Get ready to clean up the valley on Valley Pride day

Valley Pride is an opportunity for people in the valley to participate in a yearly spring clean-up.

Valley Pride Day will be on April 28 this year.

Valley Pride Day will be on April 28 this year.

Valley Pride is an opportunity for people in the valley to participate in a yearly spring clean-up.

It has been going on for a number of years, spearheaded by Milt Deck and the Rotary Club of Invermere. Milt was unavailable to get the planning started this year and thus, the late notice for the event. The event has previously coincided with Earth Day and the national schools Pitch-In Day. The schools are once again participating in this worthwhile venture on days that fit within their schedules.

Due to the late start in organizing the event, this year we will hold the event a week later on Saturday, April 28. Everyone who would like to lend a helping hand in Invermere is invited to meet at Pothole Park at 10 a.m. on April 28 and plan to spend two hours of the day cleaning up a designated part of the valley. The community associations in Wilmer and Edgewater are planning a clean-up in their areas the morning of April 28 as well. Volunteers in Wilmer are to meet at the Community Hall at 10 a.m. Volunteers in Edgewater are to do your yards and frontage at 9:30 a.m. and then meet at the Community Hall at 10 a.m.

Once again, refreshments and hot dogs will be available for participants at noon at the park in Invermere and at the    community halls in Wilmer and Edgewater. We hope to get as many volunteers as can attend on that day and help with a very worthwhile cause. Come out, bring your energy, pride and enthusiasm, and join us in our annual quest to make our valley more presentable both for residents and our visitors.