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Honouring Water


Please ensure your submission does not include copyright protected material.


We want to hear about what water means to you! 

March 22 is World Water Day and ONWA is honouring water teachings and stories.

Share a teaching about water or tell us how water is impacting your life, and your community. Why do you honour water? Is, or has, your community been under a boil water advisory? What is the significance of water in your life?  


Submit a photo/video/write up explaining what water means to you to be entered into a draw to win a water bundle prize!

Hummingbird carrying a copper bucket


One day there was a large forest fire that broke out. All the wild animals ran for their lives. They stood at the edge of the blaze, watching the flames in terror and sadness. Above their heads, a hummingbird flew steadily back and forth to the fire. The bigger animals asked the tiny little bird what she was doing. She replied, “I am flying to the lake to get water to help put out the fire.” All the animals began to laugh at her and said, “You can’t put out this fire by yourself!” The tiny hummingbird responded, “I’m doing what I can.”

How do I win prizes?

Complete the Submission Form to receive an entry into the virtual ballot drum for our random draw.​

There will be ten (10) grand prize winners. Grand prize winners will be divided between two kinds of participants:

  1. Community Members (5)

  2. Membership, ONWA Chapters and Councils (5)

Winners will be notified through ONWA’s social media channels, by email or telephone. ​


Grand Prizes include:

  • A hummingbird water bottle

  • Reusable bag with hummingbird on it

  • Hummingbird art piece designed by Deanna Therriault

  • Including the card that you are designing explaining the hummingbird story

First 40 submissions receive re-usable bag with hummingbird art print (1 prize per person)!


Submissions close at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023. Draw will take place and winner's will be announced on Friday, March 24th, 2023


How do I participate?

Submit your entry as a video, photo with written explanation, or a written entry using the Submission Form


How many entries can I submit?

You can submit as many entries as you wish to share. Each entry requires a separate submission via the Submission Form.

For every entry submitted, you will receive one entry into the virtual ballot drum for the Grand Prize Draw. By entering multiple entries you increase your chance to win. You can win one (1) prize per person.


How long is this promotion?

8 days – beginning on Wednesday March 15th and closing at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday March 22nd, 2023. The final prize draw taking place on Friday March 24th, 2023.


Who can participate?

Residence of Ontario. If you are under the age 18, please ensure that you have parental consent to participate.


What are the Rules and Regulations of this promotion?

Click here to read the full Rules and Regulations for this promotion. Please be aware that by participating in this promotion you agree to follow the Rules and Regulations outlined for this promotion. 

Rules & Regulations
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