International Water Day with Wellington Water Watchers
Monday, March 22, 2010
International World Water Day is on Monday March 22. Come celebrate this day with a knock-your-socks-off show 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 are creating submissions through our Message in the Bottle program, that we will be showcasing here – some submissions are art pieces, some are performance pieces, some are science projects. 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 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 be bringing the Blue W. project here to Guelph and Wellington County for the piloting of this ambitious initiative. What is the Blue W. project you ask? Come to our Water Day Celebration to hear more about it!
J.F.Ross high school, 21 Meyer Dr. Guelph
Monday March 22
Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
$5. Tickets available at The Bookshelf and at the door.