Montreal

Fondé en août 2017, le Chapitre Montréal de Sea Shepherd est fier d'être le premier chapitre francophone en Amérique du Nord. Notre ville, vibrante de gens de diverses communautés, est la métropole du Québec et l'une des plus grandes villes au Canada.  Nous parlons français et anglais. Il y a plusieurs figures internationales originaires ou vivant à Montréal dont la chanteuse Céline Dion, Arcade Fire, le célèbre Cirque du Soleil et le regretté Leonard Cohen pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns.

Le chapitre de Sea Shepherd Montréal amasse des fonds et informe la population sur la santé des océans et de la faune, ainsi que le développement de mentalités plus éco-responsables et durables grâce à sa participation à divers événements dans le Grand Montréal et à travers le Québec et le Nord-Est Américain.  Les représentants du chapitre sont présents à des kiosques lors de spectacles musicaux ou d'événements des droits des animaux, lors de présentations dans des écoles ou sur des campus. Ils représentent aussi l'organisme lors d'événements de manifestations et de prises de conscience, ils animent des présentations de films et des nettoyages des berges avec le public, de façon informative et amicale.

Pour des informations générales ou pour de l'implication bénévole, contactez-nous à [email protected]

 

First established in August 2017, the Sea Shepherd Montreal Chapter is proud to be the first French chapter in North America. Our city, a bustling and diverse crossroad of people, is the metropole of Quebec, and one of the largest cities in Canada. We speak both French and English.  There are many famous Montreal-born or –living figures in the world today, including singer-Celine Dion, Arcade Fire, the famous Cirque du Soleil and the late Leonard Cohen to name a few.

The Sea Shepherd Montreal Chapter raises funds and awareness for ocean health and wildlife, as well as sustainable and responsible mentalities toward all ecosystems, through its participation in Greater Montreal Area events and throughout the province of Quebec and north-eastern USA. Chapter representatives can often be found tabling at music shows or animal rights festivals, presenting at schools and on campus, facilitating street-level demonstrations and awareness events, hosting film screenings and cleanups, and engaging with the public in an informative and amiable manner. 

For volunteer interest or general questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

Upcoming Events

Nov 19, 2017 - La Grand-Messe Au Dimanche Franco - Montreal, Qc

Dec 2, 2017 - Pop Up Shop Vegane - Montreal, Qc

Dec 9, 2017 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

Jan 13, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

Feb 10, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

March 10, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

April 14, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

May 12, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

June 9, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

July 14, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

Aug 11, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

Sept 8, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

Oct 13, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

Nov 10, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

Dec 8, 2018 - Soirée Sea Shepherd Montreal

 

Previous Events

Nov 4-5, 2017 - Montreal Vegan Festival - Montreal, Qc, Canada
Sep 23, 2017 - Nettoyage des Berges - Vieux Longueuil
Sep 16, 2017 - Journée de l'Écologie-Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue - Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc, Canada

London Ontario

London Ontario

Launched in May, 2017, Sea Shepherd London, Ontario is among the newest chapters of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), and the fourth chapter in Canada!

Our goal in this region is to further the mission of SSCS to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

Sea Shepherd London, Ontario is the official chapter for information, outreach and volunteers in and around the southwestern Ontario area. Sea Shepherd London, Ontario is also centred in North America’s Great Lakes with dedicated volunteers who spend their free time participating in tabling at concerts and festivals, hosting movie screenings, holding educational seminars, being a voice for marine wildlife at special meetings, and otherwise representing Sea Shepherd in and around the southwestern Ontario region.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Chapter Coordinators, Susy Costello and Dede Layte, at [email protected]!

 

Upcoming Events

November 11, 2017 - London Vegfest - London, Ontario

November 22, 2017 - Screening of Sea of Life - Kitchener, Ontario

December 17, 2017 - Kitchener Vegfest Pop Up Winter Market - Kitchener, Ontario

 

Previous Events

November 5, 2017 - A Plastic Ocean Screening at Cross Current Divers - London, Ontario
October 13-15, 2017 - Comic Con - London, Ontario
October 1, 2017 - Windsor Ontario Vegfest - Windsor, Ontario
August 6-7, 2017 - Port Stanley Harbourfest - Port Stanley, Ontario
August 6, 2017 - Sea Shepherd Sunday Brunch Social - London, Ontario
July 9, 2017 - Sarnia Vegfest - Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Chapters

Welcome to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s page for official North American chapters!

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is predominantly a volunteer-based organization, which means that we couldn’t defend marine wildlife and habitats without passionate, forward-thinking people like you! If you’re interested in getting involved with Sea Shepherd in your local area as an on-shore volunteer, use the interactive map below to locate your nearest official chapter by zooming in or out. By clicking on a red pin, you will see the name of the local chapter as well as their email address. If you click on the chapter name, you will be redirected to their page where you can view upcoming events, photos, and more. Want to get an idea about what it's like to volunteer on-shore with Sea Shepherd? Check out our Past Events page for recent reports. Don’t dismay if you don’t see a local chapter near you, there are still other ways to get involved. Please visit Sea Shepherd Onshore Volunteering for more info.

Thank you for taking the initiative to learn more about volunteering for Sea Shepherd. Together, we will make a difference and protect marine wildlife.

Sea Shepherd France Presents Paul Watson

Event Report by Delphine Martin-David - Sea Shepherd France board member

It was our first big event for Sea Shepherd France, and the members of the French board: Lamya Essemlali - Président, Anne Fourier - Treasurer, and myself - Webmaster, were a bit anxious at how many people would participate.

Publicity had been rather minimal: no big press announcement, word of mouth, a few email exchanges and simple announcements posted on websites.

The conference with Paul was set for 2.30 pm on Saturday June 7th. We hoped to get at least a hundred people attending, and that the awareness we had helped raise this past year would be reflected on this event. So just in case, we had booked a three hundred person room at the University of Jussieu Paris VI -in a lecture hall.

Sea Shepherd had received some publicity in the recent months with several articles in French magazines about Captain Paul Watson and his achievements -especially in Antarctica.

Around 11.00 the entire board of Sea Shepherd France met and we started preparing the room, arranging merchandise on a table, and hooking the Farley Mowat's Jolly Roger flag on one of the black boards facing the audience.

Tanguy Goge, his brother Hervé, and their friend Arnaud from Brest came to lend us a hand as well as Paul Gasc from Mazamet. We took turns grabbing a sandwich while people started coming in at 1.00 pm. I personally left at about 1.20 and there were already about 10 people ready to attend the conference. When I came back by 1.50, that number had tripled and people were really starting pouring in -literally- by 2.00 pm.

Captain Paul Watson, Alex Earl- Development Director, and Kim McCoy- International Executive Director, took their positions at the table down before the board while journalists from the Kappa Agency and a TV crew from Canada set their cameras and microphones.

At 2.30, the three hundred people room was packed and there were even people standing up for lack of chairs! Lamya Essemlali introduced the event, presenting Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and in particular Sea Shepherd France, before Captain Paul Watson started his presentation with the help of Olivia Amos, who served as interpreter.

Captain Watson explained his deep emotion when seeing the sperm whale's eye as he died and spared his life, how mankind was plundering the oceans with such avidity that there would be nothing left by 2030, and how we could learn so much from the whales, dolphins and other intelligent life on our very planet before trying to search for intelligent life on other planets.

Not a sound came from the audience; people were captivated by his words... It is one thing to read them on a website or in a press article, it is entirely another to be able to listen to them, because the man carries his words with the force of his convictions.

When asked if he was worried about the death threats of which he has been the target, Captain Watson said he was not afraid, and that he would rather die saving a whale than in his own bed.

After a two hour conference, Captain Watson kindly replied to questions ranging from ocean wildlife issues to human life on Earth and human population, or even what kind of food we should be eating and what his stance was on several traditions such as bull fighting or force-feeding geese.

At 5.00 pm, Lamya Essemlali drew the conclusion to the conference, announcing that Sea Shepherd France offered an informal vegetarian buffet. She had just finished speaking when the entire room stood up erupting with applause and deafening whistles.

I checked my watch... Captain Watson's standing ovation lasted almost three minutes.

The reaction of those people was truly amazing. I watched them during the conference, they hung to Captain Watson's words, spoken almost for the first time in our country -I learned afterwards that people had come from Spain, Switzerland, all corners of France to hear him.
His passion and his dedication to the cause have not wavered one second in more than 30 years, and they are what makes us what we are, Sea Shepherds, the ocean defenders.

Now that all is set and done, the assessments are made, and we can lay back and relax, I think we can all say - at Sea Shepherd France - that we hope the seeds were thrown and that they have taken root. Now is the time for us from all over Europe to join the fight and take a stand to protect our oceans.

I never dreamed of such a huge success, and I don't want to speak for my fellow Sea Shepherd France board members, but I think they were amazed at the response we received as well. We hope it's a sign of the good things to come for Sea Shepherd in France...

 

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