May 23, 2013
WATERLOO REGION - The Region of Waterloo is excited to host the 6th Annual ECOFest at the Waterloo Region Museum on Saturday June 1, 2013. This free and fun-filled day focuses on ways we can all work to reduce our footprint on the environment, one step at a time. ECOFest runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes many fabulous hands-on activities, horse drawn wagon rides and musical entertainment by Ottawa based Junkyard Symphony who will impress with their recycled instruments, rhythms, and endless energy. Other event highlights include a birds of prey exhibit, art activities with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and “Aboriginal Voices” - a performance by Chief Topleaf.
The Water Wagon will also be on site for water bottle re-fills and Grand River Transit is offering a $6 Family Day Pass and direct shuttle bus from Fairview Park Mall to the Waterloo Region Museum for families wanting to travel green all day! ECOFest began in 2008 as a partnership of local municipalities and environmentally-focused agencies and businesses. This year’s theme is “reduce your footprint...one step at a time” and highlights the importance of the environment and steps we can take to protect it and reduce our environmental footprint by making simple and sensible lifestyle changes. So bring your water bottles, take the shuttle and enjoy a fun-filled day as you wander the grounds and take in the sights and sounds.
For more information, please visit www.regionofwaterloo.ca/ECOFest or call 519-748-1914
About Waterloo Region Museum
Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. The main gallery of the museum tells the story of Waterloo Region and the temporary gallery of the museum features rotating local and travelling exhibits from around the world. Waterloo Region Museum is open daily and is the entrance to Doon Heritage Village.
Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque 60 acre living history village that interprets life in Waterloo Region in the year 1914. Doon Heritage Village is a seasonal village that is open May 1 to Dec. 23.Waterloo Region Hall of Fame is located on the second floor of the Waterloo Region Museum and tells the stories of over 400 inductees. The Hall of Fame features exhibits and an electronic kiosk that contains photos and biographies.
Admission includes the Museum, Village and Hall of Fame:Adult - $10, Senior & student - $8, Children ages 5 to 12 - $5, Children ages 4 and under - FreeFamily (2 adults and dependent children) - $25All rates plus HST.Waterloo Region Museum campus facilities include: • Indoor museum exhibit galleries• A picturesque 60 acre living history village that interprets life in Waterloo Region in the year 1914• 114 seat Christie® Theatre, meeting rooms, green space and a grand foyer for community rental• Artifact storage and preservation facilities
For more information about Waterloo Region Museum and to arrange an interview or photo opportunity please contact:
Sean Jasmins, Marketing & Communications SupervisorWaterloo Region Museum10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7Telephone: 519-748-1914 ext. 3681, Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterloo Region Museum is owned and operated by the Region of Waterloo
The Region of Waterloo provides more than 60 per cent of municipal services to a growing population of 550,000 people. We are committed to creating an inclusive, thriving and sustainable community through innovative leadership and a range of services such as: public health, social services, planning, heritage, water supply, regional roads, waste management, ambulance service, rural libraries, public transit, community housing, emerge