Good news! The Oldman Watershed Council is producing a film that will become a signature communication piece for southwest Alberta. The core message is "We are all downstream."
It will not be a typical educational film. Rather, it will create a space for people to have an experience and draw their own conclusions through presentation of the story. The goal of the film is to communicate clearly where water comes from, where it goes and ultimately what happens in between. This is important in a watershed with great stakeholder diversity.
About 10-15 minutes in length, this film will be presented at exhibitions and trade shows; schools; Watershed Planning and Advisory Council summits; municipal, county and provincial government meetings; in conservation and environmental arenas; and more. It will be made openly available on our web site.
This film will be shown to audiences throughout the watershed - and beyond - with the intent to educate, inspire and contribute to a stronger sense of community. It will portray southern Alberta's diversity and entrepreneurship via watershed use. Following the growth of the region from the mid-1700s through to 2060, it will use historical photos, interactive maps, and spectacular footage of the people, places and landscapes.
After all, it is their story, too. It is up to us to show the way forward for future generations of people who depend on the Oldman River watershed for work, play and the quiet enjoyment of the unique beauty of southern Alberta.
Over the years, the OWC has had incredible support from its many volunteers and donors. The OWC mandate has much in common with the environmental stewardship goals of industry, tourism, farming, ranching and recreation, to name a few. Many people and organizations are working hard to promote progressive water management practices with the inherent awareness that: "Water is vital to life, the environment and the social and economic wellbeing of communities".
This presumes a common understanding of the challenges and opportunities. We believe this film project will increase that common understanding exponentially.
The Oldman Watershed Council is inviting decision-makers/thinkers/community builders and supporters to be a part of this exciting project!
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In the Media
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Want to get involved?
1) BECOME A COLLABORATIVE PARTNER
The OWC is inviting sponsors of $5,000 or more to collaborate directly in an enduring relationship with the OWC. Let's face it - some of our most important work here in southern Alberta is reliant on water to thrive, survive and create the conditions for prosperity for the region. Highly complex, these organizations have a hard time communicating to the public what they do, how they use and care for water and why their work will become of increasing importance as time goes by.
Thank you to The City of Lethbridge and Doug Kaupp - our 1st Collaborative Partners!
Interested? Contact Anna Garleff at the OWC: firstname.lastname@example.org
- three bonus videos (aprox. 3-5 min. in length) about you, your business or organization and why watershed health is essential to it. These will be scripted, filmed and edited professionally and will populate our You Tube Channel, be featured on our website and form an essential part of watershed education for the OWC. (As applicable, one video will be aimed at schools, the second for the general public, and the third for other professionals and scientists in the field.)
- an invitation to speak and be filmed at our upcoming OWC Watershed Summit 2016
- a name and logo mention on the credits of the film
- mentions throughout the film release on our social media channels (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Blog, OWC website)
- credit on all film media releases and articles, including a new suite of printed OWC material
- a cheque-signing ceremony as part of a media/fundraising campaign
- free access to the film and video to show to your stakeholders / audiences
2) Become a friend through a Donation
The OWC welcomes all gifts of any amount, or community sourced fundraising, to help make this film the best that it can be. We are all part of the watershed; we use water to bathe, recreate, prepare our food, keep our lawns green and for our kids to run through when the summer days are hot. “We are ALL downstream”
What you get when you donate:
an invitation to a "How to Film the Watershed" seminar (to be offered in Taber, Lethbridge, Pincher Creek) after the film release
an invitation to participate in the OWC Watershed Summit 2016
mentions throughout the film release on our social media channels (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Blog, OWC website)
free access to the film to show to your stakeholders / audiences
a charitable receipt tax donations from anyone under 18 will be honoured with a photo opportunity with the OWC and a special blog posting OPTI
Thank you for considering to become a donor!
THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS!
It is because of these individuals and organizations that the Film Project is possible.