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Engaging Our Great Waters - Connecting Water & Young Canadians (Calgary)
Sat, 6 May 2017, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
*Please note date and time change, now May 6, 12 - 5 pm*
What would happen if Canadian communities, streets and public spaces became a place for conversations around our water? What if young Canadians led this movement?
YYC, we want to find out!!!
Building on the momentum of The Great Waters Challenge, a Canada 150 initiative, we have launched "Engaging Our Great Waters - Connecting Water & Young Canadians" - a series of workshops hosted across the country. From Vancouver to St. John's, Gjoa Haven to Toronto, this #Canada150 initiative offers young Canadians the opportunity to connect to water, share their water story and make visible how water has shaped their identity and that of their community. And it's coming to YYC!
On May 6, join us at the Lakeview Community Centre for the Alberta edition of Engaging Our Great Waters! Come meet a diverse group of young Canadians, be inspired by other Albertans as they share their water stories, and help design, plan and run a group-led "action day" to educate and animate change in your community!
Engaging Our Great Waters, YYC will run from 10am to 3:30 pm, includes FREE lunch and will feature a handful of guests from across the province. Check out their bios below!
Thomas Snow is a member of the Nakoda Sioux Nation and was raised in Morley, Alberta, also called Mini thni waptan ("Cold Water creek") in Nakoda Sioux. The spiritual and vital importance of water to all life was instilled in Thomas by his parents and community since he was a child and he shares these teaching with other communities across Canada. Thomas is a fluent speaker of his Indigenous Language and a young leader within his community.
Olivia is a queer, Metis artist and advocate for equity within the arts in Canada. Hailing from Fort McMurray, Treaty 8 area, Olivia now resides in Calgary, Treaty 7. Water has been an integral part of her upbringing as child in Fort McMurray. Not only were her grandparents workers on barges before the oil boom, the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers have informed her practice and community advocacy. Water is Life.
Pablo Pina is the lead hydrologist at Integrated Environments Ltd. He is a problem solving, opportunity seeker who started his journey with water resources management in 2004. Pablo’s passion for water has been solution-focused and aids to support integrated management. Recently, Pablo has been a key contributor in developing IEL’s “Drone-Solutions” team to develop new ways in which drones can be used in different disciplines. In Pablo’s free time he enjoys biking, photography, reading, hiking, listening to music, and of course, spending time with his family.
Jamie Parker - Co-founder of Calgary Heritage Roasting Company
Jamie Parker is a proud resident of Calgary who’s passions are rooted in the outdoors experiences, Canada wide. Jamie is an avid outdoorsman, Ex-Wildland Rappel Firefighter, and President/Co-Founder of Calgary Heritage Roasting Company. Jamie is extremely invested in Canada's watersheds and water as it is an integral part of his work and personal life. Jamie loves to spend his free time, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, playing sports, and spending time with his family.
Please make sure to RSVP, so we can count you and your guests for lunch. See you there!
Your facilitator: Talia Wells, Youth Advisory Board Member, Great Waters Challenge - Waterlution