For Immediate Release
February 16, 2001
2001 Peel Children's Water Festival
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4374
PEEL REGIONAL COUNCIL ENDORSES
2001 PEEL CHILDREN'S WATER FESTIVAL
(Brampton)- Regional Council proclaimed June 6 to 12, 2001 Children's Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.
As part of Children's Water Awareness Week, the 2001 Peel Children's Water Festival will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 6, 7, 8 and Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vic Johnston Community Centre in Streetsville.
"The Festival is a terrific opportunity to educate Peel citizens about the Region's role in enhancing water quality, and the community's role in respecting and protecting water resources," said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair.
The Region of Peel will lead this year's Festival, with support from community groups and partners, including the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Environment Canada, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board.
"Our goal this year is to ensure Peel students in grades 3, 4 and 5 have fun while learning to foster respect toward water and the environment," said Lesley Radman, Chair of the 2001 Peel Children's Water Festival.
More than 40 interactive activity centres this year, such as Water Cycle Madness, Where Your Water Comes From, and A Working Rain Cloud, focus on issues related to water usage, the water cycle, water protection and water ecology in the community.
The Region of Peel plays an active role in maintaining water quality and fostering conservation efforts, and is committed to educating the Peel community about the importance of water quality, quantity and conservation.
For more information on the 2001 Peel Children's Water Festival, visit
www.peel-waterfestival.ca, or the Region of Peel's Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca.
To register your school, call Damian MacSeain, Peel Children's Water Festival Co-ordinator, at 905-791-7800, Ext. 4735.