Celebrate the ocean at festival in Esquimalt

Free event also a fundraiser for nature house at Esquimalt Gorge Park

World Oceans Day Festival will receive a youthful infusion this year.

The theme of the global event, to be celebrated in Esquimalt on June 3, is Youth: the Next Wave for Change. The festival is held to encourage young people to protect the world’s oceans.

Organized by Esquimalt Parks and Recreation Services and the World Fisheries Trust, the celebration includes live music, canoe rides, interpretive walks, educational displays, crafts, face-painting and touch tanks filled with marine life.

The free event happens from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Esquimalt Gorge Park. Donations for the operation of the Gorge Waterway Nature House at the park will be accepted.


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