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REF NO.: 147

SUBJECT: Fifth annual Holyrood Marine Base community open house

DATE: July 16

Note to editors:

Join the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University at its fifth annual Holyrood Marine Base community open house event on Thursday, July 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event will be held at the institute’s Marine Base on Northside Road in Holyrood and is part of the town’s Annual Squid Festival.

Members of the media and general public are invited to attend this celebration.

The open house will give visitors a chance to learn more about the Marine Institute’s training and research activities at the Holyrood Marine Base. Visitors will also be able to experience the centre’s interactive exhibits and displays during the day.

During the open house, MI Ocean Net will conduct a cleanup of the Holyrood beach and coastal areas with youth programs. Visitors to the open house are encouraged to join the cleanup, and will be provided with gloves and garbage bags if they wish to participate.

The open house starts at 10 a.m. with demonstrations, with the MI Ocean Net beach cleanup running from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

From 12-2 p.m. there will be a free barbecue, with further demonstrations and ocean-related activities taking place between 1-3 p.m. There will also be face painting and a balloon twister.

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For more information, please contact Naomi Osborne, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0677, naomi.osborne@mi.mun.ca.  

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