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Algonquin College Celebrates World Water Day on March 22

March 20, 2019
Algonquin College invites you to celebrate World Water Day!
World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Registrants will be invited to partake in a Water Ceremony, engage with two guest speakers, browse sustainability-related resources and create a bio-degradable 3D snowflake unique to a date of birth. Water is a natural resource that not only sustains communities, but unites individuals through food and drink. Participants will also have the opportunity to rejoice by enjoying a hot bowl of Three Sisters Soup. There are many stories about the Three Sisters in woodland Indigenous cultures. While the details of these stories differ from nation to nation, there is almost always one shared common thread that weaves them together. 
This event will link the importance of water regarding indigenous teachings, Canada’s natural resources and entrepreneurship. Join us in celebrating water as the lifeblood of the Earth; a universal source of life and survival.
Schedule of Events (please note that this event takes place on two separate floors):
  1.  3rd floor of DARE District (C Building) in Kejeyadizidgigwogamig (Knowledge Keepers Space)
           11:45  Josie Whiteduck, Indigenous Elder, will be hosting a Water Ceremony
  1. 2nd floor of DARE District (C Building) in front of Pidaban
          12:00PM   Three Sisters Soup Served
          12:20PM   Guest speakers Catherine Paquette from the World Wildlife Foundation & Matt   Hoar from Flow Water

Date: Friday March 22, 2019
Time: 11:30AM until 1:30PM
Location: 2nd & 3rd floor of the DARE District. See above for details.
Note: Drop-ins are welcome throughout the guest speaker portion of the event.

Here is the Eventbrite for World Water Day.

In support of the theme of sustainability, food and drink will be served in reusable dishware. Please feel free to bring your own water bottle or travel mug for beverages.
 If you are interested in participating in a water fast please visit the Mamidosewin Center for more details before March 20th, 2019.