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REF NO.: 9

SUBJECT: Tenth annual MI Ocean Net Day

DATE: Sept. 19

Note to editors:
MI Ocean Net, an initiative of the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, will be celebrating its 10th annual Ocean Net Day at Topsail Beach on Friday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m-3 p.m.
Media and the general public are invited to attend this celebration.
Grade 4 students and teachers from St. George’s Elementary and Paradise Elementary Schools will take part in a cleanup of Topsail Beach.
Shirts and a barbecue for volunteers and participants will be provided. Educational displays, the Ocean Sciences Centre touch tank, activities, entertainment, face painting and prizes will also be part of the celebration.
In 2004, Danny Williams, former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, proclaimed that Ocean Net Day would occur annually on the third Friday each September. The event celebrates the legacy of proactive, positive and environmental “Education by Action.”
The event was initiated by Ocean Net alongside its founding in 1997 and has continued throughout the province during the past seven years through the efforts of its network of volunteers and the people of the province.

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For more information, please contact Naomi Osborne, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0677,


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