Lions members (left to right) Doris Moir

Lions members (left to right) Doris Moir

Leaving Sparwood spotless

District residents work together to clean up Sparwood for Earth Day.

Various groups in Sparwood banded together last week for organized clean-ups of the district in celebration of Earth Day, held on Wednesday, April 22.

The Brownies and Girl Guides did their clean up on Wednesday, Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School participated in a clean up on Friday and the second annual Sparwood Superheroes event that had almost a dozen locals turn out was on Saturday.

Organizer and Manager of Planning Nelson Wight said that he was slightly disappointed with the turn out this year, as the event last year was met with larger participation.

“One of the great things last year was the energy that people brought to the even. This year with everything being split between the groups on different days, it just didn’t result in as big an event as last year,” he said.

The Sparwood Superheroes event is a re-established community-wide cleanup campaign that Sparwood formerly participated in through Pitch-In Canada for almost a decade from 1999 to 2008.