Bidding has started in the 2017 Painted Rain Barrel Auction! To see the painted rain barrels and place your bid click here
Bidding has started in the 2016 Painted Rain Barrel Auction! To see the painted rain barrels and place your bid click here
Calling all Artists!
Paint a Picture for Water Conservation 2016!
The deadline for applications has been extended to March 10th! Ten designs will be chosen and painted.
Starting April 26, 2016, decorated barrels will be displayed at high traffic areas in the community. Throughout the month people can place online bids for their favourite barrels.
On June 18, Caledon Day, the online auction closes.
All proceeds generated from the Auction go towards supporting environmental education efforts of
For more information, please visit http://www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest
Or contact Donna Ferron, of ecoCaledon, email@example.com
We still have a few beautifully painted rain barrels available for sale at $75 each! These barrels were painted by local artists and students as part of our 2014 “Paint a Picture for Water Conservation” program. Click here to see images of the barrels.
Come out and be a kid again or bring a kid to Caledon Day –Saturday June 14th.
Bring your kids to the Free Kids Zone at Caledon Day. The Kids Zone has lots of fun activities for kids plus the Peel Child Centre all in one large tent in the centre of Caledon Day.
Activities include games, hands on activities and environmental fun stuff. Kids’ activities are organized within the Kids Zone by local schools (variety of fun activities), ecoCaledon (Recycling Olympics), Home Depot (Wood building activities) the TRCA (Toronto Regional Conservation Authority; Seed Balls to be planted later). Puppet Show (Region of Peel), CVC (Credit Valley Conservation) activity and more…..
In addition you can check out the Paint a Picture for Water Conservation Rain Barrels. All the grade school painted Rain Barrels from Caledon Schools and the artist-painted Rain Barrels will be around the tent to check out!! The artist-painted Rain Barrels are being auctioned and will be onsite to bid on.
So bring the kids and come out and enjoy Caledon Day – Food, Activities and good times…..
Caledon’s Annual Rain Barrel Art Collection
Come to Caledon Day to see this beautiful art collection and bid on your favourite rain barrel.
Community, and high school artists have come together to create Caledon’s outstanding 2014 Rain Barrel Art Collection. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, Art Collection rain barrel, to complete your garden oasis.
WHAT ARE RAIN BARRELS?
Rain barrels are garden features that capture rainwater from your rooftop. This water would normally run into a storm drain, culvert or ditch before flowing directly into our local river, carrying all pollutants that it picks up along the way. Rain water that is captured in your rain barrel is fresh and clean and can be used to water your veggie patch, potted flowers and hanging baskets.
Bidding Closes June 14, 11:59pm
Bid on your favourite rain barrel
This year, ecoCaledon will be playing a larger role than ever at Caledon Day, 14th June!
We’ve been asked by the Region of Peel to help with the effort to ensure that materials used at Caledon Day are recycled appropriately.
As well as this, we will be featuring our Painted Rain Barrels, as in years past. The proceeds from selling the painted Rain Barrels go towards bursaries for local high school students who are pursuing environmental programs in their continuing studies.
And after last year’s great success, we will be busy once again running eco-themed activities for children in the KidZone, including the “RecycOlympics”. This year we will also be welcoming Green Ambassadors from local schools who will be demonstrating how they have participated in our “Waste Not” and “Cool Schools” educational programs.
Last but not least, we are launching our new “Walk the Talk” initiative, which encourages people to find ways to reduce their Carbon emission footprints. We will be running a Carbon IQ quiz and doing a survey to find out how we can best help and encourage citizens of Caledon to join us in this challenge. People can also sign up for our first “Walk the Talk” workshops on reducing energy use in the home, due to start in Fall / Winter 2014.
We are very excited to have so many activities at Caledon Day and we are looking for some extra volunteers to help us provide the best possible experience for visitors. Opportunities include: advising members of the public on recycling; supervising activities in the Kidzone; distributing information leaflets about ecoCaledon’s programs; running the Carbon IQ quiz; engaging visitors in our survey.
If you can help on Caledon Day, or with setting up and tidying away before or after the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 905 584 7366905 584 7366.
Some of our volunteer opportunities are suitable for High School students’ community involvement hours.
Community, and high school artists have come together to create Caledon’s outstanding 2013 Rain Barrel Art Collection.
We had an over whelming response, Toronto and Region Conservation & ecoCaledon would like to thank you all for taking an interest and supporting our one-of-a-kind, hand painted Art Collection.
These rain barrels were auctioned off to the community to raise funds in support of the Carol Seglins Environmental Bursary while raising awareness about water conservation. All proceeds from your purchase of a 2013 Artist Collection rain barrel will help to provide one deserving graduate from each of the four Caledon high schools a bursary of $400 to assist in their continuing education in an environmental field.
We would like to thank the twenty artists, students and creative Caledonians that were chosen to create one-of-kind artistic rain barrels for Paint a Picture for Water Conservation.
The Artist’s Rain Barrel Collection was displayed at various locations within the Caledon community from May 15th – June 14th. All barrels were on display at Caledon Day on June 15th. Participating locations included: Trailside Café, Foodland Caledon East, Caledon Town Hall, Davis Feed, Zehrs Bolton, Home Depot Bolton, Canadian Tire Bolton, Glen Echo Nursery, Chic-a-Boom, and library branches throughout the Town. Thank you to all of our participating locations, we truly appreciate your support!
A special thanks to The Home Depot and Greer’s Auto Collision, Bolton, Ontario.
Did you know that your purchase of 2013 Artist Collection rain barrel will help provide education bursaries to deserving Caledon high school graduates?
This year 20 beautifully hand painted rain barrels have been created by local artists and high school students through Paint a Picture for Water Conservation, a joint initiative of ecoCaledon and Toronto and Region Conservation. These rain barrels are being auctioned off to the community to raise funds in support of the Carol Seglins Environmental Bursary while raising awareness about water conservation. All proceeds from your purchase of a 2013 Artist Collection rain barrel will help to provide one deserving graduate from each of the four Caledon high schools a bursary of $400 to assist in their continuing education in an environmental field.
2012 bursary winner Allison Browning was actively involved in environmental projects as President of Humberview’s Environmental Integrity Association, raising environmental awareness and inspiring action amongst her peers. “I was very excited to hear from my teacher that I was to win the environmental bursary. It was nice to be recognized for my environmental efforts at Humberview!” Having just completed her first year in Sciences at Lakehead University Allison states “The bursary went a long way to pay for books.” Allison is one of those people who goes the extra distance to help the environment.
As a student at Robert F Hall, Anthony Masic was a keen promoter of sustainability through recycling. Thinking back to his graduation and what winning the 2012 Carol Seglins Environmental Bursary meant, he reflected “I was surprised and proud to be recognized at graduation for my environmental concern and action”. Anthony contributes to the community by volunteering and participates in many outdoor extreme sports. He has made helping the environment his long term goal through his education and his everyday practices. Anthony is specifically concerned about preserving forests and is pursuing this through his studies in Environmental Sustainability at Lakehead University.
To view the 2013 Artist’s Collection Rain Barrels and to make your bid please visitwww.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest. All barrels are also on display until June 14th throughout the Town of Caledon at local retails and Public Libraries (locations listed on the website) and will be on display at Caledon Day on June 15th. Don’t miss your opportunity to make a bid and contribute to the excellence of Caledon’s students. Auction closes on June 15th at 11:59pm.
Toronto and Region Conservation
With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature’s beauty and diversity. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us atwww.trca.on.ca; http://www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest;www.citizensforacleancaledon.org/;www.peelregion.ca/watersmartpeel/;www.ecocaledon.org
Formerly Citizens for a Clean Caledon, ecoCaledon is an environmental action group of volunteers established by the Town of Caledon in 1995. ecoCaledon promotes programs designed to enhance and protect Caledon’s environment including: battery recycling, rain barrel sales, environmental education, Caledon’s Green Directory, Healthy Lawns Healthy People and Clean Air Clean Energy. For more information, visit us atwww.ecocaledon.org
On behalf of ecoCaledon and TRCA, I’d like to thank all of you, the community, retailers, and even the libraries for displaying the beautiful painted barrels around Caledon.
Trailside Bistro & Café, Davis Feed & Farm Supply, CHICaBOOM Consignment, Bernie’s Pro Hardware, Bolton Zehrs, Glen Echo Nursery, Bolton Home Depot, Caledon East Foodland, Alton Library, Albion Bolton Library, Caledon East Library and Caledon Town Hall.
A Big Thank You to Greer’s Auto Collision in Bolton for providing the beautiful finish on the rain saver barrels.
Our goal is to raise awareness for and excitement around water conservation, and you all made that possible!!
On behalf of ecoCaledon and TRCA, I’d like to thank all of you, the community artists, and students for being a part of the second annual Paint a Picture for Water Conservation – Caledon’s Rain Barrel Artist’s and School Collection. It was truly a pleasure working with all of you over the past couple of months and we have heard nothing but praise for the beautiful rain barrels you created.
The school event was amazing, the students were so engaged in the program.At Caledon Day, many students dropped by our booth with their friends and family to show their barrel.Our goal is to raise awareness for and excitement around water conservation, and couldn’t have asked for a better group to work with for our second year.
On behalf of ecoCaledon and TRCA, I’d like to thank all of you that placed bids for our lovely hand painted Rain Saver Barrels.
This program created a lot of excitement within the schools and community.We achieved our goals of promoting the use of rain barrels, water conservation, and educating the public about the re-use of rain water at home.
Proceeds from this auction will be used to support the environmental education efforts of ecoCaledon.