Every dollar from this screening will go to the Wellington Rotary, who will use the funds for continued care and upkeep of our beach—the jewel in Wellington’s crown. So, please bring your friends and family to watch this incredible film, while enjoying some refreshments and giving to our local environment.
$20; kids under 14 free, or suggested donation $5
About the Family Events:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 at 12:00 pm - Wellington Heritage Museum/290 Main Street
Where We Are, What We Make - Free Kids Art Activity
A concert, workshop and film screening for kids of all ages. Featured on the concert is Water Week guest artist, Ryan Scott, performing, “Orion Constellation Theory”—a virtuoso work partly inspired by the hypothesis that there is a correlation between the location of the three largest pyramids of Giza and the three middle stars of the Orion constellation. Bring the whole family and explore the correlation between where we live and what we create.
Leading Canadian percussionist Dr. Ryan Scott has been hailed as “Fierce and delicate…a chameleon-like virtuoso who triumphs over the varied colouristic demands and technical challenges” (Gramophone).
As a marimba and multi-percussion soloist he has performed extensively in contemporary music festivals in Europe, Japan, China, Indonesia, South Africa, the UK and The Netherlands. He has also performed as guest soloist with the Esprit Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Hyogo Performing Arts Centre Orchestra, The Austin Symphony and numerous other orchestras and chamber ensembles across North America.
Ryan is a stalwart figure in the Toronto contemporary music community and has performed in over 300 world premieres. In addition to his work as a regular guest artist with NEXUS, Principal Percussionist of the Esprit Orchestra and Percussionist in the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra since 1996, he is also a sought-after chamber musician and teacher. A core member of Continuum Contemporary Music (founded 1985), he also serves the organization as Artistic Director.
His live recording of three Maki Ishii percussion concertos with the Esprit Orchestra (Innova 809) elevated Ryan to international acclaim in 2011. He studied with Russell Hartenberger and Robin Engelman at the University of Toronto and serves on the faculty at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Ryan is married to harpist Sanya Eng, and lives in Toronto with their three children.
For more information on Ryan, click here.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 at 9:00 pm + SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH at noon
Festival Players Studio Theatre/310 Main St.
Watermark by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky: Fundraiser
There’s a chance that after seeing this film you will never look at water the same way again. This full-length feature captures the immense scale of waterscapes around the world—many forever altered by large-scale human activity—illustrating every sort of human interaction with water. It is a truly awe-inspiring experience. Click here to watch the trailer.
Our shore line in PEC has taken a beating this Spring. Mongrel Media has generously given us the screening rights to this film for free so we can donate funds raised from the this evening to our beach fund, which is held in trust with the Rotary Club of Wellington.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 to SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH during operating hours
Wellington Heritage Museum/290 Main St./9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Shore Line Project - An Interactive Documentary
“Rising seas and violent storms affect all of us, but not in the same way.” You’ll be able to explore this engaging story-based project that features 43 stories, 9 countries and our one, shared global coast line, all week long at the museum. Read about, watch and listen to people who are taking action around the globe, for their coastlines and their communities.
Take your time to explore this gorgeous interactive documentary that includes vides, interactive maps, soundscapes and flood views of how landmark locations appear now and how they may appear in the future if water Levels continue to rise as projected. Check out the Trailer for The Shore Line on Vimeo here.
Also, during Water Week, the museum will display carvings by Paul Bryans. Paul is a County resident whose family has been here for at least four generations. Paul has spent most of his summers and part of his winters on the water of Prince Edward County, cottaging and camping. He has always enjoyed walking the beaches and marshes of the County, enjoying the wildlife near and on the water. He continues to carve using only hand tools—a practice he started forty years ago, gathering material and inspiration from our beaches.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
Wellington Park/in the heart of Wellington 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Quinte Conservation Presents: "Watershed Wonders" and "Discover the Bugs"
Quinte Conservation is a community-based wildlife protection agency that serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers, and Prince Edward County. Their programs, services and work alongside residents create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.
Learn about our local watershed through an interactive model where you can see the effects of changing water levels and contamination in the watershed. You’ll also learn about what steps we can all take to protect our waters.
Meet QC Watershed Technicians and learn about what the water bugs tell us. Try your hand at being a technician! Quinte Conservation is also an excellent resource when water levels and flooding become a problem in your area. Click here to learn more.
Catch them on July 4th in Wellington Park for “Wild About Wildlife”!
Check out what our friends at Plastic Free PEC are doing to protect the watershed. Join them in their goal to eradicate single-use plastics from PEC! @plasticfreepec
Be inspired by what artist and educator, Angela Hazeltine Pozzi is doing with all of the plastic she finds on the beach! The organization she founded and directs, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea has processed over 20 tons of debris into 70 sculptures of the animals who are affected by plastic pollution. She vows, “Until we run out of plastic on our beach, we will keep doing our work.”
DATE: AUGUST 17-25
Wellington Public Library and Archives/261 Main Street 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Water Week themed programming:
Stop in to see what’s happening at the library during their summer programming that highlights “Our Natural World.” During Water Week the library will programme fun, water-themed art and science activities for children. Please check out their schedule here!
While you’re at the museum take some time to check out the permanent canning exhibit and see how our waterfront was once used for this industry. Also, see if you recognize any faces in their summer exhibit, “County Portraits.” Vintage and contemporary images hang side by side—you can be the judge of whether or not people have changed much in 150+ years!
The museum heritage garden is always open and accessible for a picnic and moment of reflection. Its collection of heritage and native plants not only creates a colourful refuge for contemplation in the middle of the village, but also is purposefully designed to be drought tolerant and require little to no watering once established.
And of course, click here to learn more about the free Water Week concert that will happen on site: Where we are, What we make!
For a full listing of the Wellington Heritage museum events throughout the summer, please visit their website!