Museum’s ‘green’ event to feature outdoor market

By May 17, 2019Community

Whether you’re a recycling guru, eco-worrier, organic food lover or simply a parent who wants to teach your children about the idea of sustainable living, there’s only one place to be on June 1– at Museum of Surrey.

Lessons from the Past: Everyday Sustainability is a free one-day event that runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering hands-on fun and inspiring tips for the whole family.

Outside, the plaza will be transformed into Cloverdale’s first-ever eco-themed market, featuring a variety of local vendors, a trade-in clothing booth where visitors can bring in and swap their gently used clothing, a free plant walk and more.

Visitors will also learn about ‘green’ initiatives of the past with the museum’s unique artifact collection, including soap savers and sock darners.

For those who want to purchase a bite to eat, Eat the Dishes – an innovative new food vendor that specializes in plant-based soups and hot chocolate served in edible cups and bowls – will be on site.

This event is part of the City of Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza– a city-wide series of free environmental programs that runs April 13 to June 9.

Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56a Ave.

About the Museum of Surrey:

Museum of Surrey showcases Surrey’s communities and cultures with dynamic and changing exhibits and programs that are hands-on, participatory, family friendly and fun. The Feature Gallery, TD Explore Zone, Indigenous Hall, Surrey Stories Gallery and program areas are places where visitors can learn about Surrey, share and contribute their stories, and connect with each other. Three heritage buildings are on site as well as Veterans Square, Surrey Archives (in the 1912 City Hall) and Cloverdale Library.