November 27 is Giving Tuesday - all across Canada, people will be giving back to the charities they love to support the causes they are most passionate about. We know you're passionate about making water protection a priority - and so is our Board of Directors! That's why this Giving Tuesday, they have generously offered to match - dollar for dollar - every donation we receive from Giving Tuesday until the end of the year!
So, we’ve set up a Twitter page just for the Water Docs @ School Action Projects Program! This will be a space where we can share useful tips, information and announcements, as well as an opportunity for you to share photos or updates of your classroom’s progress in the program or trouble shoot with us and the community.
This is a guest blog from filmmaker Kai Reimer-Watts. In September 2018, we showed his film Beyond Crisis (2017) at an outdoor screening on the grounds of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. With the water beside us and the sky turning a brilliant pink as the sun set, it was a beautiful opportunity to contemplate our relationship to a changing climate and what it looks like to come together to advocate for a #SafeClimateFuture.
Registration is now open for the Water Docs @ School Action Projects informational webinars, taking place in August and September! If you’re a Grade 8 or Grade 7 teacher, you can register now. Or, if you know any teachers, please let them know about this exciting opportunity. Registration for the program closes on September 30, 2018.
We are thrilled to announce that long-time volunteer for Water Docs Film Festival is set to receive the 2018 Volunteer Toronto Legacy Award for driving action towards environmental conservation. Ronnie has worked tirelessly over the years to make all of our events possible.
The annual Water Docs Film Festival in Toronto has become a hub for Canadian documentary films and creative shorts about water issues. We provide a platform for those involved in the Canadian film industry, artists and academics to join us in conversation about the power of storytelling to communicate important issues affecting water and to provide audiences with important opportunities to take action for water. On National Canadian Film Day, we wish to highlight some of the fantastic Canadian films that just screened at the 7th annual Water Docs Film Festival last week (April 10 & 12-15) in Toronto.