Sunset on the Cooks River at Marrickville

Sunset on the Cooks River

Want to participate in a meaningful event for Earth Hour?  The Cooks River Valley Association is holding ‘Floating Candles on the River.’

They ask that you bring a paper boat. They will coat it in wax to make it waterproof & also provide a candle so you can float your little boat on the river.  Canoeists will collect them so they won’t add any pollution to the river, but while they are lit & floating, they will look very beautiful.

The Cooks River Canoe Club will add to the beauty by having canoes & kayaks covered in fairy lights on the water.  Also local jazz band, The Hungry Trio will be playing.  Imagine being there for sunset, the birds chattering before they settle down for the night, the sound of crickets, lights on the river with smooth jazz in the background – lovely.  All this for a $2 donation.

World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature in Sydney organised first Earth Hour event in 2007. It has since become an international event & highlights living sustainably & stopping the continual degradation of our fragile planet.  Homes, businesses & government landmarks turn off their lights for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.


WHEN: Saturday 29th March 2014

TIME:  6.30pm to 8.30pm

WHERE: Steel Park – Illawarra Road Marrickville South.

BRING:  Your homemade paper boat, a picnic, a blanket to sit on & it probably would be wise to bring mosquito repellent.

Making a paper boat is easy. The following is a very good short video giving step-by-step instructions for making an origami boat, which is a perfect size to hold a tea-light candle.  –