Community Engagement and Special Events
||Environment Week – June 2 to 8, 2013
Princess Prudence and the Fairest in the Land
Wednesday, May 29, 9:00am
Elementary Schools and Jasper Daycare
Evergreen Theatre, who offers curriculum-based musical theatre touring shows, will be performing Princess Prudence and the Fairest in the Land. This modern day fairy tale is about a princess who must break the curse of consumerism.
Wild Wacky Walking Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 5, 8:00am
June 5 is Clean Air Day: a celebration of environmentally-friendly activities that promote clean air and good health across Canada. Students walk, bike or design a crazy conveyance to get to school.
Screening of the award-winning documentary TRASHED
Wednesday, June 5, 10:00am
In the documentary feature TRASHED, produced and directed by British filmmaker Candida Brady, Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes us from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. Brady's narrative is vividly propelled by an original score created by Academy Award winning composer Vangelis.
Admission is free, ages 12 and up.
Community Conversations: Discussion on Green Energy in Jasper
Wednesday, June 5, 7:00pm
Senior's Lounge, Jasper Activity Centre
Jasper Municipal Library launches a new monthly program called Community Conversations with a discussion on power generation in Jasper. Learn about Jasper’s potential for greener energy.
Thursday, June 6
Staff from Parks Canada and the Municipality of Jasper join forces to pick up litter along major roadways to keep our park pristine.
E-waste and HHW Round-up and Community Shred Event
Saturday, June 8, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Patricia Street parking lot by Jasper the Bear
Round-up: Bring Ewaste (computers, TVs) and Household Hazardous Waste (paint, aerosols and corrosive solvents) to the Round-up for recycling and/or safe disposal.
Community Shred Event: bring up to six file boxes of paper to be shredded while you watch. Shredded documents can then be safely recycled. Local RCMP will be on hand to answer questions about identity theft.
Cost: donation of an item for Food Bank per box.
Please note: collection ends at 2:00pm
Bike Town Winners
Saturday, June 8, 12:00 noon
by the Round-up truck
Freewheel Cycle has been accepting application letters from elementary students for The Great Bike Giveaway throughout the month of May. Students wrote about why biking is good for the environment and why they need a bike. Freewheel Cycle will present three town cruisers to the contest winners.
Throughout the week, creative videos produced by Miss Schmidt's junior high school students featuring environmental messages will be circulated online.