March 21, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay celebrated Canada Water Week with a free, educational event at Prince Arthur's Landing on Sunday afternoon.

Hosted by EarthCare Thunder Bay in collaboration with EcoSuperior and other community partners, the family-focused event took place in the Baggage Building Arts Centre. The day's excitement featured educational activities and hands-on displays centered on water and its importance to our community.

Children were invited to get active with an outdoor scavenger hunt, build a fish wind mobile, test their water conservation knowledge, learn about aquatic bugs and reptiles, and take part in Aboriginal crafts and stories about water.

"This year's Canada Water Week theme is celebrating freshwater habitats," said Gail Willis. Chair - EarthCare Water Working Group. "This event is a wonderful opportunity for residents of all ages to discover how they can be role models in conserving and protecting the freshwater sources that sustain our communities."

The event kicked off Canada Water Week in Thunder Bay, marked each year during the third week of March. The national celebration coincides with World Water Day, which is observed annually on March 22.

Other events planned for the week-long celebration include Water on the Screen and a free public tour of the Bare Point Water Treatment Plant. 

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Contact: Gail Willis, Chair - EarthCare Water Working Group, 625-2108