Events
Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Gord Edgar Downie Pier Dedication

Join Lake Ontario Waterkeeper at the Gord Edgar Downie Pier dedication on July 26, 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. The swimming pier dedication is part of the City of Kingston's Breakwater Park grand re-opening. Bring your bathing suit and join in the Gratitude Swim after the official ceremonies.

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IAGLR 2018
Jun
18
to Jun 22

IAGLR 2018

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!

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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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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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