Category Archives: Events
Get your fill of the Wellington Water Watchers at one of three (or why not all?) events in March.
We will have a booth at Sustainability Week at the University of Guelph March 28th in the UC.
You’ll find us at the H2o Go festival, hosted by the City of Guelph, at City Hall from 9am – 3pm on March 23rd.
We will also be attending the Resilience festival hosted by Transition Guelph on March 22nd and 23rd.
This Month is Canada Water Week (18th-24th) as well as UN World Water Day (22nd.) Celebrate by paying us a visit!… Read the rest
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A Roadmap for the Future of the Grand River Watershed: Grand River Water Management Plan Wednesday Workshop Series
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
January 23, 2013: Taking action to improve water quality
February 6, 2013: Securing our water supplies
February 20, 2013: Adapting to climate change
The partners of the Grand River Water Management Plan are hosting a series of discussions about key issues affecting the watershed and the actions needed to address them. The feedback received will be used by the partners of the Water Management Plan in their decisions about the actions needed to maintain a healthy watershed.
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Despite considerable concern and opposition in the community, on September 28th this year Nestle Waters’ permit to take 1.1 million litres of water per day from a well near Hillsburgh, Ontario was renewed. Since then, Nestle Waters has filed an appeal that challenges provisions of the permit that would place mandatory restrictions on its water-taking operations during periods of drought.
Join us on Thursday November 1 for a public screening of the film Bottled Life along with a short presentation from Nick Green of Friends of Hillsburgh Water on their ongoing efforts to challenge Nestle’s water taking in Hillsburgh.
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Please keep the evening of Monday Nov. 19th free as our AGM will be taking place at the Red Chevron at 7pm. Everyone is welcome – we would love the community’s input on the direction of our organization so if you have any water-related ideas, don’t be shy. See you then!… Read the rest
GUELPH, ONTARIO – The 2012 Fresh Water Jamboree will be held at Riverside Park at the Bandshell on Saturday August 4, 2012, from 11am to 11pm.
The Fresh Water Jamboree is an annual one-day family music festival established to help raise awareness about “fresh water” in Wellington County, the province of Ontario and across Canada. Be The Artist, a Guelph-based organization that promotes musicians and environmental initiatives, launched Guelph’s first “green” music festival in 2008. www.freshwater.betheartist.ca
“We’re expecting to see 1000 or 2000 people at the event this year,” says festival organizer Chris Williams. “We’ve had so many local musicians … Read the rest
Stay tuned for more information regarding our partnership with The City of Guelph water conservation department and the promotion of water movies. Our first screening, Waterlife, at Casey’s restaurant was a great success.… Read the rest
Hornings Mills ON – For the second year, dozens of artists are gathering in Hornings Mills, north of Shelburne, to capture the landscape threatened by the proposed Highland mega quarry.
The Paint-In ‘At the Headwaters’ is taking place from 11 am to 3pm this Saturday, June 30th at a home on the edge of a small lake in Hornings Mills.
The public is invited to visit the unique property, watch the artists at work, have the chance to purchase art, and enjoy live music and free bus tours of the scenic and historic region known as the Hills of Headwaters.… Read the rest
The Bookshelf in Guelph has 3 showtimes for the Last Call at the Oasis, a documentary that “presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century”.
Movie website http://www.lastcallattheoasis.com/
Showtimes at The Bookshelf
Tuesday June 19th: 9:00 pm
Wednesday June 20th: 9:00 pm
Thursday June 21 6:30 pm … Read the rest
Hundreds of people attended the Wellington Water Watchers’ Two Rivers Festival celebration on Friday June 15th on the banks of the Speed River where it meets the Eramosa. It is the 20th birthday of the special covered bridge and we wanted to honour it in style! James Gordon wrote special music that was choreographed (by Tanya Williams) to dancers in the canoes, he was accompanied by Shannon Kingsbury. Following the river dance people were treated to 4 amazing acts at the Boathouse cafe: Doug Larson played awesome solo music followed by Jenikz and their unique flare, Shannon Kingsbury Band and … Read the rest