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Imagine the Ocean Without: Saving the Baby Harp Seals - Toronto, Canada

Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

JOIN SEA SHEPHERD’S FIGHT TO SAVE THE OCEANS - DOING WHAT OTHERS CAN’T OR WON’T. 

Enjoy an afternoon in honour of the “whitecoat” baby harp seals.

Ticket includes a delicious vegan banquet, wine & beer, silent auction featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items, and much more!

Captain Paul Watson will be making an exclusive live appearance via Skype! 

Captain Watson’s passion to save the seals began at the age of nine when he first saw the evidence of the seal hunt - witnessing vivid, scarlet-on-white images. Watson’s book “SEAL WARS: Twenty-Five Years on the Front Lines with the Harp Seals” chronicles a history of the seal hunt and recounts the numerous campaigns he has led. Spending time in prison, debating politicians, and putting his life on the line.

Operation Ice Watch talk and Q&A with Campaign Leader Brigitte Breau and Media Videographer Marketa Schusterova: 

Sea Shepherd's Operation Ice Watch was launched in March 2017 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Eastern Canada, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Brigitte Bardot’s visit to the ice floes in 1977, to oppose the slaughter of baby harp seals.   The 2017 campaign brought actress and activist Michelle Rodriguez to the ice floes and alerted the world to some of the worst ice conditions ever seen.  Solid ice is critical to the survival of seals, but the ice floes are thinning, breaking and melting – drowning newborn seals. The crew described the scene as “an ecological disaster.” 

WE CAN'T IMAGINE THE OCEAN WITHOUT BABY HARP SEALS. CAN YOU? 

Other Special Appearances By:  

- Phil Demers: Screening of "The Walrus Whisperer"   Phil Demers is a former professional marine mammal trainer at Marineland and is best known for his unique relationship with a captive Pacific walrus named Smooshi. Their relationship garnered international attention.   Marineland continues to pursue legal action against Demers. 

- Performance by local jazz band "Robert Lee Trio":  Robert Lee is a basist in Toronto, completing his degree in jazz music at Humber College. He has had the disctinction of performing in a number of festivals, including the Guelph Jazz Music Festival and the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival and many other local venues. He is joined by vocalist Mingjia Chen and guitarist Aiden Funston. 

- Leslie Phelan, Author  Leslie Phelan is a Toronto-based artist and writer, best known for her debut novel Lovesick Little, a modern retrofitting of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous 1837 fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Leslie set out to tell Andersen’s story from a brand new angle, transplanting the veins of an iconic classic into the heart of a brand new adventure. 

Tickets are $50 in advance / $60 at the door. 

For cash purchases, email Brigitte at brigittebreau@hotmail.com.  Event hosted by Brigitte Breau and Marketa Schusterova of Operation Ice Watch  Note: This is a 19+ event

Location: Jump Restaurant
18 Wellington St W
Toronto, Canada
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Fees: $50
Contact: toronto@seashepherd.org
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