News release: June 12, 2023
Peel's children's water festival was a success
Brampton, ON. (June 12, 2023) - Schools from across Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon came together to participate in the 25th year of the Peel Children’s Water Festival. Students in grade 2 - 5 had the opportunity to discover facts about water, wastewater, waste, transportation, planning, and the environment by participating in over 50 hands-on interactive activities.
Over the course of the week, 56 elementary schools with over 4000 students reflected on how their behaviour can impact the environment in a positive and negative way. Participants take home learnings about how to conserve water, what not to flush down the toilet and, how to properly sort their waste.
Students also played games about safety, such as how pollutants can impact our water systems as well as pedestrian and cycling safety on roads.
The success of the festival was made possible by the 484 high school volunteers who gained valuable leadership skills, as well as support from Peel staff, municipal partners, and other external agencies.
Since 1996, the Peel's Children’s Water Festival has educated more then 120,000 students.
It was amazing to see the excitement on the children’s faces. I was so proud of the Peel team for organizing the event and for all the volunteers who participated. Having an opportunity to teach children the importance of our environmental resources on such a large scale is wonderful.
Commissioner of Public Works, Kealy Dedman
The Peel Children’s Water Festival is an example of how partnerships and dedicated staff results in tremendous benefit to the community. This opportunity to showcase our services through a wide range of learning activities, demonstrates how we positively leverage our integrated services.
Chief Administrative Officer, Gary Kent
Region of Peel
About Peel Region
Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.