Healthy Parks Parties - June 10


Dates to be announced

Healthy Parks Parties Across Calgary on Sunday June 10, 2007

Locations where Healthy Parks Parties are being held:

New Edinborough Park - Sunnyside - Corner of 5A St. and 3rd Ave. NW. Noon - 4 PM.
12:00 Calgary Housing Action Initiative info and Raging Grannies
12:00-1:00 Kids bike decoration, giant puppets, stilting/skyribbons/drumming, lessons in preparation for the annual procession.
Performances by The Sadlier-Brown Family Band, Anne Loree, Paul Millar, Los Morenos, and Ryan Bourne.
All Afternoon Lantern-making, road hockey, snacks, soccer, kids jumper,
Spoon Fed dandelion soup, Neighbourwoods trees, Clean Calgary, Calgary Dollars, Carsharing, and community litter clean up.

Nellie Breen Park - Inglewood - Corner of 14 St. and St. Monica Ave. SE. 1-4 PM. Bryan Bayley on drums, Carmen and Adrienne music, Corrine Dickson-Kaufman face painting,  Dandelion soup for sale!

Killarney Community Association Green Space - 2828 - 28 Ave. SW. 2- 4 PM. With a community garden onsite and neighbouring green space, it's no surprise that Killarney is Calgary's most recent pesticide-free park. This family-oriented event will be filled with music and fun.

Battalion Park - Signal Hill. Sienna Park Dr & Sierra Morena Rd SW. This is Battalion Park school park. Noon - 2 PM. There will be games for children, face-painting, gourmet dandelion soup for sale. People are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch if they like.  Pesticide-free yard signs and gardening tips will be available!

River Park- the south parking lot at 14A St and 50 Ave SW. 1-3pm.  Drummers, mini soccer tournament, dog parade, hat making, selling dandelion soup.

Rotary Park

Rosemont Community Centre (Confederation Park)
- 2807 - 10 St. NW. 4 - 5 PM. Hosted by the Spiral Scouts.  Event includes: Picnic, music and dancing led by community members.

Hold a Healthy Parks Party in your Local Park to Support a Pesticide-free Calgary Bylaw!

Need an excuse for a party in your neighbourhood? Are there people that live near you that you hardly ever see? Is spring starting to make you hyper?

Take this opportunity to get together in the sunshine with friends and neighbours on Sunday June 10 and celebrate Calgary's movement towards being healthy and pesticide-free! It doesn't take much for people to want to have a picnic and bask in the glory of the outdoors.

Some easy and super fun activities include: an ultimate frisbee game; street hockey tournament; costume procession; stilt-walking tutorials; food booth; dunk tank; inflatable jumper; playing music courtesy of the local dj, a request list, or neighbourhood musicians - invite people to bring their own drums and instruments; community groups and businesses; lantern making session; people who make arts and crafts can come sell items; speeches from the community association and aldermanic offices; kids soccer, have a kids talent show of songs, drumming, and theatre, or the spontaneous fun that happens when kids get together.

To celebrate phasing out pesticides in Calgary you can distribute pesticide-free yard signs and swap notes on how to make your yard more beautiful. Compare notes on keeping dandelions under control, maybe by swapping dandelion recipes. You can strategize on how to make more of the green spaces in your 'hood chemical-free.

It may feel like work but it can be as simple as putting up some posters and emailing friends. We'll send you the supplies and share ideas so that when it's done, you'll be honoured as the pillar of the community that you are!

Email with the location of your local park, your ideas and questions.

Click here to download a poster you can print out and fill in with the location and time of your event.

Click here to download an ad for the Healthy Parks Parties - feel free to use it!