Members of the Red Feather Women and other women and children from around Red Deer came to Centennial Park on Monday to celebrate Earth Day. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Photo: Celebrating Mother Earth in Red Deer

Women of all ages gathered to mark Earth Day

In the spirit of gratitude and reconciliation, women from around Red Deer gathered in Centennial Park on Monday morning to celebrate Earth Day.

Women of all ages — from kids to seniors — attended a short ceremony at the gathering stones.

Theresa “Corky” Larsen Jonasson of the Red Feather Women, said traditional skirts were worn to show a respect for, and a connection to, Mother Earth.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection and sustainability. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries.

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