Events
Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts
Jun
23
Jun 24

Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts

  • Wolfe Island, Ontario K0H 2Y0 Canada

The Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts—programmed by Swim Drink Fish ambassador Dave Bidini—will feature 2-days of literature, music, and spoken word in the heart of the Great Lakes. The Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts (June 23 - 24th) will launch Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s Wolfe Island Culture Festival (June 23 - August 12) in celebration of Great Lakes Voices.

Kingston & Wolfe Island Culture Festival
Jun
23
Aug 12

Kingston & Wolfe Island Culture Festival

The 7-week festival runs from June 23 - August 12,  and will and explore Kingston and Wolfe Island Area exemplify all that the Great Lakes can provide in a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future.

The Kingston & Wolfe Island Culture Festival will launch with the Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts, June 23 - 24th; and will close with the Wolfe Island Music Festival, August 11 - 12th.

Eating Lake Ontario 2
Jul
5
6:30 pm18:30

Eating Lake Ontario 2

  • The Wolfe Island Grill

Eating Lake Ontario 2 is your chance to learn more about these important questions. Chef Matt Hewson of the Wolfe Island Grill is cooking up a 3-course dinner of fish from the Great Lakes, along with optional wine pairings from Prince Edward County. Colin Lake from the Ministry of Natural Resources will speak about the past, present and future of fishing in Lake Ontario, including Wolfe Island.

King Wolf Swim
Jul
8
6:30 am06:30

King Wolf Swim

Started in 2014, the King Wolf Swim is a point-to-point open water swim across the St. Lawrence River/Lake Ontario from Kingston to Wolfe Island, Ontario. It is held annually in July. Easily accessible from Toronto, Ottawa and Syracuse, this is a great swim for more experienced open water swimmers! Complete the swim, enjoy lunch on Wolfe Island, then take the ferry back to Kingston. Sanctioned by Triathlon Ontario.

 

The 2017 King Wolf Swim is part of the Kingston and Wolfe Island Culture Festival

Shoreline Shuffle Salute Exhibit
Jul
15
4:00 pm16:00

Shoreline Shuffle Salute Exhibit

  • Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

On June 23, 2013 a public protest took place. The Shoreline Shuffle saw hundreds of people walk, paddle, and cycle the 7.7 km along Kingston’s downtown shoreline to raise awareness about the need for better public access and waterfront planning in our city.
The Shoreline Shuffle Salute remembers the Shoreline Shuffle and relives the day in a photo and video exhibition. Join us in celebrating our Great Lake - share your love of Lake Ontario and our right to access it!

Exhibit will be open to the public and will run from Saturday, July 15 until Thursday, July 20

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Retrospective
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Retrospective

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s vision for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future was launched from the shores of Kingston and Wolfe Island by co-founders Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully.  

Over the years the organization has grown from a humble group of two - towards a national organization working for swimmable, drinkable, water globally.

We have 16 years of fighting for environmental protection in these communities, empowering individuals to restore their natural waterways, and bearing witness to the strength and commitment of these communities.

We want to celebrate our history, our present, and most importantly our future - and we’d love for the citizens of Kingston and Wolfe Island to join us!

Citizen Science Workshops: Water Sampling in Lake Ontario
Jul
21
Jul 27

Citizen Science Workshops: Water Sampling in Lake Ontario

  • Kingston & Wolfe Island

Come out and join the waterkeeper team in a series of hands on water sampling workshops along the Lake Ontario waterfront in Kingston and Wolfe Island. We’ll be discussing about the importance of water quality monitoring, sharing Kingston and Wolfe Island water facts, and answering your questions.

Dates and locations vary - stay tuned for more information and to sign up to attend one (or all!) of the workshop dates.

Closing Ceremony & Great Lakes Pledge Night
Aug
9
7:00 pm19:00

Closing Ceremony & Great Lakes Pledge Night

 

After 7-weeks of events celebrating what Lake Ontario has to offer—the Kingston and Wolfe Island Culture Festival will come to a close with our Closing Ceremony and Great Lakes Pledge. Join us to reflect on what we’ve learned, what we hope to accomplish in the future, and how we will make it happen. All are invited to attend this free evening.


MEC Toronto Paddlefest 2017
Jun
10
Jun 11

MEC Toronto Paddlefest 2017

  • Sunnyside Beach

MEC is throwing a party to welcome the 2017 paddling season! Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. 

Cottage Rodeo
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Cottage Rodeo

  • Rock 'N' Horse Saloon

Come out for a night of cottage fun, right here in the city! Half of all proceeds will go to Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.

Great Lakes Guardians' Council Meeting
May
15
12:30 pm12:30

Great Lakes Guardians' Council Meeting

  • Ontario Investment and Trade Centre

Established by the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015, which came into effect on November 3, 2015, the Great Lakes Guardians’ Council is a forum to improve collaboration and coordination among Ontario’s Great Lakes partners. The Council’s role is to help identify priorities for actions, potential funding measures and partnerships, and share ideas.

Swim Drink Fish Canada's vice-president, Krystyn Tully will be presenting at this meeting. 

Nature Guelph Speaker Series – Connecting With Water
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

Nature Guelph Speaker Series – Connecting With Water

  • OAC Centenial Arboretum Centre

Krystyn will talk about the idea of water literacy and why it matters to you. She'll share stories about successes (and failures) from people working to restore Canada's waters to ensure a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. You'll also hear about simple steps you can take today to make your life by the water happier, healthier, and more rewarding. 
 

2017 Waterkeeper Gala Toronto
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Waterkeeper Gala Toronto

  • CBC Building

Our 6th Annual Waterkeeper Gala is the night when it all comes together, when we set the tone for the year. It will be an evening of fine art, inspiring and unique performances, and elegant local food & wine. 

$2.3-million has been raised to promote swimmable, drinkable, fishable water since 2011.

Spring Cottage Life Show - Muskoka Brewery Watermarks
Mar
31
Apr 2

Spring Cottage Life Show - Muskoka Brewery Watermarks

  • THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Waterkeeper will be at the 24th annual Spring Cottage Life Show collecting Watermarks. We will be joining Muskoka Brewery at its booth for one day only, so be sure to drop by if you can! 

Panel Presentation: Making the Great Lakes the Outdoor Recreation Destination of Choice
Mar
28
1:30 pm13:30

Panel Presentation: Making the Great Lakes the Outdoor Recreation Destination of Choice

  • WNED – WBFO Studio

On March 28th, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, in Buffalo, New York, Krystyn Tully, Vice President of Swim Drink Fish Canada, will be attending The International Joint Commission's Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice: Buffalo and presenting on the topic: "Making the Great Lakes the Outdoor Recreation Destination of Choice."

Waterkeeper Pop-up Art Show
Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Waterkeeper Pop-up Art Show

  • Bau-Xi Photo Gallery

Now an annual event, the Waterkeeper Pop-up Art Show provides a first look at the art featured in the 2017 Waterkeeper Gala auction. 

"Lost Rivers" screening with Q&A
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

"Lost Rivers" screening with Q&A

  • St. Francis Centre

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority invites you to join them, along with Swim Drink Fish Canada’s Krystyn Tully, for a screen of the film followed by a Q&A with cast and filmmakers.

Great Lakes Coast Initiative Round Table
Mar
22
8:00 am08:00

Great Lakes Coast Initiative Round Table

  • Toronto

A select group of multi-sectoral experts and stakeholders will come together to answer the question: “What would it take to make the Great Lakes people’s preferred choice for nature-based activities, as a means to protect the water, and encourage Great Lakes regional economic development?

Lake Ontario Evenings
Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

Lake Ontario Evenings

  • Gladstone Hotel

Join Waterkeeper, Mark Mattson, for a presentation on the Watermark Project at the Gladstone Hotel as part of Toronto RAP’s Lake Ontario Evening on March 8 from 6-9 pm. The theme of the evening will be "Lost in Toronto's Wilderness: A celebration of Toronto's waters, fish, wildlife, and habitats". Register Here. 

Shellback Club Luncheon
Feb
1
12:15 pm12:15

Shellback Club Luncheon

  • Royal Canadian Yacht Club

It is with great pleasure to have our Vice-President and co-founder, Krystyn Tully, as their guest speaker on February 1st at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. A Q&A period will follow Krystyn's presentation, so sailors come prepared with questions!

 

2017 Toronto International Boat Show
Jan
20
Jan 29

2017 Toronto International Boat Show

  • Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Salon 107

Boaters – like swimmers, surfers, divers, and the like – are ambassadors for clean and healthy water. And for the full 10 days, Waterkeeper will be in attendance collecting Watermarks from as many boaters as we can meet! So if you're a boater and you want to help protect the waters you navigate, tell us your water story!

Digital Marketing Q&A @ UofT
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Digital Marketing Q&A @ UofT

  • Woodsworth College Room

Waterkeeper’s Vice President, Krystyn Tully will be one of the panelists for the Foundations of Digital Marketing course offered at the UofT. The panel will discuss their experiences and various approaches to digital media and the art of blogging.

Black Friday with Patagonia
Nov
25
11:30 am11:30

Black Friday with Patagonia

  • Patagonia Toronto

To counter the Black Friday consumer-craze, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales from the day to grassroots environmental organizations working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. As a fellow 1% For The Planet member, Waterkeeper is very happy to be one of the organizations tabling!

Toronto Harbour Report Launch
Nov
23
5:30 pm17:30

Toronto Harbour Report Launch

  • Waterkeeper's Office

After sampling the water quality from Toronto's Harbour all summer, we've compiled all of our findings into the first-ever Toronto Harbour Report and we want to share it with anyone and everyone who wants the information. So, we’re throwing a party at our office! Waterkeeper's VP Krystyn Tully will present the report and there will be plenty of time for questions. So join us!

History of Hacking - Watermark Presentation
Nov
15
10:00 am10:00

History of Hacking - Watermark Presentation

  • University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall

The University of Toronto's Professor Matt Price is integrating the Watermark Project into his "History of Hacking" class so his students can get a glimpse into the history of water and waterways in the Toronto area. Waterkeeper's Vice President, Krystyn Tully is thrilled to be a guest speaker for the class and introduce the Watermark Project to the students!

Presenting to the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans
Nov
14
3:30 pm15:30

Presenting to the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans

  • Parliament of Canada, Meeting 33, Room C-110

Prior to the rollbacks to Canada's environmental laws, the Fisheries Act was one of the strongest legal tools for water protection and pivotal to Waterkeeper's work in protecting fish and fish habitat. Waterkeeper's President and Vice President, Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully, are delighted to be invited to present to the Standing Committee as they review the scope of the Act's application.

Waterkeeper presenting at Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) public hearing
Nov
10
8:30 am08:30

Waterkeeper presenting at Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) public hearing

  • Town Park Recreation Centre Gymnasium

As a leading expert on water quality monitoring and public water quality reporting, Waterkeeper seeks to provide distinctive and relevant information concerning excavation, dredging, and remediation activities conducted as part of the PHAI, as well as the adequacy of wastewater treatment and solid waste containment at the PHAI’s long-term waste facilities. Representing Waterkeeper, Pippa Feinstein and Wilf Ruland.

The Great Lakes: The First Nations, Métis Nation and Tribal Perspective
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

The Great Lakes: The First Nations, Métis Nation and Tribal Perspective

  • Fort William Historical Park

The IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board will host a panel discussion with local and regional experts to discuss their unique perspectives of the Great Lakes, long-term challenges, and their impacts on indigenous people. The public is invited to attend this free event and participate in the conversation. The session will be moderated by Water Quality Board member Mark Mattson, President of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.

Waterkeeper presenting at Cameco relicensing public hearing
Nov
9
8:30 am08:30

Waterkeeper presenting at Cameco relicensing public hearing

  • Town Park Recreation Centre Gymnasium

Waterkeeper has contributed our unique knowledge of the impacts of the facility on local surface and groundwater to past decision-making processes for this facility. We seek to build on this past work in order to meaningfully contribute to this upcoming hearing process. Representing Waterkeeper, Pippa Feinstein and Wilf Ruland, will make oral presentations to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

The Cove Beach Clean Up #16
Oct
23
9:00 am09:00

The Cove Beach Clean Up #16

  • Scarborough Bluffs

Join Surf the Greats and Surf Dreams Canada Online Surf Shop for the 16th The Cove Beach Clean-Up. After enjoying the Bluffs over the warm months, they're switching gears into the surf season and giving back to the shoreline. Surf the Greats will also be collecting Watermarks for the Watermark Project! So come prepared with your water stories and help protect a waterbody you love!

Water Literacy Tour 2016
Oct
17
Nov 30

Water Literacy Tour 2016

  • Campuses across Canada

One of the most common questions Waterkeeper receives today is, "What can I do to ensure Canadian waters are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable?" This Fall, Waterkeeper Mark Mattson is going on a campus tour, guest lecturing at universities and colleges across Canada! As one of Canada's most prominent environmental lawyers, Mark will help the leaders of tomorrow become more water-literate

The Power of Storytelling in Marketing with Terry O'Reilly
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

The Power of Storytelling in Marketing with Terry O'Reilly

  • Simcoe Street Theatre

Join the CBC Radio Host of "Under the Influence," marketing guru, and long-time Waterkeeper friend and supporter, Terry O'Reilly for a few lessons on storytelling in marketing. Waterkeeper is honoured to attend this great event and collect Watermarks for the Watermark Project! 

2016 Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver
Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

2016 Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver

Canadian artists, philanthropists and leaders will gather on October 13 for the 2nd annual Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver. The evening will showcase and celebrate the second wave of Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors – individuals demonstrating leadership in sustainability, innovation, and community-building. 100% funds raised support swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.