World Oceans Day (WOD) 2013 - Events in Atlantic Canada
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
Greater Halifax Partnership - http://oceansweek.ca
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.
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.
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
- Website: http://oceansweek.ca
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.
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (4th item down) - http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew/en/home/whattoseedo/programsandtours.aspx
- Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=80131866937&ref=ts
- Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/nsoceans
- Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/nsoceans
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
- Website: http://worldoceansday.org/events/celebrating-the-gulf-of-st-lawrence-gulf-garland
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/135295649999018
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
Website - http://halifaxoceanfilmfest.ca
- Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxOceansFilmFestival
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
- Date: June 8, 2013 - All Day
- Website: http://www.sbwa-abvbs.net
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
- Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124288307584080&v=wall
- Website - http://www.fishaq.gov.nl.ca/education/wod.html
Prince Edward Island
- Canada Events 2013
- Coordination Nationally for Activities in which DFO is an active participant, also can be found through: The Oceans Portal.
- Rivers to Oceans Week - 8-14 June.
- Events List
- Community Blog - What's up with World Oceans Day
- Marketing Kit - Download and use resources to help spread the word about World Oceans Day or promote your event
- Wear Blue, Tell Two - wear blue clothing to raise awareness for ocean conservation.