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Àros na Mara: World Oceans Day Festival

June 7-10, 2018

We would like to invite and welcome you to: Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival, June 7-10, 2018.

Once again Cape Breton University through the Bras d'Or Institute is partnering with CCBCVI for the 4th annual WOD Festival from June 7-10th. 

On Sunday, June 10th – from 12-4, at The Port of Iona we will celebrate World Oceans Day. This is our 4th year acknowledging and celebrating the world wide UNESCO designated event. We consider this a special occasion for Cape Breton Island's own participation in the world-wide event. The purpose of our informative and celebratory event is to heighten public awareness, general acknowledgement and appreciation about the fundamental value the Bras d'Or Lake possesses for all Nova Scotian’s.

This will be a family-fun and ocean-themed festival for people to enjoy scientific and interactive displays, children’s games, and informative marine oriented demonstrations. Festival goers can sample locally crafted specialties while being entertained by some of Cape Breton’s finest Celtic performers. Our festival has been selected as one of Destination Cape Breton ‘18 in 18 Events’ for 2018!

The World Oceans Day Committee has determined that understanding the relationship between eco-tourism and the Bras d’Or Lake will be the topic for discussion at our panel. We will have an hour long formal speaker program on the Sunday afternoon in the St. Columba Church Centre in Iona. This year's discussion panel theme is: Beauty, Science, and Eco-tourism at the Barra Strait.

For further updates on our event please check:

Earlier Event: June 5
Seacology by Kayak
Later Event: June 7
Bluefin: Documentary Screening