PenFinancial Credit Union Presents Mother Earth Day 2022

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The inaugural PenFinancial Mother Earth Day event was created to encourage residents to come together to learn, interact, and celebrate positive environmental action. Whether you attend to try some great food, participate in fun activities, or just to enjoy people watching, we hope you will leave a little more inspired about caring for our planet, and a little more connected to community members making a difference. 

The PenFinancial Mother Earth Day event will include interactive environmental and health focused demonstrations, as well as educational opportunities, and access to dozens of earth-friendly local businesses and organizations. The event will take place at Firemen's Park in Niagara Falls from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 (rain or shine) and is hosted by the Park in the City Committee as a celebration of the environment. 

Mother Earth Day is open to the public and free to attend and participate. 

Planned activities include a community clean-up and tree planting events, the showcase of over 75 participating vendors and organizations, and ten demonstrations and youth engagement activities. 

Youth activities provided by Heartland Forest, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee, and the Niagara Falls Public Library will take place between 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities are geared towards ages two to ten. Some activities include: Niagara Falls StoryWalk, crafts, an obstacle course, a scavenger hunt, a rideable kids' train and more!

Environmental and Wellness Demonstrations include:

Niagara River Iroquois Dancers
Birds of Prey
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority- Native Plant Gardening
Qiqong with Jerry Laan
Mindful Meditation- Dianne Ellis, The HeartMind Coach 
Introduction to Bees- Small Scale Farms
Window Sill Greening- Jerry Laan 
YMCA of Niagara Fitness
Ride your bike to the event and take advantage of our complimentary Bicycle Storage Valet, supported by Amici Per La Vita Niagara Cycling Club. Leave your car at home and minimize the pollution. 
 
For more information, please visit motherearthday.ca, and join the Facebook event here.


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“PenFinancial Credit Union is honoured to be the Presenting Sponsor of the inaugural Mother Earth Day.  As a values-based organization, improving lives and strengthening communities is at the heart of PenFinancial’s mission,” said Ken Janzen, CEO of PenFinancial Credit Union. “This free event will provide the opportunity for families to learn more about how they too can play a role in improving their own communities with ideas and activities to improve both our environment and overall wellness.

About PenFinancial Credit Union
PenFinanical Credit Union is a truly local, values-based, credit union committed to improving the lives of nearly 20,000 members and businesses. PenFinancial delivers a full range of financial services digitally, and through a network of six branches across Niagara and in Haldimand. Through their Truly Local Commitment, the credit union is a proud Certified B Corporation and Living Wage employer who invests a portion of their pre-tax profits into the communities it serves. PenFinancial is also proud to choose 100% renewable energy with Bullfrog Power as part of their commitment to environmental sustainability. For more information visit penfinancial.com.

About The Park in the City Committee
A volunteer committee, appointed by City Council. The committee’s mandate is to encourage environmental responsibility, city-wide beautification, promote recreation and active transportation usage, and civic pride through community action. The Committee also advises City Council on issues regarding its mandate.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Guarasci
Community Development Coordinator
Recreation and Culture
905-356-7521 ext. 3341
[email protected]

Posted on: 5/4/2022 9:28 AM - Category: Media Releases