A Rocking Earth Day

A Rocking Earth Day

APRIL 21, 2023 – We were thrilled to co-host an Earth Day celebration in Wolfville, Nova Scotia alongside our partner Music in Communities, a participant in our Nova Scotia Changemakers program. 

The Every Day is Earth Day event was hosted at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and centered Indigenous knowledge and community collaboration, along with exploring ways we can use music to focus our collective creative energies on solutions to the climate crisis.

Aaron Prosper

Participants learned Mi’kmaq songs, as well as their history and meaning, under the tutelage of Aaron Prosper. Aaron is a member of the Eskasoni First Nation and Eastern Eagle Singers, a contemporary Mi’kmaw drum group, as well as the lead vocalist and drummer with Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers.

Braden Lam

Attendees also participated in an interactive climate action songwriting workshop guided by Halifax singer-songwriter, Braden Lam. After a dinner of pizza and salad made from locally sourced ingredients, Small Change Fund’s Communications and Projects Manager, Abbie, joined Braden and Kim Fry, Coordinator of Music Declares Emergency Canada, on a panel to discuss how we can tackle the climate crisis through community action and music.

Heather Kelday, Braden Lam, Avery, John Muirhead

The evening concluded with a concert featuring local and national talent. Braden took the stage accompanied by musical partner, Avery, and was joined by Heather Kelday and Toronto’s John Muirhead. Halifax pop-punk band Steel Cut Oats then took the stage, followed by artists SuperVillain and Keeper E.

Steel Cut Oats

You can help us fight the climate crisis through community and creativity by donating towards Every Day is Earth Day.

Discussion with the panelists