The Boreal Forest Network Presents The Water of Life Benefit

November 16, 2010
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November 19, 20, 21, 2010 – 91 Albert Street

For Immediate Release – November 15, 2010

The Water of Life is a three day exploration of our relationship with water through art, music and speakers.

Art on display is by James Hogaboam, paintings and photographs of Lake Winnipeg, Thomas Frick, photos from Lake Winnipeg, Hecla and more.  His work was featured in last month’s Canadian Geographic and has appeared in the Globe and Main and the New York Times; Roger Rempel, aerial photos of the east side of Lake Winnipeg running up to Poplar River and taken from a float plane, in June, have never been shown publicly; soap stone carvings by Michael ManyEagles and more.

Speakers on Friday, November 19, are Lyle Lockhart and Sheila Grover of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation to present on current topics on Lake Winnipeg and the LWFs work to clean up the lake; Council of Canadians, Michael Welsh will speak on the international privatization of water and the current controversy over the Winnipeg waste water deal with Veola.

Saturday, November 20, featured speakers are the Kookums (Grandmothers) of Hollow Water First Nation and Sea Shepards, Dave Nickarz, onthe state of our oceans.

Music by Bobby Stahr and Twin will follow Saturday speakers.

The Kookums will speak, again, on Sunday at the not to be missed,  $10,  a.b.c. vegan brunch fundraiser, at Mondragon, 11-2pm, with speakers at 12:30. Send you kids upstairs to make eco-friendly art with BorealKids!

All events are by donation, suggested at $10+, sliding scale /  Contact:[email protected]

91 Albert Street, Mondragon – Art exhibit 3rd floor

ART Exhibit hours:

Friday, November 1, 5-10pm

Sarurday, November 20, – 1-10pm

Sunday, November 21, 11am-5pm


  • Friday 7:30pm Lake Winnipeg Foundation, Lyle Lockhart and Sheila Grover
  • Friday 8:30pm Council of Canadians, Michael Welsh
  • Saturday 8pm Kookums (Grandmothers) of Hollow Water First Nation – Official opening of Indigenous Sovereignty Week
  • Sarurday 8:30pm Sea Shepards, Dave Nickarz

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