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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celebrate Water with WWW and Blue W

I got this sent to me by no less than three-time Guelph Green Party nominee Mike Nagy. It's a community event notice for World Water Day a week from Monday.

Wellington Water Watchers Celebrate World Water Day event
Monday March 22, 2010
7:00 - 10:00 pm
E.L. Fox Auditorium (J.F. Ross) 21 Meyer Dr. Guelph

International World Water Day is on Monday March 22. Come celebrate this day with the knock-your-socks-off show that Wellington Water Watchers has planned. This first ever annual event will be held at the E.L. Fox Auditorium (J.F.Ross high school). We will be celebrating what our youth have to say about our precious water. High school students throughout our county and city are creating submissions through our Message in the Bottle program. Their submissions - art pieces, performance pieces, science projects, etc. - will be displayed and presented at the celebration. All are designed to express how valuable our water is to us and why we need to protect and conserve this lifeline of ours.

We have enlisted the help of Derek Forgie as our emcee. If you have never seen him in action, check out this link

We also have the help of Evalyn Parry who will be performing a few of her spoken word pieces (), and many of you will know the local band Dancehall Free for All who will ensure that the evening is a supercharged-goodtimes dance party.

We will be showing the yet unreleased film called Tapped in the second part of the evening. From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car, this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.

All of this... plus we will be launching our next big project! Wellington Water Watchers is very excited to pilot the Blue W project here to Guelph and Wellington County. What is the Blue W project you ask? Come to our Water Day Celebration to hear more about it - but here is a little hint!

The Blue W is a not-for-profit program dedicated to promoting municipal tap water as a healthy and waste-conscious alternative to bottled drinks. Using our website and smart phone application, we provide details on where to find clean, free sources to refill your reusable bottle. Look for the Blue W decal at the entrance of your favourite local cafes and restaurants.

We have a huge auditorium to fill and for this reason we are making tickets very accessible. For just $5 you can enjoy an incredibly entertaining evening celebrating our water. Tickets are available at The Bookshelf, at 10 Carden on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at the door. Students who have created a submission get in for free. The show runs from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:00 pm to showcase youth submissions.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday March 22 to Celebrate World Water Day!

For further information please e-mail wellingtonwaterwatchers[at]gmail.com, or go to their website

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