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To celebrate World Oceans Day, we're pleased to be joining forces with the District of Sechelt to present the first annual Sechelt Oceans Day!

12 - 4 pm
Saturday, June 10th,
Friendship Park & Trail Bay Waterfront

You're invited to enjoy an afternoon of FREE family fun featuring ocean-themed activities and games at Friendship Park and the downtown Trail Bay waterfront. Pick up your Oceans Day Passport at our info booth, and gain stamps at each activity for your chance to win great prizes, like a free kayak rental from Alpha Adventures!

SCHEDULE:

12 pm:     Welcome from Mayor Bruce Milne & Councillor Noel Muller

12:15:     Talaysay' Oceans Day Spoken Treasures Tour
               Featuring Candace Campo, shishalh Nation Cultural Ambassador, of
               Talaysay Tours. Tickets are $15, and spaces are limited to 20. 
               Register here.

1 pm:      Shoreline Stewards Cleanup.
               Join us for a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup along the Sechelt
               waterfront - click here to sign up.

2 pm:       Friends of Forage Fish - Want to know what a forage fish is?
               Want to know what the volunteer project is about? Join us for a
               sampling demonstration to see for yourself!

2 - 4 pm:  Make Art Not Waste - community art project!
                Join the visionary eco-artists of deer crossing the art farm society to
                upcycle & transform marine debris collected in shoreline cleanups
                into beautiful Eco-Art!

3 pm:       iNaturalist - become a Citizen Scientist with this free app!
                  
Hands-on intro to how you can contribute to world knowledge of
                biodiversity while learning about local species. Take pictures, and
                scientific experts identify it for you!

10 am - 3 pm:   Alpha Adventures Paddle Demo for Oceans Day!
                        Your chance to try out kayaking, and different kayak models,
                        f
or FREE! Join Alpha Adventure staff at Porpoise Bay Provincial
                        Park. Spaces are limited - click here to register.

3:30 - 4 pm:  KNOTTY DOTTERS Marimba Band!

4 pm:        Prize Draw!  Show us your Oceans Day passport stamps & get
                  tickets for a chance to win.

Also featuring information and games from the: BC Cetacean Sighting Network, Friends of Forage Fish, Eco-Freako, Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Society, SC Salmonid Enhancement Society, Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project, The Jellyfish Project, Tours of Exploration, Pacific Wild, SC Conservation Association, and the District of Sechelt.

Prizes include: Animal Encounter for Two at the Vancouver Aquarium, Alpha Adventures Kayak Rental, Northern Divine Smoked Sturgeon, Painting by Sheila Page, Pastimes Salmon Card Game, Sechelt Fish Market $50 Gift Card, SC Conservation Association & Jellyfish Project T-shirts, Eco-Freako products, ReDécor whales, Marine Life of PNW Book from Tours of Exploration, All For Pets Gift Basket, Great Bear Wild book from Pacific Wild, Basted Baker $25 Gift Card, Family membership at the Gibsons Public Market, Wandering Wonders ice cream treats, reusable bags from Claytons, Salmon boards from the District of Sechelt, and more!

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