April 11th - April 22nd (Earth Day)
Presented in Partnership
The REEL Earth Day Challenge is a fundraiser competition to raise money for the environment and enhance the local community. With venues ranging from pristine wilderness to immaculate heritage homes only a short distance from the city centre, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks has some of the Lower Mainland’s premier filming, production, and adventure locations.
Filming in Regional Parks is one way to connect with nature. Members of the BC Film industry also live near our parks, hike the trails, and bring their families to community events. Every year the parks welcome 12 million visitors. This easy access to nature in an urban setting is unique and improves our quality of life.
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!
TOGETHER WE CAN DO AMAZING THINGS
Humans and nature are interconnected and reliant on each other. To recognize this, in 2022 we have even more amazing projects to fund, and are focused on Connecting Parks and People. Your gift supports Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and the community groups to reconnect people with nature and supports a more sustainable, climate-concience world!
Explore Our 2022 Projects By Hovering or Clicking Below:
$5,000 Connects Tsleil-Wautt Youth With Ancestral Lands
There could be free transit and programs to help young Tsleil-Wautt reconnect with their ancestral lands in təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park.
$10,000 Restores Creekside Habitat in Capilano River Regional Park
We can help replace harmful invasive species with the native species that make Capilano River Regional Park healthy, beautiful & unique.
$15,000 Brings Nature-Based Climate Action To Acadia Beach
The storm-damaged shoreline can be restored to a beautiful, climate-change resilient environment for future generations to hold dear.
$25,000 Increases Indigenous Visibility In təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra
Public awareness of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's cultural history within the area can be raised for present and future generations.
$30,000 Highlights Capilano River's Rich Indigenous Heritage
New Indigenous cultural recognition projects can be developed so that local First Nations stories and history can be shared here in their own words.
$50,000 Builds Musqueam Exhibits in Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Working together with Musqueam Indian Band & artists, exhibits could be developed to share some of the Musqueam stories & place names here.
How the Challenge Works:
- There are 9 Daily Challenge Events for fundraising teams to compete in, one each common work day and one running throughout the four-day long weekend. There are also a number of Mini Challenge Events each Challenge day.
- Industry sponsors will contribute a "prize" top-up to the each Challenge Event winner's team fundraising total.
- The Daily Challenge winner is the Team that raised the most funds that day. The prize amounts vary for each Daily Challenge and Mini Challenge event. The Challenger Team that raises the most funds overall between April 11th, 2020 at 12:00 am and Earth Day, April 22nd at 11:59 pm PT will be recognized as the winner!