MONTREAL – Volunteers of all ages gathered at Sun Youth‘s warehouse Saturday morning to participate in a rewarding summer activity: nurturing their green thumbs and growing a garden.
“We are planting all sorts of things – lettuce, tomato, peppers, eggplants, sweet potatoes,” said Ann St Arnaud, Sun Youth’s assistant director of emergency services & communication.
In collaboration with Foresters Financial, around 60 people gardened beds and planted the seeds to feed Sun Youth’s food bank users.
“Last year, we actually weighed the food when we harvested so we grew 550 pounds of vegetables – so this year we’re hoping to have even more,” St Arnaud said.
While some were planting, others were kicking off the long weekend with a bang.
Here’s a few things you can do on your long weekend.
La Ronde officially opened its doors to the public Saturday morning and people were thrilled.
Hundreds lined up to ride shot-gun on the 40 rides and attractions at the amusement park.
Even though lines were long, those waiting in them insisted it was worth it.
For those seeking another way to cool down from the heat, you can head to the Aquatic Complex.
“The fact that it’s a 50 metre length pool, it’s outside, so we swim with the trees, clouds, blue herons flying every now and then over our heads, it’s wonderful,” one swimmer told Global News.
Saturday afternoon, staff prepared for the official opening of the complex, which includes recreational, training and diving pools.
Think it’s too early to swim?
Don’t worry, all of their pools are heated.
If swimming isn’t really your thing, perhaps cycling down the block to the iconic Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is for you.
Biking along the symbolic site not only provides for some great exercise, but makes for some incredible views.
But to officially mark the summer season, Piknic Électronik launches Sunday.
Located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Piknic brings together thousands of electronic music lovers every year.
For its 14th edition, Piknic will be hosting 22 events from May 22 to Oct 2, 2016.