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Student Water Conservation Programs

York Children’s Water Festival

Please be advised the 2020 York Children's Water Festival scheduled to take place on May 12, 13 and 14 at Bruce's Mill has been cancelled.

The York Children's Water Festival is delivered through a partnership between York Region and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. It provides Grade 4 students from across York Region with the opportunity to learn about water conservation through a variety of interactive, curriculum-linked activities. The Festival helps students understand the importance of a clean and plentiful water supply, respect a healthy environment and take action to use natural resources wisely in their own school, home and community.

Student volunteers from York Region's high schools assist younger guests by:

  • Presenting topics
  • Guiding activities
  • Interacting with students
  • Helping to convey environmental messages

The 22nd annual York Children’s Water Festival will be held on May 12, 13 and 14, 2020 at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. 

All bussing costs and arrangements will be the responsibility of each participating school. All details including the event arrival and departure times and the event address will be provided to you with your confirmation of registration.

Thank you for our continued participation and support. We look forward to seeing you in May 2020.

As the event date approaches, important information and news about the Festival will be provided. To ask questions or provide feedback, please email or call 1-877-464-9675. ext. 75132

Frequently Asked Questions

When and how can I register?

Thank you for your interest. Due to an overwhelming response registration for the 2020 York Children’s Water Festival is full.

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How will I know my registration form has been accepted?

You will receive an email confirmation once your form has been successfully submitted. Please retain this confirmation for your records.

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When is the latest day that I can register?

Registration is available on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in attending, please register as soon as possible to reserve space. Registration will remain open as long as space is available up until March 31. At that time no additional registrations will be accepted.

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Will lunch, refreshments or snacks be provided?

Lunch, refreshments or snacks will NOT be provided. Students and teachers must bring their own litterless lunch and are encouraged to minimize their waste and bring refillable water bottles as drinking water will be available.

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Making Connections: York Region’s Water System

York Region is developing a new elementary-level, in-class presentation to demonstrate where water comes from, the system moving it and the safety and reliability of York Region’s supply. The presentation will feature hands-on activities and engaging discussion about how we need and use our water.

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