HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Kids had the opportunity to explore different boats on World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day celebrated at Carrot Park

Despite the rain community comes together for ocean fun

Despite the rain children and community members came out to celebrate World Oceans Day at Carrot Park in Port Hardy.

Pacificus Biological Services, Canadian Coast Guard, Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, Living Occeans Society, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canadian Wildlife services and the Mother Goose Literacy Bus all participated in the day with informative booths and displays.

The event ran from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and included beach walks and fun activities for kids and families.

The Wagalus School Dancers opened the event with cultural dances, including the Salmon Dance, with blessings and speeches given by Calvin Hunt and Mervyn Child.

The event was organized and hosted by the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce.

Check out the photo gallery below!


HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO The Orca was out to say hello during World Oceans Day celebrations.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Mother Goose Literacy bus entertained children during World Oceans Day at Carrot Park in Port Hardy.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Kids appreciate the view of the ocean at Carrot Park during World Oceans Day.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO The Canadian Coast Guard showed off some cool stuff at Oceans Day on June 8.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Kids get a chance to check out all of the different boats at World Oceans Day.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO The Wagalus School Dancers perform at World Oceans Day.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Mervyn Child gives a speech at the ceremony during World Oceans Day on June 8 at Carrot Park.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Drummers play and sing during the ceremony at World Oceans Day in Port Hardy.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Wagalus School Dancers perform during World Oceans Day celebrations.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Calvin Hunt dances with Lil Amigos children during World Oceans Day celebrations.

Just Posted

Port McNeill Cannabis Committee stumbles out of the gate

“I’m worried we could just be all over the map and I need to see a plan.”

Port Alice’s new RCMP officers going through clearance process

The medical process can take several months to complete as there are several steps involved.

UPDATED: East Zeballos placed under evacuation alert as “out of control” wildfire approaches homes

BC Wildfire Service says rolling debris on steep terrain poses danger to firefighters

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Port Hardy Fire Rescue knocks down wildland fire

PHFR members responded to the scene, located the fire, and contained it to the immediate area.

B.C. wildfires 2018: Hazy skies impacting crews in spotting new fires

18,000 people are on an evacuation alert, with 3,000 homes under an evacuation order

Minister optimistic after 2 days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Canadian and U.S. officials met in Nelson Wednesday and Thursday to discuss future of the treaty

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The Durango crashed into the ditch after the shooting near the Goodstoney Rodeo Centre

2 nurses attacked at B.C. psych hospital, union calls for in-unit security

PHSA says that in-unit guards would do more harm than good

Former B.C. optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

Red Cross now accepting donations for those impacted by B.C. wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is asking for help now and in the weeks and months ahead.

B.C. program to educate parents reduces ‘shaken baby syndrome’ by 35%

Period of PURPLE Crying was launched nearly a decade ago

B.C. golfer, just 23, scores the rare albatross

Six-million-to-one shot a first for the Terrace club

Most Read