Teacher Information
Niagara Children's Water Festival

Index

Registration

Registration for the 2019 Water Festival is now closed. Teachers can sign up their classes to be on the waiting list.

If you have registered your class, you should have received an email with confirmation of your date of attendance and transportation information.

Festival Guide

A Festival Guide will be emailed to all registered teachers by the end of April. Your guide includes:

  • Personalized activity schedule
  • Transportation information
  • Parking information
  • Festival map of the Activty Centres

A paper copy of your Festival Guide will be provided to you upon arrival at the Water Festival.

Transportation

All transportation is arranged and paid for by the Niagara Children's Water Festival. Teachers should have received a confirmation letter confirming their date of attendance and bus pick up time.

If the bus does not arrive in the morning, check the transportation contact sheet provided in your Festival Guide.

If the bus does not arrive for pick-up in the afternoon, speak with our Transportation Coordinator at your bus zone for assistance.

If you arrive late at the festival, and it is in the middle of an activity, wait and proceed to your next scheduled activity. Festival Staff will be on hand to help you with this.

Parent Volunteers

In most cases, there will be room for parent volunteers to ride the bus. Ensure that at least one adult supervisor from each school drives separately to the festival in case there is a need for a student to be transported back to the school.

Parent volunteers who drive separately can park at the Centre for Conservation (at the blue Bus Zone). After parking at the Centre for Conservation, parents should meet their class at their designated lunch tent.

There will be a road closure in effect on Sixth Avenue during festival hours. Parents who drive to the festival must enter the Centre for Conservation parking lot from Victoria Avenue.

Daily Agenda

9:30 - 10 a.m. School Group Arrival School groups are dropped off at their designated bus zone and asked to proceed to their lunch tent. Festival Greeters will be available to assist.
10:10 - 11:40 a.m. Morning Activity Time Fun and exciting water messaging is delivered to students, teachers and parent volunteers. Each activity is 15 minutes long. An air horn will sound when it's time for students to switch centres.
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch Break We ask that all students, parent volunteers and teachers bring a litter-free lunch.
12:20 - 1:20 p.m. Afternoon Activity Time Fun and exciting water messaging is delivered to students, teachers and parent volunteers. Each activity is 15 minutes long. An air horn will sound when it's time for students to switch centres.
1:25 p.m. School Group Departure School groups return to their designated bus zone for departure.

The festival runs rain or shine and you will be outside all day. Wear comfortable shoes, appropriate for an outdoor environment. The grass is always wet in the morning.

Risk and Injury

St. John Ambulance Medical First Responders will be onsite throughout the duration of the Water Festival.

If a student needs first aid care, bring them to the First Aid station located beside the Main Barn. If it is a more serious injury, call 911 immediately and notify a member of the steering committee.

Cell phone reception may be unreliable, depending on your service provider. If you need to make an emergency call, come directly to the information desk at the Main Barn. One of our festival volunteers will assist you.

Questions or Concerns

Contact us with any additional questions.

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