Musqueam Elder Jewel Thomas welcomed people to the Earth Day Event. She explained that these Fraserlands had been traditional Musqueam territory in bygone years. She blessed the gathering with a special blessing for the children and encouraged continuing care of our environment to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Although parking was at a premium and people parked as far away as Kent Avenue,

everyone was cheerful and the parking lot was kept clear and controlled by the Chairperson Leslie Thomas and assistants. We plan to have a shuttle bus for the next Earth Day Event.

Colourful kiosks lined three trails with interesting and educational displays including: Linnea Nursery, Master Gardeners, Natural Gardener, Native Plant Society, the Natural History Society, Sierra Club, Master Gardeners, City Entomologist and City Farmer, Alternative Energy Climate Change Organization, Guides, and many others.

 Visual artist Nicole Dextras constructed a jacket made of laurel leaves and stitched with thorns to a bamboo frame as an example of her "Ephemeral Art."

Artist Dianne Morann brought photographs and artwork gifts from survivors of the Katrina disaster in Louisiana where she did relief work.