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In 2016 we will celebrate the twenty-first annual Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival. Over 5,000 more local school children in grade 2 through 5 will participate in the Festival at the Waterloo Region Museum, in Kitchener. The Festival will run from Froiday May 27th and Monday May 30th through to Thursday June 2nd, 2016. The Festival is one of many Festivals held at various locations across the province, where more than 65,000 children will be educated about issues focusing around the water theme.

Maintaining groundwater quality and quantity in the years ahead will be extremely important for the economic growth and stability of the Waterloo and Wellington areas. The contamination of Walkerton’s water supply by E. coli has heightened everyone’s interest in the water system. The Festival is an excellent starting point for educating children about this important life force, water. We are planning new activities and doing research to make the program ever better, so the next generation is better educated and more environmentally aware. We can not do this without your ongoing support. Why not start the next year right and support this award winning, fun and interactive event that is focused totally around children, education and the environment!

“I did not know that you use so much water just for brushing you teeth… water is really important to us and we should not abuse it.”

Our Request of you

The Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival would like to invite you to become a ‘partner’ in this important program and contribute to the environmental education of your present and future consumers, employees and neighbours.

The festival is held each spring over a five day period. It is made possible by the hard work and dedication of over 500 volunteers and over forty thousand dollars raised each year from local industry and commerce.

In order for the festival to continue, the Festival is approaching you to consider assisting them by offering financial support of this program. We would be pleased to accept any charitable contribution in the form of money, applicable product or service in-kind or the efforts of volunteers from your organization. However, we hope that you will join our core group of supporters who understand the importance of the program we offer and are willing to take on a long term commitment of $1,000 to $2,000 annually. A receipt for income tax purposed will be issued by the Grand River Conservation Foundation. The Grand River Conservation Foundation has taken the local festival on as one of their many worthwhile projects. If you organization requires a receipt, please make your cheque payable to the Grand River Conservation Foundation, with a notation that the funds are to go toward the Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival.

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact our fund raising committee:

  • Peter Gray, MTE Consultants 519-743-6500
  • Dan Meagher, Region of Waterloo-Water Efficiency 519-575-4423
 
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