Please email details of your event to
Board (at) WorldOceansDay.ca or Deb.A 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 6-9, 2019 – 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 5 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 2019! 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. www.arosnamara.ca
5th Annual World Oceans Day Festival June 6-9
Theme: Prevent Plastic Pollution and Encourage Solutions for a Healthy Ocean
Schedule of Events
June 6, Thursday- Frolic’n Folk Pub – Bras d’Or Trivia – 8 pm
June 7, Friday – Branch #124, Iona Legion – 6-7pm Supper (Fish) and Entertainment – 7-9pm for under 19, after 9pm 19 years and over
June 8, Saturday - 10- am Iona Beach Hike and Clean Up
10-4-Biadh is Baile | Highland Fare Day, Highland Village
5-8 - Cèilidh at The Frolic’n Folk Pub
8-12– Dance, Iona Legion 19 years &over Music by Full Circle
June 9, Sunday– World Oceans Day – Iona Port – Àros na Mara The Great Trail Centre. Displays, Demonstrations, Food and Entertainment. Theme: Together We Can Protect and Restore Our Ocean
9-11:30 - Think Tank Breakfast -Weather
Mesonet Discussion ,Wheelhouse Café, Grand Narrows, reserved seating,
$15 per person contact: Randy Pointkoski firstname.lastname@example.org
12-4pm Àros na Mara World Oceans Day – Iona Port Àros na Mara Great Trail Centre Theme: Together We Can Protect and Restore Our Ocean
2-4 Calum Cille | St. Columba Day– Highland Village
Please check: www.arosnamara.ca for further updates.
Salmon Run / La montée du saumon
- Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:00 AM
Sunday, June 2, 2019 9:00 AM
- Salmon Pools Trail 16654 Cabot Trail Petit Étang, NS, B0E 2M0 Canada (map)
Two-day race schedule:
June 1 11:00 a.m. Parr Run - 5 km run/walk at the Salmon Pools trail (the first 50 runners registered are guaranteed a t-shirt) To register: raceroster.com/events/2019/23376/salmon-run-5km-parr-run-la-montee-du-saumon-5-km-les-tacons
2:00 p.m. Smolt Run - 9 km run at the Salmon Pools trail To register: raceroster.com/events/2019/22257/salmon-run
2:30 p.m. Fry Run - 2 km run/walk at the Chéticamp campground No registration required
3:00 p.m. Alevin Run - Short circuit for 3-6 year olds at the Chéticamp campground
No registration required June 2 9:00 a.m. Big Salmon Run - 9 km run on the Acadian trail
To register: raceroster.com/events/2019/22257/salmon-run
Event by Nova Scotia Trail Running, the Chéticamp River and Margaree River Salmon Associations, SchoolsPlus, Big Spruce Brewing and Ocean Tracking Network.
Contact: Cape Breton Highland National Park email@example.com
Antigonish, NOVA SCOTIA
6th Annual World Oceans Day EventExplore the Marine Touch Tanks. Hand on
Fun for the whole family, with live marine organisms !
June 8, 2019, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Cow Bay, Nova Scotia
Cow Bay Beach Shoreline CleanUp & BBQ
- Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
- The Moose 1287 Cow Bay Road Cow Bay
The Surfing Association of Nova Scotia presents their annual beach
clean up. This year two separate locations are being serviced;
Lawrencetown Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Community members will take to
Cow Bay Beach on Sunday June 9th for a morning clean up followed by a
BBQ picnic and prizes provided by Kannon Beach and Brother Clothing.
Gloves and bags will be provided. Wear comfy clothing!
Event by Surfing Association of Nova Scotia, Kannon Beach, Brother Clothing
Event contact: Jillian Morris 902.266.5011 email@example.com
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
- Tuesday, June 4, 2019
- 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
- NSCC Ivany Campus 80 Mawiomi Place Dartmouth Canada (map)
How and Why We Map the Ocean Geographic information system (GIS)
technology, which has long provided effective solutions for
integrating, visualizing and analyzing information about land, is now
being similarly applied to oceans. Our ability to measure change in
the oceans—including open ocean, nearshore and coast—is
increasing, not only because of improved measuring devices and
scientific techniques, but also because new GIS technology is aiding
us in better understanding this dynamic environment. Join us at the
Canadian Oceans Fourm and discover ways muli-dimensional data and web
apps can help yo put scientific information to work in your
organization. Consider the potential of sharing knolwledge across
disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders. Work with
the ocean GIS community as it forges new and better concepts in ocean
analytics and applications towards ocean sustainability. In addtion
to this, day 2 will include a hands-on-workshop where you will work
with GIS technology benefiting oceans communities. Learn about
collecting data, integrating and sharing with other sources, and
services that help us understand the ocean.
Event by Esri
Event contact: Mary
Elias 416.386.3658 firstname.lastname@example.org
Event by Esri Canada
Event contact: Mary Elias 416.386.3658 email@example.com
Shoreline Cleanup; Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up
- Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
- Alderney Landing Farmers Market 2 Ochterloney Street Dartmouth Halifax (map)
We will be at the Alderney Landing Farmers Market hosting a
litter clean-up along the shoreline and talking about the effects
of litter in our oceans & waterways.
Event By Nova
Scotia Adopt-A-Highway Program
Event contact: Amy Langille 902.957.1912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Touch Tank Hut Season Opening
- Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
- Touch Tank 2 Ochterloney Street Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4W1
Join the Back to the Sea Society for their second season of the
Touch Tank Hut. Come visit this miniature marine interpretive centre
featuring two large touch tanks filled with local intertidal life.
There will also be face painting and shell crafts! Admission for this
special opening day is by
Event by Back to the Sea Society. Event contact: Magali Gregoire
Sup 'N' Cider Clean-Up
- Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
- Lake Banook, Paddlers Cove 300 Prince Albert Road Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4J2
We will kick-off the clean up at SUP Monkey (Paddler's Cove, Lake Banook) at 3pm with boards, paddles, life jackets, bags and gloves supplied by SUP Monkey. After the clean-up, you're invited to enjoy the rest of the evening (5pm +) at Lake City Cider (35 Portland Street) for a pint/flight and pizza in appreciation of your hard work!
Event by SUP Monkey and Lake City Cider, Event contact: Jenn
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 email@example.com
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.
Prospect, Nova Scotia
Plastics Issues, Seacology by Kayak
- Tuesday, June 4, 2019
- 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
- East Coast Outfitters 2017 Lower Prospect Road Lower Prospect, NS, B3T 1Y8 Canada (map)
We all use too much plastic, and inevitably a lot of it ends up
in the ocean. Plastic is toxic, and as marine debris, it kills sea
creatures in many different ways, including entanglement, digestive
blockages, and poisoning. It also negatively impacts human health
as it works its way up the food chain. We need to find creative
solutions for this problem by imagining new ways to reuse and
re-purpose this material. Come join Interdisciplinary PhD candidate
and artist Jennifer MacLatchy and marine scientist Alexandra Vance
in discussing this important issue.
Event by East Coast Outfitters
Event contact: Jennifer MacLatchy 902.489.1307 Seacologybykayak@gmail.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Saturday June 8, 2019 9am - 1pm., Lunenburg, NS.
Event by Cape LaHave Adventures
Event contact: Tissy Bolivar 902.693.2023 Tissy.Bolivar@modl.ca
We are celebrating World Oceans Day with a paddling beach clean-up
adventure in the LaHave Islands! Come join us! We will meet on the
mainland and paddle to the beaches of Cape LaHave Island, removing any
garbage we find along the way. Bring your own sea kayak, SUP, dory or
canoe, plus snacks and drinking water. Motorized boat support is
organized by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg to help
remove garbage we gather. Bring your own gloves, water and snacks. This
event is FREE! Participants get a fun day on the water + FREE homemade
ice cream from Ploughman's Lunch!! How good is that?! Discounted
sea kayak rentals available from Cape LaHave Adventures. Advanced
reservations required. $25 includes paddle, lifejacket, skirt and dry
bag. To reserve a kayak rental, contact Cape LaHave Adventures
at email@example.com or (902) 693-2023. When: Saturday June
8th, 2019, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Please allow time for gearing up so we can
depart promptly at 9:00 am. Weather permitting. Meeting point: Crescent Beach (Please carpool or park at the larger parking lot on the west end (mainland side) of the beach and walk to the meeting point on the East end)
Lunenburg Oceans Day
- Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
- 68 Bluenose Drive Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0
10am – 12pm: Lunenburg Town & Shoreline Cleanup @ Coastal
Action Office (37 Tannery Road)
1pm – 4pm: Waterfront Event – Booths & Activities @ Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Event by Coastal Action Foundation
Event contact: Alexa Goodman 514.941.7996 firstname.lastname@example.org