More kids in Fort Saskatchewan are taking it upon themselves to clean up the community.
Over spring break in March, Brayden Epp and Carson Shettell spent an afternoon cleaning up their neighborhood. Afterwards, they issued a challenge for other kids in Fort Saskatchewan to do the same.
Their voices did not go unheard, as five girls from the Treehouse Daycare responded to their challenge — being dubbed the Community Clean Up Challenge — and set out to clean up the Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) school yard on Wednesday (Apr.3).
"We need to support these guys because they've got a good goal in mind," said daycare supervisor Cassidy Barrass. "We want to let them know that there are other people that care about the environment."
Armed with plastic bags, the girls spent around 45 minutes picking up litter in the field.
"They didn't complain or anything — they were excited," Barrass noted. "If anything, they would have stayed out there longer and kept cleaning, but our bags got too full."
In total, the girls filled about five bags full of garbage.
"I wanted the Earth to be healthy," explained eight-year-old Ally Coutu.
"We want to be healthy girls!" added five-year-old Lily St. Laurent.
The girls encourage other kids in the community to take up the challenge and spend some time picking up litter.