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Imagine the Ocean Without: Saving the Baby Harp Seals

Brigitte Breau and Marketa Schusterova

Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Imagine the Ocean Without: Saving the Baby Harp Seals

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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 catered by VeganAbler, free wine & beer, silent auction featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items, and much more! 

Captain Paul Watson Joins Us Live Via Skype

PW with seal

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.  Join us to hear more about his experiences on the front line!

 

 

 

 


 

Veteran campaign crewmembers, Brigitte Breau and Market Schusterova, who have organized this fundraiser, will also be present to discuss their experience on Operation Ice Watch.

OIW Crew

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 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: 

 Screening of "The Walrus Whisperer" and Q&A With Phil Demers

Phil with SmooshiPhil 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.

 

 

 


 

 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. A passionate Earth and ocean lover, Leslie has created her book as an offering to all those enchanted by a good siren story, and also as a vehicle to help spread awareness of some of the devastation being inflicted upon the ocean world today, that the men and women of conservation societies like Sea Shepherd work tirelessly to halt and reverse. In honour of their brave and crucial efforts, 100% of the proceeds raised this evening from sales of Lovesick Little will go towards supporting Operation Ice Watch, a campaign at the front lines of saving the baby harp seal. 

 http://lesliephelan.com/


 Performance by local jazz band "Robert Lee Trio"

 Robert Lee is a bassist in Toronto, completing his degree in jazz music at Humber College. He has had the distinction 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.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GENEROUS DONORS AND SPONSORS:

 

Banknote Bar
Barberian's Restaurant
Cave Springs Cellars
Chic Peas Veg
Disgraceland
East Thirty-Six
Fresh
Giddy Yoyo 
Good Rebel Vegan
Gusta Foods
Hearty Hooligan
Ines Miller
Jewels by SJB 
Jim Beam
Julia Barnes
Jump Restaurant
Ki Restaurant
Laprise Management Team
Lemon Lily
Leslie Phelan
Lisa Xyrafa
LiZzdom
Local Antique Dealer
Mama Earth Organics 
Marketa Schusterova Photography
Matthew Douglas Photography
Oliver & Bonacini
Oretta
Planta Yorkville
Sandra Thomson Art
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
The Green Iguana Glassworks
The Limin' Coconut
The Printing House
Upbeets Foods
VeganAbler
Vision 360 Optical Services

YamChops

As well as the numerous anonymous donors 
  

Have questions about Imagine the Ocean Without: Saving the Baby Harp Seals? Contact Brigitte Breau and Marketa Schusterova

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