Go Green!

The St. Catharines Downtown Association presents the 3rd Annual Go Green! A celebration of our natural world and commitment to environmental stewardship.

Full Schedule!

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8:00 a.m.Brisk Morning Hike Along the 12-Mile CreekTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul CrescentREGISTER HERE
9:00 a.m.Easy Does it HikeTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul CrescentREGISTER HERE
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Nature Hike:
The Gateway of St. Catharines and Along 12 Mile Creek
Twelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul CrescentREGISTER HERE
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Tree Planting with Land Care NiagaraTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul Crescent
10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A Taste of History – Downtown West Walking Tour
Starts at The Brazen Cafe, 19 King St.REGISTER HERE
10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.Glowriders Bike RideTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul Crescent
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Go Green! Vendor Market & OPIRG Free StoreMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common (Room 251 + 256)
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Seedling Fundraising SaleMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common (Room 251 + 256)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Manage Your Waste Workshop by Niagara Region Waste Management
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common (Room 156)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Walking Tour: Downtown Sustainability InitiativesStarts at corner of St. Paul & Ontario StreetREGISTER HERE
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.St. Catharines Walking Food TourStarts at Market Square, 91 King St.REGISTER HERE
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Perennial & Pollinator Garden and Modular Tree Project LaunchCorner of Geneva & St. Paul Street
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Urban Forest Advocacy WorkshopMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common (Room 156)
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Reception hosted by Niagara Urban StewardsArchives Wine & Spirit Merchants, 39 James St.REGISTER HERE

Activities:

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9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Tree Planting with Land Care NiagaraTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul Crescent

Join Land Care Niagara for a morning of community building and environmental stewardship at the Downtown Go Green! event. Embrace the beauty of nature and lend a hand in nurturing our local ecosystem as we come together for a Community Tree Planting at the scenic Twelve Mile Creek Trailhead.

Thank you to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) for your generous support of this community tree planting.

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11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Go Green! Vendor Market & OPIRG Free StoreMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common

The Go Green! Vendor Market is a vibrant marketplace showcasing a curated selection of eco-friendly products from local makers and artisans. From sustainable fashion to upcycled home decor and art made of reclaimed materials, the market offers goods that align with our mission of promoting sustainability in this community. The Go Green! Vendor Market will be held in Studio C and Studio D at Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and is curated by Cozy Bones and Ruby Red Beautiful.

The Niagara Free Store operates pop-up markets where we give out clothing and household items for free to everyone, no paperwork or questions asked. We believe that everyone should have access to the things they need for free. 

The Free Store is dedicated to providing for the needs of the community (both the student population and Niagara residents) in a manner that promotes sustainability, connection, skill- and resource-sharing, and alternatives to capitalism.

The Free Store will be set up in the Raceway at Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts!

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11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Seedling Fundraising SaleMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common

Variety of heirloom tomatoes and other veggies. Funds raised from the sale will go towards student food security.

*Cash only.

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2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Perennial & Pollinator Garden and Modular Tree Project LaunchCorner of Geneva & St. Paul Street

We are excited to host the official launch of our Perennial Garden Project & Modular Tree placemaking activation at the Downtown Go Green! event. Join us at the intersection of St. Paul Street and Geneva Street from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. for the “ribbon cutting” ceremony. All are welcome!

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7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.Reception hosted by. Niagara Urban StewardsArchives Wine & Spirit Merchants, 39 James St.REGISTER HERE

Hikes, Walks, and Bike Rides:

Bruce Trail Conservancy Hikes

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8:00 a.m.Brist Morning Hike Along the 12-Mile CreekTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul CrescentREGISTER HERE
9:00 a.m.Easy Does it HikeTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul CrescentREGISTER HERE
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Nature Hike:
The Gateway of St. Catharines and Along 12 Mile Creek
Twelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul CrescentREGISTER HERE

Join the Bruce Trail Conservancy for a series of hikes along Twelve Mile Creek.

Bike Ride

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10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Glowriders Bike RideTwelve Mile Creek Trailhead, 5 St. Paul Crescent

Get ready to ride and explore! Join the Glowriders for a scenic 7-km loop along the stunning Twelve Mile Creek during the Downtown Go Green! event. Whether you’re a biking enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, this ride is perfect for all skill levels and ages.

Walking Tours

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10 a.m. – 12 p.m.A Taste of History – Downtown West Walking TourStarts at The Brazen Cafe, 19 King St.REGISTER HERE

This tasty walk is presented by the St. Catharines Downtown Association and St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre and is led by Adrian Petry, public historian, and Visitor Services Coordinator at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre. The tour will stop at historic locations and local cafes to take in some of the amazing things you can enjoy downtown: history and coffee!

*Cost: $30/person (includes refreshments)

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1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Walking Tour: Downtown Sustainability InitiativesStarts at corner of St. Paul & Ontario Street

Discover downtown’s sustainability initiatives on our Sustainability Walking Tour, with a spotlight on our streetscape & sustainability placemaking initiatives and advocacy. This walk will feature hidden natural gems and other ‘green’ urban treasures. Experience our commitment to a greener future and community engagement as we explore innovative practices blossoming in the heart of the Garden City.

Vegan Food Tour

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2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.St. Catharines Walking Food TourStarts at Market Square, 91 King St.REGISTER HERE

Walk through the Garden City’s downtown core to try Niagara’s best food and drinks. This tour makes 4 stops and offers you a one of a kind experience combining the best food and wine Niagara has.

Throughout the tour your guide will share some of the city’s rich history and why the region’s food scene exploded. You’ll visit picturesque landmarks in the downtown core and have an experience you won’t forget.

You’ll get a chance to indulge in a combination of delicious tacos, eat at one of Niagara’s best beer gardens, a unique board-game restaurant, and a tapas restaurant. Each stop will bring a unique flavor and introduce you to the incredible people behind each business.

Make sure you come hungry! Our tours feature healthy portions sizes that will leave you satisfied by the end of the tour.

*Cost: $100/person (Must use code Niagara 20 for pricing)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 4 delicious food tastings
  • 4 alcohol pairings
  • A local guide

Workshops/Seminars:

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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Manage Your Waste Workshop by Niagara Region Waste ManagementMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common

A community-focused presentation that discusses the importance of managing your waste. Niagara Region’s Green Bin and other waste diversion programs will be discussed in detail, highlighting some of the not-so-obvious waste items and how to sort them, followed by a question and answer period.

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3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Urban Forest Advocacy WorkshopMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common

Join us for a presentation on the value of our trees as we explore the infrastructural and ecological services trees provide. Come learn about our strategy for protecting and growing our downtown canopy.

Volunteer Opportunities

Assist with the day of!

When: Saturday, May 25 | 9am – 8:30PM

Activities may include but are not limited to:

🔸Set up
🔸Tear down
🔸Welcome ambassador
🔸Info/registration booth