Teacher Information
Niagara Children's Water Festival

Index

Registration

Registration for the 2020 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 beginning of April. Your guide includes:

  • Personalized activity schedule
  • Transportation information
  • Parking information
  • Festival map of the Activity 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 the 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 in Zone 1 at Brock University. After parking, parents should meet their class at the school lunch area (Ian Beddis Gym).

Daily Agenda

9:30 - 10 a.m. School Group Arrival School groups are dropped off at the designated bus zone and asked to proceed to the lunch area (Ian Beddis Gym). 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 is time for students to switch centres.
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Lunch Break We ask that all students, parent volunteers and teachers bring a litter-free lunch.
12:10 - 1:10 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 is time for students to switch centres.
1:15 p.m. School Group Departure School groups return to the designated bus zone for departure.

The festival runs rain or shine and you will be outside. 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 in Lot P, near the Water Wagon. 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 in the Ian Beddis Gym. One of our festival volunteers will assist you.

Questions or Concerns

Contact us with any additional questions.



Partners

Thank you to the partners of the 2020 Niagara Children's Water Festival.