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Wild Education Signing Ceremony — Whitehorse
Wednesday, June 1 at Hidden Valley Elementary School, Whitehorse, Yukon, 11:00-12:00
Join CWF President Larry Leigh and Yukon Environment Deputy Minister Kelvin Leary in a celebration of Rivers to Oceans Week and Wild Education at Hidden Valley School in Whitehorse on June 1. The celebration features a signing ceremony for the delivery of Wild Education in the territory. This will be followed by a chorus of songs in celebration of Rivers to Oceans led by musician Remy Rodden. The water-inspired playlist features We’re Connected to the Oceans; World Without Fish; The Herschel Island Whaling Song and Think About the Wild. Hidden Valley primary students will also share original poetry in celebration of Rivers to Oceans.
Complementary snacks and refreshments courtesy CWF and local rivers. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Oceans Day — Halifax
Friday, June 3, 9:30-16:30
Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the Halifax waterfront. Celebrate World Oceans Day with educational exhibits and interactive demonstrations.
In collaboration with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Government of Nova Scotia, International Oceans Institute-Canada, Waterfront Development, Port of Halifax, Dalhousie University, CFB Halifax and Museum of Natural History.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
World Oceans Day — Montreal
Wednesday, June 8 at the Montreal Biodome, 9:30-16:30
Meet Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals co-founder and chairman Robert Michaud as he shares stories about his experiences working with belugas of the St. Lawrence River with local elementary students at 10 a.m.
Then take part in the launch of the 2011 poster series for the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network at 11 a.m. You’ll also be among the first to see the new Hinterland Who’s Who public service announcement featuring the killer whale and the Ocean Commotion webisode.
After the launch, wander around the Biodome’s St. Lawrence ecosystem and explore the species that call the region home both underwater and above it. Meet representatives of marine conservation and research organizations active in the St. Lawrence, and discover, discuss and debate marine issues. The new Hinterland Who’s Who videos, as well as the documentary “Entre le krill et la baleine,” an episode of the Radio-Canada TV series Vu du large, will be screened throughout the day.
The day’s activities are presented in collaboration with Québec Océan, the coordinator for Oceans Day activities across Quebec.
For more information, email email@example.com.
100 Days film screening and director Q&A — Ottawa
Monday, June 13 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, 19:00-20:30
Celebrate Canadian Rivers Day and Rivers to Oceans Week with this 45-minute documentary and a Q&A with director Brett Rogers.
Filmed by Brett Rogers and
narrated by Les Stroud, 100 Days documents the journey of a group of
young adventurers on a homemade raft across the wilds of the Yukon
River. It celebrates the spirit of adventure and the often harsh
realities of life in the north.
After the film, Brett will be on site to answer questions from the audience.
This is a free event presented by the Canadian Wildlife Federation in celebration of Rivers to Oceans Week (June 8-14).
Monday, June 13, 2011
Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., screening begins at 7:00 p.m.
Eureka! Festival — Montreal
Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19 at the Old Port of Montreal.
Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation as we bring Rivers to Oceans celebrations to the Eureka! Festival.
First there was 3-D; now there’s Fish-D! If you’ve ever wondered what
the world looks like to a fish, now’s your chance! Aquatic species in
Canada and around the world have evolved some amazing adaptations to
help them survive in their habitats. Visit the CWF tent at the Eureka!
Festival and try our Fish-D goggles to experience how different aquatic
animals actually see their world. You’ll also find out how some fish use
UV light to send each other secret messages, and you’ll have the chance
to sign our UV guestbook before you go.
The Eureka! Festival attracts more than 60,000 visitors to an interactive, activity-oriented science fair in the Old Port of Montreal. Find out more »
As a member of CWF’s e-community, we are delighted to extend to you a special opportunity to receive passes to the premiere screenings of “Dolphin Tale”, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the people who worked together to save her life. After being caught in a crab trap, Winter is rescued but loses her tail. A dedicated marine biologist, a brilliant prosthetic doctor, and a devoted young boy bring about a miracle: a prosthetic tail to help Winter swim again.
CWF has teamed up with the film to empower children and families to learn more about aquatic wildlife and how we can help protect it –– and also save ocean habitat.
To request passes, please contact darlah @ cwf-fcf.org