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Upcoming Events 2014

 

Sunday 14th December 2014

BEACH CLEAN-UP

Sea Shepherd Adelaide will be running a Beach Clean-Up at Glenelg North on Sunday 14th December. We will be meeting at North Esplanade near King Street at 10am. Please come and help us to clean up the beach and make our beaches safe for our ocean wildlife. Other activities included Dolphin Making in the Sand (for the love of dolphins) and the Taiji Awareness Project (learn about what is happening to the dolphins in Taiji). Please bring buckets, gloves and tongs to help with the beach clean.

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"Recycling for Oceans" Project

Sea Shepherd Adelaide is running an ongoing collection service for all your refundable cans, bottles, cartons and plastics. We will come collect and cash in your recycling with all monies going directly into ocean conservation. We also have an “ Adopt a Bin “ program for those who want to be an ongoing supporter of the marine environment.

So if you’re having a party, event or commerical gathering please call us now!!

We also pick up scrap metal in the Sea Shepherd Adelaide trailer with all proceeds again going directly towards ocean conservation.

For an arranged pickup or for more information about the “Adopt a Bin” program please emailAdelaide@seashepherd.org.au or message 0434603378.

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If you would like to be part of Sea Shepherd Adelaide or want more information on upcoming events, please email Geoff at adelaide@seashepherd.org.au or call 0434603378.

You can stay up to date by liking the Sea Shepherd Adelaide Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/seashepherdadelaide


Past Events:

Nahko + Medicine for the people 2nd December 2014 @ The Gov.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide had the incredible honour of being invited to Nahko and Medicine for the People at the amazing icon, The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. The energy displayed by Dustin Thomas set the night at a very high standard and was quickly followed by the amazing Trevor Hall, whose eloquence and honesty was breathtaking.

The entire crowd had an aura of calm and togetherness and when Nahko and Medicine for the People hit the stage, an indescribable calm excitement filled the room.

Nahko, an effervescent character and incredibly talented man was nothing less than Inspiring, Magical and Transcendental.. There was an incredible feeling of bliss as the night rounded out and nothing changed when Nahko came to say hello to us. Nahko is an exceptionally warm, humble and electric human being who exudes an interconnectedness with those around him.

We cannot thank Nahko and Medicine for the People enough for their continued support and the chance to share in the experience that was last night!

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Events Manager

Shannan Kimberley

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Saturday 15th November 2014, Greenlight Festival, Willunga

This grassroots festival held in historical Willunga was quite responsive to Sea Shepherd's presence. Though the day was spotted with spring rains, enthusiasm was not dampened. Students from the nearby Waldorf School were quite excited about our presence there. They kept the atmosphere in the stand alive and were even helping in some of our work there. We most certainly will have future crew come from these humble beginnings.

A special thanks to Festival Coordinator, Christina Dawson for requesting our presence there, and we look forward to future events with them. 

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Onshore Volunteer

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18th Nov Captain Hammarstedt Officially Opens the Sea Shepherd Exhibit at the South Australia Whale Centre

Captain Hammarstedt visited the South Australian Whale Centre, giving a talk in the afternoon on Operation Icefish and then officially opening our MV Steve Irwin Exhibit at the Centre. Sea Shepherd is grateful for having been given the opportunity to create this educational and interactive exhibit with the Whale Centre. Our shared goal of promoting the conservation of our oceans and marine life is shown in our partnership in this exhibit and we are looking forward to working with the Centre for many years to come.

The Exhibit’s creation would not have been possible without the generous support of trades people and businesses who helped Sea Shepherd Adelaide create it. We would like to thank all the businesses and people who helped to make the Exhibit a reality. The exhibit has one extra special feature and that is the funds to pay for additional materials came from Sea Shepherd Adelaide’s Recycling for the Oceans program. We would like to thank the many Adelaide businesses and residents who are part of our Recycling Program.


If you haven’t visited the award winning South Australian Whale Centre recently then head on down to Victor Harbor and take a look around and explore the Sea Shepherd exhibit. Leave your messages of support for the crews of Operation Icefish in our visitors book.

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Sunday 26th October 2014 SA Whale Centre 25th Birthday

We had the pleasure of helping the Whale Centre celebrate its 25th birthday, conducting tours of our exhibit the MV Steve Irwin and chatting to visitors.  Andrew Correll gave a talk about the importance of photography on our Antarctic campaigns, as well as being judge in the Prints of Whales photographic competition. Andrew, pictured below with Leah of the Whale Centre also helped to give out prizes.  Congratulations to the SA Whale Centre on 25 years of supporting whale conservation through whale watching and education.

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Waldorf School Spring Fair 25th October 2014

The Waldorf School is a beautiful eco-friendly oasis for the kids to spend their school days. Sea Shepherd Adelaide was happy to help out with a stand at their yearly spring fair. Many kids and parents dropped by to explore the Taiji awareness display or to grab some merchandise from the stall. There was great food and entertainment throughout the day.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

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20th October 2014 Thank you Hendon Primary school room 15

Sea Shepherd Adelaide would like to extend a huge Thank You to the awesome Year 4 students of Room 15 at Hendon Primary School and their teacher who raised $732.70 for Sea Shepherd so that we can continue to save Whales.  A wonderful effort by the students.

During Term 3 the class studied whales and whaling. Sea Shepherd Adelaide had the great pleasure in visiting the class and meeting this group of amazing young people. They took the issue of whaling very seriously and wrote persuasive texts on why the killing of whales should stop. This caring and committed class went one step further and organised their own school fundraising to help save the whales and donated the proceeds to Sea Shepherd Australia. We were able to organise to meet the children at the beginning of this term where they proudly presented us with a rather large cheque for $732.70. It was a great pleasure to be able to accept this cheque and thank the children in person for their hard work and commitment.  

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Sunday October 19th 2014 Beach activity day at Brighton Beach

We had a great day at Brighton on Sunday the 19th of October for our second Beach Clean and Taiji Awareness event. Close to 40 people including a number of amazing children helped out with the clean-up. Four large bags of rubbish were picked up (over 25kg of people’s trash) plus half a bag of recycling bottles. It was a great effort from all. Thank you all for coming along and helping to make our ocean safe for our ocean wild life.

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Sunday October 5th 2104 Follow the Sun music festival in Glenelg.

An awesome time was had by all, plenty of positive comments & plenty of support for our work around the world. Many knew of us, others were interested in learning more. Special thanks go to Ciaram Granger and the Watermark Hotel’s Dave Elmes? for the invite and to all the bands for the shout outs and support. The Jolly Roger proudly flew at the back of stage 2 all day. Meeting long time Sea Shepherd supporter, Dallas Frasca was just the icing on a great day.

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Stirling Laneways September 28th September

The theme of the laneways was Chroma and there was lots of colour to celebrate the coming of Spring in the Adelaide Hills. Sea Shepherd had a lot of fun working with the other stalls and talking about the upcoming Ice fish campaign.

It was great to see that so many people knew all about Sea Shepherd and were following the campaigns currently in action around the globe.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll.

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Roller Derby 2014 Season

Sea Shepherd Adelaide has thoroughly enjoyed attending the events throughout the 2014 season. It has been amazing to see all the love and support for the oceans from the teams and the fans.

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Royal Adelaide Show Sep 5th to 14th

The weather was perfect for the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show. The crowds were big and we met lots of wonderful people at the Sea Shepherd Stand in the pet centre. Some people wanted to know what Sea Shepherd did, while others came to the show because they wanted to come to the Sea Shepherd stand. It was great to get so some much support from the people of Adelaide. There was a lot of anger that the poachers are set to defy the international court ruling and return to Antarctica in 2015.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

 

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Stirling Laneways Sunday August 24th, 2014

Arguably South Australia’s premier monthly market the Stirling Laneways was once again blessed with perfect late winter weather. The market was thriving with entertainment and food from great companies like long time Sea Shepherd supporter “Let them eat”. It was great to meet withn the locals or people visiting for the day who were all surprised to hear that Japan would be returning to kill whales in the Antarctic marine sanctuary in 2015. Looks like the world court can’t stop them but Sea Shepherd will be there once again as their last bastion of defence.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide kindly thanks Bec and the Stirling Business Council for the opportunity to be involved in this successful venture.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide "Meet N Greet" 1st August 2014 @ The Blue Bee Room Pirie Street.

On Friday the 1st of August Sea Shepherd Adelaide crew welcomed the public to theBlue Bee Roomin Adelaide. This event was to showcase Sea Shepherd Australia and enable people to mingle with their local chapter..

MC Kat ran the night with backup up tunes courtesy of guest DJ 8EN ZEN. Fantastic Documentary from this years ‘Operation Relentless’ campaign in Antarctica was presented by past campaign crew.

Cove Guardians spoke passionately about their experiences in Taiji as part of campaign ‘Infinite Patience’ and the need to end cetacean exploitation in the world.

We raffled cruelty free cosmetic packs kindly donated by LUSH as well as a Sea Shepherd organic tee signed by Xavier Rudd. Throughout the night we discussed about getting involved with ‘Recycling for Oceans’, donation tins, DAC membership and volunteering. Adelaide chapter is a proud bunch of passionate pirates, so if you would like to make a difference contact adelaide@seashepherd.org.au

By Onshore Volunteer Kat

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Stirling Laneways Sunday July 27th, 2014

The leaves were off the trees but the sun was out for the Stirling Laneways winter red celebration. There was great entertainment and the bustling crowd was enjoying the country atmosphere. Sea Shepherd had a great day speaking to some passionate locals and visitors alike about what Sea Shepherd is currently doing and how Sea Shepherd is preparing to once more defend whales in Antarctica with the poachers set to return to the Antarctic marine sanctuary in 2015.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Roller Derby, Wayville Showgrounds, 12th July 2014

As the end of the Roller Derby season draws to a near, we were graced to have another double bout take place on a cold winter night. First up was the badass bluebelles, the Road Train Rollers versus the too deadly Wild Hearses. Then sea sirens The Salty Dolls take on powerhouse pilots, the Mile Die Club.

The Wild Hearses (189) defeated the Road Train Rollers (143), whilst the Mile Die Club (194) dominated the Salty Dolls (108). The grand final bout will be a close one the 16th August!

Sea Shepherd Adelaide would like to thank the organizers of the Adelaide Roller Derby Bout Village, Sharkey and Rex on allowing us to participate in the village; and their continued support.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Co Coordinator

Michael Price

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Propagandhi 5th of June 2014, Fowlers Live

The Fowlers Live crowd lost its mind to the sonic boom that is Propagandhi! The Canadian hard core punk rockers brought Adelaide to its knees in a heightened and fine-tuned frenzy as it played directly into the hands of the crowd! The four piece did a shout out to Sea Shepherd and urged people to come talk to us, which they did! We had a great time talking to the punters and having a laugh with some of the incredible characters that came to say hi. Some walked away with merchandise, some walked away with a broader knowledge of Sea Shepherd and hopefully a new cause to crusade!

A special thanks to Michelle at Fowlers Live, Crisis Alert and Propagandhi for their shout outs and continued support!

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Event Coordinator Shannan Kimberley

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Whale Time Play Time Festival - 1st June 2104

Sea Shepherd Adelaide had the joyous privilege to attend the Annual Whale Time Play Time Festival; a celebration of the whale watching season, held on the lawns of the South Australian Whale Centre located in Victor Harbor.

The festival offered both educational and recreational activities for adults and kids throughout the entire day, drawing thousands of visitors from around the state. One of the major festival attractions was Kondoli, a large inflatable whale which offered space inside for kids to colour in a large whale, complete activity sheets, listen to storytelling and interact with Sea Shepherd Volunteers and find out more about how they can help conserve the ocean. Additionally, the Whale Centre was open to the festival visitors, allowing them to explore the wonderful world of whales, along with experiencing a ship tour in the grand opening of the new Sea Shepherd Exhibit downstairs.

SSADEL would like to thank the South Australian Whale Centre, and the Victor Harbor Council for their continued support.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Co Coordinator

Michael Price

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Whale Season Launch Adelaide Museum, May 27th, 2014

It’s almost winter and that means the whales will soon be appearing along the South Australian Coast. To celebrate this honour Leah Pippos from the Victor Harbor whale centre in collaboration with the Adelaide Museum organised a day of celebration to welcome the launch of whale season 2014. Predominantly for schools, Sea Shepherd was very happy to take part in the celebrations and to tell the kids about some of the whales Sea Shepherd helped save in Antarctica this year. The kids had a great time helping us colour in a humpback whale and playing some games at the Sea Shepherd stand.

By DAC-Coordinator Maaike Bouman

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ The Timbers Launch of the " lawless" album @ Jade Monkey 17 may 2014

On Saturday 17 May we had the pleasure of attending the Timbers 1st album launch at the Jade Monkey in Adelaide. The Timbers wrote, recorded & donated the song “Shepherd of the Seas” for Sea Shepherd, which appears on their album “Lawless”. The sell-out crowd thoroughly enjoyed the night with huge applause when “Shepherd of the Seas” was played live. We had a great night talking to everyone and supporting a band that supports Sea Shepherd.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide gratefully thanks The Timbers and the Jade Monkey for having us.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Volunteer

Keith Gibson

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Adelaide Roller Derby Saturday May 17th, 2014

Double Headerof the Adelaide Roller derby. It was a double header of Salty Dolls v Road Train Rollers and the Wild Hearses v the Mile Die Club. Both bouts were very close and exciting so the fans had a great time. Many of the fans found time in the breaks to come find out more about Sea Shepherd which we thank them for.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Blenheimfest 20th April 2014

Sea Shepherd Adelaide had an amazing time this year at the Blenheim Music and Camping Festival. Our spirits were not dampened by the torrential rain on the drive up. Located about 100km from the city of Adelaide, this amazing outlook across the Clare valley is a perfect place to bring music and people together.

In its 5th year, this festival represents what it is to be passionate about helping the vulnerable, and Blenheimfest goes towards supporting projects in Cambodia. The SS Stall was greatly received and it is amazing to see the growth in awareness for the great work done by Sea Shepherd Volunteers.

Thanks to Ryan, John and the team for making us feel so welcome.

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Taiji awareness April 11th 2014

During the past few weeks Sea Shepherd Adelaide have been very busy with the ‘Taiji Awareness Project’ spreading the awareness of the capture and slaughter of dolphins in Taiji. We gave a talk to a class at Port Lincoln Junior Primary School and presented our display at both the Dolphin Day at Port Adelaide and at the Kapunda Farm Fair.

Our visit to Port Lincoln Junior Primary School was awesome. We were invited to speak to the two Year 2 Classes (45 children) who already knew a bit about the capture and slaughter of dolphins in Taiji. We spoke for an hour and the whole class were captivated and listened with great concern. With the children being so young we focussed on the captive side of things rather than the slaughter topic. The children live in an amazing part of South Australia and most have had the experience of seeing dolphins in the wild. We listened with great interest to their exciting experiences. All the children coloured in with great care the ‘My Home is the Ocean’ dolphins and were really excited to go out and see more dolphins in the ocean.

At the Dolphin Day at Port Adelaide we had huge numbers of children visit our activity table and a good number of adults engaging in conversation at the Taiji photographic display. The children were amazing with so many participating in the colouring in, listening to stories and sharing their stories with us of seeing dolphins in the ocean.

The Kapunda Farm Fair was a small country event held over two days April 11-12. The first day we didn’t see too many visitors to our tent but the second day we had a good number of children come through all keen to colour in our dolphins, listen to stories and went away with stickers and smiles hoping to see a real dolphin in the ocean one day.

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Roller Derby - Salty Dolls vs the Wild Hearses 5th April 2014

After a busy day at ComicCon, the Sea Shepherd Adelaide Crew attended the first Roller Derby bout of the 2014 Season.

Bout #1 saw the 2013 Grand Final Winners; The Salty Dolls verses the Wild Hearses. The Wayville Pavilion was filled with eager spectators to watch the two team’s battle out head to head; with a final score of Salty Dolls 159 vs. 155 Wild Hearses. There were plenty of frills and spills throughout the night, with many more to come throughout the season!

Throughout the evening spectators came up to the Sea Shepherd Stand and congratulated us on the recent announcement from The Hague Courts on the decision of the Jarpa II program (Research Whaling), deeming it illegal.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide would like to thank the organizers of Adelaide Roller Derby, Sharkey and Rex on allowing us to participate in the Bout Village for another season. We look forward to attending many more bouts this season!

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Co Coordinator

Michael Price

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Dallas Frasca 5th April 2014

As part of Sea Shepherd Adelaide’s busy routine, Steve from Wasabi Touring and the amazing band Dallas Frasca had us rocking along to the Glenelg backpackers.

We always love attending these types of events and meeting new people. Thanks for a great day of entertainment and for all the ongoing support.

By onshore Volunteer

Kim Kewley

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide at Comic Con 5-6th April 2014

SS Adelaide spent the weekend of April 5-6 at Oz Comic-Con 2014. Over the two days Super Heroes and villains from Sci-fi, Fantasy and Anime in all shapes & sizes as well as some normally attired humans came to visit. We had plenty of positive interactions with new & old supporters as well as interested members of the public especially with the IJC decision still fresh in their minds, many wishing to learn more about us & lots of merchandise sold.

The beautiful Shannen Doherty & Holly Marie Combs took time out of their busy schedules to come say hello, as well as tweet all weekend pictures & comments about buying Sea Shepherd gear. We quickly sold out of beanies after Shannen’s tweet of a free hug for those wearing SS beanies. Many new friends have been made and hopefully some new members & DAC will follow. Thanks to my crew for the weekend who worked hard and were passionate & professional ambassadors for Sea Shepherd whilst still fitting in plenty of laughs.

Thanks must also go to Jason & all the staff & vollys @ Oz Comic-Con Adelaide for a great event. Looking forward to Oz Comic-Con 2015.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Events Coordinator

Keith Gibson

 

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Ash Gunwald/ Filthy Lucre 20th March 2014 Ramsgate Hotel

As Mad March comes to an end, Sea Shepherd Adelaide had the opportunity to attend the Ash Grunwald and Filthy Lucre Gig held at the Ramsgate Hotel.

Ash Grunwald is an ARIA Nominated Australian Blues Musician who has won several APRA Awards; as well as being a massive Sea Shepherd Supporter. Between sets, our volunteers were run off their feet from the mad rush for merchandise. We had several patrons come up to our stall, asking how they can help and volunteer for Sea Shepherd as well. We all had a blast this event, enjoying the music whilst selling merchandise and spreading the word about Sea Shepherd, and our latest campaign, Operation Relentless.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide would like to thank Ash Grunwald, Filthy Lucre, and Wasabi Touring for the opportunity. Special thanks to staff at the Ramsgate Hotel for their hospitality

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Co Coordinator

Michael Price

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ WOMAD festival 7th - 10th March 2014

Nestled in the heart of Adelaide Botanic Gardens is the area that transforms into the world class Womadelaide Festival. Held each year in March, this culmination of culture, food, music and community comes alive for four days. Sea Shepherd Adelaide were kept busy all weekend with the overwhelming interest that was shown by the patrons.

We sincerely thanks all the public, artists and WOMAD staff for making us feel so welcome, and look forward to next year and an opportunity to do it all again.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Clean Up Australia Day 2nd March 2014

Even though it is mad March in South Australia, there is always time to participate in Clean up Australia Day.

This year we really focussed on all the small plastic items as well as the usual cigarette butts fiasco. The kids came along and made it a game to see “ Who can pick up the most rubbish??”

At the end we also found a dollar coin. We let the kids decide what to do with it, and they donated it to Operation Relentless and the campaign to stop whale poaching.

We look forward to a bigger and better clean up again next year.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Soundwave March 1st 2014

Sea Shepherd Adelaide were invited to hold a stall at the Soundwave festival on Saturday 1st March 2014. The gates opened at 10.30am with eager patrons running to get their tokens for the signing tent. The day started with many festival goers walking by and nodding their heads at us, shouting comments such as “love ya work guys” and “awesome job”. The tie dye t-shirts were the biggest seller on the day and we completely sold out of them! It was fantastic to look into the crowd and see a river of Sea Shepherd tie dye shirts! The tie dye shirts were purchasedt by EVERYONE! Young, old, heavy hard rockers and party bopper kids, there were no boundaries and that stood out. The stall was a hive of activity with a constant buzz of people from all walks of life talking to us about their knowledge of Sea Shepherd or lack of. We had an amazingly successful day taking around $5000 in merchandise sales and donations.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Merchandise Coordinator

Candice Haigh

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Clipsal 500 Feb/ March 2014

 

Clipsal 500 is a world class event and was an amazing opportunity to educate on the world stage. The Sea Shepherd Adelaide volunteers were busy meeting a whole new demographic of punters and talking about our operations to protect the world’s oceans and the clients that inhabit them. Located on the Australian Defence Force oval, was the appropriate location for the volunteers of the Whales Navy. Thanks to the Clipsal 500 team and to Craig Dontas for having us.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ World Whale day 15th February 2014

Brighton Beach/ Bindara Reserve and Royalty Theatre & Square Peg Fringe Show

At 11am Sea Shepherd Adelaide met at the Brighton Jetty with Clancy the leader of ‘Beach Guardians’ collectively we had a successful haul of rubbish removed from the Beach and surrounding area and jetty. We had helpers from near and far, so many passers-by could not believe how much rubbish we were able to collect in such a short time. Thanks to Holdfast Council for allowing the event to take place and a huge shout out to the ‘Beach Guardians’ which made the event a success.

Later we attended Square Peg at the Royalty Theatre as part of the Fringe festival. Our merchandise was popular and a great conversation starter. Thanks To Square Peg for being great supporters.

We were well received at both events and there was a great voice for the whales on “World Whale Day”.

By Adelaide Onshore Volunteer

Kat Marsh


Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Mercury Cinema " Blackfish" Jan/ Feb 2014

Mercury Cinema invited Sea Shepherd Adelaide to the screenings of Blackfish over 4 weekends throughout January and February 2014. The event brought a multitude of patrons from all walks of life to view the documentary. Sea Shepherd Adelaide provided a merchandise stall with information about Sea Shepherd the campaigns and how people can become involved. The event was also the perfect platform to display the Taiji Awareness Campaign due to the connections regarding the captive industry. Many people discussed the current campaign in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary and voiced their support for Sea Shepherd. The Taiji Awareness Campaign offered the opportunity to further educate the public about the events unfolding in Taiji and how they can support the Cove Guardians.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Merchandise Coordinator

Candice Haigh

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Brighton Jetty Classic Feb 2nd 2014

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was pleased to be invited back to the 9th Annual Brighton Jetty Classic. The Brighton Jetty Classic is the largest open water swim in South Australia, which attracts participants from around the world. Sculptures, street stalls, displays and live entertainment on stage engage with the community throughout the day. Charity swimming rounds were also included in this year’s swim raising money for charity. These included ‘Team Marilyn – Cancer Council of SA’ and ‘Team Pink – National Breast Cancer Council.’

Sea Shepherd Adelaide Volunteers battled scorching 44.7°C weather to help promote and educate the public and participants about our current Anti-Whaling Defence Campaign, Operation Relentless.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide would like to thank The Brighton Jetty Classic organisers and especially Lisa, for locating us in an absolutely fantastic spot. We cannot wait to return next year; on their 10th Anniversary!

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Donations Coordinator

Michael Price


Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Big Day Out Jan 31st 2014

A sweltering hot Big Day Out proved successful for the volunteer crew in Adelaide, who saw many faces throughout the day from all walks of life, all interested in the great work that Sea Shepherd does. Luckily the stall was nicely shaded by the surrounding gum trees, and a cool breeze provided some relief. We'd like to thank Big Day Out and all involved for allowing us to attend once again, and hope to do it all again next year!

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Merchandise Coordinator

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Scorcherfest Light Hotel Dec 22nd 2013

Scorcher Fest is a great live music festival that gives bands the chance to perform in a live festival atmosphere, expand their audience base and meet other bands. This was definitely the case at the Light Hotel. There was a fantastic line up of both experienced performers and first timers, from a different mix of genres. From the acoustic set of Christian Andrew to metal band Burn Collect, and the awesome set by Sea Shepherd supporters Buskill Park.

Between sets we had the opportunity to chat with the punters and share the Sea Shepherd message, receiving some wonderfully encouraging support for Operation Relentless. Thank you to Andrew Cooper, Scorcher Fest and the Light Hotel for supporting Sea Shepherd Adelaide and allowing us to part of this great live music festival.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Onshore Volunteer

Caroline Gibson

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Vans Warped Tour 2013 Ellis Park 8th December

We had a perfect day for such an awesome event. This was a compact and very personal experience. Artists were walking around, 3 very busy stages, crazy skateboarders and trick bikes on the pipe, food stalls, punters of all ages rockin it out to a threatening sky. A little rain about but that just added to the mystery of the day. A massive shout out to Lynda and the Vans Team for putting on a great show.

Everyone had a massive day for the oceans and live music.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann

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Beautiful blue sky and a real summer feeling today in Adelaide and with the knowledge that the Killing Boats did not go out this morning in Taiji made for the start of an awesome day. We headed to Henley Beach this morning to present the Taiji Awareness Project to the Organic and Sustainable Market. The activity table was busy most of the morning with many children enjoying the Dolphin Colouring In with the message 'My Home is the Ocean'.

We shared our love for dolphins with the children and in return heard some beautiful dolphin encounters from them. We had great conversations with a handful of adults with the Taiji Awareness Display, some had heard about Taiji others had not. Today we were able to spread that awareness.

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Captain Peter Hammarstedt at the SA Whale Centre November 8th 2013

Sea Shepherd Adelaide and the SA Whale Centre were lucky to spend time with Captain of the Bob Barker, Peter Hammarstedt. He took time out of his campaign schedule to visit Victor Harbour, an ex-whaling town, now turned passionate advocates for the protection and tourism in support of cetaceans. Captain Hammarstedt gave a presentation to the locals and officially launched construction of the joint Sea Shepherd Australia/ SA Whale Centre educational exhibit. The exhibits role will be for education of conservation and to showcase the role that Sea Shepherd plays in defence/conservation of endangered ocean species around the world.

For the latest updates go to : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.315896135178202.56944.302344826533333&type=3

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator, Geoff Cann

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Captain Hammarstedt at Brighton Primary School November 8th 2013

Sea Shepherd Adelaide ran a “ Meet The Hammar” school competition. 25 words or less why you wanted the Captain at your School. We were overwhelmed by the response of South Australians and The Brighton Primary School won the right to host, and scare the pants off Peter. There were Hundreds of kids, parents and teachers, all packed into the gymnasium. We were all totally impressed with the level of awareness these students displayed as well as the schools charter of ocean conservation. They dearly thanked us for being there, but we also really thank the staff, parents and students of the Brighton Primary School for their inspiration and well wishes for Operation Relentless.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator, Geoff Cann

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Saturday 30th November
Deep South SA Blues & Folk Festival

Thanks to Dennis and The Governor Hindmarsh for a massive effort and for hosting such a great festival. This is Sea Shepherd Adelaide’s second showing at the event and we are stoked to be part of it. 3 awesome stages with so many artists from around the place. Heather Fran and band always have kind words for the work of SSA. Music rang out well into the night while the peeps danced and dropped in to find out more about our work for the oceans.

Thanks again to Melissa and all the team at The Gov for making us welcome.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann

 


Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Semaphore Street Fair November 24th

Sea Shepherd Adelaide attended the 9th Annual 2013 Raine and Horne Semaphore Street Fair. One day per year, Main Street Semaphore Road gets blocked off for traders to display their merchandise and produce for the residents of the Lefevre Peninsula and beyond.

The 2013 Semaphore Street Fair saw the largest crowd which has ever attended the fair, standing at 58,000. Sea Shepherd Adelaide was flooded with great support all throughout the day for much needed funding for our 2013/2014 Sea Shepherd Operation Relentless Campaign.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide would like to thank the organizers for holding such a great event, on a magnificent day; and to everyone who visited us and supported our cause.

By Adelaide Donations coordinator

Michael Price

 

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide Relentless Tour November 8th 2013

This year’s major fundraiser for the upcoming “ Operation Relentless” Antarctic Whale Defence Campaign was held at the Iconic venue “ JIVE” on Hindley Street in the centre of Adelaide.

Thanks to the great efforts of Twisted Echidna Booking Agency, the night was blessed with a full program of Ocean Supporting artists who donated all their time and resources. The crowd was entertained all night with music, raffles, auctions, and a very special presenter Captain Peter Hammarstedt. Peter gave a very passionate and compelling presentation on our efforts to save the great whales of the Southern oceans and spent the night mingling with the crowds. One very lucky girl won the REID Cycles Sea Shepherd Beach Cruiser bike, personally signed and presented by the Captain of the ship Bob Barker.

The people of Adelaide have continued to pledge their support, and we are so grateful on behalf of our clients trying to survive those hostile oceans around the world.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide Chapter Dinner with Captain Hammarstedt Nov 7th 2013

Sea Shepherd Adelaide is a community of likeminded compassionate individuals who form a common bond in support of our ocean clients. We were so lucky to have a visit by one of our captains, Peter Hammarstedt, as well as our talented media team of Tim and Eliza.

As part of “Operation Relentless” Antarctic Whale Defence Campaign, Peter and the Media Team, came especially to Adelaide to garnish support and to catch up with the hard working Adelaide Chapter. A fantastic night was had by all.

If you want to be a part of something much bigger than one person, in fact a Global Movement in support of Ocean Conservation then just email us @ Adelaide@seashepherd.org.au, as the world’s oceans will always need one more friend to count on.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann

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Adelaide Roller Derby - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2nd November)

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was fortunate enough to attend the last 2013 double-header Roller Derby bout hosted by Adelaide Roller Derby. The bout saw Adeladies vs Darwin Roller Grills, and Adeladies vs Convict City Rollers.

 

As usual, both roller derby bouts brought plenty of excitement for the crowd to enjoy. During intervals, many spectators took the opportunity to visit the Sea Shepherd stand to donate, and to learn more about our upcoming campaign, Operation Relentless.

 

Sea Shepherd Adelaide would once again like to thank Adelaide Roller Derby for hosting an excellent 2013 Roller Derby season. We here at Sea Shepherd Adelaide are ecstatic for next year’s roller derby season.

By Adelaide Donations Coordinator

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Year 1 Whale Talk

I had the great pleasure on Friday 1st November to visit a local school down south to give a talk to a Year 1 class on whales. This Year 1 class have been looking at animals and extinction so a talk on whales was very fitting. What made this visit so special was that six year old Lucy came up with the idea of my visit and took it upon herself to organise it with her teacher and her mum. Lucy is very passionate about animals and the environment so I was extremely excited and happy to help Lucy with her idea. We had a great morning talking about whales and what Sea Shepherd does to help save the whales in the Southern Ocean. The children contributed to the talk and all enjoyed seeing photos of whales and our 4 Sea Shepherd Ships. It was a really enjoyable morning and I thank Lucy for inviting me to meet her class.

By Mary Williams

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide @23rd October at the Crown and Anchor Hotel.

Bitchspawn, Olly Holmes, Steven Lennox, Ciaram Granger, Craig Atkins, Richard Perso

Sea Shepherd Adelaide organized a benefit gig where all proceeds were donated to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Australia. It was a great mid week event with an amazing line up of local musicians. The crowd was treated to an eclectic assortment of music.

Funky Indy girl band Bitchspawn kicked off the event. Olly Holmes treated the crowd to his beautiful presence and music. Steven Lennox has the voice of an angel and gave a beautiful passion filled performance. Ciaram Granger casted his Blues and Roots musical spell with his sophiscated guitar playing and his misty resonant voice. Craig Atkins gave a moving performance with his style of roots, folk and blues and multi-instrumentalist original singer songwriters that encompassed lyrics with love and music with an environmental and social justice message. Richard Perso closed the night with his blend of Roots, Blues and Folk that combined songs of love, life and all that’s in between with his multi instrumental talent. Thanks to all the artists.

By Adelaide Volunteer Natalie Rondeau


Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Paul Dempsey Concert – Saturday 19th October 2103

Sea Shepherd Adelaide gratefully had the opportunity to be at Paul Demsey playing at Fowlers Live. Paul especially came to speak to the volunteers when we were setting up and thanked us for being there. He wished us well for the night ahead. Many people knew about Sea Shepherd and wanted to support us, by buying merch and staying for a chat. A good evening with a shout out from Paul at the end.

By Adelaide DAC Coordinator Candice Haigh

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Adelaide Film Festival – Blackfish screening; - Saturday 19th October 2013.

The Adelaide Film Festival kindly invited Sea Shepherd Adelaide to hold a stall at the viewing of Blackfish. The day began warm and sunny and the stall was set up by Geoff Cann and Candice Haigh. A mixture of young and old attended the screening and many conversations were held with patrons regarding the work of Sea Shepherd, the upcoming campaign and the current court case in the Hague. The highlight of the day apart from great sales and meeting wonderful people and spreading the work of Sea Shepherd, Candice got to meet the mother of Molly who was married to Andy on Scott Island by Captain Paul Watson on 12th February 2009.

By Candice Haigh – Adelaide DAC Coordinator

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide at the Adelaide Roller Derby "Skate or Die"

Sea Shepherd Adelaide attended Adelaide Roller Derby's 'Skate to Die' double-header bout where we saw ADRD Adeladies vs. Sun State Swarm (QLD), and Tornadoes v Phantoms. During changeover, Spandex Ballet graced us with one of their unique performances. As usual the atmosphere was great, with the derby filled with very competitive action.

Thanks again to the Adelaide Roller Derby for their continued support.

By Adelaide Onshore Volunteer, Michael Price

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide at Semaphore Music Festival

Warmer weather is on its way, and so is festival season. Sea Shepherd Adelaide was privileged to attend the 9th Semaphore Music Festival held during the Labour Day Long Weekend on the foreshore. The festival brought together over 60 local acts, including Sea Shepherd Supporters “The Timbers.”

Sea Shepherd Adelaide distributed our “Recycling for Oceans” collection bins for refundable cans and bottles throughout the festival grounds. This turned out to be a great success, as well being commended on several levels for including a recycling option for refundable cans and bottles at the festival.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide cannot wait until next year’s Semaphore Music Festival. We will be rolling out our refundable collection bins throughout the entire festival period. Stay tuned for more information. Sea Shepherd would like to thank the event organizers, and to all the acts who made it a fun and enjoyable festival.

If you would like to “Adopt a Bin” for our “Recycling for Oceans” Project please email adelaide@seashepherd.org.au;or message 0434603378.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Donations Coordinator, Michael Price

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25th September at The Thebby
Xavier Rudd

Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter and Hawaii's Nahko and Medicine for the People.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was privileged to be invited to Xavier Rudd's concert at Thebarton Theatre to raise awareness for our mission and the plight of the oceans. The fans were enthusiastic and supportive of Sea Shepherd and our campaigns. As always, Xavier put on a soulful, moving and intimate show. Many thanks to Nahko and Chase from Medicine for the People and XAvier for showing their support by dropping by, having a chat and photos with the volunteers.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide thanks Xavier and his crew for your ongoing dedication and support. Much love to the sacred earth we walk and swim in.

By Onshore Volunteer, Natalie Rondeau

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide at City to Bay Fun Run 2013

Sea Shepherd Adelaide Volunteers and Supporters showed their prescence in this year's City to Bay 12km Fun Run from the Heart of Adelaide to Glenelg; making it the largest City to Bay on record!

Sea Shepherd Adelaide certainly got positive comments from fellow runners and walkers commending Sea Shepherd Australia on our previous succesful campaigns.

The team was accompanied by Dudley, our Official Royal Adelaide Show Direct Action Crew Mascot. Dudley helped promote our upcoming campaign, Operation Relentless, whilst keeping the atmosphere positive and cheerful.

On the approach to the finish line, the announcer gladly greeted and thanked Sea Shepherd Adelaide over the public address system, for being on-board for this year's event. The crowd cheered us through as we crossed over the finish line afer an amazing 12km walk.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide cannot wait until next year's City to Bay. Hope to see you there!

By Donations Coordinator, Michael Price

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6th to 14th September
Royal Adelaide Show

Sea Shepherd Adelaide attended the Royal Adelaide Show this year for the first time. Based in the Pet Centre it was great to meet the Adelaide show faithful.

A highlight was the number of kids dropping by to collect material to use for their school projects.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and a special thanks to everyone who signed up as Direct Action Crew members.

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By Co-Coordinator, Andrew Correll


Sea Shepherd Adelaide Great Southern Music benefit 7th September 2013

Sea Shepherd Adelaide were approached by The Curve, Spirit of Alondray and Billy February to be a part of their event at the Semaphore RSL. The idea was for compassionate artists to use their craft to save whales, and it was a complete sell out. The night was electric with a party atmosphere. These people were hear in support of our oceans. Adelaide’s Coordinator gave an impassioned plea to support “Operation Relentless” , Sea Shepherd Australia’s latest Whale Defence Campaign.

SSA gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the RSL as well as all those who made this night possible. We hope to do it all again soon.

By Sea Shepherd Adelaide Coordinator

Geoff Cann


Aug 18th, 2013
Adelaide Roller Derby Sunday

Final of the Adelaide Roller derby. The day got off to a emotional start with a surprise wedding proposal much to the joy of the 3000 strong crowd. As expected the Salty Dolls finished triumphant but it was a closely fought bout. Sea Shepherd have a had great time this year attending the roller derby and hope to be there again in 2014

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll


July 26th 2013
James Abberley EP Launch

James Abberley has been a great supporter of Sea Shepherd so it was Sea Shepherds turn to support James at the Gov for his EP launch. Kym Higham and Ciaram Granger gave great support. Thanks to all the people who dropped by the Sea Shepherd stand to show their support.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll


June 14th 2013
Roller Derby

Bout 6 of the Adelaide Roller derby saw Road Train Rollers vs Mile Die Club It was a very exciting bout with a close finish. Lots of people dropped by the stand to say Hi and to find out a bit more about Sea Shepherd.
Thanks again to the Adelaide Roller Derby for their continued support

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

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12th - 30th July 2013
Art for Oceans

Sea Shepherd Adelaide @ Art for Oceans – Glenelg Art Gallery July 12th to 30th July, 2013
Sea Shepherd Adelaide held it's Art for Oceans Exhibition at the Glenelg Art Gallery. The event included speeches by Geoff Cann and Rowena Brown, campaign footage from Sea Shepherd, musical support from James Abberley, with the aim of showcasing a range of artwork donated to Sea Shepherd Adelaide. All artwork is on sale until the end of July.

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By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll


June 21st, 2013
Eclipse Exhibition, Glenelg Art Gallery

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was invited by Rhys Shepherd and Dylan Wood to open the Eclipse art exhibition, with guest speaker Geoff Cann. Held at the Glenelg art gallery on the winter solstice it celebrated the art which could be photographically captured in the Australian outback. Rowena Brown the manager of the art gallery was a sensational host and ensured that all guest including Sea Shepherd had a rewarding night.

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By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll


June 16th 2013
Semaphore RSL Group Hug

It was a chance for the Adelaide team to get together on a Sunday afternoon, catch up on what's been happening, plan for the months ahead and also to check out the venue for the Great Southern Ocean Music Benefit which will be held in September.

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By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll


June 2nd, 2013
Whale time play time

The 2013 whale season has begun, and in South Australia whale season means a time to view and marvel at these magnificent creatures. The day was filled with fun and education for kids and adults alike. This festival grows from year to year and the SA whale centre put on a fabulous day of live music and entertainment. Thanks to the South Australian Whale Centre and Victor Harbour Council for their continued support of Sea Shepherd Australia.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

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Saturday June 1st, 2013
Roller Derby

Bout 4 of the Adelaide Roller derby saw Salty Dolls v the Mile Die Club. The first half action was very competitive , but eventually the Salty Dolls reigned supreme.
The atmosphere was electric with live music, dedicated fans and some of the skaters even dropped by the Sea Shepherd stand to say hello and add their support.

Thanks again to the Adelaide Roller Derby for their continued support.

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll

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May 31st 2013
SA Whale Season Launch, Adelaide Museum

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was proud to be involved in opening the SA Whale watching season. The venue was the magnificent Adelaide Museum. South Australia has a history of whaling and it was quite surreal to be amongst the preserved skeletons in the amazing museum foyer. What was more amazing were the groups of school kids and their passion for whales and dolphins.
Thanks so much to the Adelaide Museum, SA Whale Centre and the Victor Harbour Council for their support.

By Adelaide Coordinator Geoff Cann

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May 26, 2013
Day Break Music Festival

Adelaide Sea Shepherd thanks the Gov and Heather Frahn for the opportunity to have a stand at the Daybreak
music fest. A great day of music with Heather Frahn & The Moonlight Tide, The Germein Sisters, Monkey Puzzle Tree
and The Timbers. We thank the Gov and the bands for their continued support

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll


May 19 2013
Roller Derby

An enthusiastic crowd cheered the skaters in Bout 3 of the Adelaide Roller derby, which saw Road Train Rollers v the Wild Hearses, backed by live music. Many fans took the opportunity to visit the Sea Shepherd stand in the interval. Thanks again to the Adelaide Roller Derby for their continued support!

By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll


Friday 3rd May
Glenelg Backpackers

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was invited to have a stand at the Glenelg backpackers where 4 local bands were performing.

The Voice of trees, James Abberley, Ciaram Granger have been long term supporters of Sea Shepherd Adelaide and it was great to work with Arky and the Sparrow for the first time.

A great time was had by all and we thank the performers again for their fantastic support.

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By Co Coordinator Andrew Correll


6 April 2013
Adelaide Roller Derby

The Atmosphere was electric for the 2013 opening bout of the Adelaide Roller Derby whereby the "Road Train Rollers" took on the "Salty Dolls". The live music set the scene and the athletes lived up to expectations. The Adelaide on shore crew were present with a stand and it was great to meet some of the fans and competitors who dropped by the stand to hear about the most successful Antarctic campaign to date.

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By Co-Coordinator Andrew Correll



7 April 2013
Animal Liberation's "Walk for the animals"

Adelaide has a growing community of organisations dedicated to the rights and preservation of animals. The cream of these organisations gathered in Bonython Park to meet with the public and give the public a chance to walk their dogs together in the park. Sea Shepherd Adelaide was honoured to be invited to take part in this event, which was enjoyed by dogs and owners alike in the golden autumn sun.


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By co-coordinator Andrew Correll

 


" Food for the Fleet"

With the Ships arriving back at their Southern Port of Williamstown Victoria, Sea Shepherd Adelaide put out the call to "Help the Sea Shepherd Fleet" with much needed provisions. Three vehicles took the 8 hour journey loaded up with hundreds of kilos of food to meet up for a mid-morning reunion with old and new friends.

Crews from the ships worked alongside the On Shore Volunteers to split the food 3 ways. This was followed by a kind invitation for lunch aboard the Bob Barker and personal tours.

Thanks to Woolworths, Vegan Online, A E Cranwell and Sons, Lenswood SA and the people of South Australia for being so supportive. Sea Shepherd Adelaide has a new saying.." If You Donate, Then We Will Deliver"

By Coordinator Geoff Cann

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29 March 2013
Blenheimfest

The Easter long weekend saw Sea Shepherd Adelaide as guests of the Blenheim Music and Camping Festival. This music festival is situated in the picturesque Clare Valley region North of Adelaide. The festival brought together musicians in aid of "A New Hope" Cambodia charity organisation - which aims to break the cycle of poverty in the Mondul 3, Siem Reap region of Cambodia.

We were present as outreach education as well as hosting a small stall. The line up included Sea Shepherd supporters "Voice of Trees" , "The Timbers", as well as many other awesome bands such as "The Lizards", "Transatlantics" and "Bakers Digest". A very warm thank you to all of the organisers for havingus and to all the people who came up to talk to us - Thank you!


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By Co Coordinator Michelle W


16th March 2013
Twisted Echidna Launch Party

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was asked by Lorna, Richi and Ian from " Twisted Echidna Booking Agency" to be part of their launch into music promotion. To celebrate, they floated the idea of donating the profits to Sea Shepherd Australia as well as us having a stall. The atmosphere was " Arcade Lane" in the " Adelaide Fringe" district. Three great bands, the Sea Shepherd logo projected on stage and a party atmosphere made for a successful night all round. The guys from twisted have ideas to make it a regular thing in support of the world's oceans, and the Adelaide Chapter will be there to assist with education.

Thanks to Rhys and the team at "Twisted".

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16 and 17 March 2013
Oz Comic-Con

Following on from the overwhelming success of the Perth Chapter, the Adelaide Chapter of Sea Shepherd Australia was keen to represent the oceans equally as well.

We were totally taken back by the knowledge of patrons and continued support across the two days. It was truly a testament to the groundswell of supporters across the globe within different demographics. The highlight of the weekend was certainly a visit to the stall by Richard Dean Anderson (aka MacGyver and General O'Neil from Stargate)and Paul Brown from Langley Legends. Richard and Paul are on Sea Shepherd's Advisory Board. The Sea Shepherd stall was certainly a busy affair after their appearances.

Thanks so much to Oz Comic-Con and Rand for having us.

By Co Coordinator Michelle W

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Friday 8–Monday 11 March 2013
Womadelaide

WOMAD 8th-11 March 2013

Festivals in Adelaide are abundant during Adelaide's "Mad March" Womadelaide is a four day music festival with international artists streaming in from across the globe to celebrate music, art, dance, culture and food.

Sea Shepherd Adelaide were part of this fantastic event. Volunteers worked hard from the early hours to the wee late night hours to promote Sea Shepherd Australia and the amazing work that our volunteers do for the oceans. We received enormous support from all the festival goers and a special thanks to the Womadelaide organising committee for having us.

Sea Shepherd are looking forward to next year!!

By Co Coordinator Michelle W


March 3rd 2013
Clean Up Australia Day Glenelg Beach

Following on from our 2012 event that had a handful in total, 2013 was an enormous improvement with about 80 strong. We were contacted by two schools and another group of fantastic Adelaide people, wanting to band together for the day. This year was the theme of really looking for those small pieces of plastics that inherently get into the digestive tracts of birds and fish.

In all we collected hundreds of kilos of various items and our plight made the National News. As usual cigarette butts were the most offending item and there was lots of interest and questions from the general public. Although this is an everyday issue, SS Adelaide will ensure a much larger turnout in 2014 in support of our local environment.


28th Feb 2013
Capri Screening of " Peaceable Kingdom"

Philip Wollen from Kindness Trust asked Sea Shepherd Adelaide to help present a screening of " Peaceable Kingdom" as part of the Adelaide Fringe. It was a great opportunity to work with other Adelaide based NGOs. The working group managed to pack the Capri cinema for an amazing night which includes a compelling and emotional presentation from Philip. The night was a wonderful success and generated much needed awareness for animal rights.

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By Adelaide Coordinator Geoff Cann



February 23rd 2013
Gluttony at the Fringe

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was invited to partake in the Adelaide fringe festival by manning a stand at Gluttony in leafy Rymill Park. The weather was hot but it only added to wonderful party atmosphere which went into the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Big Thanks to Daniel and the Gluttony organisers from Sea Shepherd Adelaide.

By Co Coordinator Andrew Correll

 


February 3rd 2013
The Brighton Jetty Classic

Adelaide has a huge history of beach culture and surf clubs. The Brighton Jetty Classic is South Australia's largest open water swim.

We were so proud to be part of this event and be placed squarely in between the entry and exit points for the swimmers.

It was great to see all the swimmers wrapping themselves up in our Black JR towels and we were glad to see so many informed people of all ages at the event.

We would dearly love to Thank Lisa, Trevor and Scott from the club for not only having us but locking us in for 2014. Please see www.brightonjettyclassic.com for swim results.

By SSCS Adelaide Coordinator Geoff Cann


February 3rd 2013
Earth Crisis at Fowlers Live

Earth Crisis invited Sea Shepherd Adelaide to attend their performance at Fowlers Live.

It was a great night of local music capped off by a rampaging performance by Earth Crisis.

Earth Crisis were full of energy and their environmental message was well received by the crowd.


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By Co Coordinator Andrew Correll


Jan 26th 2013
Tour Down Under Aldinga Beach Party

Sea Shepherd Adelaide attended the Santos Tour Down Under UCI World Tour Event this year at Aldinga "beach party". The day started off with riders cycling past the beach esplanade festivities with a straight through pass mid-morning, followed by two sprint challenges. This gave the festivities a fantastic atmosphere for the large crowd of cycling fans, which also provided an exciting environment for Sea Shepherd outreach and merchandise. We were approached by many local and interstate amateur cyclists who were eager to purchase Sea Shepherd cycling tops and bibs. We even had a special appearance from Ali and Lee who model the cycling gear on the Sea Shepherd Australia website. A huge thank you to Aldinga for inviting us.

By SSAU Adelaide Co Coordinator Michelle W


January 25 2013
Big Day Out Adelaide

Big Day Out certainly lived up to its name for the Sea Shepherd crew in Adelaide. A 7am set up and an a late pack up proved successful over the long day, with huge amounts of foot traffic thanks to the location near the main stage area. The crew chatted with a lot of excited revelers, who showed their support with donations and by purchasing merchandise. The Jolly Roger and slides depicting some of the Sea Shepherd campaigns were shown on the large stage screens before the Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the stage, the fans responded with a rush of activity at the Sea Shepherd tent. Thanks to the BDO organisers and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers for the opportunity to attend this awesome event, we hope to return next year.

By SSAL Adelaide Co Coordinator Michelle W


January 20 2012
SSCS Adelaide Dolphin Day

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources invited Sea Shepherd Adelaide to take part in the Dolphin Day held at Port Adelaide.

It was a day for the public to come along and learn a bit more about the South Australia's unique Port river dolphins, but also a number of scientific talks took place in conjunction with the SA Maritime Museum.

The Port river dolphins swam past the stalls to give their support to the day. The Sea Shepherd on shore crew had a great time taking part in the dolphin day and it is always great to meet people interested in finding out what they can do to in support of the oceans and marine ecology.

By Co Coordinator Andrew Correll


Jan 5 2012
SSCS Adelaide Glenelg Backpackers Gig

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was invited by Voice of Trees to attend the album launch for their EP 'enChanted' on the 5th of January at Glenelg Backpackers.

It was an amazing and intimate venue, which shared the music of three fantastic musicians, their fans and the Sea Shepherd crew. We were asked to supply a Sea Shepherd back drop which included our large Jolly Roger flag being proudly displayed behind Voice of Trees instruments and centre stage.

Our stall here was a great success and wouldn't have been possible without the continued support from Voice of Trees, James Abberley and Ciaram Granger.

Thank you to all who attended, to Kym Higham and also to Glenelg Backpackers especially Holly and Tony for having us.


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By Co Coordinator Michelle White


December 1 2012
Deep South Blues festival

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was invited to attend the first Deep South Blues and Roots Festival held at The Governor Hindmarsh. Sea Shepherd fans and supporters including " The Timbers" band made for a fantastic all day event. The festival was a great event to spread the Sea Shepherd word to over 4OO people within this one event - many of whom had not been exposed to the SSCS before. Through this great event we were able to continue our protection, conservation and defence education and engage many new patrons. We had a fantastic day of donor support, information and educational chats.

From Co Coordinator Michelle White


November 18 2012
World Vegan day

With the tide turning in Adelaide, SSCS is being invited more and more to local events. The World Vegan day was such a wonderful Family event. The demographic was amazing, giving us hope about what the next generation will do to support Ocean Conservation. We had lots of fun with raffles and outreach on the day. There was an amazing arrangement of fun and fare on show.

SSCS Adelaide looks forward to being involved with such amazing people again next year.

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Nov 16 2012
Save the Sea Annual Fundraising Event
Higher Ground, 9 Light Square, Adelaide

Adelaide welcomed Captain Peter Hammarstedt and SSCS director Jeff Hansen to Adelaide. Jeff came to Adelaide in June 2012 when the Marine Parks Bill was introduced, so it was fitting that on his next visit the Marine Parks were realised.

Adelaide showed that Ocean Conservation is a high priority, and the crowd was well represented by musicians, artists and a wide variety of people from political and environmental circles. 6 months in the planning paid off, with bands playing at an amazing venue at Higher Ground. Adelaide Artists contributed over 30 pieces of work to fundraising. Raffles, Auctions, and amazing music all made for a great night of fun and education. Adelaide was blessed to hear a song written especially for SSCS by " The Timbers". This song has now been played at many events and is due for release soon.

Thank you Adelaide and all that hold Ocean Survival as a top priority, for now and into the future.

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Photos and words thanks to Geoff Cann


November 3 2012
Common Roots Festival
"The Common" Montacute

Sea Shepherd were proud to be invited to the exciting Common Roots Festival that was held on the" Common" which is an area of land that with much discussion and lots of pressure from the community they were able to secure a 25yr lease for the land. The community had to show that the land is being used and that maintenance/development is continually happening. So the community held the festival to raise much needed funds for the maintenance of the grounds and the hall that is on the grounds.

Please check out more photos on the Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/CommonRootsFestival/photos_stream


September 30 2012
La Mar Sunday
3pm Glenelg Surf Club, Adelaide

Sea Shepherd Adelaide had a fantastic day at Glenelg Surf Club for La Mar Sunday, September 30th. With Bay Locals and Live Music Loves Alike.


September 28 2012
Sea Shepherd attends Frenzel Rhomb
7.00pm Adelaide Uni Bar

Frenzel Rhomb big supporters of SSCS put on an amazing gig. Adelaide SSCS were there to enjoy the night and spread the work on Ocean Conservation. Lindsey from JJJ came and spent time with the Adelaide crew. A great night for the oceans indeed.


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September 22nd

Sea Shepherd Adelaide attending Xavier Rudd

7pm Thebby Theatre, Adelaide

Sea Shepherd Adelaide was grateful for Xavier Rudd's invitation to be present for Saturday night's concert at the Thebarton Theatre, while currently touring Australia with his latest release 'Spirit Bird.'

As the Jolly Roger flag flew high above the Thebby crowd there was much interest in our stall, with many generous people voicing their support and donating over the course of the night.

A big thank you to Xavier, The Barton Theatre and all involved for such a successful evening.

By Onshore Volunteer Scott Rossiter


September 8th
Supertrawler Rally

Sea Shepherd Adelaide were proud to work with other concerned citizens for the Day of Action against Supertrawlers. Once we heard of the FV Margiris finally landing on South Australian Shores we knew we needed to do something. Sea Shepherd worked alongside fishing, conservation and political groups for a common cause of Ocean Conservation.

Thankyou South Australians.

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By Adelaide coordinator Geoff Cann.


9th August 2012
Sea Shepherd Adelaide attended artist Scott Bain opening
The SALA art festival, Adelaide

Renowned artist Scott Bainhttp://www.micromachina.com/ kindly invited Sea Shepherd Adelaide chapter to help open the South Australian Living Arts festival at the South Australian Maritime Museum.

It was a great night with lots of interaction of the Adelaide on shore shepherds and the guests of the festival. Scott has drawn lots of inspiration from Sea Shepherds ocean conservation efforts.

By Adelaide coordinator Geoff Cann.


June 24th
Fishermans' Wharf Markets, Port Adelaide

Sunday the 24th of June was Sea Shepherd's first appearance at the Port Adelaide Fishermans' Warf Markets. We set up our stall bright and early and straight away had people asking about when we would be there next.

We had a lot of interest from the public. People stopped to talk with us about Sea Shepherd's various campaigns. We sold a decent amount of merchandise on the day, and got a lot of coin donations. Other stall holders informed us that the markets were pretty quiet on the day and considering this I think we did a great job of promoting and raising funds for Sea Shepherd.
It was a great day with some really passionate people.

The market is on Sundays and public holidays 10am – 5pm. For more info on the markets please contact the market directly on 08)8341-2040 There is something for everyone and dolphin sight-seeing cruises run from this location!!

By On Shore Volunteer Jasmine Cichon J

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June 14th
Bliss Cafe and Jeff Hansen

What a fantastic evening for the Adelaide Chapter of Sea Shepherd and for Bliss Café. Grace and the staff of Bliss Café put so much effort in to making this a mighty fine evening. SSCS Australia Director Jeff Hansen captivated the emotionally charged guests, consisting of a much varied group of environmentally aware individuals.

Fine food and fine friends came together for what can only be described as a “Win Win” evening for the oceans and the premises. Lots of interest and another signed up member for SSCS Adelaide.

By Adelaide coordinator Geoff Cann.


June 14th
Australian Director Jeff Hansen speaks in Adelaide

Today was a proud day for South Australia and for Sea Shepherd. Jeff Hansen was warmly received into the SA parliament to give an inaugural presentation to invited members and guests. Thanks to the Greens Tammy Franks and her team, representatives from Sea Shepherd Adelaide, The Body Shop, RSPCA, Animals Australia and parliamentary guests enjoyed a frank and honest presentation given by Jeff. The hour long session was concluded with a brief Q&A session and applause from the attendees.

By Adelaide coordinator Geoff Cann.

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July 3rd
Whaletime Playtime Festival

The Annual Whaletime Playtime Festival celebrated the beginning of Whale Season. Sea Shepherd Adelaide had a stall there for the first time and will continue to do so every year.

The Whaletime Playtime Festival is a festival for kids with lots of entertainment like singing and puppet shows, jumping castles and rides, horse and camel rides. In order to keep with the KIDS theme, we had a colouring-in competition which proved very popular. My gorgeous little English Cocker Spaniel, Lulu, proudly donned a Sea Shepherd kids t-shirt and wandered around the festival. Every child that gave her a pat was directed to our stall for the colouring-in competition by my husband, Dean. This was fantastic as it brought Mums and Dads to our stall. We had a lot of interest and questions, not only from Mums and Dads, but much older people and teenagers as well.

Heaps of fun was had by all and we look forward to doing it all again next year!!!

By on shore volunteer Sherry Matthews

 

 

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