Recycling rocks the Wednesday Summer Social

Children enjoyed games and activities provided by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) to help educate youth about recycling.

Kids enjoy recycling activities at the Wednesday Summer Social.

Kids enjoy recycling activities at the Wednesday Summer Social.

While adults enjoyed the music and food provided at last Wednesday’s Summer Social, kids were repurposing the night with their own fun.

Children laughed and enjoyed games and activities provided by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) to help educate youth about recycling.

Lukas Eaton, a communications summer student, goes all around the East Kootenays conducting activities as part of the RDEK’s Recycling Games and Information Booth.

“I set up a bunch of activities for the kids to do, like racing to throw empty cans into recycling bins for prizes,” explained Eaton who was dressed for the job in a crown scattered with the recycling logo and a matching cape boasting the waste hierarchy phrase: “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle” across its back.

“These games teach kids about the 3 R`s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and associate protecting the environment with fun,” said Eaton.

Music for the night was provided by alt-folk band Fish & Bird whose captivating songwriting and quick humour kept the crowd entertained all night.

Next week will round out the 2014 Wednesday Summer Social calendar until it returns next year.