Uncovering water stories in communities across Canada with The Great Waters Challenge

Waterlution invites Canadians under 30 to learn and share

Animation promoting an online participative game for Canadian youth to uncover water stories in their communities and share with a broader audience

The Great Waters Challenge is designed to showcase the deep connection that lies between our water and our identity as Canadians — from indigenous traditional knowledge to western practices. Throughout the process, Waterlution and participants from across the country will look for ways to celebrate our great waters leading up to Canada’s 150th Anniversary on July 1, 2017.

“By discovering many stories about our water’s past, we can better understand how it will influence our future.”

The Great Waters Challenge invites Canadians under 30 to learn about their relationship with water and the role water has played in shaping the identity of their community. Participants will share discoveries with other players across Canada. The Waterlution team and its youth advisory board will be providing support throughout the game with tools and webinars to elevate skillset and spur curiosity.

This challenge is a year-long initiative including an Online Experience (September 15 – November 17, 2016) and a Hands-On Experience (January 12 – July 3, 2017). For those interested in participating, registration closes on September 14 at waterlution.org/gwc16.

GWC16 Waterlution Animation - Now Creative Group 2

The Now Creative Group team worked with Waterlution to turn their vision into a Script (in both French and English), which was transformed into visual characters and scenery (from coast to coast) followed by multiple voiceover artists and animation to bring the story to life.

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Learn more about Waterlution and The Great Waters Challenge at waterlution.org/gwc16.

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