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 Nova Scotia has hosted many events including schools, libraries, museums, churches and community groups. Please check with your local event calendars and check back with this page for updates.
Schools across Nova Scotia hold events and students earn the Ocean Hero certificate. Congratulations to our teachers and students in Nova Scotia !
Oceans Week Events Calendar http://www.oceansweek.ca/events/
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 CentresPlease 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.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
Hosts World Oceans Day events.
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!
SchoolsStudents are earning the Ocean Hero Certificate. Thank you to teachers, parents and students!
CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA
Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival – June 7-10, 2018 – The Port of Iona and the Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day. This is our 4 th year acknowledging and celebrating this world wide UNESCO designated event. World Ocean Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 10 th .
We are pleased our Festival has been chosen by Destination Cape Breton as one to attend in 2018! This will be a family-fun and ocean-themed festival for people to enjoy scientific and interactive displays, children’s games, and informative marine oriented demonstrations. Festival goers can sample locally crafted specialties while being entertained by some of Cape Breton’s finest Celtic performers. Join us while enjoying and learning about the Bras d’Or Lake.
4th Annual World Oceans Day Festival June 7-10th –
Theme: Prevent Plastic Pollution and Encourage Solutions for a Healthy Ocean
Schedule of Events
June 7, Thursday- Frolic’n Folk Pub – Bras d’Or Trivia – 8 pm
June 8, Friday – Branch #124, Iona Legion – 6-7pm Supper (Fish) and Entertainment – 7-9pm for under 19, after 9pm 19 years and over
June 9, Saturday - 10- am Iona Beach Hike and Clean Up
11-2-Market at the Iona Port
5-8 - Cèilidh at The Frolic’n Folk Pub
8-12– Dance, Iona Legion 19 years &over
June 10, Sunday– World Oceans Day – Iona Port – Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre
9-12 – Think Tank Breakfast – Grand Narrows – Theme: Beauty, Science and Eco-tourism at the Barra Strait.(limited seating)
12- Official opening of World Oceans Day – Iona Port – Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre
12-4 Event continues until 4 pm.
Please check: arosnamara.com for further updates.
Antigonish, NOVA SCOTIA
5th Annual World Oceans Day EventExplore the Marine Touch Tanks. Hand on
Fun with live marine organisms !
June 9, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier University, Biology Dept., J. Bruce Brown Building 2320 Notre Dame Ave., Antigonish, Nova Scotia
The event will promote ocean awareness to younger generations and to the general public. There will be a lot to see and learn about different species of sea urchins, sea stars, brittle stars, sand dollars, sea anemones, hermit crabs, decorator crabs, whelks, blue lobsters, horseshoe crabs, whale bones, sharks jaws and much more. Displays will also include a sea weed station, a conservation station, a shark station, a dolphin communication station, piping plover conservation station, fossil station and a live plankton station. A hands-on fun experience for the whole family!
Information can be found at the website Country Parent dot ca or copy/paste this link:
Email: Regina email@example.com
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Storytelling activity on
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, NS
June 4, 2018, 10:00 am
Description: Reading, activities, stories and crafts for children 3 to 6 years of age. We will discuss plastic pollution in oceans. Spaces are limited. To register, call: 902-863-2486.
Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Cyril Ward Memorial Library is hosting a Guest speaker, crafts and education. More details to follow. Location: 27 Pleasant Street
Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0 Tel/Fax: (902) 533-3586
Saturday June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.
8548 Marine Drive, Dorts Cove, Guysborough Organizer: Lois Ann Dort firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingsburg, Nova Scotia
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
Beach Cleanup at Lawrencetown Beach (meet at Beach Hut) And Cow Bay, Sat June 2, 2018 10am to 12 noon. We encourage you to bring your own reusable gloves in an effort to cut down on waste. We will also have bags & gloves donated by Clean Foundation for all volunteers.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
COMMUNITY PADDLE & ISLAND CLEANUP Friday June 1, 2018 9am to 1pm Meeting at the far end of Crescent Beach. You can bring your own kayak or canoe and join us free of charge. We are also offering sea kayak rentals as discounted rates of $30/pp. To reserve a kayak contact email@example.com or 902-693-2023. Registration is required with MODL, 902-530-3285. Bad weather back up date is Friday, June 22. Bring your lunch and water.
Join in Family Fun, Education. The event will touch on the following themes:Marine biodiversity, Marine pollution, Participate in a community cleanup, Pledge to eliminate or lower your use of single use plastic bags/bottles, Share your commitment on social media. Dory Rides, Fun Ocean Crafts for all ages, Wooden Schooner Tours, Family Activities !
Location: Lunenburg Waterfront,
68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, NS, Contact:
Organized by: Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation
Lunenburg Heritage & Marine Stewardship Project