Canada Day party extends to July 3 at Eco Echo in Wakefield, Quebec


by admin on June 30, 2010

By Marketa Stastna

Hand-decorated kites are set to colour the sky, with the sound of drums providing the background at the Eco Echo grounds on Hwy 105 this Saturday, July 3.

“We just want to give the community a chance to celebrate Canada Day and the beginning of summer,” said Eco Echo program director Sean Butler.

Families are invited to the celebration, where the children will get a chance to make and fly their own kites, under the careful guidance of Isabel Diaz Irias, who will also be leading ARTerres eco-art summer camps. Guidance and instruction are free, but those who simply want to go fly a kite can purchase one for $5.

For the budding Ringo Starrs in the crowd, Pierrot Vadeboncoeur will offer two one-hour drumming workshops, with a $5 fee for Canadian Parents for French members and $10 for non-members.

Though all drummers are asked to bring their own instruments, there will be drums on loan at the grounds.

The Eco Echo events begin at noon and conclude at 5 p.m. You may park behind the Jean Burger snack bar. Walk up the hill past the La Peche Organic Community Orchard toward the teepee for the fun. Participants are encouraged to email or call 819-790-0649 to reserve a spot for the day’s events.

Butler said there will also be an information session at 1 p.m. on the status of the proposed light industrial park.