Events
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.

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. 

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.

5th Annual Toronto Island Lake Swim
Aug
20
11:00 am11:00

5th Annual Toronto Island Lake Swim

  • Centre Island Pier Toronto Islands, Toronto Ontario

The Toronto Island Lake Swim is an annual favourite for open water swimmers around the lake. The event offers a 750m, a 1.5km, and a 3.8km swim. If you aren’t swimming come down to the beach to cheer on hundreds of athletes and enjoy the fun and festive beach atmosphere. 


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.

TELUS Talks: Our planet, our future
Oct
12
4:00 pm16:00

TELUS Talks: Our planet, our future

  • TELUS Garden Hosting Centre, Floor 24

Communications technology is helping define Canadians' relationship with nature. Waterkeeper joins TELUS for a TED-style session featuring thought-provoking presentations by leaders from the world of science, communications, nonprofit, and the arts – including Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors Jennifer Baichwal and Joseph Boyden, and Waterkeeper Mark Mattson!

IJC Forum Public Sessions: What is a healthy Lake Ontario for you?
Oct
5
4:30 pm16:30

IJC Forum Public Sessions: What is a healthy Lake Ontario for you?

  • Allstream Centre & Toronto City Hall

On Wednesday, October 5, in the midst of the Great Lakes Public Forum, the IJC invites – you – the public, to share your views on what you believe is a healthy Lake Ontario. Waterkeeper's President Mark Mattson is honoured to speak at both of the IJC's public meetings.

 16th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference
Oct
4
Oct 7

16th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference

  • Marquette Regional History Center

The Great Lakes Beach Association Conference is widely considered to be a premier event by all Great Lakes business and government stakeholders. Waterkeeper's Swim Guide Program Manager, Gabrielle Parent-Doliner is very proud to be part of the Conference's poster reception, highlighting key points from Swim Guide's highly anticipated beach report.

Great Lakes Public Forum
Oct
4
Oct 6

Great Lakes Public Forum

  • Allstream Centre

The Great Lakes Public Forum 2016 is an opportunity for Canada, the U.S., and the International Joint Commission to discuss the state of the lakes and binational priorities for science and action. The Forum takes place once every three years and allows for significant public input. It's an honour to have the Watermark Project as a focus for the event this year and have Waterkeeper Mark Mattson as a featured speaker!