Kingston’s World Ocean Day Event - take action and discover
Saturday June 10th, 2023 from 10am to 3pm at the Pumphouse Steam Museum
Now in its 4th year, this family-friendly event is an opportunity for the public to take action in the protection of our Great Lakes freshwater resource, to celebrate our waterways, and to engage with community organisations working to protect and advocate for the health and wellbeing of our local ecosystem. Demonstrations and performances are just of the engaging activities planned for this year’s event - scroll down for a full line-up!
At its core remains the community action shoreline cleanup known as PADI AWARE - Dive Against Debris®* that sees Kingston participate in an international initiative supporting water conservation efforts and take part in World Ocean Day (June 8th) initiatives. But, just because ‘dive’ is in the name, doesn’t mean this event is restricted to volunteer divers.
Join us for:
Activities and Demonstrations
Family-friendly activities and demonstrations by 8 different community organisations. Participate in the event passport for a chance to win prizes and pick-up your 'Guardians of the Great Lakes' button.
Join the Community Cleanup
Take action with us or witness the cleanup on-shore by our volunteer divers and support. Last year, we pulled over 1,700 lbs of debris from the water - let's see what we reach this year!
Join us for sing-alongs and story-telling throughout the day. Schedule is as follows:
11am-11:30am - Soundrings
11:45am-12:15pm: Paddling Puppeteers
12:30pm-1pm - Soundrings
1:15pm - 1:45pm - Paddling Puppeteers
Great Lakes Trivia Night
7:30pm at Something in the Water Brewing Co. (275 Princess St., Kingston)
After the day’s cleanup and community booth events, we’ll be having Great Lakes Themed trivia graciously hosted by Something in the Water Brewing. Join us to celebrate and test your knowledge about the Great Lakes, win some prizes, and learn some more facts about Kingston’s Waters.
Trivia will begin at 8:00, so come early to secure your spot!
Partners and Supporters
Sponsors and Supporters
Sponsorship Opportunities for Kingston Waters Cleanup 2023