Tribute to ELA at The Forks

Join us on September 16 for an educational and family-friendly celebration of stories, songs, and speeches in honor of Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area!

The ‘Coalition to Save ELA’ is hosting a public event in support of ELA at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, September 16 from 2-4 pm. At the ‘Tribute to ELA at The Forks’, scientists and concerned citizens will join together to raise awareness and appreciation of the important contributions of ELA over the last 40 years. There will be educational displays and fun activities for the whole family.

We need your testimony as to why you think ELA is important! Please show your support of Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area by presenting your testimony at the ‘Tribute to ELA at The Forks’ about why you think ELA is important. You can answer this question from any perspective. We welcome submissions from everyone and from all ages. You can make an in-person, live submission, or if you are from out of town, you are welcome to make a written submission:

Live Testimony. Your live testimony should be a maximum of 5 minutes, and may take a format of your choice. You are welcome to give a formal speech, but we also encourage creative submissions such as poems, stories, skits, and songs. At the Forks, we will have a small outdoor stage and PA system. To make a live submission, please complete the Live Submission Form by September 12.

Written Testimony. Your written testimony should be a maximum of 250 words, and may be made anonymously. All testimonies will be included in the ‘Tribute to ELA’ booklet (which will be available on our website), and some will be selected and read by the Masters of Ceremonies at the ‘Tribute to ELA at The Forks. To make a written submission, please complete the Written Submission Form by September 12.

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Thank you so much for your submissions, and we are really looking forward to seeing you at the ‘Tribute to ELA at The Forks’!