THUNDER BAY, ON --- July 16, 2015 --- A really great lake deserves a really great celebration, and it’s happening this Sunday all around the shores of Lake Superior. In Thunder Bay, EcoSuperior and EarthCare are inviting residents to pack a picnic and head down to Fisherman’s Park from 12-3pm to participate in the festivities.
Lake Superior Day is a free, family-oriented event designed to promote appreciation for a great natural resource. Events will kick off at 12noon with the cutting of a celebration cake. Several local organizations will be showcasing the work they are doing to help protect and promote Lake Superior.
“It’s a family-focused event,” says EcoSuperior program coordinator Aynsley Klassen. “Kids will be able to get creative by painting a wooden fish, or be adventurous on a park-wide scavenger hunt. EcoDivers Thunder Bay will be diving at the mouth of the Current River, helping to keep Superior clean of trash and debris.”
A Lake Superior Day discovery bike ride will depart from Fisherman’s Park at 12pm. This 12 km ride exploring the Current River and shores of Lake Superior will be led by Safe Cycling instructors at a leisurely pace suited for children age 10+, parents with trailers, and mature riders. There is no cost to participate, but cyclists should bring a bike and helmet in good working order, a water bottle, and snacks.
“Lake Superior Day is a great opportunity to reflect on the relationship between Lake Superior and the 700,000 residents that live along its shores,” adds Klassen. “Holding a public celebration allows us to share a common respect and understanding for this amazing natural resource.”
Fisherman’s Park, located at the mouth of the Current River, is easily accessed by turning east off Cumberland St. North onto Grenville Avenue. From there, follow the signs south onto Shipyard Road to Fisherman’s Road. This year’s celebration is funded by the Ministry of Environment and hosted by EcoSuperior and EarthCare Thunder Bay. Event details can be found at www.lakesuperiorday.com.