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May 29th 2010
World Oceans Day draws closer

Beach cleaner uppers at Geoffrey Bay last year The 2009 inaugural Magnetic Island World Ocean’s Day was a huge success and this year’s celebrations, set for Sunday June 6, are looking even bigger and better with a great selection of activities for everyone!

This year the organisers are hoping to draw a larger, more diverse crowd to take part in this worldwide event.

World Ocean's Day combines lots of activities from fancy dress to photo competitions and we hear there is a call out for any musos interested in busking and jamming to simply bring their instruments down to Alma Bay park between 10am and 3pm.

And while the WOD is focussing on the Ocean, excitment is building for another event, Magnetic Island Nature Care's Carbon Cuts short film competition, which promises to show how creative Magnetic Island filmakers, young and old, are when it comes to serious subject of cutting carbon. Carbon Cuts screens at the All Seasons Hotel in Nelly Bay at 5pm.

Help the World's Oceans with Beach Clean Ups!
As far as hands on help for our ocean there are few more useful and satisfying activities than to simply grab a big bag and wander an Island beach to collect rubbish which has (mostly) washed up there or been dropped by less thoughtful individuals. You can help by being part of the many beach clean-ups which will be happening around Magnetic Island. Simply register at the following locations to take part:
• Noodies for Horseshoe Bay
• Pleasure Divers for Alma & Geoffrey Bays
• Base Backpackers for Nelly Bay
• Sunbirdz Cafe for Picnic Bay
• Providence V for Arthur Bay
Or visit the Alma Bay Park Info Tent until 2pm for more information.

Last year the focus was at Picnic Bay (photo: Sara Shaw)

Across Magnetic events and activities
Alma Bay Park: 10am - 3pm
10.00am Ocean Craft Work - All Welcome
11.00am Ocean Healing Ceremony
11.30am ‘Recycled’ Fashion Show
12.30pm Ocean Mural Painting
• Kids Creative Arts Activities & Food Available
• Fancy Dress - Prizes for Best Ocean Theme
• Photo Competition
• Live Band: Tammie-Lee Gibbs & Steve Hamley

Base Backpackers: 2pm - late
Island Record ‘Nude Snorkel’ then surprise Live Band!

Horseshoe Bay: 2pm - 7pm
2pm Sasha’s Sandcastle Competition
• Seafood Specials
• Live Band at Noodies On The Beach
• The Island Fire Flyz (Firetwirlers) on the foreshore

Photo at top: Iain and Shaye Roots and Michelle and Chris McGuinn collected lots of rubbish last year at Geoffrey Bay

World Oceans Day draws closer
June 2nd 2010
Fore more information about World Oceans Day you can visit
March 10th 2011
Hey what a great idea. What date is the 2011 nude snorkel on? we would like ot attend - pending work committments. Please reply.


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Readers comments
Syl Hayes In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
What a wonderful outcome for the school! I had a great time face-painting with Luke and Sasha, met lots of kids and parents,scored some great books at the Trash n Treasure stall, and even remembered to vote. Everywhere you looked people were enjoying themselves...such a tribute to the organisers. Well done!
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