Georgia Strait Alliance OceanFest

Georgia Strait AllianceThe Georgia Strait Alliance and The House of Indigo Boutique are staging OceanFest at Pioneer Plaza on downtown Nanaimo's waterfront from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 31, 2008. Community builder and local business-owner, Willow Chandler and her daughter Ocean, wanted to do more this year to promote conservation, community involvement, and "Toxic Free" neighbourhoods. So, instead of a birthday party for Ocean, they have created a community celebration reflecting the beauty and wonder of the natural world around us. This free event will celebrate the Strait of Georgia and all the beauty the Alliance is working to protect. Highlights include a green market place, interactive educational displays on local environmental issues, a kid's craft and activity zone, and a stage with live performances by Jon Bone and friends and other community artists.

From 7:30 pm to midnight on Sunday, August 31, 2008, there will be an OceanFest Evening Gala at St. Paul's Church, 100 Chapel Street, Nanaimo, featuring a silent auction with some amazing prizes and live performances by one man didjeridoo, djembe, and slide guitar master Shane Philip and Victoria indie/folk-singer Corwin Fox. Food catered by New York Style Pizza and the Thirsty Camel Café will be served. Tickets are available at the Georgia Strait Alliance office, 195 Commercial Street, or at The House of Indigo Boutique, 310 Fitzwilliam Street ($25 for adults or $10 for children 10 and under). All income from ticket sales and the silent auction go to Georgia Strait Alliance's marine conservation efforts. For more information call 250-753-3459 or 250-754-1022.

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