Breaking news! Save May 23 at 1:30 for another engaging conversation at the club!

Many UWC members love their “lake”, and now or in the past have spent wonderful times there. Also, we enjoy clean drinking water here, and as club members, acknowledge the source of Winnipeg’s water from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. We may well take our wonderful waters for granted, something many people in Indigenous communities cannot do.

We are excited to welcome water activist and author Susan Blacklin to the club on May 23, 1:30 – 3:00, for an informal conversation circle. Susan and her late ex-husband Dr. Hans Peterson joined forces with scientists from around the world to establish the registered national charity, the Safe Drinking Water Foundation. The SDWF developed accredited education programs for schools across Canada, while also educating the general public and Water Treatment Operators from Indigenous communities.

Susan has written Water Confidential: Witnessing Justice Denied. Water Confidential is an unabashed, insider’s perspective of supporting dozens of communities searching for solutions to their water problems. There has been progress, but also decades of hollow promises and inaction, and a largely marginalized population continues to live with boil water advisories and threats to their health. This important work also takes a professional and personal toll on those doing it. In this passionate and timely memoir, Susan Blacklin shares her experiences with fundraising, activism and lobbying work.

Did you know that in 2017 we put forward a resolution to CFUW on this issue? What can we do now? Bring your questions and your experiences and engage with Susan. Read the book in advance if you can, and bring it for Susan to sign. (She may have some with her to purchase, as well.)

There is no charge and light refreshments will be available. Sign up today using our online submission system, by emailing, calling UWC at 204-954-7880, or in person at 54 West Gate.

    Sign up below to register for our May 23rd Conversation Circle with Author and Activist Susan Blacklin. This event is free of charge.