March 20, 2006
Media Release

York Region celebrates World Water Day

York Region joins others from around the globe in celebrating World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22nd.  To promote this event, York Region Health Services and the York Region Transportation and Works Department with participation of from the Water for Tomorrow initiative, have invited students from two local elementary schools to take a tour of the Georgina Water Treatment Plant.  Children will learn about drinking water from local, regional and international perspectives. 
Where: Georgina Water Treatment Plant 
27135 Kennedy Road, Willow Beach, Georgina
When:  Wednesday, March 22, 2006
8:45 am 11:45 am
Who:  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Elementary School and
Deer Park Public School (both from Keswick)
Approximately 60 elementary school children will have the opportunity to tour the Georgina Water Treatment Plant and learn where their water comes from and how it is treated before it arrives at their homes.
The educational opportunities will continue through the morning with two additional sessions on Water in Developing Nations and Water Conservation.  The children will learn about how a lack of protected water sources and poor sanitary facilities contribute to human illnesses in developing countries.  The final session, presented by Water for Tomorrow, will focus on daily water conservation tips we can use to protect this vital natural resource.
The children will each receive resources and products promoting water conservation and protection.
For more information on World Water Day visit the Web site at

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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at:
Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
905-830-4444 Ext. 4016 or after-hours pager (905) 830-3302

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