World Oceans Day is June 8

Manitoba

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.

In past years Manitoba has hosted many events including schools, libraries, museums, churches and community groups and The Save Lake Winnipeg organization. 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 Teaching World Oceans Day page on LinkedIn. Below we list events alphabetically by city or town. Please check with your local event calendars and check back with this page for updates.

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.

Museums, Science & Marine Centres  

Please check with your local museum and science & marine centres 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!

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

Lake Winnipeg Foundation

Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) is an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) seeking solutions to ensure a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed now and for future generations.  

To find out more about their valuable work and how you can help please visit their website:  http://www.lakewinnipegfoundation.org

For Info please contact: info@lakewinnipegfoundation.org

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 that 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!

Schools

Students are earning the Ocean Hero Certificate. Thank you to teachers, parents and students!

Ministry of Education, Manitoba

Once again the Ministry of Education in Manitoba has ensured all schools are aware of World Oceans Day and Oceans Week. Thank you to the Ministry and Teachers who are helping Students learn the importance of watersheds and the need to protect our waterways and oceans. Manitoba has a key role in the Hudsons Bay watershed, leading to the Arctic Ocean but is also part of other watersheds.

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba has been involved with ocean research for several years, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

Meet the Research Chairs:

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/departme...

Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean (NEMO)
University of Manitoba

Central to an understanding of physical processes in the Arctic is the establishment of an integrated observational and modeling framework. The Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean (NEMO) is a coupled sea-ice/ocean model used to inform the Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) as part of ArcticNet, a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence. Of particular interest are projections for sea ice extent, thickness, and ice drift within three IRIS regions: Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, and the Beaufort Sea.

David Barber's research team at the University of Manitoba's Centre for Earth Observation Science is using WestGrid's Grex cluster to incorporate and run the NEMO model to enable high-resolution modeling of sea ice processes within each of the IRIS regions. WestGrid's computing infrastructure is also used to develop scripts, visualization tools and diagnostics to facilitate and standardize analysis of NEMO numerical experiment output. The results of this research have the potential to impact Canadians by providing insight into sea ice conditions in Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, and the Beaufort Sea, with implications for those living in northern coastal communities, renewable and nonrenewable resource development, and long-term social, economic, and environmental planning in response to a changing climate.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. The events are a series of pledged community walks with proceeds going towards the important work of LWF. Taking place each summer in several lakeside communities, it's a great way to be a part of the solution — and a fun way to spend a day at the lake! Organized by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Dates and Locations:

Sunday July 24th, 2016: Dunnottar,  – Dunnottar Community Club, 10am

Sunday August 7th, 2016: Gimli,  – Lake Winnipeg Visitors Centre, 10am

Sunday Aug 7th, 2016: Victoria Beach, – Victoria Beach Clubhouse, 10am

To find out more about their valuable work and how you can help please visit their website:  http://www.lakewinnipegfoundation.org For Info please contact: info@lakewinnipegfoundation.org