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Canada Water Week (CWW) is March 16-22.

Canada Water Week

As part of the festivities, the Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are holding a number of events around the theme of wetlands.

Panel & Wetland Tour

The fun begins on March 18 with a guided wetland tour of Kelowna’s Rotary Marshes, 4 to 6 p.m., followed by our annual panel discussion at the Laurel Packinghouse, from 6 to 8 p.m. CBC Daybreak South host Chris Walker returns to MC this popular event. Refreshments will be served and registration is required. Registration opens Monday, March 9.

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WETLANDS... not wastelands - Panel Discussion and Wetland Tour

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
The Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna


Five Short Wetland Films

In celebration of Canada Water Week and UN World Water Day, the Okanagan Basin Water Board and Okanagan WaterWise are pleased to host a screening of five short wetland films in advance of our free Wetland Tour and Panel events.  Join us for this free afternoon screening, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:50 PM

  • 1 - 2 PM: Miracle of the Marshes of Iraq 
  • 2:05 - 2:20 PM: When Two Worlds Collide
  • 2:25 - 2:50 PM: Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands
  • 2:55 - 3:20PM: Wetlands: The Drain Game
  • 3:25 - 3:50 PM: Incredible Wetlands

Limited seats avaliable, please register.


Okanagan WaterWise presents...Take the Okanagan WaterWise Challenge

OKANAGAN WATERWISE CHALLENGE – Contest for Okanagan youth

Okanagan WaterWise invites school classes and individuals throughout the Okanagan, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, to explore an Okanagan wetland and report back!  Submit a multi-media entry telling us what you found and why it’s important to protect our wetlands. Click here to go to the Okanagan WaterWise Challenge!


Okanagan WaterWise is an education and outreach program of the Okanagan Basin Water Board
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