How will you celebrate
April 22nd, 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This Earth Day, consider making a green resolution such as reducing your water consumption? For water conservation tips visit mbwatercaucus.org.
Participate in one of the many Earth Day events including:
- A viewing of the Precautionary Principle: the Nicole Bruinsma Story at the Park Theatre (tickets are $10, doors open at 6:30 P.M.). Join Green Action Centre and Manitoba Eco-Network for the inspiring story of Dr. Nicole Bruinsma, a family physician, wife and mother, who campaigned against the cosmetic use of pesticides in her community, her province and her country as she waged her own personal war with breast cancer.
- Check out Green Action Centre's list of green ideas for Earth Day, and add your own ideas to the list.
- Celebrate Earth Day with Oak Hammock Marsh by touring the marshes and learning about the importance of wetlands.
- If you miss the Earth day celebrations, you can still celebrate on Sunday at FortWhyte on April 27. Check out their website for all the cool activities they will be having.
Paddle Manitoba: Planning for Whitewater Canoe Trips
April 21, 2014 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
University of Manitoba, Ellis Building
Have you started thinking about your summer canoe tripping plans, and want to plan for a successful wilderness whitewater paddling trip. Learn how experienced whitewater paddlers, Dwayne Dosch, Gerry Hirose and Brian Johnston select the gear they need and how they manage the potentially high levels of risk involved with running rapids in remote locations. (Please bring a snack to share)
For more information visit: paddle.mb.ca
CWRA 2014 Canada Water Resources Congress
Water: What is The Future We Want?
June 2 – 4, 2014
at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
City of Hamilton, Ontario
The 67th national Canadian Water Resources Association conference is sure to provide a stimulating forum for hundreds of public and private section water research professionals. Come join us as we discuss the future of water in cities; for food; the environment; and energy.
The early bird full conference pass has been set at $590 for those with a CWRA Membership and $685 for non-members.
For registration and a full list of rates, visit the event website.
Canadian Water Summit
June 18, 2014
International Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The 2014 Canadian Water Summit is returning to Toronto on June 18th to put the spotlight on urban water issues. The event will connect water professionals with paths that lead to solving the Canadian urban water puzzle.
Breakout sessions include:
Early Bird registration is available until March 31st: $549 for Delegates, and $349 for NGOs and Academics
- Putting Water on Page One: How do we put water front and centre in the public eye?
- Urban Emergency: Managing Extreme Water Crises in Cities: How are cities dealing with more extreme effects of a changing climate? How are we better planning for times of emergency?
- Financing Urban Water: How are cities paying for water infrastructure? What are the emerging models?
For more information and to register, visit watersummit.ca
Lake Winnipeg Foundation: Outreach Coordinator and Digital Outreach Coordinator
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is creating an applicant pool for the position of Outreach Coordinator and for Digital Outreach Coordinator. These anticipatory positions are based out of Winnipeg and include travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities. Each position is 40 hours per week, $13.75/hour, from May 12 – August 29, 2014.
Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter by April 21st, 2014 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Outreach Coordinator or Digital Outreach Coordinator).
For more information and eligibility criteria, visit lakewinnipegfoundation.org