Antigonish and Area Celebrates World Oceans Day – Antigonish, NS

Oceans link us all around the world. Come celebrate the United Nations recognized World Oceans

It is one way to recognize the important role of our oceans in providing food, cleaning our water, generating oxygen, and regulating our climate.

We can also take the opportunity to celebrate the stunningly beautiful Gulf of St. Lawrence, and say NO to offshore oil and gas development in the Gulf.

This is a family friendly event organized by Responsible Energy Action (REA) Antigonish and Ecology Action Centre and it will be held at Mahoney’s Beach, Antigonish County (Highway 337) beginning at 12 noon. Bring your picnic food and drink, chairs or beach blankets, your creative energy, and your love for our planet.

Activities include face painting by Sunshine Sue, water/ocean poetry and short story readings, including Princess Grace and the Jellyfish by Jane Moseley, numerous artists painting ‘live’ on the beach, a piping plover walk and discussion, a few songs by the Raging Grannies, a hands-on opportunity to learn about biological monitoring in our area (including how you can be part of the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program), and much more.

Pets are welcome if leashed (protecting the plover environment). Slight drizzle won’t deter us (bring your raincoat) but heavy rain will likely require a cancellation.

For more information:

Susan Eaton

or contact

Joanne Cook Marine Toxics Co-ordinator Ecology Action Centre