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Haldane celebrates with week of Earth Day activities in Chase

Earth Day 2012 at Haldane will be held on Friday, April 20.
International Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world, is April 22. Haldane’s Earth Week of activities runs April 17 to 20. Everyone is welcome to take part.
This year’s theme is Caring for our Water. The day will begin in an assembly at 8:45 a.m. for the whole student body with special guest speaker Dr. Fish. Kim Fulton will be talking about caring for all sources of water. He will also be working with the Grade 6 and 7 classes to plant local species in riparian zones.
Prizes will be drawn for the garbage-free lunch and snack contest as well as for “POP” questions. The winning division of the Pop Can Pull Tab Challenge will be announced by Mrs. Melnychuk and the EMG Eco-Heroes.
The students will then go off in many directions to do enviro-friendly activities. Some of these include: willow and tree planting at Roderick Haig Park, a flea-market/toy sale for Africa, schoolyard and street clean-up, gardening at the Chase Museum, yellow fish sewer drain marking, composting, recycling workshops and recycled art projects. Donation for the toy sale/flea market can be taken to each student’s classroom.
Haldane’s Earth Day Flea Market will be held Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact Brenda Melnychuk at the school at 250-679-3269.

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