Mission Parks and Recreation staff Martina and Leah help Dorothy and Frankie-Rose plant flowers during Earth Day celebrations organized by the Mission Early Childhood Development Committee.

Mission children celebrate Earth Day

Flowers and trees will be planted around the community

Young Mission children learned about Earth Day on April 22 at the Leisure Centre.

Free activities organized by the Mission Early Childhood Development Committee included face painting, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, and flower planting. The event runs until 1 p.m.

In the afternoon, the Teen Action Group will be planting three trees in Centennial Park. Mayor, council, and Communities in Bloom members are expected to pitch in as well. The deciduous trees, which will be planted at 3:45 p.m., will add to the mix of old and new trees in the park and help sustain a mini urban forest into the future.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year.