Winnipeg restaurants tap into global cause

Water.  As Winnipeggers, we have a love/hate relationship with the stuff.  It’s a basic necessity for life, one of our most abundant natural resources and a source of power, revenue, and recreation.  And, with the arrival of spring, if you’re like me, you’re up to your baseboards in it right about now.

But 890 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources, and 2.5 billion lack basic sanitation facilities.

Enter UNICEF’s TAP Project, a simple idea with a global impact.

If you ever needed an excuse to go for dinner at one of Winnipeg’s fantastic restaurants, it’s World Water Week.  From March 22 – 29, dine at a participating Winnipeg restaurant, pay $1 for your table water and you’ll be helping 40 kids in a developing country access clean water for a day.

Now in it’s second year, Winnipeg joins thirteen other Canadian cities and 20 in the States who are supporting the TAP Project.  The official launch takes place on Monday,  March 23 at the Keg Downtown, 115 Garry Street.  Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obby Khan, Winnipeg Jets alum Russ Romaniuk, Brendan Kintzler of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and The Pushing Daisies will be serving water for guests from 5:30 to 7:30.

Visit any of Winnipeg’s three Keg Steakhouse & Bar locations, Café Carlo, Bonfire Bistro, and Buccacino’s throughout the week, pay a dollar for your water, and help UNICEF’s Tap Project bring fresh water to children around the world.

For more information or to donate directly visit UNICEF’s Tap Project Canada Website.

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