Sea Shepherd Sunshine Coast
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Upcoming Events 2013:
Sundays - Peregian Markets, 8am - 12.30pm
In front of the Peregian Beach Surf Club, 1 Kingfisher Dve, Peregian. You can find Sea Shepherd Sunshine Coast regularly at the Peregian Markets on Sundays. If you want to find out exact dates we will be there please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Come down and show your support!
(most recent events first)
Bridge to Brisbane - On-shore Volunteers Run!!
A team of our On-Shore Volunteers are joining forces for the Bridge to Brisbane 5km run/jog/walk on Sunday 2nd September 2012. Their fantastic efforts can be supported by donating to their nominated cause; Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Donations can be made via this website < http://fundraise.bridgetobrisbane.com.au/ A target of $1000 has been set to help DEFEND, CONSERVE and PROTECT the biodiversity of the worlds oceans, so what are you waiting for? Get clicking and help spread the word!
Pacific Lutheran College, Sunshine Coast
Richard Lund and Jemma Darlington from the Sunshine Coast chapter of Sea Shepherd paid a visit to the Students of Pacific Lutheran College last term to educate and raise awareness about the plight of our oceans and what we can do to help. They had an amazing time meeting the students and I am sure everyone went away that day more aware of what they can do to help.
March 12th, 2011
Green Earth Day Festival - Albion Peace Centre
Held at the Albion Peace Centre, Windsor,the Greeen Earth Day is an annual event organised by the Green Earth Group Inc. The one day, family-friendly festival aims to promote environmental awareness and included stalls on animal rights, meditation, eco homewares, cruelty free superannuation, marine conservation, jewellery and yummy (animal, environment and human friendly) vegan food!
The festival also included talks from various community members/environmental warriors, live music, kids entertainment and lots and lots of new friend making. Our stall was a great success, with many peeps showing their support of the recent No Compromise campaign!
Photo courtesy of Sundara DeSilva
February 26th, 2011
Soundwave Festival - RNA Showgrounds
Soundwave turned out to be more than just a regular festival stall this year, when lead singer of Pennywise and Sea Shepherd volunteer Zoli made the effort to find our stall and then asked me personally to come up on stage to announce to thousands of Pennywise fans that Sea Shepherd had shutdown Japan's annual whale hunt in the Antarctic. It's hard to describe the feeling getting up on stage half way through a Pennywise set, in front of thousands of punk rock fans, to announce such an amazing event, suffice to say it definitely was a rush.
It comforts me to know that there are influential people out there like Zoli who still stand up for what they believe in and use their fame and position to send such a positive message to their fans and to educate them about varying issues. If I didn't listen to Pennywise's music before I definitely have a reason to now!
A huge thanks to everyone who supported us on the day, all our volunteers and the amazing Soundwave organisers!
By Sunshine Coast On-Shore Volunteer, Richard Lund
February 15th, 2011
O Week - Sunshine Coast University
Sea Shepherd Sunshine Coast held a stall at the recent University O week in an effort to ensure that environmental issues and specifically those that affect marine life are made aware to students on campus.
January 23rd, 2011
Big Day Out Festival
Along with thousands of other punters Sea Shepherd endured the heat of the day at the annual Gold Coast music event to discuss important issues that face our marine ecosystems. The volunteers wish to thank everyone for their support on the day as well as the volunteers from the Australian Marine Conservation Society and Animals Australia for their company!
October 20th, 2010
Sharkwater Screening - Australia Zoo
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Sunshine Coast chapter welcomed a large response to their screening of the award-winning documentary 'Sharkwater' with a full audience, at the Australia Zoo Animal Hospital. The aim of the night was to bring a heightened awareness to the public about the decline in shark populations, primarily due to shark finnng, and the dire consequences this holds for the overall health of the ocean ecosystems.
A massive thankyou goes to the staff at the Australia Zoo Animal Hospital for providing the venue and to the members of the public who attended to learn about this important issue.
August 21st, 2010
Rock the Boat Fundraiser - Club Envy
A capacity crowd packed out Club Envy on the Sunshine Coast to support Sea Shepherd and our mission to protect the oceans. To begin the night, Wayne Poole from Australia Zoo opened sharing his knowledge about Wildlife Warriors and Australia Zoo's conservation efforts, especially their non lethal whale research. Wayne also shared the importance of the relationship between both the zoo and Sea Shepherd in their efforts to protect species worldwide.
Local acts Stryder, Cleveland Blues and Khan showed their amazing talents and warmed the crowd up in preparation for the headline act, outspoken Sea Shepherd supporter, Dallas Frasca. Dallas and her band set the night on fire with their enthusiasm and musical ability and finished off a great night for all involved.
Many thanks go to Wayne Poole and Australia Zoo, Club Envy, the bands; Dallas Frasca, Khan, Cleveland Blues and the Red Eye Junction and Stryder. As well as the following who supported the night- BandPrint, Tsunami Magazine and Montezuma's Mooloolaba.
August 13th, 2010
Hervey Bay Whale Festival
The Sea Shepherd Sunshine Coast Chapter attended the annual Hervey Bay Whale Festival in August which not only celebrates the areas' love of whales, but also highlights the need for their protection. Sea Shepherd were overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the Hervey Bay community, and many thanks go out to all the organisers and volunteers of the event for their amazing efforts!
Sea Shepherd Volunteer Whale Watching Trip
To celebrate the great work from all the volunteers throughout the year, the Sunshine Coast Chapter organised a whale watching trip in Hervey Bay to meet the whales of whom we have been working so hard to protect and whose plight we aim to raise awareness of. The whales did not disappoint, with pods of humpbacks providing entertainment throughout the day. The volunteer crew were also lucky enough to see a pod of killer whales breaching (which is very rare in the bay) and also local resident bottlenose dolphins. A fantastic day was was enjoyed by all who were lucky enough to be there and it has definitely reminded all the volunteers of why Sea Shepherds' mission to protect these amazing creatures is so important.
June 5th, 2010
Paddle Out For The Whales - Hervey Bay
Sea Shepherd volunteers participated in the Paddle Out for Whales in Hervey Bay. Whale lovers braved the cold water to pay tribute to the 507 whales slaughtered in the Southern Ocean and to highlight the issues that affect our whales and other marine life.
May 29th, 2010
Ripe Festival - Noosa
Sea Shepherd volunteers and music lovers braved the mud for a great weekend in Noosa.
March 7th, 2010
Clean Up Australia Day
The Sunshine Coast Sea Shepherd chapter took part in the annual 'Clean Up Australia Day' at Point Cartwright, Buddina.
The team of volunteers managed to fill at least 20 bags with rubbish ranging from plastic bottles and bags, cigarette butts to car tyres. With many surprised at how much rubbish was found there is definitely a need to make this a more regular event!
Thanks to all the team who helped out on the day and worked to make our beaches cleaner and waterways safer for marine life!