THERE ARE MANY ACTIVITIES AROUND VICTORIA TO HELP CELEBRATE WORLD OCEAN’S DAY! HERE ARE A FEW TO CONSIDER:
The theme selected by the United Nations for this United Nations International Day (2019) is “Gender and Oceans”
JUNE 2, 2019 – 11:00 – 3:00
SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA
Celebrate World Oceans Day with this FREE family friendly event. Join us outside in Beacon Park on the Sidney oceanfront! Educational exhibits, entertainment and more! **Centre open by donation this day only!
JUNE 8 11:00AM to 3:00PMFREE!
WORLD OCEAN’S DAY AT ESQUIMALT GORGE PARK
Address: Esquimalt Gorge Park
Ensuring a healthy ocean involves raising awareness of how we can change our daily activities to improve our marine waters. The activities and programs provided during our celebration will highlight the importance of water stewardship and the effects our daily activities have on Gorge waterway ecosystems and organisms, including Coho salmon, Pacific herring, cutthroat trout, and the Olympia oyster.
In celebration of this international day, World Fisheries Trust and the Township of Esquimalt are hosting a World Oceans Day event with interpretive walks, guided canoe tours, sea creature touch tanks, crafts, games, live music and food! Many other local organizations that share an interest in our ocean will be joining the celebration with informative displays and ocean-related activities for all ages.
JUNE 9, 2019 FROM 11 – 4FREE!
WORLD OCEAN’S DAY AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF
Bring the family to Fisherman’s Wharf to learn all about the Salish Sea. Talk to a wide variety of research, education and conservation organizations, learn about your own impact, and find out what you can do get involved, reduce plastic pollution and #KeepOceansBlue. There will be plenty of activities for all ages!