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Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival


Àros na Mara 5th World Oceans Day Festival – June 6-9th, 2019 –  Iona,  Barra Strait, Cape Breton, NS  CA-  The Port of Iona and the Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day. World Ocean Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 9th.  Àros na Mara (Gaelic for House of the Sea) is a Marine Science Centre being built at the Barra Strait, for the purposes of research, education and tourism. Àros na Mara World Oceans Day has been selected as one of Destination Cape Breton ‘19 in 19 Events’ for 2019.  Join our family fun and ocean-themed festival and enjoy scientific and interactive displays, beach clean-up, hike,  children’s games, and historical demonstrations.   Further updates and schedule to follow visit - www.arosnamara.ca


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Organization Name
Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc.
Organization Type
Museum or Informal Science Center
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
    Under 12,Ages 12-18,College/University Age
    We will have a touch tank for children and adults alike to see the fish and shells from the Bras D'or Lake. We will information/displays on plastic pollution in the Lake and Ocean. A beach clean up for all ages is also planned.
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


2583 St Columba Rd
2583 St. Columba Road
Iona, Nova Scotia B2C 1A8 Canada