Town schedules variety of Earth Week activities for local residents

April 18, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Baker

Local residents will be provided the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of Earth Week activities this year, with the Town of Orangeville announcing several programs and events between April 23 and 28.

Sustainable Orangeville, the newly formed committee that takes place of the previous Orangeville Sustainability Action Team (OSAT), will have a host of Earth Week displays at the Alder Recreation Centre and Orangeville Public Library throughout the week. A seed library, sponsored by the group, will be available at the Mill Street branch of the library all week long.

Climate Change Action Dufferin Caledon is hosting a showing of the movie ‘Living With Change’ at Westside Secondary School on April 23 at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free, although the group will be accepting donations.

A Bike Repair Clinic has been scheduled for April 24, with a hands-on clinic being held designed to educate local residents about various common trailside repairs. Participants are encouraged to bring their bicycle to the Alder Recreation Centre, Red Flood, at 6 p.m. for the two hour workshop. The event is being hosted by Cycling Elements and Cycle Orangeville.

‘DIRT’, a film presented by Drawdown Headwaters, will play at the Mill Street branch of the Orangeville Library on April 24 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

A book reading and book donation with Coun. Grant Peters is scheduled for April 25 at the library branch from 10:15 to 11 a.m. There, Coun. Peters will read from one of several books donated by Sustainable Orangeville.

A special ‘Protect Our Species’ guided trail hike along the Montgomery Trails has been pencilled in for April 26. Mark Whitcombe of Headwaters Nature will serve as the guide. Those interested in participating are asked to meet in the lobby at the Alder Recreation Centre at 2 p.m.

The annual Earth Week tree planting is set for April 27 at Fendley Park at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and UPS. A free community barbecue will follow at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Orangeville’s Business Improvement Area (BIA) will host its ‘Clean Sweep’ of the downtown core on April 27 at 10 a.m., with the annual Baby Tree Forest Dedication taking place on April 28 at 2 p.m. at Mother Theresa Park (328 Lewis Drive) in Orangeville. A ‘forest’ will be planted for sponsored babies born in 2018.

On April 29, this year’s Environmental Sustainability Award recipients will be announced at Town Council at 7 p.m. The awards are presented by Orangeville Council on an annual basis to recognize those who have made a positive contribution to the environmental health of the community. 

A spring clean-up is scheduled for May 4. Run under the moniker ‘Let’s Make Orangeville Shine’, hosted by Orangeville Rotary Club and Tim Hortons. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Rotary Park, with a free barbecue to follow at 11:30 a.m. Dufferin Waste will provide gloves and bags to all participants. Following the litter pick-up, Climate Change Action Dufferin Caledon will be performing a weigh-in and waste audit of the trash to better understand the sources and educate the public.

For more information on Earth Week activities, contact staff at Town Hall by calling 519-940-9092, or email

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