Bring a friend to listen to Feist and support the Wellington Water Watchers! On Wednesday April 26 from 7pm to 9pm, The Boardroom – Guelph’s Game Café will be streaming Feist’s new un-released album ‘Pleasure’ Bring a friend and be among the first to listen to her new album which will be released this Friday (April…Details
Say No to Nestlé Campaign Update – EXTRAORDINARY! The Canadian Bottled Water Association admits the tide of public opinion has turned
First in a series of weekly updates from Wellington Water Watchers on the campaign to Say No To Nestlé and phase out permits for commercial water bottling in Ontario.
In an April 10 op-ed in the Toronto Star (see here), Elizabeth Griswold, executive director of the Canadian Bottled Water Association, accused Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne of “regulatory assault.” Griswold complained that
“(W)hat has become apparent both in media and in social media is that the Wynne Liberals have …. entered the fray on the side of those who oppose the bottled water industry.”Details
April 19, 2017
Guelph – Wellington Water Watchers is proud to announce the 2Rivers Festival 2017 event listing. The 2Rivers Festival is an annual festival celebrating the beautiful Speed and Eramosa rivers, which meet in the city of Guelph, Ontario. Since the festival’s beginning in 2012, people have gathered to share, enjoy, and discover all that these rivers bring to our community. By showing that we value our rivers, we contribute to actions that will help to protect them.Details
Local Citizens Organizations Call an Emergency Meeting to Express Concerns and Implications of Nestlé’s proposed ‘voluntary levy’ in the Town of Erin
April 11, 2017
The Town of Erin – Wellington County — Concerned residents of Erin and Hillsburgh, along with Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) are raising the alarm about Nestlé Waters proposed ‘voluntary levy’ that will tie the Town of Erin to profits made from selling and exporting local water, setting a dangerous and lasting precedent.Details
April 11, 2017 – Elora, Ontario
People gathered at the Awareness Yoga Studio, on the bank of the Grand River in Elora last Sunday to experience the magic of a Peruvian Water Despatcho. Led by Fiona Rattray and Linda Ludwig of Red and White Carnations, and co-hosted by Save Our Water and Wellington Water Watchers, the despatcho was an opportunity for guests to reflect on the value and meaning of water in our everyday life.Details
Orangeville Banner: “Chefs, musicians, activists set to launch Say No to Nestlé campaign, prepare for Waterstock”
Waterstock, which will be held at [updated: Erin Fairgrounds in Erin, Ontario] on June 11, follows in the tradition of Foodstock and Soupstock events, which mobilized public opposition and ultimately stopped The Highland Companies’ mega-quarry plan in Melancthon.”
Read the full article by Chris Halliday at the Orangeville BannerDetails
Bottled Water Free Day
A powerful statement entitled Water: A Sacred Gift was released by regional faith leaders today, to coincide with Bottled Water Free Day in Canada.
Bishop Michael Bird & Bishop Linda Nicholls, (Anglican Diocese); Bishop Douglas Crosby, (Catholic Diocese); Bishop Michael Pryse, (Evangelical Lutheran Church); President Gordon Dunbar, (Hamilton Conference United Church) joined together to declare that “More and more the forces of our society seek to treat water as a commodity for profit rather than a sacred gift for life.”Details
We have been standing together in water protection for 10 years now. We are deeply grateful for your contributions and are inspired by what we have achieved together.
Join us on Saturday March 18th, 2-4 pm at the Wooly to celebrate our achievements.
We have an exciting announcement to make as well, so don’t miss this one!