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Say NO to Nestle!

And STOP
the Middlebrook Well!

Event details

When: Sunday, November 26
Where: 7259 Middlebrook Road

Dress for Weather!

info: wellingtonwaterwatchers@gmail.com

Water is Life! International  trade agreements and the threat to water as a public commons.

The Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians invites you to attend a public forum on Wednesday, October 18. “Water is Life: International Trade Agreements and the Threat to Water as a Public Commons” will explore the threats trade deals pose to water, making it more vulnerable to bulk exports, massive extractions and pollution.

Join Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Dr. Gus Van Harten, an expert on international trade deals from Osgoode Hall Law School, to learn more about these threats and how we, as citizens, can push our government to change how we do trade so we can protect water for future generations.

Event details

When: Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St., Guelph

Admission is free – don’t forget to bring a friend.

We hope to see you there!

Bring signs with messages such as “Say No To Nestlé”; “Save Our Water” ; “Water for Life, Not Profit!” or your own personal message.
Speakers from Elora, Hillsburgh and Guelph will say it is time to Say No To Nestlé and to phase out permits to bottle water in Ontario.

  • The uncertainty caused by climate poses a risk to the long term sustainability of local groundwater.
  • A moratorium is not enough to protect our water.
  • Now is the time for Kathleen Wynne to announce a policy to phase out permits to bottle water in Ontario.

The rally will feature a performance “Wynne or Lose” by the “Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Aquifers”. Three characters – Snidely Bigwater, Little Miss Middlebrook, and “Premier Kathleen Wynne” – will perform a 5 minute skit that shows with humour and wit the moral choice Kathleen Wynne faces in protecting local groundwater.

After the performance of Wynne or Lose, Wellington Water Watchers and Save Our Water will lead a march to Liz Sandals office (173 Woolwich Street, (Guelph ) at 12:30 . The marchers will present MPP Liz Sandals will with hundreds of post cards which endorse the Water for Life, Not Program of Wellington Water Watchers.

Save Our Water hosts two special performances in Elora on Saturday, October 7th. Three characters, Snidely Bigwater, Little Miss Middlebrook and Premier Kathleen Wynne, appear in a humourous and witty play to show the moral choice facing Kathleen Wynne.

The audience will have an opportunity to advise the Premier. The public will have two chances to take part. The first performance will be part of Pumpkin Day at the Elora Farmers’ Market in Bissell Park and then between 1pm and 2pm at the Green Space at the corner of Mill St. and Metcalfe Street.

The event is part of a campaign that coincides with the one year anniversary of the announcement of a moratorium on new commercial water-bottling permits. That moratorium ends January 1st, 2019.

Over 200 signs that say “Kathleen Wynne Save Our Water” are already on lawns and balconies around Centre Wellington.

Save Our Water  would like to thank all the donors, volunteers,  and folks who stopped by to chat and sign cards for Kathleen Wynne at Riverfest.  On Saturday, Peter Skoggard was a fine blue heron and images of him are flying around Facebook.   We sent off more that 500 signed cards, and met many friends and supporters over the weekend.

We want to especially thank Demi Kelly for doing three great original designs and putting them on T-shirts and patches that we sold.

Thanks to Aaron Calenda for the beautiful glass water droplets.

A big shout out to the Blundstone Boots Canada gang from Collingwood!  They had a boot in the bin toss that raised money for the Wellington Water Watchers and Save Our Water!

It was a super weekend and thanks for all the folks who make Riverfest the success that it is!