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GreenHeroes director and producer, Joan Prowse, took part in the inaugural SPLASH Floating Water Festival on Lake Simcoe, August 13. The festival served as the first step towards the development of The Ontario Water Centre for Innovation, Research, and Learning on the shores of Lake Simcoe; a proposed centre that will hopefully and eventually serve as the nation’s primary leading resource on spreading knowledge of the importance of clean water and healthy waterways.

The SPLASH festival is the latest endeavour of The Ladies of the Lake, co-founded by GreenHero Annabel Slaight, to help raise awareness on the importance of clean and healthy waterways across the nation, and to raise money for their dream of an Ontario Water Centre. The proposed centre would be primarily located in Georgina, on the coast of Lake Simcoe but would connect to all branches of the Lake Simcoe watershed. With the incorporation of digital communications, the Ladies would also hope that the centre would become a hub that could not only be able to connect to the Great Lakes and other fresh water systems across Canada, but also enhance Canada’s position as a leader in fresh water initiatives.

Ladies of the Lake president Goody Gerner, with co-founder and GreenHero Annabel Slaight at the inaugural SPLASH Floating Water Festival, August 13.

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