‘Valuing Water’ is the theme for World Water Day in 2021. World Water Day has raised awareness of the worldwide need for fresh water since 1993. The Stittsville Lions Club thought it an appropriate day to build upon the theme locally. They have partnered with Rain Barrel Canada to launch a rain barrel fundraiser on March 22, 2021.
The fundraiser is in support of the Carleton Place Hospital’s new Emergency Unit. Many residents of Stittsville use the services at the hospital. The Lions wanted to show the support from our community by raising funds on the hospital’s behalf. The importance of saving waste water for gardening and other tasks would bring together the importance of World Water Day and the Club’s fundraiser.
Rain barrels can be ordered between March 22 and May 24 at the cost of $70, including a leaf/mosquito filter, spigot, and overflow hose. Rain Barrels Canada will be providing free, contactless, delivery to the communities of Stittsville, Carleton Place, Carp, Kanata, Kemptville, North Gower, Richmond and Smiths Falls.
To order a rain barrel and support Carleton Place Hospital visit the Stittsville Lion’s website at this link.