World Oceans Day activities were held Saturday at Maffeo Sutton Park, and also on Saysutshun Newcastle Island and along the waterfront. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

World Oceans Day in Nanaimo includes cleanup and celebration

Event hosted by Snuneymuxw First Nation, City of Nanaimo, Port of Nanaimo

The ocean was cleaned up and celebrated on Saturday to mark World Oceans Day.

The Snuneymuxw First Nation, City of Nanaimo and the Port of Nanaimo hosted activities at Maffeo Sutton Park, Saysutshun Newcastle Island and the Harbourfront Walkway as part of the international occasion.

There was a beach and ocean cleanup in the morning, with the shore tidied up and garbage raised from the harbour including numerous shopping carts, tires and other junk.

Later on, there were fun and games and educational opportunities for kids including a build-a-whale orca skeleton, touch tanks, arts and crafts, entertainment and more.

Over on Saysutshun, there were cultural presentations and beach exploration.

RELATED: Ottawa announces $13 million for Canada’s coastal habitats on World Oceans Day

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