Edmonton Earth Day Celebrations


   Apr 21

Edmonton Earth Day Celebration, Sunday April 27

Edmonton Earth Day Celebration

What: Edmonton Earth Day Celebration
Where: Inside, and in front of Earth’s General Store and Adara Hair
9605 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z9
When: April 27, from 12-4pm

Media inquiries please contact:
Michael Kalmanovitch
(780) 439-8725

If you would like to register to let us know you are coming, here is the Facebook link.  If you could, please help share the word and invite those you know. Thanks! We look forward to seeing you there!

Please click on poster to see full image.

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   Apr 20

Canada Songs’ John Spearn to MC and Host Edmonton’s Earth Day Celebration

John Spearn will be the “Earth Day Patio Stage” host of this year’s Edmonton Earth Day Celebration.

A “Canadianafolkrootsceltic” artist, John’s music has taken him from sea to sea to sea as a major festival performer, workshop host, and historical curriculum author. John will be welcoming featured performers Paula Eve Kirman, Michelle Boudreau, and Dale Ladouceur for performances throughout the afternoon.

For more information about John Spearn, including biographical details, please visit http://www.johnspearn.ca

This year’s Edmonton Earth Day Celebration takes place April 27, 12-4, in front of Earth’s General Store.


   Apr 20

Article in St. Albert Gazette

Thanks Kevin Ma for posting the following article in The St. Albert Gazette…

“Local to bring ‘trashy’ dresses to Earth Day
Garbaganza collection featured at annual eco-event

By: Kevin Ma

| Posted: Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 06:00 am

If you ever wanted to see a ball-gown made of squeaky toys, you’ll get your chance later this month at Edmonton’s Earth Day celebration.

April 22 is International Earth Day – a celebration meant to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Edmonton’s Earth Day event will be this April 27 at the Earth’s General Store, said Michael Kalmanovitch, store-owner and spokesperson for the Edmonton Earth Day committee. The committee had originally planned to hold a larger event along the length of 118th Ave., but weren’t able to arrange it with the city in time.

Earth Day is the one day out of the year where we are supposed to pay attention to the planet that supports us all, Kalmanovitch said.

“We do not exist without the Earth and it being in good health,” he said. “We need to start paying attention to this host we’re living on and start taking better care of our environment.”

This year’s free event – Edmonton’s 24th – will feature musical performances, tai-chi demonstrations, educational booths from local eco-groups, and seminars on composting, green eating and urban beekeeping, Kalmanovitch said.

Also featured will be a fashion parade by the up-cycling group Garbaganza.

Garbaganza is a loose affiliation of about 12 artists in the Edmonton region that turns trash into fashion, said Christy B., the group’s founder and St. Albert resident. “It creates a way for us to find humour in our waste.”

Christy said she started making these dresses from discarded or recyclable materials as a hobby about 20 years ago. She gets her materials from her own trash, donations, and the Edmonton Re-Use Centre. She and her fellow artists now have about 30 finished outfits, a selection of which will be at Earth Day.

The dresses include such absurdities as a stately gown made from blue garbage bags, a dress made from crocheted VHS tapes (which were still in use when the dress was made, Christy notes), and a “doggone ball-gown” – a rainbow-hued curiosity made from scores of squeaky dog-toy balls.

“It’s my response to the frustration I get when I see so much waste,” she said, especially packaging waste. It’s been decades since anyone’s used a VCR tape, for example but those tapes – and the dress made from them – are still around, un-decayed, years later.

Christy hopes the dresses will get people to rethink their purchasing habits to produce less trash. “I want them to laugh at their waste.”

Edmonton’s Earth Day runs from 12 to 4 p.m. at Earth’s General Store, 9605-82 Ave. Visitors are advised to walk, bike or bus to the event, as on-site parking is extremely limited.

Visit edmontonearthday.ca for details.” – Kevin Ma, St.Albert Gazette.


   Apr 10

Edmonton’s Earth Day Celebration Wraps Up Earth Day Week

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Join Us for the Edmonton Earth Day Celebration April 27 in front of Earth’s General Store. from 12-4

For Immediate Release

(Edmonton, Alberta) After the success of last year’s “Small is Beautiful” event, we are pleased to announce that Earth’s General Store will again be the host for this year’s Edmonton Earth Day Celebration. The event will be running from 12-4 pm in front of Earth’s General Store (www.egs.ca) and Adara Hair & Body Studio, 9605 – 82nd Avenue (corner of 96th Street and 82nd Avenue), and will provide a family friendly wrap up to a week of Earth Day celebrations.

Featured at the event will be music provided by John Spearn and friends Michelle Boudreau and Paula Eve Kirman.

There will be some “how-to”eco-displays and workshops

There will be Tai Chi demonstrations by FLK/Taoist Tai Chi TM running throughout the day.

Families will have an opportunity to participate in some “Recycled Play” with our favorite fashionistas “Garbaganza” as they bring their artistry and eco-friendly fun to the event.

Earth’s General Store will be hosting their annual Rain barrel sale.

Watch this site for updates regarding this and additional events happening during Earth Day week!

You can also reach us via email at edmontonearthday@gmail.com

The Edmonton Earth Day Team