Canada Day Celebrations 2017!

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

What is it that makes Canada special? I’m sure we could list many things, including Canada’s incredibly rich and diverse social and cultural history. This Canada Day, we would also like to celebrate the amazing species that call Canada home.

Join us this weekend on Sauble Beach to celebrate a fantastic Canadian migrant; the Piping Plover! Find volunteers on Sauble Beach on Saturday and Sunday for tattoos, stickers, and colouring pages (as well as other handouts and information) and learn why these birds are truly a great Canadian species!

On the evening of July 2nd, fireworks will be taking place on Sauble Beach. Find our Plover Lovers table between the Sauble Beach sign and 4th street for facepainting, colouring, and interpretive displays! We would like to celebrate Canada Day with you and share it with our Piping Plover friends.

Having lots of people on the beach can be a little bit stressful for such teeny birds sometimes, so make sure to keep an eye out for both parents and chicks! Help out by eating away from the beach, not feeding gulls, and giving the chicks and parents space to forage along the shore! Let us know if you saw them while you were out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use the hashtag #sharetheshore (ploverlovers or @ploverlovers)! We are always happy to have more people on hand to help raise awareness and keep an eye out for this endangered species, so if you would like to be part of the Canada Day team, please email Thank you for your interest! Happy 150th, Canada!

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