Councillor Paula Fletcher brought warm
greetings from the City of Toronto, followed by inspiring
remarks from Olympic silver medallist, Jake Wetzel. Jake
reminded us all of the importance of being active for a
healthier self and cleaner air.
Arts and Crafts
Fresh Air Flags
wave a colorful flag to celebrate fresh air.
Become a piece of walking artwork by
decorating your shoes to celebrate the joys of walking!
Become a king or queen for a day! Create
a wearable crown to celebrate fresh air.
Make puppets and help act out a
fun-filled story about Bobby.
My Trip to Public
Draw your own face and paste it on a
picture of a public transit bus.
My Fresh Air Bookmark
and take home a colorful bookmark about fresh air.
Build your Own Bicycle
model of a bicycle and learn about the joys of cycling.
Vehicles for the
Draw and paint earth friendly vehicles
for the future and paste these on a landscape for everyone to
Face Painting & Button
Have your face painted or design a button
to wear and keep.
Contest and Prizes
Paula from YTV’s The Vortex
attended the Fair to announce the winners
of the GTA-wide Grade 5 essay contest “Tell us your Air
A variety of great
prizessuch as hydration packs and bicycle helmets were
also given away.
Children were delighted to hold and pet a
variety of animals such a rabbit, bird, toad and snake as they
learned why clean air is important to animals.
Planet in Focus
Air Pollution, Nick Hilligoss,
Australia, Animation, 5 min, 2003
So what do you get
when you join the front half of a VW Beetle with the rear of a
Morris Minor van? A very quiet, pollution-free vehicle, albeit
one without an engine. But alternative energy sources are all
around, waiting to be tapped – the sun, the wind, the
rain…maybe even a couple of freeloading rats.
Termites, Nick Hilligoss, Australia, Animation,
5 min, 2003
While Eco, the Pest Controller, is out
ridding the world of pests the natural way, a nest of termites
are literally eating him out of house and home. This calls for
the expert termite eater, the Echnida, and not a moment too
The Earth: It’s In Our Hands, Naomi Wise,
Canada, Documentary, 17 min, 2003
environment is a huge task, so much so that it can have a
paralyzing effect if we let it. This film encourages young
people to do their part, big things and little, by profiling
youth who are making a world of difference.
Storytelling by Clare
Clare entertained children with
adventurous stories about the joys of walking and
Judy & David
along with Boomy the Boom Box provided an hour of sing along
fun for kids and their parents.