Sea Shepherd Cairns
If you are interested in volunteering in Cairns please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We would love your help!
Our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdCairnsofficial
Upcoming Events 2014:
28 Sept 2014
The Tanks Markets - Collins Avenue 08.00am till 2.00pm - Merchandise and Outreach stall on the roadside.
Please come and say hello to our happy crew!
29 Sept 2014
Monday September 29th (School Holidays) Cairns Tigers Club $10 6pm
Sea Shepherd will have a merchandise and outreach stall at the My Friend the Betrayer gig in Cairns .
The band have just finsihed supporting I killed the Prom Queen and are great supporters of Sea Shepherd - come along and support them!
More information:My Friend The Betrayer - Cairns
Sideshow Alley -Not your average car show, it is an American style boardwalk event with a difference
Show features raffles, carnival rides, street performers, live music and entertainment 9.00am till 5.00pm at Cairns Convention Certre
26 October The Tanks Markets -
Showcasing a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectables and local natural health products and treatments, the markets are a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning. 09.00am till 2.00pm
Wednesday 6 November from 7pm Ocean defence tour
Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns
Tickets $25, available from www.artscairns.com.au OR Ticket line (07) 4088 1010
Captain Peter Hammarstedt will speak about the upcoming Antarctic campaign and also present videos showcasing Sea Shepherd's vital marine conservation work.
A post-event function will be held for guests after the presentation.
Carnival on Collins 7th Sept 2014
With crowds estimated at well over 20,000 and the sun shining brightly a great day was had by all at the Carnival on Collins this Fathers Day 07th September. The Cairns Chapter of Sea Shepherd were not in our usual spot as that was allocated to Arts and Craftsthis year we were in Tank # 5.
Cairns locals and visitors showed their support and we had a cracking day! Cara one of our new onshore volunteers ( and talented artist) offered face painting to children and adults for a gold coin donation to Sea Shepherd.
Two of our younger supporters are pictured (credit to Adventure Mumma for the picture and for her support! )
With over 10 campaigns worldwide it was a wonderful opportunity to update our supporters on our current campaigns.
It was a massive day for our tireless volunteers and we could not have had our best day yet without them! Thanks so much to everyone who came along and for your continuing support of Sea Shepherd!
For the Oceans!
Sunday 17 August 2014 Checking in with our clients
Onshore volunteers from Sea Shepherd Cairns Chapter was treated to an amazing day of Whale Watching on the Great Barrier Reef on Sunday 17 August. The wonderfully kind people at Reef Magic Cruises donated 2 free tickets to us in recognition of the work that the volunteer do.
As we were gathering in the Terminal to book in, all proudly wearing the Sea Shepherd Golly Roger T-shirts you could tell we were all a little excited. 30 mins out into the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, we started searching the waters for the first glimpse of any whales. On a boat of a hundred or so people, it was our Co-ordinator Ali that first spotted a fin of nothing other than a Humpback.
Those 100 or so people started jostling for the best viewing position. The Shepherds were excited, it was also a very emotional sighting of the magnificence of these mammals breaching and fin slapping. There were a few tears of joy behind sunglasses and beaming smiles. As with any animal in their natural environment, you are never guaranteed a sighting, but to our luck we had a wonderful display. The pinnacle was seeing two males alongside a female, perhaps showing off for her attention, they certainly had ours. The display was a reminder of why we do what we do, why we choose to be part of such a movement, Sea Shepherd has campaigned to protect these whales from illegal whaling activities on many campaigns.
As a group of volunteers this social outing was not only moving, it was bonding. We shared an experience that we are incredibly lucky to be able to witness, the migration through the Great Barrier Reef.
In Cairns we are a small committed group that will continue to do their bit for the oceans as every little bit contributes. We would welcome anyone that has that same passion to join us as a volunteer.
Thank you to all that have given a little or a lot of their time and passion to Defend, Conserve, Protect.
Finally, again we would like to thank the support of Reef Magic Cruises Cairns for their hospitality and support, we are happy to have a partnership with this locally based organisation.
13th July Stall at Holloways Beach Market
Great day was at Holloway's Beach Markets - glorious weather and a huge thanks to Cairns locals for their support!
For the Oceans
May 2013 Welcome to our New Cairns Coordinators!
Welcome to our new Cairns Coordinators Sergio and Alison who are doing a brilliant job in Cairns keeping the Sea Shepherd presence alive!
September 2012 Cairns Co-ordinator Helen meets Captain Paul Watson
While on her way home to Cairns our fantastic Cairns Co-ordinator stopped off in Sydney to visit the Bob Barker and its crew. Lucky for Helen, Paul Watson was also on board visiting his volunteers, so Helen got the chance to have a chat with Paul and grabbed a photo as well.
20th August, 2011 Meet "Jack"
Meet Jack Bakker, an energetic and passionate 8 year old Sea Shepherd Conservation Society supporter from Yungaburra on the Atherton tablelands. When Jack's school had a fancy dress day recently instead of dressing as Ben 10, Batman or even the ledgendary Ninja Turtles, Jack decided to go in his Sea Shepherd gear. Jack and many children like him are the new generation of supporters helping to raise awareness about the plight of our oceans and planet. So if you ever see Jack around town give him a big thumbs up and say thanks. On behalf of Sea Shepherd and Captain Paul Watson "Thanks Jack".
June 12th, 2011
The North Queensland chapter of Sea Shepherd is getting great support from market-goers. Here is chapter co-ordinator Helen running a stall at Rustys Markets. Come visit us next time you're heading to the markets!
April 17th, 2011
Tanks Markets - Cairns
The new North Queensland chapter of Sea Shepherd got off to a great start with their first stall at the Tanks Markets in Cairns. There was a lot of encouraging support from members of the public and interest in volunteering for the organisation, as well as some generous donations and merchandise sales. Thanks to everyone who went along and supported the new chapter, and if you missed them this time make sure to visit the markets again on May 29th when they will be hosting another stall.
North Queensland volunteers Phil and Helen