For Immediate Release
June 8, 2001

Lesley Radman
Peel Children's Water Festival
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4374

Sixth Annual Peel Children's Water Festival Now in Full Swing

(Brampton) - As part of Children's Water Awareness Week, the sixth annual Peel Children's Water Festival is well under way at the Vic Johnson Community Centre in Streetsville.

The Region of Peel is leading this year's event with the support of many 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.

"The Region of Peel is in the business of providing good, clean water to residents and businesses in Peel Region," said Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer at the Region of Peel. "We take pride in maintaining a high standard of water quality and fostering water conservation efforts in our community. By raising awareness of water quality among our young people we ensure that our values toward water quality protection are shared with future leaders and citizens of Peel."

"Events over the past year in Ontario and other parts of Canada have taught us that we cannot take our abundant supply of water for granted," said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. "The fun-filled and informative activities in the Peel Children's Water Festival are an excellent way to educate children of Peel Region that water is one of our most important natural resources."

The Peel Children's Water Festival is a playful and educational event designed to give students hands-on learning about the importance of water resources in everyday life. Through more than 50 activity centres and displays, students will learn about water in the environment, water quality, distribution, conservation and wise usage.

"The Festival is an excellent forum for teaching our children the value of protecting our water resources," said Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works for the Region of Peel. "The values we are teaching today are the same values the Public Works department applies each day in carrying out its responsibility to provide clean, safe drinking water."

The five-day event will continue to run Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., with an estimated attendance of 5,000 students from Grades 2 to 5.

Visit the Peel Children's Water Festival Web Site,

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail

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