Thursday, March 14, 2013

 

Upcoming Events

A Week of Water

New campaign hosts series of events for week-long water celebration  

Released by Tamara Herman, Water Wealth Project/Submitted photos

 

People pack the Water Wealth office during the opening last week.

 

he WaterWealth Project is celebrating Canada Water Week with a series of events and activities throughout the region.  A campaign that aims to protect local rivers, lakes and groundwater, the WaterWealth Project is advocating for community control over home waters.

 

“The WaterWealth Project is joining with communities across Canada in planning a week-long celebration of water to coincide with World Water Day on March 22nd,” said Campaign Director Sheila Muxlow. “Local residents have been organizing on a daily basis to protect our home waters from threats like gravel mining, fish farms and the transportation of heavy oil. Water week is the opportunity to celebrate these efforts and flex the strength we have as a constituency that cares about fresh water.”

 

To mark the nation-wide celebration of water, WaterWealth is hosting educational film screenings in Chilliwack and an evening celebration in Hope. The campaign is also rolling out new mobile engagement technologies, such as a community mapping project to better understand what matters to people in the valley, their concerns surrounding fresh water, and their thoughts on what is needed to ensure our home waters are protected.

 

Community members are invited to try out the mobile story capture by visiting the WaterWealth website, and attending the public office hours. Community mapping blitzes will also be held in a number of public places throughout the Fraser Valley over the course of Canada Water Week.

 

EVENTS SCHEDULE:

 

Monday, March 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm: Screening of “Salmon Confidential” and Community Discussion

The WaterWealth Project Office, 45668 Storey Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C.

 

Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm: Screening of “Last Call at the Oasis” and Community Discussion

The WaterWealth Project Office, 45668 Storey Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C.

 

Friday, March 22 at 5:00 pm: "Community Celebration of World Water Day" 

The Hope Station, Hope, B.C. (Junction of Hwy #1 and Hwy #3). 

 

MAPPING SCHEDULE:

 

Tuesday, March 19, Wednesday, March 20 and Friday, March 22 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop-In Community Mapping: Public Welcome

The WaterWealth Project Office, 45668 Storey Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C.

 

Friday, March 22 from 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm (weather permitting)

Chilliwack-Vedder River (Rotary Trail), Chilliwack, B.C.

 

Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spring Market, 615 Wellington Ave., Chilliwack, B.C.

 

Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Star FM Free Skate, Prospera Center, Chilliwack, B.C. 

 

 

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