Earth Day in the park

Earth Day a success at Memorial Peace Park and the ACT on Saturday.

More than 3,000 people celebrated Earth Day in Memorial Peace Park and at the ACT on Saturday.

One and a half cube vans of donated items were given away as part of this year’s Freecycle event.

“It is trying to take the stigma off of second-hand,” said Leanne Koehn, an organizer from the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society.

There were various flash mobs all day including a swing dance put together by Robyn Picard, who offers Friday night drop-in dance lessons at The ACT.

The Haney Farmers Market was also open for the season with early spring vegetables.

Students from the Environmental School created a huge mandala out of leaves and flowers.