The Canada C3 will dock in Cornwall Harbour on June 8th in celebration of World Ocean’s Day!
Cornwall, ON – May 29, 2017 – Canada C3 is a Signature Project for Canada’s Confederation Anniversary in 2017. The centerpiece is an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Through this unprecedented journey, Canada C3 will celebrate our environment, share the stories of coastal communities, and connect Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Cornwall is one of only 3 inland Ontario coastal communities that have been chosen with the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences hosting the ice breaker vessel and this special crew.
On this day, the crew will participate in a full day of interactive and cross cultural water related environmental activities, tours, and education stations for all ages. The day will also include a River Cleanup event and a Science and Nature Speaker session on the ship.
Honouring the past and looking towards the future, Canada C3 will explore the four key themes: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment.
Local heros, innovative projects and close-knit communities across the country are undertaking creative initiatives within these four themes and actively building a prosperous future for Canada. Canada C3 will showcase these inspiring heroes, projects and communities from Atlantic to Arctic to Pacific.
To reflect the diversity of our country, a diverse group of remarkable Canadians will be invited on board, including scientists, artists, Indigenous Elders, historians, community leaders, youth, journalists and educators. Once a participant boards the Canada C3 vessel, they become the eyes and ears of the rest of Canada. Using art, music, research and storytelling, participants will elevate our collective knowledge and help build human connections.
As the ship travels from coast to coast to coast, Canadians will add their voices to Canada C3 through events in coastal communities, cross-Canada Museum Hubs, interactive map, live video and more.
Through contributions from every corner of the country, all ages and all walks of life, Canada C3 will be a meeting place and platform that leads to long-lasting and meaningful connections, understanding, stories, art, music, scientific research and many important legacies for generations to come. Follow the journey from June 1 to Oct. 28, 2017 and learn more about the country we all call home.
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