April 29, 2016 – WHISTLER –Media are invited to watch 15 municipal and regional district water entrants from around BC and the Yukon compete for the coveted title of best tap water. This is the third annual event where a panel of selected “aqualiers” will sample and judge water on stage in front of 1,200 delegates at the BC Water and Waste Associations’ Annual Conference. The aqualiers will evaluate the water based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste, and overall impression.
The event is held during BC Water Week (May 1 to 7) to help raise awareness about the important role our water systems play in protecting public health and the environment The judges, listed below, as well as Tanja McQueen, CEO of BC Water and Waste Association, are available for interviews during the event.
EVENT: Third Annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Challenge
DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
TIME: 10:30 am sharp – judging begins
LOCATION: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, MacDonald foyer, 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC
Ed McCormick, Immediate Past President of Water Environment Foundation
Brian Steglitz, Vice President of American Water Works Association
Colwyn Sunderland, President, Canadian Water & Wastewater Association
Samantha Rahn, Wine Director and Manager at Araxi Restaurant; Bar 2013 VIWF Sommelier of the Year
MEDIA CONTACT: Grace Hon, cell: 604-839-6770, email: firstname.lastname@example.org