Seventh year for Guelph’s Fresh Water Jamboree Festival with special guest Maude Barlow
September, 2014 – GUELPH, ONTARIO
– The 2014 Fresh Water Jamboree Festival will be held at Riverside Park at the Bandshell on Saturday September 13, 2014, from noon to eleven.
We have a special guest this year! At 5pm Maude Barlow
National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians will be putting on a presentation about the importance of Fresh Water. Maude is one of the most knowledgeable people on this subject and you can get more info about her on the website or go to http://www.canadians.org/maude
The Fresh Water Jamboree is an annual one-day music festival established to help raise awareness about “fresh water” in Wellington County, the province of Ontario and across Canada.
The festival is organized by “Be The Artist” (www.betheartist.ca
), which is a Guelph based organization promoting musicians and environmental initiatives. The festival is held on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at Riverside Park Bandshell in Guelph. There will be presentations and music from 12noon till 11pm. We expect to have between 2000 and 3000 people at the event. Vendors and crafters as well as information booths will be stationed at the event. There are many local musicians and artistic communities involved in the event. Maude Barlow has decided to sponsor the event and will be presenting a detailed and informative talk on our Fresh Water Crisis her in Canada and around the world.
There will be Bands such as Shane Phillips, Ian Andrews and The Smokin’ Scoundrels James Gordon, Glen Soulis, The Soles, John Layton and more.
Our aim is to educate the public about water conservation before our fresh water is unusable. The UN suggests that each person needs 20-50 litres of water a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning. There are Countries and many corporations exploiting Canada's Reservoirs and Aquifers. Further more, there is a rapidly growing number of Countries that have little or no access to drinking water. We are continually undergoing local issues. We hope to encourage people to act Locally and think Globally.
Maude Barlow - From Council of Canadians, Water Wagon, Zehrs Eramosa, Two Plus Pizza, Freshco, Canadian - Tire Stone Road, The Water Store, Planet Bean, Be The Artist, Griesbach Contracting and many individuals have donated.
We would like to invite you to be involved in this meaningful event. We are looking for donations and volunteers up until the event.
All donation, large, small, related products or services are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time and consideration,