The live touch tank is always a highlight at Campbell River’s Oceans Day celebration at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Celebrate Oceans Day this Saturday

Oceans Day celebration takes place at Maritime Heritage Centre this Saturday, includes touch tank, educational displays and a dunk tank

Youth: the next wave for change, is the 2012 World Oceans Day theme, and Campbell River youth have certainly picked up the helm in local schools and surrounding natural areas.

In Campbell River, Oceans Day 2012 celebrates our living oceans and all who live, work or play on it. Enjoy a free, family fun event at the Maritime Heritage Centre parking lot (621 N Island Highway) this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Engaging booths highlight the smallest (plankton) to the largest (whales) and Crabby Bob’s and the Sleepwalker live touch tanks display the fascinating creatures that live in the ocean. The Museum at Campbell River offers free admission and the Maritime Heritage Centre is open for tours at a reduced rate of $2 per person.

Family activities include making fish-prints, Bounce-a-Rama, face-painting, aiming at the dunk tank, free fishing at the Discovery Pier, food concession by Daybreak Rotary, tasty barbecued salmon samples and smoked salmon samples, local musicians and the Campbell River Childrens Choir. Take the free shuttle bus running from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. between the Campbell River Community Centre, Campbell River Museum, and the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Bring your own water bottle and fill up on prize winning City of Campbell River drinking water.

Buy raffle tickets ($2 each) for a chance to win a whale watching trip, a marine safari or other prizes. To volunteer for this event, call the Campbell River Volunteer Centre – (250) 287-8111. For more information call (250) 202-3266 or e-mail  lu.rich52@gmail.com

Funding by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Pacific Salmon Foundation.