Events
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.

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.

Waterkeeper Showcase
Aug
11
12:00 pm12:00

Waterkeeper Showcase

Swim Drink Fish Canada is honoured to present the Waterkeeper Showcase on the opening day of the Wolfe Island Music Festival. The Waterkeeper Showcase features Said the Whale, Your Boy, The Kents, and Lou Canon.


Given: Movie Screening
Jul
20
5:00 pm17:00

Given: Movie Screening

  • Surf the Greats

Movie screening of the film Given. Event hosted by Surf the Greats at their new store. This screening is a fundraiser for Surf the Greats' Freshwater Fund and all proceeds from ticket sales go to the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper for swimmable, drinkable, fishable (and surfable) waters.

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

Shoreline Shuffle Salute Exhibit

  • Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

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

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

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!

Wolfe Island History: Myths, Legends & Artefacts
Jul
12
6:30 pm18:30

Wolfe Island History: Myths, Legends & Artefacts

  • Wolfe Island United Church

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

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

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.

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.

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!