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Maude Barlow Comes to Perth

Canada’s Water Warrior comes to Perth!
September 24, 2008

Press release

As part of their on-going series “Perspectives on Water” the Friends of the Tay Watershed are hosting a third event featuring Canada’s foremost water advocate, Maude Barlow on Wednesday, 24 September 2008, at 7pm at the PDCI Auditorium.

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. She serves on the boards of the International Forum on Globalization and Food and Water Watch, as well as being a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is the recipient of six honorary doctorates, the 2005/2006 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, and the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”) for her global water justice work. She is also the best-selling author or co-author of sixteen books, including Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World’s Water and the recently released Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

“Our series “Perspectives on Water” has already had two interesting speakers - Paula Sherman of the Ardoch First Nation and Jamie Fortune of Ducks Unlimited; having Maude Barlow contribute really raises the bar and brings an international perspective to our appreciation of water.” says Friends of the Tay director Colin Stephenson. “Maude is a first-class speaker with an international reputation.”

In addition to speaking, Maude will be on hand for signing copies of her new book “The Blue Covenant - The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.” copies of which will available for purchase. Local singer/songwriter Joel LeBlanc will provide entertainment for the event.

This event is free to members of the Friends of the Tay Watershed and students, otherwise an admission fee of $5 applies.

Friends of the Tay Watershed “Perspectives on Water Series” Presents
Maude Barlow, Author and Chairperson, Council of Canadians
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 7pm
Perth and District Collegiate Institute Auditorium, 13 Victoria Street, Perth.
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For more information: Chris Stone     613.267.1026