Location: Royal City Park
Date: Sat. Sept. 12, 2015
Event Starts: 12noon
It is the 8th year for the Fresh Water Jamboree Festival. The festival was created to raise awareness about our growing fresh water crisis in Canada and the world. For example, the state of California is in a phenomenal worsening drought. Many environmentalists, like David Suzuki, said this could have been avoided. He is warning of similar or related problems occurring in Canada. We want to help educate people about our precious resource while enjoying a day of music, food and fun with family and friends.
The festival is organized by “Be The Artist” ( http://www.betheartist.ca ), which is a Guelph based organization promoting and advocating for musicians and environmental initiatives. The festival is held on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at Royal City Park in Guelph.
There will be water 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 this event. There are many local musicians and artistic communities involved in this ongoing project. There will be a detailed and informative talk on our Fresh Water Crisis here in Canada and around the world. We will be featuring bands, for example, Shane Jacob Philips, Ian Andrews and The Smokin’ Scoundrels, 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. Furthermore, 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 “think Globally and act Locally.”