So it's 8:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013, you've cast your vote and the lights are off. Now what?
MONTREAL EARTH HOUR 2013 EVENTS
- Stargazing in Westmount
"The City of Westmount and the Westmount Healthy City Project invite residents to celebrate Earth Hour 2013 on Saturday, March 23 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Victoria Hall with activities, information exhibits, a music jam, movie and special guests. There will be stargazing with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and refreshments on sale from Simply Wonderful." Free event. Finger food, hot soup and drinks available at cost. Bring your own cup for a discount. From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. At the Victoria Hall Community Centre and Westmount Park (map).
- Dorval Celebrates Earth Hour
"The City will turn off all non-essential lights in its facilities as it joins thousands of other cities around the world that will do the same on March 23. The goal is to increase awareness about the importance of taking energy-saving actions as a way to fight against global warming. For the occasion, the Dorval Astronomy Club invites Dorval residents to an evening of public awareness concerning light pollution, where they will be able to observe the moon." From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. At the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre (map).
- Earth Hour and Oestra Public Ritual
The Montreal Pagan Resource Centre proposes a celebration of both Earth Hour and Oestra -- Oestra, or Ostara, the Pagan celebration Rome overshadowed with Easter. Participants are advised to bring a stable candle, a drum, noise makers and dancing shoes. Ritual starts at 7 p.m. Free admission. At Mélange Magique/The Magical Blend (map).
- Ask Your Favorite Bar to Shut Off the Lights!
The lights are dimmed enough already, why not encourage management to go the extra watt?
- Urge Montreal Restaurants to Stick to Candles
Eating out during Earth Hour? Ask your favorite Montreal restaurant to rely on candlelight in the dining room.