Sea Shepherd Byron Bay
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Please check back regularly for event updates or contact Byron Bay Chapter Coordinator Adam Shostak on 02 6684 5323, or at email@example.com.
(most recent events first)
Operation Zero Tolerance Campaign Fundraiser
Sunday 11th November
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins with Katie Watts, Sea Shepherd's Music Coordinator and onshore volunteers Savannah and Matty. Smashing Pumpkins song "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" is the theme song of Whale Wars - love the Pumpkins!!
Byron Bay’s 23rd Annual Bluesfest
Sea Shepherd was present, with a spectacular stall jam packed with merchandise, set up by Adam and his Byron Bay team. This year’s Bluesfest was especially memorable because it brought together Byron, Gold Coast, Brisbane and even Antarctic volunteers. It was several days of work mixed with fun and good music.
By Queensland coordinator Mark (Wombat) Clough.
November 23rd & 26th, 2011
Captain Paul Watson's visit to Byron Bay
In a first for Sea Shepherd Byron Bay, two fundraising events were held over one week in November.
The first was a show at The Great Northern Hotel that featured amazing bands - Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother who did an exclusive acoustic set, Krash (Ash Grunwald and Kram from Spiderbait), The Grains and Dallas Frasca & Her Gentlemen. All artists graciously took time out from tours and most travelled from interstate to be involved.
Then on the Saturday, The Own & Pussycat held an exclusive meet and greet with Captain Paul Watson. This was a sell-out event and because it was so intimate, guests were able to speak one-on-one with Captain Watson, asking him questions while snacking on vegetarian finger food. The highlight of the night was when Captain Watson inspiringly spoke about the upcoming Operation Divine Wind and the importance of saving the world’s oceans.
The always-supportive Byron crowds ensured both events were overwhelming successes and generously contributed financially to the upcoming campaign.
By on shore crew volunteer and Byron Bay events coordinator Robyn Downie
Photos courtesy of Paolo Appiotti, Anthony Moulay and Kirra Pendergast.
October 31, 2010
Aye Aye Captain! Sea Shepherd Fundraiser - Stone and Wood Brewery, Byron Bay
The recent Byron Bay fundraiser for Sea Shepherd's upcoming Antarctic campaign, Operation No Compromise was a huge success. The Stone and Wood Brewery was bursting at the seams with over 350 people in attendance and special guest artists including Xavier Rudd, Heart Tribe, In2nation, Loren and the Grow your Owns and many more. Paul Watson spoke about the issues currently faced by marine life worldwide, and how individuals can make a difference in protecting and caring for our oceans. Cetacean conservation films, including a film from Byron Bay's talented young underwater filmmaker, Madison Stewart were also on show, along with a poem written and read by one of our youngest Sea Shepherd supporters, Isabel Dow.
The event, MC'd by Karl Goodsell also marked the second anniversary for the Sea Shepherd Byron Bay Chapter Leader Adam Shostak. The night raised valuable funds for Operation No Compromise and also iterated the important issues around the world that need to be addressed in order to protect the planets most vital asset - our ocean.
November 21, 2006
Sea Shepherd Celebration - Byron Bay Community Centre
Over 300 people came out to hear Paul Watson speak. It was a great night of music and information. Some of Byron's best musicians were on hand to entertain the audience. Howie Cooke MC'ed the event and also preformed some original music.more