It’s going to be a exciting week!


Monday, March 20 – EcoSuperior Facebook Trivia Contest (all week)

Check out EcoSuperior’s Facebook trivia contest every day during Canada Water Week from March 19 to the 26 for a chance to win a prize. – See more at: EcoSuperior Facebook page

Thursday, March 23 – Free! Bare Point Water Treatment Plant Tour

Ever wondered how Thunder Bay’s water is treated or how often our water gets tested each year?

When you turn on the tap in Thunder Bay every drop is Superior! Find out how water gets from Lake Superior to your home and celebrate Canada Water Week with a tour of the Bare Point Water Treatment Plant – 10:30am – noon.

Transportation is provided so call EcoSuperior at 624-2140 for the pickup location and to reserve your seat on the bus. – See more at: EcoSuperior

Sunday, March 26 Free Fun Family Event at the Baggage Building Arts Centre (12pm-4pm)

Details below!

Canada Water Week 2017 Thunder BayA Free Fun Family Event – Join Us!

When: March 26, 2017

Where: Baggage Building Arts Centre – Prince Arthur’s Landing, Marina Park

Join us on Sunday, March 26 in the Baggage Building Arts Centre to celebrate Canada Water Week from 12 pm – 4 pm. This free family event includes face painting, escape game challenges, free movies & popcorn and more!

  • Kids can earn a Water Smart Certificate by visiting exhibitors, and then enter to win great prizes!
  • Test your escape game detective skills to solve puzzles that open locks for your chance to WIN!
  • Learn about water conservation and how to protect our lakes, rivers and streams.
  • Discover how drinking water is cleaned and piped from Lake Superior to your house.
  • Test your knowledge about tap water.
  • See water bugs through a microscope.
  • Learn about rain gardens and how you can help protect urban streams.
  • Pledge to protect the Great Lakes watershed by putting your fingerprint on the map!
  • Win prizes playing Lake Superior Fish bingo and learn about our native fish.

Activities are family oriented so come discover, learn and play together!

Play – Escape Games

Challenge your detective skills!

Q:  What is an escape room game, you ask?

A:  “Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room (or more) with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.”

Of course, we will not be locking people (or kids) in a room! 🙂 The escape games that have been created are set up at a table and, instead of unlocking rooms, you find codes through puzzles to unlock a series of boxes to finish the game.

The games are all ages and can be played individually or with a team of up to 4 people.

 The Water Lab  – Escape Challenge #1

You are the new apprentice at the city’s water treatment plant. The plant manager has gone for lunch. You have been tasked to test water levels, filter the contaminants and set the codes to earn your water operators certificate. Hurry before the plant manager gets back and time runs out!

Fishing Trip – Escape Challenge #2 

Fishing at Bernie’s last weekend was fantastic! Wouldn’t it be great to go there again for your birthday?  You call Bernie. He doesn’t answer. You start feeling a little nervous after trying to call Bernie several times – getting no answer. Where is Bernie?  Follow the clues and solve the puzzles to find out!

M & L Plumbing – Escape Challenge #3

Water Thunder Bay

Mario and Luigi are supposed to be at your house to fix the water leak in your kitchen by noon. Where could they be? Perhaps, you should try and fix the plumbing yourself. You wonder if you will be able to get the leak fixed before your best friend comes for dinner tonight. Race against the clock to get it fixed before your kitchen turns to a small lake!

The Unsolved Case – Escape Challenge #4

This escape challenge Coming Soon!

Brought to you by EarthCare Water Working Group.

Learn – Our ‘Blue Planet’

Welcome to the world we live on which has been known since the first days of Space Exploration as the “Blue Planet”. That must mean that we have so much water that everyone can have their fair share.

This activity examines the Earth and where the available water is found. Participants will discover that their share may not amount to more than a drop in the bucket!

Brought to you by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

Explore – Water Sources & Water Treatment

The Water Sources and Water Treatment Enviroscape Model shows how water is cleaned and delivered to our houses each day.

Water is siphoned from a reservoir, but where does it go to get made safe for our homes and businesses?  With your help we will examine how people in the city and the country get the water they use each day.

Brought to you by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

Play – Fish BINGO

Learn about Lake Superior Native Fish!

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area and the third largest by volume. Lake Superior (or gichigami in Ojibwe) retains the defining characteristics of a lake, but behaves like an inland sea. It has a small tide, busy international ports and 3-quadrillion gallons of water. That’s:

  • 3,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (11.4-quadrillion liters)
  • Enough to submerge North and South America under 1 foot of fresh water
  • 10% of the world’s fresh surface water
  • Over half of the water contained in the Great Lakes

Fifty-one species of fish (native and non-native) reproduce in Lake Superior. That number becomes 88 by including all fish species found in the lake, its estuaries and associated wetlands.

For more information on Lake Superior native and non-native fish species check out Minnesota Sea Grant’s website! Minnesota Sea Grant – Lake Superior Fish

Brought to you by EarthCare Thunder Bay and EarthCare Water Working Group.

Join us!

Sunday, March 26 at the  Baggage Building Arts Centre– 12 pm to 4 pm!

For more information visit contact Gail Willis @ 625-2108 or