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Seaway 60th Celebration

CELEBRATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY AT THE AQUATARIUM Saturday June 22, $6 + HST Admission to the AQ all day! 11am-1pm: Seaway 60th Street Event: • Moose McGuire’s Street Crew at Broad Street Serving Seaway menu of: Perch tacos Venison sliders Coleslaw Berry dessert • Dunk Tank at Round About back toward water Featuring: Leigh Bursey at 11am, Josh Bennett at 11:30 & Bruce Wylie at 12pm • Market Vendors along south end of Broad Street • Music by Amelia Foley 1pm-5 pm Aquatarium – Seaway Partner involvement: Partners: SOS – Information booth & Video FAB – Information booth St. Lawrence Seaway Management – Information booth & Speaker and Video Brockville Museum – Information booth Brockville Tunnel – Information booth St. Lawrence River Institute – Information Booth biological identification of water samples Brockville Tourism – Information Booth Bytown Brigantine – Information Booth and Knots & Heaving Lines on Kelpie Sailboat Gilbert Marine – Information Booth, Boat Building Assistant and speaker Canadian Coast Guard Information Booth Five Mile Light – Information Booth Brockville DBIA – Information Booth Survivor of the 1st American War Ship to travel the Seaway in 1959 (1st since 1812) – Information Booth Tall Ships Festival – Information Booth Brockville Rowing Club – Information Booth FUN FOR EVERYONE Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway though fun and informative displays. In conjunction with local partners who are part of the Seaway community, the Aquatarium is hosting a community event that highlights the Seaway and its importance to the region. Partners will be highlighting the importance of the Seaway and the role it plays in their industry, methods for conservation, and/or how the seaway has impacted their lives. FOR THE KIDDOS! BUILD A SHIP: Kids can build a model seaway ship in the AQ Library. The AQ will provide wooden parts for a small Laker that kids will assemble and paint at the AQ’s Singer Castle Library replica. 5th Generation Gilbert Marine volunteer onsite for assistance. - Sign up sheets will be available on site as space for each 1 hour work shop is limited. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 3:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PIRATE CLASSES & Presentation aboard the HMS ONTARIO replica. - The Movement School and Budokujin Dojo Knots & Heaving Lines on Kelpie Sail Boat given by Bytown Brigantine FILM PREMIERES (in the AQ Lighthouse Theatre): 12:40p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - St. Lawrence Seaway Managment– Ready for the Future – A short 4 minute film preceded by a presentation by Andrew Bogera 1:00 pm – 1:45 p.m. - Richard Chahley – Drone presentation 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Gilbert Marine Seaway 60th Address 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - SOS Address & JB King Movie 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Pat Sayeau Prescott Perspective Seaway Address 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. - The Eighth Sea, Caterpillar reformatted a 1958 film about the construction of the seaway narrated by Walter Cronkite. This will be the only known public showing of this film in recent history and the first since being remastered! Also showing a showing of the new Seaway Video, new Laker Video, and Lost Villages Video.

Contact Name
Sarah Laturnus
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6 Broad Street
Brockville ON K6V 0C4