World Water Day Events

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 00:00 to Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 00:15

Online event - Water is Life: Continuing to Strengthen the Great Lakes Commons, March 14 from 12-1:30pm ET

Join us for a discussion about how Nestlé's bottled water takings, the privatization of water infrastructure and the pollution of water are culminating to directly affect Great Lakes communities and violate Indigenous treaty rights.

Organized by Council of Canadians, Corporate Accountability, FLOW for Water, Grand Rapids Water Protectors, Great Lakes Commons, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, People's Water Board Coalition and Wellington Water Watchers.

Please register here.
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/2058295590853221/
Website: www.strengtheningthegreatlakescommons.net

Atlantic

Halifax, Tuesday, March 20 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30)
Public town hall event at Saint Mary's University, Scotiabank Theatre, Sobey Building, 923 Robie St., Halifax, NS (Map)
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Lunenburg, Thursday March 22 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30)
Public town hall event at Lunenburg Fire Dept, 25 Medway St., Lunenburg, NS (Map)
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Shelburne, Wednesday, March 21 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30)
Public town hall event at Shelburne Regional High School, 415 Woodlawn Drive, Shelburne, NS (Map)
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Sipekne'katik, Saturday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Water Warriors screening, St Catherine's Church, Sipekne'katik, NS (Map)
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Saint John, Saturday, March 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
We are all water, we are one! Let’s come together and celebrate World Water Day. Everyone welcome. Sanctuary Theatre, 228 Germain St. (Map) Group, individual and Karaoke singing.
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Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut

Guelph, Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Screening A Tale of Two Cities and Water Warriors followed by refreshments and talk on what we can do in Guelph to support water as a public commons provincially, nationally and internationally. 10C Sharing Community, 62 Carden Street Guelph, 3rd floor ACCESSIBLE (Map)
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Halton/Peel, Wednesday, March 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tabling Water materials at Halton Hills EcoFilm Fest screening of “The Peel Project” on March 22nd World Water Day, at 7:00 p.m. at the Halton Hills Cultural Centre, John Elliott Theatre 9 Church St., Georgetown, ON, L7G 2A3
P.O.W.E.R. (Protect our Water and Environmental Resources) Ontario-Quebec Neighbouring Chapters from Halton and Peel teamed up at this event. Approximately 50 people attended. Indigenous drummers led a blessing of local waters to begin. Many visited the outreach tables, including the Halton Library's display of 'water' books, including Maude Barlow's Boiling Point.

Hamilton, Wednesday, March 21
Screening Water Warriors on the successful struggle to jointly block fracking in New Brunswick by indigenous and community residents. Evergreen Collaboration Station, 294 James St. N. Organized with the Hamilton 350 Committee.

Kitchener-Waterloo, Thursday, March 22
Host a booth/table at the Water Institute, University of Waterloo

London, Wednesday, March 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Screening of Water Warriors, Tale of Two Cities and Cascade Locks at the Stevenson & Hunt Room A, Central Library, 251 Dundas St. (Map) Followed by a discussion of Cascade Locks and a presentation on the Navigable Waters Act in Canada.
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Montreal, Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Screening of The Water Front Documentary by Liz Miller, Prof. in Communications, Concordia University, Concordia University. John Molson School of Business (JMSB), 1450 Guy St. facing Metro Guy-Concordia, room MB-04.206 on the 4th floor.

Northumberland, Thursday, March 22
We will be speaking on our local radio station Northumberland 89.7 fm  Drive Time at 5:00 about World Water Day and the Council of Canadians water campaigns and our local initiatives.

Ottawa, Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Screening of A Tale of Two Cities and Water Warriors at 251 Bank St.
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Peterborough and Kawarthas
Continue local water issues work such as protection of the wetland and ecological integrity of Harper Park, adjacent to the new Peterborough casino. Working with Curve Lake Nation to bring water treatment plant there. Based on the Reframe Film Festival's \"Lovesick\" (Lake) in the Kawarthas, study the threatening development there and prepare how to help oppose or control it.

Quinte, Thursday, March 22
Taking a deputation to County Council of Prince Edward asking them to purchase a mobile water station called a Quench Buggy. More information will be posted on Facebook.

South Niagara, Saturday, March 17
World Water Day information table at the Welland Farmers' Market.

Toronto, Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Screening of Water Warriors and A Fractured State followed by discussion at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 508 Bloor St. W. Organized with WaterDocs.
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Windsor, Thursday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m.
World Water Day Smudge Walk along the Detroit River. We will meet at Oullette and Riverside and walk to the river for a ceremony and speakers to follow.
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Pacific

Campbell River, Thursday, March 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Our Water - Our Future: Learn how we can protect our waters locally and worldwide. Learn more about how to make Campbell River a Blue Community. Speakers include Andrew Nikiforuk and Damien Gillis.Campbell River Museum, 470 Island Highway, Campbell River, B.C. Organized with Timberline Earth Club

Chilliwack, Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Screening of Water Warriors followed by community discussion at The Gathering Place, UFV CEP Campus, Building A, 45190 Caen Ave. Organized with Waterwealth Project.
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Comox Valley, Friday, March 23 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Site C Dam: It's Not Over - Join Ken and Arlene Boon, Peace Valley Landowners Association and third generation farmers from the Peace Valley, and Steve Gray of the Peace Valley Solidarity Initiative to learn more about the Site C Dam. There will be a silent auction and admission by donation at the door. Co-sponsored with Islanders for the Peace. K'ómoks Band Hall, 3320 Comox Rd, Courtenay
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Cowichan Valley, Wednesday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m.
"Justice For The Peace" Island Tour with guest speakers Guy Dauncey, Wendy Holm, and Ken and Arlene Boon. On the topic of the Site C Dam and why it is wrong to continue with the construction. Duncan United Church Hall, 246 Ingram St., Duncan, BC. Organized by the Council of Canadians Cowichan chapter, Duncan United Church Social Justice Committee, Islanders for the Peace and Rolling Justice Bus. Free event, donations welcome, refreshments available.
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Prairies and NWT

Brandon/Westman, March 19-23, events organized with the Assiniboine Food Forest

  • Monday, March 19: City council presentation to become a Blue Community. 7:00 pm, City Hall in Brandon
  • Tuesday, March 20: Time for Awareness tv taping on how Europe handles its water by one of our Chapter members, WCG TV in Brandon
  • Wednesday, March 21: Town Hall - Become a Water Warrior. 7:00 pm, Rowe Theater at BU
  • Thursday, March 22: Presentation of Maude’s book to our MP, not sure of time, and meeting with Brandon Friendship Center and Aboriginal Elders re water problems on reserves. 7:00 pm, Larry Maguire’s Office - Unit B 658 10th St. in Brandon
  • Friday, March 23: Movie night - Blue Gold. 7:00 pm, 5 Rowe Theater at BU

Medicine Hat, Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Screening Water On The Table at the Medicine Hat Public Library.
Also hosting a Blue Communities information table March 22 at the library.
Organized with South Eastern Alberta Water Allianc, Grassland Naturalists, City of Medicine Hat

NWT, Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Double screening of One River/Many Relations and Water Warriors in Yellowknife's Northern United Place Auditorium. Guest speaker and water activist Brenda Dragon will provide remarks on her activities to preserve the quality of Slave River downstream from the Tar Sands and the Site C Dam on the upstream Peace River. Organized with Ecology North.

Prince Albert, Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Screening of Water Warriors and discussion of 2018 theme "The Answer Is in Nature." John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, 125 12 St. E (Map)
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