On Saturday August 10th, One World LLC will be hosting Mississauga’s first Water Lantern Festival at Port Credit Memorial Park. Common in Southeast Asia, water lanterns made from wood and rice paper and lit by a battery operated votive candle, will be released into a contained section of the Credit River, after sunset. Lanterns are later recovered and returned to owners.
Lanterns may be purchased by participants who will be encouraged to write climate change and sustainability messages on the rice sails. Organizers have sold approximately 1,500 lanterns to date.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation in support of environmental initiatives.
Staff will be attending to support and assist with environmental messaging and to promote sustainability.
Details are noted below:
Event: Water Lantern Festival
Date: Saturday August 10, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 10:30 pm
Location: Port Credit Memorial Park
40 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, ON L5G 1S4