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2017-09-25 - Charlottetown Announces Family Event to Celebrate “Wild Things”


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The City of Charlottetown is partnering with CN, Tree Canada and Canada 150 on an exciting, family friendly event to celebrate the "wild things" (plants and animals) that live in the city – especially our trees!

The public is invited to this family friendly event, Where the Wild Things Are in the City, taking place on Saturday, October 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the West Royalty Community Centre (1 Kirkdale Road). There will be music by David Woodside from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., a free BBQ from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and The Music Man will entertain the crowd from 3:15 p.m. until 4 p.m.

"We are very excited to partner with CN, Tree Canada and Canada 150 to offer this free outdoor event for families in our community," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "It is fitting to recognize and celebrate the importance of the trees in our City, and what better way to do so than spending the afternoon in the great outdoors with our family and friends."

A fantastic variety of free, family friendly activities will run for the duration of the event from 1 to 4 p.m. including: welcome table, tree planting, face painting, a fish pond, tree games, knot tying, nature crafts, insect hotel decorating, live birds of prey, pumpkin decorating, taxidermy animals and wood carving demonstrations.

"Fall provides us with a unique opportunity to celebrate animals and nature within our City as the season changes," said Councillor Mike Duffy, chair of the Environment and Sustainability committee. "Many of the activities offered provide a new experience for children and we encourage families and individuals of all ages to attend."

Art in the Park, led by the East Coast Art Party, will also take place on-site during the event. Participants will be doing a tree themed painting. All participants are required to pre-register with the East Coast Art Party. There is a fee for this activity. Visit: https://pei.eastcoastartparty.com/ for details on registration and pricing.

This event is made possible as part of the CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground up Program – For the Love of Trees project.

A special thank you to the participating organizations:  Island Falconry, Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project, Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group, PEI Wild Child Program, PEI Wildfowl’s Carving Association, East Coast Art Party, Provincial Forest, Fish and Wildlife Department and the Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club.

For more information, visit: http://www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca/familyfunday.php. 


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Media contact:
Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



Visit the website: www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca/familyfunday.php.

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