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 City of Kingston is leading the way on a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future for its residents. Find out why it matters and what the future holds for the Kingston Waterfront.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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)
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.
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 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.
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 is throwing a party to welcome the 2017 paddling season! Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding.
Come out for a night of cottage fun, right here in the city! Half of all proceeds will go to Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.
Waterkeeper will be on site during the All at Once performance, on June 4th at the Budweiser stage, to host an information booth on microplastics pollution in the Great Lakes, and sharing the single thing you can do to help. The focus of this year’s tour is plastics pollution in our natural waterways.
New to TO? Not sure where you can swim? We have what you need to know (and do!) in this new city of yours.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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."
Now an annual event, the Waterkeeper Pop-up Art Show provides a first look at the art featured in the 2017 Waterkeeper Gala auction.
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?”
Krystyn Tully, vice-president and co-founder of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, will be talking with Dr. Loren King's Political Science class about her extensive experience in NGO development, and specifically the work of the Waterkeeper in urban water advocacy across municipal, provincial, and federal agencies and jurisdictions.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!