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Oceangybe participates in Downstream: Reimagining Water

Yesterday Bryson and Hugh were honoured to participate in the Downstream: Reimagining Water workshop at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. It was inspiring to hear such a variety of perspectives on, well, water. We are often isolated in our learning and sharing, so when such a disparate group of thinkers come together, the genesis of ideas is amazing. There were excellent perspectives on our interaction with water from Cecilia Chen, Janine Macleod, Astrida Neimanis

Michael Blackstock shared his ground breaking perspective on research and Blue Ecology . Rita Wong and Dorothy Christian discussed how to Re-Story Water. Basia Irland shared with us a snapshot of her art work“receding/reseeding”. Every speaker was equally inspiring and the relevance of their separate work seen together was all the more apparent.

We were lucky enough to be on a panel with acclaimed science writer Alana Mitchell who had a unique and inspiring perspective on the next direction of the human race and UBC marine botanist Paul Harrison convinced me to eat less meat to do my part for the worlds oceans.

Thanks to Rita Wong for organising such a great conference.

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Tide Lines Kickstarter goal reached – still 10 days to go

Kickstarter Update # 5: Wow, we did it! Ryan, Bryson, Andrew, Arwen and I are blown away by the amount of support we’ve got and how quickly we reached the fundraising goal! A HUGE thanks to everyone that has backed the project this far, and all of our partners in Tide Lines.

Where do we go now? Let’s keep it rolling! Our approach to Tide Lines has been similar to the whole Oceangybe adventure: We decided it needed to be done, now is the time, let’s cast-off and make it work when we’re in the middle of the ocean (Luckily in both endeavors we have the support and encouragement of many, many great people). Through this campaign we are only raising a portion of the money needed to make Tide Lines. The funding gap is being filled by fundraising we did during the trip, public speaking appearances, and partnerships, but still we’re scraping the barrel to make it happen. So the more successful this campaign is, the farther we can take the film! Higher quality production, more festival entries, more school screenings.

If you’ve yet to back the project, there are some great rewards available, including music downloads from Tide Lines artists, digital copies of the film, VIP entry at the private premiers, stunning images from the trip, some face time with the crew, Associate Producer titles, and more.

Thanks again for your support, and stay with us for the ride!

Hugh, Bryson, Ryan and the Oceangybe Team

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Oceangybe Kickstarter Campaign goes live

Help take OG film Tide Lines to the world http://kck.st/yarycy

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We need your help to pick the title of the Oceangybe film coming this spring. Take a second to vote…

Check out the poll here:

http://www.facebook.com/OceanGybe?sk=wall

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The OCEANGYBE Film is COMING SOON!

Apparently making a movie is a lot more involved than is obvious at first. We initially planned to have the film finished in the Spring of 2011 (The current trailer on our website still references this date), 6 months after the completion of Khulula’s circumnavigation. The date has come and gone, and we are getting many inquiries from our supporters who want to see it! This note is for you – we have a definitely and firm release date for the end of April 2012. OceanGybe will be working along with Andrew Naysmith of Oak Bay Johnny Productions and Arwen Hunter of Gamut Productions and Something Something Studio’s.

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OceanGybe – Webisode – 11 – Ayam Makan "Chicken Meal" – Indonesia

After surfing epic, Indonesian perfection all day, the OceanGybe boys are hungry for more than waves and head to the local market for dinner supplies. “Kami mau dua ayam banyak, saya potong” translated from Bahasa Indonesian into English literally means, “We would like two big chickens, we will kill them”, but when you order a chicken in Indonesia, it arrives warm, feathered and definitely clucking.

WARNING: If you are squeamish (like Bryson…see him gag @ 06:48), a vegetarian or from PETA, please be advised, chickens are killed in this video and you might not want to watch. Plus there is some great surf!

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Help the crew name the Oceangybe movie!

Hi all, the updates have been fewer, but behind the scenes the OG crew has been busy working to get the film released this spring. We’ve also got a few more webisodes in the pipe, so stay tuned for those. In the mean time, we NEED YOUR creativity! We sailed the world, surfed its waves, scoured its beaches, and documented the plastic we found. OakBayJohnny is now busy editing our hours of rambling footage into a captivating film, we need a exciting title that captures the elements of the trip. Please send us your ideas asap, however wacky they might be! The winner will receive two tickets to the premier in Vancouver or Victoria (or another great prize if you can’t make it to either) Email us or post them on the FB Wall

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School Tour Day 14 – Rip Bum (Terrace) Rocks by Sarah Artis

Sarah Artis here – a high school friend of Oceangybe champion Hugh Patterson. My boyfriend Brett and I have had the pleasure of hosting Hugh and Bryson in our home in Thornhill, just outside of Terrace, BC, for the last couple days.

I’m uber impressed with the mission these guys are, and have been on, during the last few years. Sailing around the world; surfing and exploring; and spreading an environmental message about the dangers of plastics to boot. Wow!  Who wouldn’t want these guys as their friends?

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China to expand shopping bag ban

China takes another step to reduce single-use plastic

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School Tour – Day 4 – Calgary

Wow, what a change. We went from the relatively small towns of the Kootenay’s to metropolitan Calgary in a short three hours. Luckily a good friend from Uvic, Julia Kwinter, generously took us into her flashy downtown apartment. We got refueled with some good local microbrew and went straight to bed.

Friday we visited Centennial Highschool in southern Calgary. For our first presentation we switched it up from our usual, low-key format to a massive gym where we had about 20 minutes to speak to over 600 students. It is often a challenge to connect when speaking to this many people, but it is that much more exhilarating when the message gets across. The video from Oak Bay Johnny Prod, and Ryan’s excellent pros, we rocked it. After that, we visited two mixed grade leadership classes with about 20 students each. Both were fun, and we got lots of great feedback from the teachers and students.

Ryan Speaks at Centennial High School Calgary


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