Earth Hour is an annual international lights out event happening on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. The goal is to get as many individuals and businesses as possible to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about the solutions to climate change and demonstrate that people are ready to take personal action and that in turn, people expect more engagement on behalf of the government.
Hosted by Global TV news anchor Jill Crop and organized by the Rivers Institute at BCIT, the event will take place at the Michael J Fox Theater in Burnaby starting at 7:30 PM this Thursday April 7th. It combines a striking mix of inspirational stories, great imagery and dazzling music, all focused on rivers, water and the natural world.
The event features stories and images from renowned river advocate, Mark Angelo, and the amazing folk pop, (and environmentally-themed) music of Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright, backed by 160 singers form Brentwood Park.
Tickets are $35 and benefit the work of the Nature Trust of BC along the Heart of the Fraser as well as the international water relief efforts of WaterCan.
Tickets at Ticketmaster.ca --- the event page is at:
Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. The event website can also be found at
For those not in the Lower Mainland, the concert will also air as a Global TV special in June.