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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Reduce Your Footprint – Attend the 7th Annual ECOFest in Waterloo Region

WATERLOO REGIONThe Region of Waterloo is excited to host the 7th Annual ECOFest at the Waterloo Region Museum on Saturday May 31, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.

Enjoy free admission to the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Village for the day and take part in activities for the whole family.

This year’s highlights include popular horse drawn wagon rides, an aboriginal performance by Chief Topleaf and a birds of prey exhibit.

Back by popular demand to entertain with their recycled instruments is Ottawa based Junkyard Symphony. This musical group will impress audiences with their rhythms and endless energy.

Grand River Transit is offering the $6 Family Day Pass for travel to the festival. A direct shuttle bus from Fairview Park Mall to the Waterloo Region Museum will be available for families wanting to travel green all day!

ECOFest began in 2008 as a partnership of local municipalities and environmentally-focused agencies and businesses.

Take the first step in reducing your footprint on the environment by making simple and sensible lifestyle changes. Pack a lunch, bring your water bottle and take the GRT shuttle for a fun-filled day wandering the grounds of the Waterloo Region Museum during ECOFest.


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 feature gallery of the museum showcases changing 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 - Free
Family (2 adults and dependent children) - $25
All 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

Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7
Telephone: 519-748-1914


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, emergency planning, Provincial Offences Courts and airport services.       

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