World Oceans Day is June 8

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Alberta

Please email details of your event to:

Board (at) WorldOceansDay.ca or DebA at Telus.net

and we will post your event for others in your area to see and for others across the country who are seeking ideas. Together We Can Make A Difference.

Each year schools, libraries, museums, churches and community groups host events. Please check with your local event calendars and check back with this page for updates. Teachers and Students are busy as students work towards earning an Ocean Hero Certificate (info under In Action tab). Please check with your local school and church for local information. Teachers are linked to the Teaching World Oceans Day page on LinkedIn. Below we list events alphabetically by city or town.

Please Note: we do not promote events held at zoos or aquariums where healthy animals are held captive for financial gain, nor do we accept donations from these businesses. We do promote events held by rescue and release centers.

Library

Please check your local Library and check back here for details of events planned for this year, as libraries in Canada have hosted events in the previous years and have communicated they are planning events for this year to celebrate World Oceans Day. We will post events as specific information comes to us. Thank you to all Libraries!

Museums, Science & Marine Centres

Check with your local museum and science & marine Centre for events scheduled. We will post information as we receive it.

Subaquatic Society of Canada

The Subaquatic Society of Canada (SSC), an association of divers, conduct shoreline clean ups coast to coast. Please check with your national and local chapter for details. Thank you to all SSC member for their dedication to preserving waterways!

2018

Calgary, AB   Mayor's Environment Expo

The Mayor's Environment Expo inspires students and families to take simple actions to protect our environment.

Tues June 5 to Thurs June 7, 2018  

Remy Rodden, singer and author of "We're Connected (to the Ocean)" 

Winners of the Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant will be announced

Full Expo Details:http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/ESM/Pages/Mayors-Environ...

Edmonton

Celtic Mass for the Sea

June 08, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m.

Robertson-Wesley United Church (10209-123 Street, Edmonton)
10209-123 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1N3, Canada

Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults

Under 12,Ages 12-18,College/University Age

A visual display of Alberta photographer Peter Holmes "Water Portrait" series. Also, booths with displays and educational materials and things to give away.

Celtic Mass for the Sea

“Celtic Mass for the Sea”, is a choral work written by Nova Scotia (Canada) composer Scott Macmillan and Nova Scotia librettist Jennyfer Brickenden.  This work will be performed on World Oceans Day.  The text, the composition and the musical forces are all amazing and this is the 30th anniversary of the composition.  The text was compiled by Jennyfer Brickenden. 

She turns to the early Celtic oral incantations, rituals and prayers, such as theCarmina Gadelica for some of the inspiration from the ancient lore of the ocean.  These ancient texts are blended with another set of ancient texts, the Christian Mass (Kyrie, Gloria etc.)

The music themes come from or are inspired by traditional Celtic music – rowing songs, funeral chants, sea-rapture songs, pipe and fiddle tunes, and labour songs.  These traditional tunes are interwoven with Scott Macmillan’s original themes.

A chamber orchestra will accompany the choral singing, including a twist - a string quartet combined with a Celtic band!  

There will be two additional features to the concert – a number of local and provincial water organizations will be on hand to raise awareness and we will display Alberta photographer Peter Holmes “Water portraits” series as well.

As it says in the forward of the score: “More than at any other time in human history we need to learn from this long ago vision (of the Celts).  Our oceans are depleted, our planet in crisis; it is our belief that only through empowerment of the human spirit will we find the collective will to make the sacrifices needed to restore balance and harmony to our global home.”


Dawson Park Shoreline Cleanup

June 10, 2018 

Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.


Telus World of Science Centre: Extreme Weather

10:00 AM - Extreme Weather IMAX 3D

EXTREME WEATHER is an up-close look at some of the most astonishing and potentially deadly natural phenomena, tornadoes, glaciers, and wildfires while showing how they are interconnected and changing our world in dramatic ways. Please note, our system will automatically select the best available seats for you. To change this selection, hit the 'View & Change Seats" link in the order review page. If you require special assistance, such as wheelchair access, please contact our bookings agents at 780-451-3344. Note: $1.50 online service fee per ticket will be charged for online sales. Fee waived if purchased in person or over the phone.  http://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca


Grande Cache

World Oceans Day Events

10601 Shand Ave, Grande Cache, AB


2017

Calgary, AB   Mayor's Environment Expo

The Mayor's Environment Expo inspires students and families to take simple actions to protect our environment.

Tues June 6 to Thurs June 8, 2017   

Remy Rodden, singer and author of "We're Connected (to the Ocean)" 

Winners of the Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant will be announced

Full Expo Details: http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/ESM/Pages/Mayors-Environ...


Glenmore Reservoir Shoreline Cleanup

June 11, 2017

Thank you to CIBC Employees for doing this shoreline cleanup !


Shouldice Park Shoreline Cleanup

June 11, 2017

Thank You to CIBC Employees for doing this shoreline cleanup !


Mahgony Lake, Calgary, AB

Date TBA

Join one of our Project Aware initiatives and join us in cleaning up MAHOGANY LAKE. This will be the fourth year for the gang from Adventures in Scuba to be doing a clean up at Mahgony Lake. They are well set up and know the area quite well. Come on out and meet some new divers, or some old divers. Lets show the community what we can do for the environment. (Lunch is included)


Edmonton

Dawson Park Shoreline Cleanup

June 11, 2017

Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.


Telus World of Science Centre

IMAX: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D

http://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca/films/secret...

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend!


Grande Cache

Grande Cache Municipal Library World Oceans Day Events

10601

Shand Ave, Grande Cache, AB


2016

Mahgony Lake, Calgary, AB

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Join one of our Project Aware initiatives and join us in cleaning up MAHOGANY LAKE. This will be the fourth year for the gang from Adventures in Scuba to be doing a clean up at Mahgony Lake. They are well set up and know the area quite well. Come on out and meet some new divers, or some old divers. Lets show the community what we can do for the environment. (Lunch is included)


Edmonton 

Telus World of Science Centre

IMAX: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D

http://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca/films/secret...

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend!

Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Jean-Michel Cousteau invites you to dive into this whole new world that will leave you in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what you are seeing for the first time or perhaps re-discovering along the journey.
"When I was introduced to the new technology developed specifically for us, I immediately understood that this was a breakthrough in underwater filming that would allow us to capture extraordinary, never-before seen images that I had never witnessed in my 69 years of diving." - Jean-Michel Cousteau

The film is narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Playing now until June 24, 2016  Runtime: 40 minutes   Rating: G

Sponsored locally by

    

http://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca


2015

Mahgony Lake, Calgary, AB

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00 - 15:00

This will be the third year for the gang from Adventures in Scuba to be doing a clean up at Mahgony Lake. They are well set up and know the area quite well. Come on out and meet some new divers, or some old divers. Lets show the community what we can do for the environment.


Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Each year Fisheries & Oceans Canada hosts events across Canada. As the events for this year come available we will post them.

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca


Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

Hosts World Oceans Day events.

http://cpaws.org


Schools

Once again the School Authorities in Alberta have ensured all schools are aware of World Oceans Day and Oceans Week. Thank you to staff at the School Authorities  and Teachers who are helping Students learn the importance of watersheds and the need to protect our waterways and oceans. Students are earning the Ocean Hero Certificate. Thank you to teachers, parents and students!

Libraries

Please check your local Library and check back here for details of events planned for this year, as libraries in Newfoundland have hosted events in the previous years and have communicated that they are planning events for 2015 to celebrate World Oceans Day. We will post events as specific information comes to us. Thank you to all Libraries!


Media

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/World+Oceans/111128...

https://www.facebook.com/cbccalgary/posts/10151713...