Fort Smith - Cassidy Villeneuve

Canada Water Week

Canada Water Week is a national celebration of water that is held annually in March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22. The annual one-week event encourages individuals, organizations and governments across Canada to organize or participate in fun and educational water-related events. Every year GNWT-ECC helps to bring Canada Water Week to the NWT by supporting a wide-range of water stewardship activities and events. Past activities have included:

  • a youth-elder water art contest;
  • different water-themed speaker events;
  • a water-themed photo contest;
  • a water stewardship radio trivia contest;
  • a public evening presentation on NWT groundwater;
  • water-themed movie evenings in various NWT communities;
  • revision and distribution of water curriculum for Grade 6-9 students, focusing on water stewardship and conservation;
  • water-related games and activities at several NWT schools;
  • a water-themed Amazing Family Sunday event at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre;
  • community water treatment plant tours;
  • construction of a 3-D watershed model; and
  • several fish fry events at the Snow King castle on Yellowknife Bay.