Multiple Portage la Prairie organizations came together on Monday evening to host an Earth Day event in the field of North Memorial School.

The Family Resource Centre, Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation, Portage Bear Clan, Communities Building Youth Futures, and the Friendship Centre were all involved in hosting the event, which was called Ajidamoo Aki's Earth Day 2024.

The event was focused on a seven sacred teachings bingo game while learning how to be more sustainable and earth-friendly. A variety of stations were set up around the field for participants to go to learn.

Two Grade 4 North Memorial Students, Sky and Darius, were throwing around a foxtail and taking in the spring weather.

file photoSky and Darius.

Darius told PortageOnline that he learned a lot about the planet for Earth Day.

"They showed us videos about how to clean up stuff and make compost for plants out of garbage."

Silas and his dad, Chris, caught up with PortageOnline. Chris explains that it's always a priority for him to teach his kids about humans' impact on the globe.

"The kids are having a fun time and learning a little bit about nature and some of the different cultural things around here. We always try to make an impact for Earth Day and we try to be as responsible a family as possible."

Mari Kozar brought her kids to the event to try and soak in as much as possible.

file photoMari Kozar, her daughter and Ajidamoo Aki.

"We were talking a lot about how important the earth is, and my daughter's just four years old, she's just grasping the concept."

Kozar added that she thinks the community should continue to focus on educating youth on being more sustainable.