KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Workshop – October 28th 2017

This fall, KAIROS Canada, with generous support from the Echo Foundation, will hold a series of Reconciliation in the Watershed workshops with local hosts across Canada. The KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Program aims to increase the number and diversity of Canadians who are knowledgeable about their immediate watershed, able to identify issues related to…

September Water Blessing

Unitarian Congregation of Guelph and Wellington Water Watchers invite all to join in water appreciation and celebration on Sunday September 10th, at 12:30pm. Meet at 122 Harris Street, followed by a short walk to the river. (Also accessible by car with parking close by.) Everyone is also invited to attend the Unitarian Annual Water Service,…

Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’

Humans have produced 8.3bn tonnes of plastic since the 1950s with the majority ending up in landfill or polluting the world’s continents and oceans, according to a new report. The first global analysis of all mass–produced plastics has found that it has outstripped most other man-made materials, threatening a “near permanent contamination of the natural…

2 Days to Waterstock Tip: Sun Screen!!! It’s going to be a glorious Day!

Bring Sun Screen!! To help you enjoy these additional activities at Waterstock…

The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly-motivated, all volunteer, activist-art collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. We work anonymously as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, gathered and shared through first hand conversations with affected communities.

Our artwork will be displayed at Waterstock and we will be hosting a workshop from 1-2 pm which will use storytelling and metaphor to explain the forces institutions and dynamics of global capitalism and will also look at grassroots struggles for sovereignty, dignity, and the protection of natural systems – with a special focus on water.

Yoga! We are pleased to be able to share yoga with the community at Waterstock.

3 Days to Waterstock Daily tip: To fully enjoy Waterstock please bring the following items…

To fully enjoy Waterstock please bring the following items…….

  • Lawn chairs, Camping chairs or blankets!
  • Bring your own plates and eating utensils! There will be rinse stations on site for you to rinse your dishes before heading home.
  • Bring your own reusable drinking vessel to Waterstock. There will be free water available on site for everyone in attendance! (Just remember, your container has to be empty when you come through the front gate)!
  • Bring your reusable 14oz festival mug from past Riverfest Elora or Hillside
    Festivals!
  • Cash! And Yes! There will be ATMs on site for your convenience.

Important Reminder to people from Toronto who want bus to Waterstock.

There is a Toronto Shuttle Bus to Waterstock!

4 Days to Waterstock Daily Tip: Take advantage of a $20 round trip bus ride from Toronto to Erin Fairgrounds this Sunday

Read this now if you want to take advantage of a $20 round trip bus ride from Toronto to Erin Fairgrounds this Sunday for Waterstock.

We have just added a Toronto Shuttle Bus to Waterstock!

Bus will leave Sunday from Spadina and Bloor at 10:30am and go directly to the Erin Fairgrounds.

The shuttle pick up location is Spadina Subway Station, (north of Bloor, east side of Spadina.)

The Bus will leave Erin Fairgrounds at 6pm to return to Toronto.

*The shuttle is only $20 round trip! Please bring cash to pay upon boarding.

To book a spot on the shuttle, you must first email spencer@riverfestelora.com

Deadline for booking a spot on the bus is Thursday at midnight.

Five Days until Waterstock Daily tip – Food and Drink at Waterstock

How does the food work at Waterstock?
Food tickets are only $5 each! That means that for only $20, you can try food from 4 different chefs!

Please remember to bring your own plates and eating utensils!

There will be rinse stations on site for you to rinse your dishes before heading home.

Bring your own reusable drinking vessel to Waterstock. There will be free water available on site for everyone in attendance! Just remember, your container has to be empty when you come through the front gate!

How does alcohol service work at Waterstock?

  • Alcohol: Beer, cider and wine will be available!
  • Alcohol Tickets will be $5 each

Bring your reusable 14oz festival mug from past Riverfest or Hillside festivals. All alcohol will be served in these mugs. If you don’t have one, one can be purchased for $5 at the ticket booth and you get to take it home with you!