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Dare to be Deep Public Event Tour

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, in partnership with Parks Canada, thanks everyone for their support in our 2010 cross-country national Dare to be Deep Tour. In a series of events like no other, CPAWS visited 7 cities across Canada to celebrate the establishment of Gwaii Haanas as a National Marine Conservation area. Canadians from across the country joined as we ushered in a new era of conservation.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend our events, please visit the fun, culture and oceans movement through our videos and pictures.

Congratulations to the our draw winner

Congratulations to Raymond Vilbikaitis of Ottawa, Ontario. Raymond attended the Dare to be Deep tour, and won our draw for a Gwaii Haanas voyage for two, courtesy of Bluewater Adventures. CPAWS Ottawa Valley Executive Director John McDonnell and National Executive Director Eric Hebert-Daly are pictured here presenting Raymond with his prize.

Highlights from the Toronto show

Images from the tour:

Attracting hundreds of people nationwide, the Dare to be Deep tour showcased the success of Gwaii Haanas and the importance of marine protected areas. Attendees were privileged to experiencing the heart pounding drumming and traditional dancing from Spirit of our Ancestors: the Haida nation dancers.

Featuring Sabine Jessen, CPAWS’s National Oceans Manager, Parks Canada representatives, members from the Haida nation, along with many more distinguished guests in each city, the tour was as diverse and dynamic as the oceans we strive to protect. Exciting talks from marine scientists, conservationists, multi-media exhibits, and traditional cultural performances from the Haida First Nation helped celebrate the long-awaited creation of Canada's first deep sea National Marine Conservation Area in B.C.'s much revered Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve waters.

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