UXBRIDGE: They Will Walk for Water Active new group WE Uxbridge will ask their members to walk one or five kilometres carrying water in May or June to raise money and awareness of the worldwide efforts made daily to fetch clean water. Councillor Gord Highet asked leaders Sonya Kehoe and Nicole Hopkins to send council a list of their requirements as he “loves what they’re doing.”
The group, inspired by a Girl Guides trip to Ecuador in 2018, is aligned with the Me to We charity and is linking with the WE Walk for Water project as part of their participation in the WE Schools programme. Another aspect of WE organisation participation is performing local acts of charity, which recently lead the women and teens to the St. Vincent Soup Kitchen bearing donations and supporting North House’s “Coldest Night of the Year” walk. For every $25 raised at the walk and passed on to the WE Charity, the website promises one person will have clean water for life.
After the presentation, audience member Barbara Blower, who heads the Indigenous-focused Maamawi Collective asked Kehoe why they weren’t supporting Canadian water projects. Kehoe told The Standard Tuesday that Canadian needs were on their mind and they would do something locally “if we weren’t participating in the WE program that would be different, absolutely,” and added that Mrs. Blower has been invited to a WE Uxbridge meeting “to see how we can help.”
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