Thanks to Chris Mayne, City Councillor, Vic Fedeli, Nipissing MPP, Barbara Laplante, Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer, for coming out to World Water Day! The talks were terrific, opening with Dr. Dan Walters from Nipissing University putting together the importance of cooperation among communities and countries when it comes to water stresses such as climate change and population growth. Brennain Lloyd from Northwatch gave us the history and importance of wetlands and explaining how identifying llocally important wetlands would be helpful in ensuring our healthy waterways.
During his time at Greening Nipissing, Wassink will organize and strengthen Greening Nipissing’s funding and revenue sources, develop and maintain community partnerships, and execute projects and fundraising events.
“Greening Nipissing is an excellent community-based charity that delivers exciting environmental education projects and workshops in the North Bay area,” said Wassink. “I look forward to Greening Nipissing’s upcoming events such as World Water Day 2013 on Saturday, March 23rd and our Rain Barrel Sale on May 11th.”
Wassink relocated to North Bay in 2005 from Walkerton, Ontario and was educated at Nipissing University where he recently completed a Master of Arts graduate degree. He is pleased to call North Bay his home.
This internship is made possible through the support of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Wassink previously helped raise money for various charities in Ontario and Canada such as Camp Shalom in Cambridge, ON, Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and various food banks.
The silent auction was a hit! Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated time, money and items to our event on Nov. 28th. Great fun was had by all!
Photo credit: Liz Lott
Ever wondered where your delicious drinking water comes from? Well now you’ve got the chance to find out!
Join us for a tour of North Bay’s Water Treatment Plant on the shores of Trout Lake. We’ll do a short presentation on how stormwater runoff affects our drinking water and then go on a detailed tour of the plant.
Space is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time online at:
Jeff Scott, President of Greening Nipissing accepts a cheque from Alterna Savings and Credit Union on behalf of the RAIN program on September 17, 2012 in front of the rain garden at the Crisis Centre on Second Avenue in North Bay.
5:00pm – Speeches – Opening regards
5:30pm – FREE Workshop on how to use the stations by Kevin from Cycleworks
In August 2012 Greening Nipissing installed North Bay’s first ever Bike Fix Station – equipped with a bike stand and 8 common bike tools, as well as a FREE to use bike pump, you can fix your common bike problems whilst on the Kate Pace Way!
The opening ceremony will begin at 5 with an array of speakers. At 5:30 we’ll have Kevin from Cycleworks doing a free workshop for the public on how to use the stand. People should meet at the bike fix station unit located at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Stanley St; where the Kinsmen bike path and the Kate Pace Way meet in Lee Park. Come on out and learn about this awesome new addition to North Bay’s cycling experience.
Why bike and use the bike fix stations? Biking is a great way to exercise while helping the environment. Simply taking your bike instead of driving places will reduce your carbon emissions and prevent run off and water contamination from gas and oil drops or spills. Biking will also improve your health and well-being!