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May 11, 2017: Photo Essay: Kids’ View; HCC Art Class investigates Cleaning the Capital.

May 11, 2017: Photo Essay: Kids’ View;
HCC Art Class investigates Cleaning the Capital.

By Eve Sutton-Long, Layla Langdon and Isabella O’Shaughnessy.

Newswest gave pencils, notepads, and a camera to participants in the Hintonburg Community Centre’s “Kids Create” arts program, and asked them to report on the recent city-wide Earth Day event, “Cleaning Up the Capital”. Below are their photos and unedited field notes describing what they discovered. Our reporters and photographer range in age from 7 to 12 years.

4 kids and 4 adults (2 in background) table to foreground, colorful wall mural on neighbouring building in background.

Community Contract.

Photo Caption: HCA Environment Committee member Gillian spent the morning taking names and handing out yard waste bags. Here volunteers Stephanie and her niece Lucy arrive to sign up and dig in. Photo by Jacob Conboy.

Community leader speaks with 3 young girls at a table with creamer for coffee and games for kids. Colorful mural background.

Precious Pause in Generations.

Photo Caption: Community volunteer Paulette Dozois is interviewed by junior journalists Eve Sutton-Long, Layla Langdon and Isabella O’Shaughnessy while working at the Hintonburg Community Centre. Photo by Jacob Conboy.

At least 14 paper yard bags full of leaves etc. stand beside a corner of the stone wall of Hintonburg park.

Brown Bagging-it.

Photo Caption: At several spots throughout the neighbourhood, heaps of yard waste bags attest to the community spirit that made the day such a success. Photo by Jacob Conboy.

Lady in red jacket poses in front of the bricks of the HCC building.

Down to Earth People.

Photo Caption: Sylvia Bogusis, community volunteer and expert gardener helps clean Hintonburg Park when not planting and weeding in Somerset Square. Photo by Jacob Conboy.

Near registration table, a single paper yard bag filled with twigs and brances, Branded with Giant Tiger's text and a tiger's tail.

A Giant Sponsor.

Photo Caption: Dozens of yard waste bags donated by GT Express lined the parks and sidewalks throughout Hintonburg. Photo by Jacob Conboy.

2 boys with safe litter grabbing tools stand ready to begin.

Carpe Diem, Grab the Day.

Photo Caption: Newswest photographer Jacob Conboy and younger brother Ben prepare to pick up litter after a busy morning photographing other volunteers on the clean up the capital crew. Photo by T. Hairbach.

Our Reporters’ Notes:

Isabella O’Shaughnessy:
“Part of the green team, HCA Board gets all donated bags from Giant Tiger. Paulette Dozois is here to help clean up close to 15 years. Motto We hat litterers. ”

Eve Sutton-Long:
“Sylvia Bogusis has done the garden for 6 years. This year she planted 170 tulips in the garden. Gillian is a new voleenteer to the HCA Board and runs the environmental commity. Stephinie and Lucie are recent volennteers to clean up the street!”

Layla Langdon:
“Sylvia Bogusis has done the garden for 6 years. This year she planted 170 tulips in the garden. Paulette Dozois is here to help clean up for about 15 years. Motto: We don‘t like to lider! It was good for the inviormint.” ~ Layla Langdon

Lady stands by the registration table in front of park bench in front of thye HCC building. Also captured in image are rake handles, filled yard bags, a Wellington West logo'd mailbox and other sundries.

No-time to sit here.

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