It’s Ocean Week in Victoria and locals are invited to take a deep dive.
A part of Ocean Week Canada, it is a coast-to-coast annual festival made up of community-based events. The festivities will take place between June 2 to 11, with June 8 declared as World Oceans Day.
The theme for this year’s Ocean Week is Planet Ocean: The Tides Are Changing. Since 2019, the goal of the week has been to celebrate and raise public awareness of the ocean, waterways and watersheds, while addressing global environmental concerns. Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), Eagle Wing Tours, World Fisheries Trust, Pacific Wild Canada, the Royal B.C. Museum, Royal Roads University Environmental Science Cohort is behind many of the events that are taking place during Ocean Week.
The week is kicking off by hosting an ocean-inspired festival on the Sidney waterfront on June 2, which has activities for all ages. Throughout the week, Royal Roads University has an orca skeleton they are showcasing.
During the week, some of the other most noticeable events happening are World Ocean Day at Sidney’s Beacon Park at 11 a.m. on June 4, Tsunami 11th Relative, a documentary that will play at the Vic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on June 7, an Ocean Pub Trivia Night will be at Bard and Banker starting at 6:30 p.m. on June 8, and to wrap up the week is a closing festival held at Fisherman’s Wharf at 11 a.m. on June 11.
For more details on Ocean Week visit: worldoceanday.org/event/ocean-week-victoria.