Friday, April 9, 2010

Oceans Day 2010 is coming soon!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Navigating This Site

Please check back, new content added regularly!

(i) If you are looking for a comprehensive list of all 2009 Oceans Day events & activities occurring in Canada - you are in the right place!

(ii) If you have an event you would like posted on this site please send an email with the following information: Name of Event; City/Town, Province; Date & Time; Details/Brief Description; and Contact Information ................................ If you have other content to add to this site (book/movie titles, comments, stories, websites, and/or pictures) please email omrn-rrgo(at)

(iii) IMPORTANT: You can use the ‘LABELS’ function (list on the right) to narrow your search results- for example, if you are looking for an event in a specific region, click Atlantic / Pacific / Arctic to see only those events occurring in that area. Selceting 2009/2008 events will show you all past events.

(iv) If you have questions about a particular event posted on this site, please contact the organization/individual responsible for that event directly. All attempts have been made to ensure that posted information is accurate.

(v) Events marked with the text *Volunteers Opportunity* are in need of volunteers - please contact the organization directly.

Atlantic 2010 Events

Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture
June 8th * 7 PM * Room 105, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Details: Science versus Politics: Tales from CITES, presented by the 2010 EMB guest speaker, Dr. Susan Lieberman, Deputy Director, The Pew Environment Group, & Director, International Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington. Reception to follow.
More information:

Contact: International Ocean Institute (

Pacific 2010 Events

events coming soon...

Other 2010 Events

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009


***The following is a sample of some of the event held on East Coast in 2009!***


Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture Series
Monday, June 8th 7pm Dalhousie Law School, Halifax, NS
Canada & the Circumpolar World: The Coming Blizzard, by Dr. Rob Huebert, Associate Director, Centre for Military & Strategic Studies

A Day in the Bay for World Ocean Day St. Andrews, NB
Saturday June 6th starts 9am
Details: FULL day of activities for the whole family

Halifax Waterfront World Oceans Day Celebration 2009
Friday, June 5 10:00am - 4:00pm
Details: free exhibits & displays a touch tank!

McNabs and Lawlor Islands Beach Cleanup
Sunday, June 7 10 am – 4:30 pm
Details: Join the Friends of McNabs Island Society for the 16th annual beach cleanup of McNabs & Lawlor Islands Provincial Park

Coastal Aquatic Monitoring Program Eastern PEI
June 8th Murray River, Montague

Intertidal Scavenger Hunt Yarmouth, NS
Monday, June 8 5:30-8:30pm
Details: A ‘sightings’ scavenger hunt for intertidal creatures - Followed by a sustainably-caught-haddock chowder dinner & a movie


***The following is a sample of some of the event held on Pacific Coast in 2009!***

Family Movie Matinee, Port McNeill, BC
Saturday, May 30 3 – 5:30 pm
Details: family-friendly movie entertainment at the Pioneer Theatre, "Once Upon a Tide & Deep Blue, hosted by the Living Oceans Society

World Oceans Festival Sointula, BC
Saturday, June 6 11 am – 4 pm
Details: Full day of family fun free seafood chowder lunch, oceans games & information create oceans artwork prizes, hosted by the Living Oceans Society


*** The following is a sample of some of the 2009 events held in ON ***

Free Public Oceans Day Lecture
2 – 4 PM 2 June 2009 200 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON
Oceans Governance in the 21st Century: Australia & Marine Bioregional Planning, by Dr. Joanna Vince, University of Tasmania (part of the Oceans Dialogue Series)

2008 Ocean's Day Website

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