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Haida Dancers Fly Over Eternal Flame (PHOTO OP)

  • Published on Nov 01 2010 |
  • This article is tagged as: oceans, events

Media Advisory

November 1, Noon, Eternal Flame

Ceremonial dancers from the remote Haida Nation in B.C. will perform their “eagle and raven” dance at the Eternal Flame on Parliament Hill on Monday, November 1st  at noon – a stop on their cross-Canada tour to promote marine conservation in Canada with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

With elaborate masks, regalia and traditional drums, the Haida will celebrate the recent landmark protection of a section of their own ocean. It’s the first time these Haida dancers have toured Canada. Sabine Jessen, from CPAWS, will also remark on the need for Canada to speed up ocean protection with a network of marine protected areas – a network Canada vowed to create by 2012. Much remains to be done and time is ticking.

ADDITIONAL EVENT:  7 p.m at Museum of Nature:

The Haida will perform many other riveting, highly visual dances on Monday evening at the Museum of Nature, along with speakers from CPAWS and the Government of Canada. This “Dare to be Deep” tour – with upcoming stops in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and St. John’s – is raising awareness about the necessity of marine conservation, in light of increased industrial pressures on Canada’s coasts.

For more information:
Sabine Jessen, National Oceans Manager, CPAWS: 604-657-2813 (cell) 
Holly Postlethwaite, National Public Relations Coordinator, CPAWS: 613- 569-7226 x232 or 613-875-1373 (cell)