Category Archives: Events
Paved with Good Intentions
Please join OPIRG Guelph at their book launch and discussion with Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay, authors of Paved with Good Intentions: Canada’s development NGOs from idealism to imperialism
7pm, Wednesday, September 25
University Centre (UC) Room 103, University of Guelph
Free Admission / Copies of the book will be available for $20 (Retail price: $25)
”NGOs are as Canadian as hockey,” declared a 1988 Parliamentary report. Few institutions epitomize the foundational Canadian myth of international benevolence like the non-governmental organization devoted to development abroad.
Just how “non-governmental” are organizations that get
Saturday, September 14th – come out and enjoy Guelph’s
Please come by and see us at the The Church of St. James the Apostle - 86 Glasgow Street, North, (at the corner of Paisley and Glasgow) for the St. Francis Fair/Earth Festival.
- 12:00 Puppet Show
- 12:30 Funky Mamas
- 1:00 Juggling Demonstration
- 1:30 Guelph Humane Society
- 2:00 Blessing of Animals
- 2:30 End of day
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