Walk for Water

 

Join us for the annual Walk for Water event now taking place across Ontario! In September 2019 different communities will be coming together to “Walk for Water.” Locations include Waterloo, Mississauga, London, and Ottawa.

This is a fun, family-friendly event to raise funds and awareness for people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water. At 11:00 am families can participate in a 2 km walk around the park, followed by lunch and fun family activities.

With your fundraising efforts, Islamic Relief Canada can continue to build new water wells to provide clean accessible drinking water for thousands of people.

Difficulty level: EASY

Fundraising Target: $500

The main challenge here is fundraising to help those in need!

Water for Life

 

We believe in providing water for life.
When we build a water system, we want to ensure that after we leave, the locals never need to ask for help accessing water again.

 

That’s why we take a carefully tailored approach in each area. In some areas there is no groundwater, so digging a water well won’t work – we build a system which catches rainwater instead. In countries which have wet, rainy seasons followed by long, dry periods, we construct micro-dams and reservoirs to store the water safely for use all year round. And to save women and children the difficult physical task of pumping water by hand, we harness natural energy with solar powered wells.

 

It isn’t just about building systems – it’s about building people too. We train local people to take care of their new systems, as well as teaching them how to use water safely to improve health and hygiene, so that when we leave, they have truly been given water for life.

 

All donations raised from this event will go towards those without access to clean and safe water. Help us reach our goal and sign-up today for a Walk for Water near you!

 

Register as a Family Team to start fundraising for Walk for Water!

 

One person can register on behalf of their family. We will be contacting all families who sign up with instructions on how to start online fundraising through your own crowd funding page.

 

Cash and cheque donations can also be brought to the event. For this event we are encouraging all participants to fundraise a minimum of $500 per family, but this is not mandatory to participate in the event!
Details

 

Time for all other locations: 11:00am – 3:00pm
***Please arrive early to check-in at the registration table***

 

Walk for Water Locations
Ottawa – September 7
Mooney’s Bay – Park Area A

 

Mississauga – September 8
Erindale Park – Picnic Area B
Waterloo – September 8
Waterloo Park – Picnic Area 1 and 2

 

London – September 14
Gibbons Park Picnic Site #2

 

With your fundraising efforts, Islamic Relief Canada can continue to build new water wells to provide clean accessible drinking water for thousands of people.

With your fundraising efforts, Islamic Relief Canada can continue to build new water wells to provide clean accessible drinking water for thousands of people.