World Oceans Day June 8, Oceans Week June 1-8
World Oceans Day June 8, Oceans Week June 1-8
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June 11, 2023 12 noon. 88 Waglisla Street, Central Coast. The Bella Bella Community School invites you to join us in celebrating World's Ocean Day 2023 in beautiful Bella Bella, BC. There will be scheduled stations for classes to participate in to learn about our ocean in the morning until lunch time. Join us for a free lunch and free station exploration in the afternoon. The event will take place below the hospital on the beach and breakwater and the government wharf! See you there. Crafts, beach scavenger hunt, fish cleaning, BBQ, face painting, kayak rides, traditional canoe rides, jigging, and much more....
Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can support a healthy ocean that is able to sustainably provide for the billions of humans, plants, and animals that depend on it every day. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family and friends and join us at Deep Bay Marine Field Station for a fun and educational community event!
Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. We hope you will be a part of this growing global celebration!
Date: June 8th
Time: All-ages activities happening between 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: Deep Bay Marine Field Station (270 Chrome Point Road, Bowser, BC) Cost: $12/Adult and $7/Student (Children 5 free)
◾Beach Clean-Up ◾Drop-In Guided Tours at 12:30pm and 2:00pm
◾Colouring Contest ◾Ocean-related Art Displays from Beachcombers Academy
17 June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
PickUp3 Beach Clean Up Event Deas
Island Park Rd, Delta, BC
Sponsored by Oceans Ambassadors and Greenfeld Financial Management . https://oceanambassadorscanada.org/
The Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS) is hosting 3 events at Denman Island Community Hall (Front Hall) June 8 10am June 8 at 1pm and 7pm Oceans of Wisdom Art and Performances by local artists.
ADIMS picks up many tons of plastics every year, discarded by the local fish farms who refuse to even come and get the pails.
Coquitlam, British Columbia
June 8 British Columbia Boys Choir, Voices of the Salish Sea, a performance to promote awareness, a sense of advocacy, stewardship, and support for the unique Ecosystem that is our Salish Sea . Tiller’s Folly, The Wilds, the British Columbia Boys Choir and special guest Ta’Kaiya Blaney team up to present Voices for the Salish Sea, a presentation combining musical performances, media and more. Our goal is to entertain, engage and educate by presenting an affordable, family-friendly live music concert. June 8 7:30pm at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC.
Saturday June 10
Low Tide Day in Cowichan Bay. We have held this event annually since 1999 and this year it is on World Oceans Day. Here's the program for this year:
11:30 Volunteers clean the beaches, shoreline, and roads around Cowichan Bay and the Cowichan Estuary
1:00 Lunch and Music at Kil-Pah-Las Beach
2:00 Beach Seine and Quadrat study to meet the living things in the water and under the beach
Other activities are being planned. www.naturecowichan.net
Saturday June 10 10am to 3pm Esquimalt Gorge Park at 1070 Tillicum Rd.In celebration of this international day, World Fisheries Trust and the Township of Esquimalt are hosting a World Oceans Day event with interpretive walks, guided Songhees canoe tours of the Gorge, a performance by the Lekwungen dancers, sea creature touch tanks, crafts, games, live music and food! Many other local organizations that share an interest in our ocean will be joining the celebration with informative displays and ocean-related activities for all ages. Nature walks of the park, face painting and other family friendly activities will be had, as well as a silent auction with proceeds going to World Fisheries Trust to fund ocean education in local schools. Why: Ensuring a healthy ocean involves raising awareness of how we can change our daily activities to improve our marine waters. The activities and programs provided during our celebration will highlight the importance of water stewardship and the effects our daily activities have on Gorge waterway ecosystems and organisms, including Coho salmon, Pacific herring, cutthroat trout, and the Olympia oyster. Organizer: World Fisheries Trust Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola Island, BC
Date: Sunday June 11, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Description: Event hosted by Regional District of Nanaimo and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. DFO staff will be hosting interactive ocean touch tanks, a display on “determining the age of fish” and a display about marine mammals and leatherback turtles. Strawberry Isle Marine Research will bring BUILD-A-WHALE, an interactive killer whale skeleton that participants will build bone by bone. Over a dozen community groups will be sharing information about the marine conservation and education work they do. This is a community effort that is full of fun and learning for the whole family! Bring a picnic lunch.
Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, in partnership with Gibsons Public Market, is excited to bring you the Inaugural World Oceans Day Festival // Community Art Event!
June 2 - 4 Sunshine Coast Ocean Festival at Gibsons Public Market.
June 8 4 -7pm World Oceans Day Festival
Friday June 2 7pm Gibsons Public Market
June 3: ALL DAY: Rockfish Art Auction begins 6 PM: Guest Speaker Presentation. Dr. Lance Barrett- Lennard from the BC Cetacean Sightings Network will be presenting his interesting work on killer whales and how photographs can be used to monitor their health. This event will be held in the Coastal Room and is open to the public by donation. Best suited for an adult audience.
ALL DAY: Rockfish Art Auction Unveiling Glass Sponge Reef
Interactive Display. The NSMEC in partnership with Fisheries and
Oceans Canada (DFO) are pleased to unveil the final component of the
glass sponge reef display!
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Riverside Park, Thompson River Shoreline Cleanup June 11 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.
Lake Okanagan Downtown at the Sails Shoreline Cleanup Date Sat June 10 at 10:00am to noon. Meet at the Sails in front of Kelowna Downtown Marina. Please bring gloves and large plastic bag or container.
Lake Okanagan Downtown Shoreline Cleanup Date TBA Sponsored by Summit Yoga BC. Free Yoga class for all volunteers after.
Lake Okanagan and Kalamalka Lake; Paddle Boarders, Canoeists, Kayakers, Small Boat Owners, Property Owners are invited to clean plastics from the lake. Business man, Aaron Nasipayko invites all to follow his lead. Together we can make a difference.
Wood Lake Shoreline Cleanup (north of Lake Country) Meet at the south end of Pelmewash Parkway (old hwy) June 10 10:00 am Please wear Gloves and bring a large garbage bag. Please wear solid footwear.
Sutherland Park, Lake Okanagan Shoreline Cleanup Sat June 10 at 10:00 am, wear gloves and bring a large plastic bag or container. Meet at the corner of Cambridge Ave and Ellis St.
Stuart Park Shoreline Cleanup Sunday June 11 10am. Sponsored by CIBC bank which will provide work gloves and bags. Look for the CIBC tent.
UBC Okanagan Library will have a World Oceans Day display
Annual Beach Cleanup 11am to 3pm
June 9 7pm. Mayne Island Conservancy will host guest speakers at the Agriculture Hall.
June 10 2pm - 4pm Join us at St. John Point Park to explore the shoreline and intertidal creatures of Kadonaga Bay at low tide. We will have experts on hand to tell us about the creatures we are seeing.
June 10 10am to 1pm at Stave Lake, 32555 London Ave. Come celebrate Mission's beautiful back country with the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC and Mission Environmental Stewardship Society!
4WDABC members and volunteers will meet at the Stave Lake West parking lot. Join them to help out in the back country! MESS is hosting an info booth and satellite clean-up of London Ave and Harbour Ave. All equipment is provided at both locations!
Nanaimo World Oceans Day Event
Location: downtown Nanaimo harbourfront (Swy-a-Lana Park to the Boat Basin) as well as on Saysutshun (Newcastle Island).
Date: June 8, 2019, Shoreline Cleanup 9:30 – 11 am; All other Activities 11 am to 3 pm
Description: Hosted by DFO, Snuneymuxw First Nation, City of Nanaimo and Nanaimo Port Authority. This year’s celebration will occur throughout the downtown harbourfront (Swy-a-Lana Park to the Boat Basin) as well as on Saysutshun (Newcastle Island). Family fun and learning related to the ocean will include marine touch tanks, an interactive killer whale skeleton (Build-A-Whale), traditional local Indigenous fishing and cedar weaving demos, Snuneymuxw storytelling, interactive SCUBA divers (with live diver to shore camera), a catch and release beach seine, marine science and conservation information and displays, a beach cleanup AND MORE! Families are invited to spend the day celebrating and learning about the ocean!
June 7 to 11, 2018 British Columbia Boys Choir, Voices of the Salish Sea, a performance to promote awareness, a sense of advocacy, stewardship, and support for the unique Ecosystem that is our Salish Sea .
Tiller’s Folly, The Wilds, the British Columbia Boys Choir and special guest Ta’Kaiya Blaney team up to present Voices for the Salish Sea, a presentation combining musical performances, media and more. Our goal is to entertain, engage and educate by presenting an affordable, family-friendly live music concert. June 7, 2018 7pm at Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham WA and June 8, 2018 7:30pm at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC. June 11, 2018 7pm Port Theatre, Nanaimo BC
Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC Friday June 8, 2018, 2pm to 4 pm
Description: Event hosted by City of Nanaimo and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). DFO staff will be hosting an interactive marine touch tank and displays on deep sea marine conservation, marine mammals and leatherback turtles, as well as how and why we age fish. Participants will get a chance to build a killer whale skeleton bone by bone with the interactive BUILD-A-WHALE program. This incredible day will have local students and the public diving deep into learning about the ocean and marine conservation!
Location TBA Shoreline Cleanup June 11 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.
Okanagan LakeShoreline Cleanup , Southern Tip June 11 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup
Port Hardy, British Columbia June 10 10am to 2pm Carrot Park, 7250 Market St. Sponsored
by the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Education,
Touch Tank, Colouring Contests, Beach Cleanup, Booths. Perfect for all
Prince George, British Columbia
Fri June 2 to Sunday June 4, at the Pine Centre Mall and co-hosted Spruce City Wildlife Association and the Mall. Participants are invited to help “Build an Orca Whale” and will be exposed to Ocean habitats and interactive presentations. This is presented by the Strawberry Island Marine Research Society (SIMRS) from Clayoquot Sound. SCWA will also have live chinook salmon fry from their hatchery and a salt water touch tank so folks can learn about what Volunteer Stewardship groups do for the ocean and its environment/creatures and explore marine life with an interactive ocean touch tank, and more!
June 8, June 9 and June 10 Description: Activities are part of the Annual Prince Rupert Seafest. The highlight of this year’s celebrations is a Dunk Tank, where attendees have the opportunity to dunk their boss! Participants can also enjoy cake while looking at some local marine critters, or while browsing various information booths. Seasfest is sponsored by the City of Prince Rupert, local businesses and Dept of Fisheries and Oceans. Full info on http://www.prspecialevents.com/seafest.html
Richmond, British Columbia
Warrior Women of the Sea Conferences™ are about bringing these amazing, strong, creative women together, digging deeper into themselves, learning from others and creating community! A community of women who have had enough of the status quo and are ready to change the world, all while laughing, dancing, celebrating and creating!
June 3 11am to 3pm: FREE Outdoor Event - 20 Outdoor Exhibits of
Science, Culture and Environmental Groups, Artists, Face Painting,
Entertainment, Photos with Ollie and Presenters to Celebrate the Salish
Sea, Crafts, Beach Tours & Beach Cleanup.
Location: Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Beacon Park 9811 Seaport Place, Sidney BC right on the ocean. Admission to the centre is half price.
June 10 12noon to 4pm at Friendship Park. Sunshine Coast Conservation Association invites you to enjoy an afternoon of FREE family fun featuring ocean-themed activities and games on the downtown Sechelt waterfront. Pick up your Oceans Day Passport at our info booth, and gain stamps at each ocean stewardship activity for your chance to win prizes! Fantastic activities for all ages. www.thescca.ca
June 3 11am FREE family friendly event about all things Salish Sea. Join us outside in Beacon Park on the Sidney oceanfront! Educational exhibits, entertainment & more!
June 10 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Haida Heritage Centre
#2 Beach Rd
The Council of the Haida Nation and Gwaii Haanas are seeking
ocean-themed submissions in the forms of photographs, poetry, and short
stories. Submissions will be entered into one of two draws – youth (13
and under) and adult (14+) – and showcased at a special event on
Thursday, June 8th at the Haida Heritage Centre.
Earth Day to World Oceans Day the city of Surrey hosts
environmental events filled with learning and fun. Please check the
whole schedule for weekend and weekday events. Here is a small sample:
Learn about hatchery roles, fish identification, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging and casting, followed by hands-on fishing at the lake! Rods and tackle provided. Parent participation required. Ages 5 to 15.
Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 block of 100 Ave). Meet at the south end of the lake.
Celebrate World Ocean Day by learning how you can help. Join us to hear how the invasive green crab is impacting our ocean ecosystem and what folks are doing about it in Boundary Bay, Drayton Harbor, Washington, and Clayoquot Sound near Tofino. Ages 18+.
Love Your Beach: Beach Cleanup Sat June 10 11am to 1:30 pm
#WorldOceansDay Organized by: Surfrider Pacific Rim https://www.facebook.com/events/424954004594548/?active_tab=about
Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM PDT at Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC
EDUCATION FAIR 10:30am – 2:00pm
PANEL 11:30am – 12:30pm
SHORELINE CLEANUP 10:30pm – 2:00pm (with an official clean-up starting at 12:30pm)
No matter where you live, you are connected to the ocean. We encourage you to think about what the ocean means to you and what it will mean to future generations. Join us in honor of World Oceans Day to not only celebrate our oceans but to learn about how we can better ourselves as a community. Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean!
Sunday August 19, 11am-1pm Jericho Beach Pier, 1300 Discovery St
Sat Sept 16, 11am-1pm Kitsilano Beach (by the boathouse)
Sat Dec 16, 11am-1pm English Bay Beach, meet at Seawall in front of Cactus Club at 1790 Beach Ave.
Friday June 2, 12 noon to 1:30pm
by West Vancouver Secondary Students
Art Display, Posters, Flyers, World Oceans Day Bookmarks. Stop by to admire and learn.
Pacific Centre Shopping Centre, in the rotunda by Michael Kors
701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
This Student Awareness Event has been supported by Partners: Me to We Org and Cadillac Fairview Malls
English Bay Beach Shoreline Cleanup
Friday June 9 3:00pm to 5:30pm hosted by Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-BC). Meet in front of the change rooms east of the Cactus Club to remove litter from our shoreline to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them.
Gloves, buckets, and pickers will be provided thanks to the City of Vancouver's Keep Vancouver Spectacular program. Participants are asked to bring their own reusable water bottle, a hat/ sunscreen, and enthusiasm to clean-up our coast!
Want to get involved but have questions? Connect with Alana at email@example.com or 604-685-7445 x34
A Plastic Ocean FREE acclaimed documentary film June 8 at Patagonia store at 1994 W 4th Ave, Vancouver. Time: 3:00- 7:30 pm: Zero Waste Market Mini Pop-Up Shop 7:00 pm: Doors open 7:30 pm: Movie starts 9:00 pm: Q & A Thank you to Patagonia Vancouver ! Scientists around the world have said this is the most important film of our time. https://www.plasticoceans.org/screenings/
Sun July 30, 10:30am Meet Brad at Food Kiosk, wear leather padded gloves for protection.
Saturday, May 27, at 12:00, Meet
at Crab Park, Sponsored by Parsable & Relic Entertainment wear leather padded gloves for protection. Estera is the organizer.
Location: Dept of Fisheries & Oceans, 401 Burrard Street, ground floor lobby
Date: June 9,, 11 am to 2:00 pm
Description: DFO staff will be hosting a marine life viewing tank, and will be hosting two special presentations relating to this year’s conservation focus of plastic pollution and marine litter. The first presentation, Microplastics in the Ocean: Science in Support of Solutions , will be given by Dr. Peter Ross (Director of Ocean Pollution Research Program, Vancouver Aquarium). The second presentation will be on marine litter and strategies for minimizing shoreline debris, and will be given by Rachel Schoeler (Manager of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup). Oceans Program staff will be in the lobby for the duration of the event to answer questions about marine conservation, and to serve cake and coffee to guests!
Saturday June 10 10:30 am Meeting location:
FDU Table near north side of Creekside Park beside Science World. Cleanup Location Description: Cleanup of shoreline around Science World. From Creekside Park to bike route at the foot of Carrall Street. Rocky shoreline, syringes, not suitable for young children. Wear leather padded gloves. Organized by Fairleigh Dickinson University - Vancouver Campus.
Saturday, June 10 at 10:00, Meet
False Creek in front of Mahony & Sons (601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Z1). Gloves and bags provided
Sunday June 4 10:30am Meet Lilian in parking lot, wear leather padded gloves for protection. Cleanup along the Island Park Walk path, from Spruce Street (Spruce Harbour Marina) to just before Granville Street Bridge. Includes Sutcliffe Park. Organized by The Body Shop.
Fri June 8 2018 12 noon. Meet Tanya at the beach (just off the seawall) west of the kids water park.. Includes: this is a stretch of tidal flats from the Girl in a Wetsuit Statue to Lumberman's Arch. Gloves and buckets provided.
Kitsilano Beach Park Shoreline Cleanup
Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.
The Science World dome will be lit up blue for World Oceans Day on June 8, there will be a blog on the website and a Facebook Live tour of Habitat Island at 2pm. www.ScienceWorld.ca
Humpback Whales June 8 11am
A Beautiful Planet will play June 4 and 11th. A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet—and the effects humanity has had on it over time—captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Wed June 7 7pm
Patagonia 1994 W 4th Ave. Cost $15. The Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films returns. Oceans are a bellwether for the planet’s health, and they need to be healthy for us to have thriving communities and economies.
Connect with oceans near and far at the 10th Annual Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films, hosted by Georgia Strait Alliance.
The official film selections will have you experience:
Raven People Rising
Pacific Herring: Little Fish - Big Problem
Return of the Humpbacks
For the Love of Salmon
Thank you to our sponsors, Patagonia and Vancity!
Net proceeds from the festival will continue to assist Georgia Strait Alliance in its mission to protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of the Georgia Strait, its adjoining water and communities.
VIGIL & WALK FOR WILD & CAPTIVE ORCAS -- plus information, display, Orca Month event preview
Oak Bay Marina (Turkey Head Walkway)
Sunday June 4, Noon - 2:00
Our website is www.orcamonthbc.blogspot.ca
Join us in celebrating World Oceans Day and Orca Month
More Volunteers are needed for events on June 14th and June 17th -- Contact Email orcamonth at gmail.com or Telephone 778 433 6722
MARITIME MUSEUM --Fri June 9 10am -5pm World Oceans Day: Come by the museum to create your own work of art (that will hang in our front window all week), partake in a special scavenger hunt (with prizes!), and tell us what our oceans mean to you! 634 Humboldt St. Victoria BC firstname.lastname@example.org
FISHERMAN'S WHARF --Sunday June 11 @ 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 12 Erie St, Victoria, Come and help us celebrate the oceans, in particular the diversity and abundance of marine life in the Salish Sea! Learn how small changes in our everyday lives can add up to a big difference for the planet.
Organized By: Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours & Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
FISHERMAN'S WHARF LIVE DIVES BY FISH EYE PROJECT
Come and help us celebrate the oceans, in particular, the diversity and abundance of marine life in the Salish Sea off the West coast of Canada! On Sunday, June 10, bring the family to Fisherman's Wharf to learn all about the Salish Sea. Talk to a wide variety of research, education and conservation organizations, learn about your own impact, and find out what you can do get involved, reduce plastic pollution and #KeepOceansBlue. There will be plenty of activities for all ages!. Learn how small changes in our everyday lives can add up to a big difference for the planet. Funds raised support local conservation projects and green initiatives at Fisherman’s Wharf. Fish Eye Project will organize two Live Dives, 12pm and 2pm to look at marine life growing on artificial reefs aka float homes! During a Live Dive, you can see, hear and communicate with a diver in real-time. This is a local event this year, streamed from underwater to surface (not streamed online). Visit Fish Eye Project's website for more details on this initiative soon available in Giant Screen theatres! Info: email@example.com
AND 20 Marine Educational Sessions
BEACON HILL PARK Shoreline Cleanup--Saturday June 3, 10:00 a.m Meet Marcella at the tallest totem pole. Gloves will be provided. Goals: Save Marine Animals - Meet like minded people - Enjoy nature - Create awareness about the trash left on shorelines. Area: Along Dallas Rd from Douglas St to Cook St. Including Steve Fonyo Beach.
GORGE WATERWAY Shoreline Cleanup-- June 11 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.
WILLOWS BEACH IN OAK BAY Shoreline Cleanup-- June 11 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.
Victoria Sailing Co-op 2017 World Oceans Day Sail
At Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay, Victoria BC on June 3 Enjoying our beautiful waters with our "fleet" of two boats! Planning to have sustainable meals aboard, plus fishing up any plastic etc. we may see. firstname.lastname@example.org
West Vancouver, British Columbia
A Plastic Ocean at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue West Vancouver, B.C. June 8