Community Initiatives


SheSummits

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Ocean Ambassadors Canada is excited to be hosting an event with SheSummits where families can come and explore our ocean. We will be hosting a day where participants will learn to kayak and stand up paddle, learn about ocean plastics and marine pollution, check out single use plastic alternative products and explore the inter-tidal zone.Deep Cove's very own Blue House Cafe and Room 6 will be displaying the latest single use plastic alternative products, also Blue House will be providing delicious snacks. Moja will be providing coffee so don't forget to bring your reusable mugs!Sign up for free below to take part.

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Straw Free Deep Cove

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Ocean Ambassadors worked with Deep Cove Merchants to facilitate all businesses in Deep Cove going straw free in May 2018. Over several months, business owners met with the Ocean Ambassadors team to learn about the crisis of single-use plastics and discuss the business case for using paper straws and the marketing opportunities around the initiative. Ocean Ambassadors worked with each business to discuss strategies for educating staff and customers, to share information about paper straw suppliers and to discuss how the initiative could be used to increase sales. Ocean Ambassadors hosted a launch event, The Last Straw Deep Cove, at Deep Cove Yacht Club. The  The event sold-out and was very successful. 110  Deep Cove community members attended the event and applauded the merchants for becoming the first business community in Greater Vancouver to go plastic straw-free.  The event included a silent-auction to raise funds to support Deep Cove restaurant owners’ switch to paper straws.
Partnership with Sail Canada


Ocean Ambassadors Canada has partnered with Sail Canada to work with the National Sailing team and the Learn to Sail Programs. All National Team members have committed to lead Ocean Ambassadors initiatives at their local clubs and to stewards of the ocean in their daily lives at home and around the world. Starting in summer 2019, each learn to sail level will include Ocean Ambassadors lessons. These lessons will include hands-on, inquiry based activities where students will learn about the crises of plastic in our water and be inspired to take action.
2018 Canadian Downwind Paddle Championships


Ocean Ambassadors Canada worked with the organizers of the 2018 Canadian Downwind Paddle Championships to create a single use plastic free event. Our team worked with event organizers to source single use plastic free supplies. Competitors were encouraged to bring their own reusable cups and dishes for the post race beer garden and dinner. Our staff team were on sight educating competitors and their families and offering the ocean pledge. Over 100 competitors pledged to reduce single use plastic in their lives.