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For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2015

Peel Schools Toast to Drinking Tap Water with the Great Gulp

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 12, 2015) – The Region of Peel invited Peel schools to participate in the second annual Great Gulp event in support of Canada Water Week from March 9 to 13.

The Great Gulp helps promote tap water in Peel through a school-wide synchronized drink of water from a reusable container. Schools participated in the Great Gulp throughout the week. This year, over 66,000 students from 130 schools registered to take part in the Great Gulp.

“This activity provides schools with an opportunity to learn about tap water in a fun, collaborative manner,” says Carol Chaput, Supervisor, Environmental Education. “Last year we were amazed by the level of creativity brought to the event; from students dressing in blue, to posters and presentations about the benefits of choosing tap water.”

“Our goal is to raise awareness about Peel’s high quality tap water and encourage residents to choose tap water when reaching for a drink,” adds Chaput. “We know good habits start early in life, so we are pleased to help teach children that tap water is convenient, safe and good for your health and the environment.”

The Region of Peel’s Great Gulp is an annual event. For more information, visit peelregion.ca/pw/education-outreach or call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409. The Great Gulp event images are available upon request.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

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Elementary School students from St Rose of Lima school in Mississauga are moments away from taking the Great Gulp.
Members of St Joseph’s Green Team, show that using a reusable water bottle is a great way to enjoy Peel’s quality tap water.


Amie Miles
Supervisor, Communications (Public Works)
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 1636

Carol Chaput
Supervisor, Environmental Education
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 3318

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



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