once you arrive.

Vendor Opportunities

Vendor opportunities are now closed for 2022. Deadline to submit an application closed on Friday, April 15, 2022.

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