Ste. Anne Eco­lo­gy Day Sa­tur­day

Event de­di­ca­ted to Os­car win­ning ar­tist

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OAn an­nual en­vi­ron­men­tal awa­re­ness day being held Sa­tur­day in Ste. Anne-deBel­le­vue will ho­nour ce­le­bra­ted Ca­na­dian ar­tist and film­ma­ker Fre­de­ric Back, who spoke at the town’s inau­gu­ral Eco­lo­gy Day in 2004.

rga­ni­zers say the event aims to raise awa­re­ness about the lo­cal eco­lo­gy and pro­mote en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion through edu­ca­tion.

The free con­fe­rence that will be lin­ked with the week­ly Ste. Anne’s Far­mer’s Mar­ket, will boast ma­ny fa­mi­ly-friend­ly ac­ti­vi­ties. Booths and conferences will be set up near the cor­ner of Sainte-Anne and St-Pierre streets, while part of Rue Sainte-Anne bet­ween the en­trance and the exit of Parc Lalonde will be clo­sed. Or­ga­ni­zers say a live bald eagle will be brought in for vi­si­tors to learn about and en­joy, and that the town will give away a rain bar­rel and five wa­ter eco­no­my kits.

Other events du­ring the day will in­clude: a talk about owls by the Eco­mu­seum (11 a.m.); Fré­dé­ric Back do­cu­men­ta­ry, L’homme qui plan­tait des arbres (noon); presentation of cer t i f i c ate s to f a mi­lie s t hat have wel­co­med new ba­bie s in t he past year (1:30 p.m.).

Back,who died on Dec. 24, 2013, won two Aca­de­my Awards for his films Crac (1981) and The Man Who Plan­ted Trees (1987). He was the guest of ho­nour du­ring t he f i r st ever Eco­lo­gy Day. Ste. Anne town coun­cil­lor Ryan Young says Back sha­red his know­ledge a nd pas­sion f or en­vi­ron­men­tal awa­re­ness and ac­tion du­ring a mo­ving speech. A t ree will al­so be plan­ted in Back’s ho­nour du­ring the event.

Eco­lo­gy Day in Ste. An­nede- Bel l ev ue wi l l t a ke pl ace Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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