World Oceans Day (WOD) 2013 - Events in Atlantic Canada


Nova Scotia


McNabs Island Annual Beach Clean Up

Organized by the Friends of McNab’s Island.

Location: McNabs Island (boat transportation provided)

Date: Sunday, June 2, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Oceans Week 2013 - Halifax - June 3 - 8, 2013

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Ocean Tracking Network Canada's Third Annual Symposium

Date: 3-5 June 2013

Location: Dalhousie University


Ocean Tracking Network Research: Canada and Abroad
Date: Monday, June 3, 8AM - 4 PM
Location: Great Hall, University Club, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
Free registration


Film Screening "Sushi: the Global Catch"

Date: Monday, June 3, 7 PM

Location: Halifax Natural History Museum, 1747 Summer St.

Cost: $ by donation


Guided Coastal Hike with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust Foundation

Take a hike while learning about coastline ecosystems and habitat! This nature walk will make for an interesting evening whether you know a little or a lot about the natural habitat of Purcell’s Cove.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 5:00 PM

Location: Purcell's Cove Conservation Lands


Yoga by the Sea

Celebrate Ocean's Week by joining the Ecology Action Center for yoga by the sea! An instructor from The Shala will be leading the practice. Please note that the event will be cancelled if the weather does not cooperate.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 PM

Location: Point Pleasant Park

  • Cost: by donation 


Sea-cology Kayaking at Sunset

This event is the Oceans Week kick off of a summer-long series of weekly sunset guided kayaking tours with a volunteer naturalist/scientist, Seacology Kayaking.  Come out to experience a deep appreciation of the sea around us, merging a 2-hour paddle, sea and sky, with ecological learning.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: East Coast Outfitters, 2017 Lower Prospect Rd.

Cost: $30+tax


Dalhousie Ocean Sciences Building Official Opening

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Dalhousie Ocean Sciences Building, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS


Oceans Career Fair, Industry Showcase and Oceans Gala Dinner

Date: Thursday, June 6, 3013

Location: Cunard Centre, Halifax


Ocean Tracking Network Public Panel Debate: Supporting Links between Academia and Private Sector
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2PM
Location: Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Rd, Halifax, N.S.
No registration required


Oceans Pub Night & Inaugural Halifax Blue Drinks

Date: Friday, June 7, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: Foggy Goggle Pub, 1667 Argyle St.


World Oceans Day Celebration | Activités de la Journée mondiale des oceans

Date: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Halifax Waterfront, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic | Front de mer d’Halifax, Musée maritime de l’Atlantique, 1675 Lower Water Street | 1675, rue Lower Water, Halifax, NS

Event highlights include:

-See fish and sea creatures up close!

-A life-sized inflatable whale!

-Mermaid interpretation for kids!

-Interact with the people who keep our oceans safe.

-Visit educational exhibits and interactive demonstrations.

Oceans Day Canadive Dive Tour Launch and Beach Cleanup

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Location: Grand Narrows, Cape Breton Nova Scotia


Honouring Ocean's Day - Celebrating the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: Malignant Cove Beach, Near Antigonish, NS


Oceans Week Beach Day and Surfing Lessons

Date: Saturday June 8, 12:30 - 5:00 PM (12:30 PM 1-hour lesson)

Location: Kannon Beach Surf Shop and Lawrencetown Beach

Cost: $55+tax if registering for surf lesson portion   


Murphy's the Cable Wharf - Boat Tours

Date: Saturday June 8, 2013, 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Halifax Waterfront


Waterfront Development - Matt Mays Concert

Date: 7 PM, Saturday, June 8, 2013

Location: Halifax Waterfront, outdoor


9th Annual Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture: COMMUNICATING THE OCEANS by NIKOLAUS GELPKE

Date: 7 PM, Monday, June 10, 2013

Location: Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University


4th Annual Halifax Ocean Film Festival

Dates: 12,19, 26 June, 2013

Locations & films: see website link below


New Brunswick


Bay of Fundy Seafood Week

Date: June 6 - 16

Location: St. Andrews, NB


- Fundy Seafood Expedition
- Lobster & Salmon Academy
- The Seafood Forum
- The Seafood Festival


Shediac Bay Watershed Association Beach Clean Up



Newfoundland and Labrador

The 4th Annual World Oceans Day Family Event

Free Family Event. Interactive booths, touch tanks, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, entertainment, prizes and fun for the whole family.

Event Date: Saturday June 8, 2013 10:30AM - 2:00PM

Location: Marine Institute 155 Ridge Road St. John's NL

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