Events
2018 Swim Drink Fish Gala
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Swim Drink Fish Gala

  • 11 Polson Street Toronto, ON, M5A 1A4 Canada (map)
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The Swim Drink Fish Gala is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year. An unforgettable evening in praise of fine art, inspiring performances, and gourmet food and drink. This year we return to the shores of Lake Ontario, hosting the event at Rebel in Toronto. 

Every dollar raised helps ensure a future where everyone in Canada can experience swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters.

Learn more about the artwork to be auctioned off, here

We hope you'll join us on Thursday, April 26, 2018
For further gala details, click here

Please note: This event is now sold out. Please contact us for wait-list information.

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IAGLR 2018
Jun
18
to Jun 22

IAGLR 2018

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Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Scarborough, on the green edge of Toronto, for IAGLR's 61st annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Great Science for Tomorrow's Solutions. Mark your calendars for June 18-22, 2018. You won't want to miss it!

Learn more about the event here.

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Book Launch - The NEVER-ENDING PRESENT the Story of GORD DOWNIE and THE TRAGICALLY HIP
Apr
5
8:30 PM20:30

Book Launch - The NEVER-ENDING PRESENT the Story of GORD DOWNIE and THE TRAGICALLY HIP

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Join us for the official launch event and musical surprises! 

Michael Barclay will be interviewed on stage by Lana Gay at 9:30, followed by a musical tribute. The bandleader for the evening is Ian Blurton of Change of Heart and Public Animal; singers include Michelle McAdorey, Tony Dekker, Sate and more to be announced in the coming days.

Cover: $5. No advance tickets. Doors open at 8.30 p.m. All door proceeds go to the gracious musicians as well as Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Michael Barclay is a Canadian music journalist who wrote extensively about the Hip's final tour for Maclean's magazine, and is one of the co-authors of CanRock compendium Have Not Been the Same. This fresh-from-the-press gorgeous hardcover book draws from 80+ new interviews with friends and peers, managers and producers to tell the story of this band –– and many bands: cover bands, opening bands, aging bands, Canadian bands. A story of poetry and performance, of dealing with disease and seeking reconciliation, of dance and its disappearance. 33 years of reasons why 11 million Canadians tuned in for the Hip's final show. 

Come celebrate with us in Toronto on the checkerboard floors.

Presented in part by Ace Hill Brewery.
 

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Art Preview - Swim Drink Fish Gala 2018
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Art Preview - Swim Drink Fish Gala 2018

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Swim Drink Fish will be hosting its annual art preview pop-up, sponsored by RBC.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, will be previewing a firsthand look at the art featured in our 2018 Swim Drink Fish Gala. This year, the event  will include works by Edward Burtynsky, Barbara Cole, James Lahey, and Nicolas Ruel.

If you would like to join us for this exclusive and exciting evening of art, wine, and inspiring conversation please RSVP here

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
remarks at 6:45 pm

Galerie de Bellefeuille
87 Avenue Rd, Suite 2, Toronto
(please use Avenue Rd entrance)

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Great Lakes Guardians' Council
Mar
29
12:00 PM12:00

Great Lakes Guardians' Council

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Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully will be attending The Great Lakes Guardians’ Council meeting. The Guardians' Council established under the Great Lakes Protection Act, provides a forum to identify and find solutions to Great Lakes challenges, increase our science and consideration of First Nations and Métis communities’ traditional knowledge, and strengthen our shared understanding of the Great Lakes.

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SWIFT Business Forum Canada 2018
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

SWIFT Business Forum Canada 2018

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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper will be attending and accepting a donation from SWIFT. 

The SWIFT Business Forum Canada 2018 will bring together 350+ industry leaders and influential decision makers from payments, securities, market infrastructures and corporates, together with the fintech community. It provides extensive networking opportunities to meet and engage with your peers in one of the most innovative, thriving and dynamic financial centers in North America.

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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Toronto Harbour Report Launch & Volunteer Appreciation Night

  • Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (map)
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With help from our sponsors and team of volunteers, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has once again sampled Toronto’s Inner Harbour to investigate the growing concern of this city’s sewage pollution into Lake Ontario. We compiled all of our findings into the second annual Toronto Harbour Report and we want to share it with you.

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Toronto Harbour Report Launch & Volunteer Appreciation Night

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Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Twinning Ceremony / Cérémonie du Jumelage

Ottawa Riverkeeper and Potomac Riverkeeper are pleased to invite you to the Twinning our Capital Rivers' official Ceremony and press conference!

This ceremony will officialize the Twinning of the capital rivers of Canada and of the United States - a unique initiative that you won't want to miss! Join dignitaries and community leaders from Ottawa and Washington DC to learn about our capital rivers and our shared vision for world-class swimmable, drinkable, and fishable Capital Rivers.

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

Watermark Project at the Active Ontario Festival

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The Watermark Project team will be collecting your Watermarks at this year's Active Ontario Festival, September 1st and 2nd, in the Commons Area of Ontario Place,  955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON. 

The Active Ontario Festival inspires visitors to experience a variety of outdoor sports and healthy lifestyle activities, and offers families ways to get outside and explore what the province has to offer all year round. Bring the entire family to learn, explore and share your powerful connections to water. Admission is free. 

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Shoreline Shuffle Salute Exhibit
Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

Shoreline Shuffle Salute Exhibit

  • Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (map)
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The Shoreline Shuffle Salute exhibit opens on Saturday July, 4-7pm. The exhibit will be open to the public from July 15 - July 20th at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, community gallery room 109. he Shoreline Shuffle Salute is part of the Kingston and Wolfe Island Culture Festival celebrating Great Lakes Voices through story and song. RSVP HERE

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RBC Blue Water Day 2017
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

RBC Blue Water Day 2017

  • 155 Wellington Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 3H6 Canada (map)
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Launched in 2007, the RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year global charitable commitment of $50 million to help provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations. Waterkeeper founder and vice president Krystyn Tully is slated to speak about the Watermark Project—a program that exists because of support from RBC's Blue Water Project!

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Kingston Haunted Walk - Waterfront Edition
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Kingston Haunted Walk - Waterfront Edition

A one-night only tour focusing on the ghost stories and darker history of Kingston and the three bodies of water (Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River and Cataraqui River) that have played an integral part in Kingston’s past and present. BOOK NOW!

*Use the Promo Code: KWICultureFest & get 10% off any Kingston Haunted Walk until August 12th) 

 

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Wolfe Island History: Myths, Legends & Artefacts
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Wolfe Island History: Myths, Legends & Artefacts

Hosted by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and the Wolfe Island Historical Society.

A presentation by the Wolfe Island Historical Society  featuring an exclusive first sneak peak of the artefacts excavated from Brophy’s Point in the 50’s and 60’s.Photos of a selection of the artefacts will be on display alongside details o n how you can help bring these artefacts home to Wolfe Island.

Download PDF pamphlet

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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

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Eating Lake Ontario 2
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Eating Lake Ontario 2

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.

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Kingston & Wolfe Island Culture Festival
Jun
23
to 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.

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Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts

  • Wolfe Island, Ontario K0H 2Y0 Canada (map)
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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.

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