Vancouver Mayor Proclaims April 22-30 WAV Week!

City of Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson, issued a proclamation today declaring April 22-30, 2017 Wild About Vancouver Week in Vancouver.  The proclamation will be officially presented during the Everett Crowley Earth Day celebration on Earth Day -April 22, 2017 at2017-WAV-CoV-Proclamation Everett Crowley Park at around 1 PM.

Wild About Vancouver Week Proclamation:
Wherea:
Studies show that time spent in the outdoors has physical and psychological and educational benefits for children, including improved physical fitness and coordination, decreased stress and anxiety, and increased creativity, and  problem solving ability.

And whereas
Studies tells us that Canadian children are spending an hour or less a day outdoors.

And whereas
Vancouver is forging a path to be the “greenest city” in the world by 2020.

And whereas
Outdoor education connects children and nature, developing a sense of  understanding of environmental issues and fostering sustainability ethics and practices.

And whereas
Vancouver is a city in a unique location of natural beauty, rich with outdoor education opportunities and potential

Now, therefore

I, Gregor Robertson, Mayor the City of Vancouver, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM April 22nd to 30th, 2017, as

“WILD ABOUT VANCOUVER WEEK”

In the City of Vancouver.