Living Lakes Network Canada - Take Part in the Inaugural Canada Water Week

Wed 16 Feb 2011

Do you have an interest in clean and healthy lakes and rivers?

If so, we would like you to join with us from March 14 to 22 as we celebrate Healthy Rivers, Living Lakes during our inaugural Canada Water Week!

Taking part is easy! There are endless opportunities to get involved: organize an art exhibit or concert; screen a documentary; host a water stewardship event; organize a public rally to unite voices for clean water in your community; or simply enjoy your favourite river or lake with family, neighbours and friends.

What is Canada Water Week?
Canada Water Week wants to raise the profile and understanding of water across Canada through a week-long celebration of this precious resource, starting March 14 and culminating with World Water Day on March 22, 2011.

National Canada Water Week activities are being organized jointly by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, WWF-Canada and Living Lakes Network Canada. Local activities will be coordinated by individuals and community groups across the country! By raising awareness about water and its importance to our nation’s prosperity, we aim to stimulate individual, community and government action on clean water.

How can you help?
We want to celebrate from coast-to-coast-to-coast! To that end, we are encouraging groups across the country to organize fun and educational events in their communities. Art exhibits, concerts, documentary screenings, sporting events; educational activities through libraries, community/recreational centres, museums, schools, water utilities or nature appreciation groups—there’s no end to creatively engaging people on water.

Let this year’s theme—Healthy Rivers, Living Lakes—serve as your inspiration! Having healthy rivers and living lakes is critical to all aspects of our lives — recreation, drinking water, family vacations, culture — not to mention the importance to animals, fish, birds, insects and plants; we all require clean water for our health!

The idea for Canada Water Week is to exercise the positive power of arts and culture to encourage people to embrace and appreciate water in order to protect it.

How will we help you?
In a few weeks, we will launch canadawaterweek.com, our shared online home. This interactive website will allow you to: upload and promote your event through a calendar and integrated social media; download tools you may need such as logos, poster and press release templates, and information sheets; contribute to our Flickr pool of photos; and connect with other individuals and groups across the country. As we approach Canada Water Week, we will also be promoting activities across the country, generating publicity and creating momentum for participation and attendance at events.

Be a regional water week organizer!
If reading this email has you extra excited then you are the perfect person to be a volunteer regional organizer for Water Week. This position involves helping our outreach coordinator in mobilizing local groups to host events, providing support to those events and assisting with web and social media platforms. Help us make this the most successful launch possible, become a regional water week organizer today – contact us at info@canadawaterweek.com for more info!

Be sure not to miss out! Together, across Canada, we will unite in our love for clean and healthy rivers and lakes! Mark your calendars today — March 14 to 22 — Canada Water Week! Get in touch with us for more information or to discuss your idea for a Water Week event.

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