June 8th, 2018

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Aros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival – June 8-11th, 2017 –

The Port of Iona and the Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day. Àros na Mara (Gaelic for House of the Sea) is a concept to develop a Marine Science Centre at the Barra Strait, for the purposes of research, education and tourism and is teaming up once again with Cape Breton University for their 3rd annual edutainment event. World Ocean Day will be clebrated on Sunday, June 11th from 12-4:30 at the Iona Port and Church Centre.  Join our family fun and ocean-themed festival and enjoy scientific and interactive displays, children’s games, and historical demonstrations.  Understanding the weather is an important topic of discussion for this year`s event.  There will also be guest speakers providing information on climate and weather as it relates to the Ocean and Lake. Festival goers can sample an abundance of locally crafted specialties while hearing some of Cape Breton’s finest talent – an event not to be missed. 


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Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Iona Port
2583 St. Columba Road
Iona, NS B2C 1A8 Canada
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