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!

Say No to Nestlé Campaign Update – Six Days until Waterstock Daily tip and announcing winners of Brewery Tours

Every day this week we will give you an important ‘tip’ to ensure you have a good time at Waterstock.

Today’s Tip – Waterstock welcomes children!

Children 12 and under receive free admission! There will be a dedicated children’s area with arts and crafts, children’s performers, face painting and more! Learn more on our Activities page by scrolling down to the Children’s Area listings. (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the children’s area).

More Talk, Better Rock – Responsible Aggregates Summit

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
10 am – 1 pm (lunch provided)

Black Creek Pioneer Village,
North York, Ontario

Join Environmental Defence, Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC), CRH Canada and Lafarge to learn how socially and environmentally responsible aggregates can improve community relations and reduce negative environmental impacts in Ontario. By choosing to buy certified responsible aggregates (for the same price as non-CSC aggregates) your organization can be part of this change!

FREE, RSVP required

Say No to Nestlé campaign update – The delicate matter of portable toilets and …….. deposits!

It’s 13 days until Waterstock. We are preparing for thousands to attend!

Imagine planning a party for thousands of people – there are lots of details. On Sunday afternoon we held our weekly meeting with the event planning group and went through everyone’s checklist. We’re almost ready.

•We finalized the line-up of incredible musicians and speakers.
•We put the finishing touches on the ‘surprise theatrical finale’ we have planned for you.
•We have organized 25 chefs, craft brewers, a children’s activity area, a community information fair and workshops and more!

Say No to Nestlé Campaign Update – More statements by Bottled Water Industry that Ontario is ‘playing politics’ with water means our campaign is working

Mike Nagy of Wellington Water Watchers and Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians co-authored this OP ED article published in the Waterloo Regional Record on May 11. Titled Time for Ontario to Protect Its Water Supplies, it points out that

“New Ontario guidelines regarding commercial water-bottling permits do not address the problems of protecting Ontario’s groundwater, reducing plastic waste and pollution and ensuring water is for life, not profit.”

“Time for Ontario to protect its water supplies” – Mike Nagy & Maude Barlow in The Record

New Ontario guidelines regarding commercial water-bottling permits do not address the problems of protecting Ontario’s groundwater, reducing plastic waste and pollution and ensuring water is for life, not profit.

The revised guidelines make companies like Nestlé Waters Canada jump over more hurdles to renew their permits to take water. On their own, however, the guidelines will not significantly reduce or stop the bottling of Ontario’s precious water by multinational corporations such as Nestlé.

Nestlé Waters Canada is currently permitted to take more groundwater every single day than the average Ontarian uses in 70 years. The revised guidelines do nothing to change this.

Read the full article at TheRecord.com.