World Ocean Day – June 8th


World Ocean Day is on June 8th and we are happy to bring you a list of all the World Ocean Day events and activities from across Canada. Stay tuned!

David Suzuki Foundation – Canada Wide
The David Suzuki Foundation is helping you celebrate World Ocean Day by providing you ideas and tools to organize an event in your area. Mix and match activities to create your own special Oceans Day event – at home, school, work, or elsewhere in your community. DSF has activities for the young and the old, the landlocked and the waterlogged, including a sustainable seafood feast, sea-themed movie night and a shore cleanup. Whether you live near the ocean or not, there’s a suite of celebrations for you to choose from!

Visit for more information, or email us at


Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society & City of Surrey – British Columbia

Sunday, June 7, 2009
11am – 3pm
Blackie Spit
Foot of McBride St., Crescent Beach, Surrey, B.C.

Please join us for a fascinating and fun day in celebration of World Ocean Day.  Featuring interactive displays, family activities, crafts, face painting, marine creature touch tank, live music, kayaking, scuba, interpretive walks and Sammy the Seagull! Visit their web site: for more info.

WWF Canada – Canada Wide

The World Wildlife Fund has a number of projects and initiatives regarding the protection of our waters from coast to coast. Check out their Our Ocean Needs Action section on their web site.


Sierra Club of Canada – Canada Wide

The Sierra Club of Canada will be hosting a number of related events from across Canada. Here is one from BC below. Visit their web site for more information.


Finding Coral – Living Ocean Society

Follow the adventures of the Living Ocean Society’s Finding Coral Expedition as they set out on June 8th in two mini subs to explore deep sea corals in the Hecate Strait and the Queen Charlotte Basin off the coast of British Columbia. Read our post to find out more.

View the YouTube clip below:


Background info from: The Ocean Project

world_ocean_dayThe concept for World Ocean Day was proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and it had been unofficially celebrated every year since then. Official designation by the U.N. is a significant step in conserving and protecting our world’s ocean.
World Ocean Day provides an opportunity each year to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. The Ocean Project, working closely with the World Ocean Network each year, helps to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, businesses.

If you or your community/organization is celebrating World Ocean Day, let us know by submitting your stories and photos!

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