An Earth Day community event was held Saturday, April 27, at John Barsby Secondary School and Harewood Centennial Park. There was entertainment and activities throughout the day at the school. KELSEY McLEAN/Black Press

Nanaimo celebrates Earth Day

Community event held, new Georgia Greenway pathway officially opens

Nanaimo figuratively hugged a tree for Earth Day.

Earth Day was April 22, but a community event was held today, April 27, at John Barsby Secondary School and Harewood Centennial Park.

There was entertainment and activities throughout the day at the school, at its garden, and at the adjacent park, including a ribbon-cutting of the new $1.3-million Georgia Greenway multi-use path. The new half-kilometre path connects Sixth Street and Seventh Street and features a pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Chase River.

“Through completing projects like the Georgia Greenway, Nanaimo takes another step towards creating a more livable and environmentally sustainable community where walking and cycling for users of all ages and abilities are key components of the transportation system,” said Kurtis Noble, city capital project management specialist, in a press release. We are very excited to open this project to the community.”

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