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Join us! OceanGybe presenting at Ocean Awareness Workshop for Family Day

OceanGybe is excited to be a part of an Ocean Awareness Workshop for BC Family Day. Organised by the Comunity Arts Council of Vancouver, and hosted at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, this FREE interative workshop will be a lot of fun, and open to all ages. It is all about plastic education and awareness, yes!

Dubbed the “Debridement Project” (See definition below), the event includes an artist talk, a presentation by OceanGybe, and participative art making workshop for the whole family! Join us at the Vancouver Maritime Museum on Monday February 11th, from 1-5pm. The CACV project webpage is HERE, and you can link to the event press release HERE.

Debridement (pron.: /dɨˈbridmənt/) is the medical removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue. Removal may be surgical, mechanical, chemical,autolytic (self-digestion), and by maggot therapy, where certain species of live maggots selectively eat only necrotic tissue. (Wikipedia)

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WeRecycle! MetroVan's newest iPhone app.

This is excellent progress, and so wonderful to see the city leading the charge in directing more waste destined for the landfills towards an new life. Download and install this on your phone and remove the last excuse not to recycle EVERYTHING you can!

The app is called WeRecycle – weRecycle makes it easier for you to donate or recycle just about anything within the Metro Vancouver region. All you do is enter a material. weRecycle will use the iPhone’s current location to populate a map with locations that accept it. Users can check facility details to find out what else is accepted at that location, the type of services offered, hours of operation and contact information.


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Opportunity for Editor/Talent to be a part of "Tide Lines", the OceanGybe film

Tide Lines, the OceanGybe film, is starting to come together and it is going to be excellent! Oak Bay Johnny Productions and Somethingsomething studios are doing some excellent work and early edits are looking incredible. The task is not a small one, as the team wades through 100′s of hours of footage, interviews, 1000′s of photo’s… We need a hand, and are looking for two volunteers:

  1. An editing assistant to help log some of the footage.  We can provide the required training.  Preferably based in Victoria, but could be done remotely.  Good opportunity to gain experience and training and KARMA
  2. A female voice over talent who would like to lend their abilities to the film as may be required by the script.  Great opportunity for a major credit on a meaningful documentary.

Sound like something you would be interested in? We would love to have your help. Please contact Arwen Hunter at arwen@somethingsomethingstudios.com

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OceanGybe interviewed by BC and Alberta's teen magazine: Youthink

A high school reporter from BC and Alberta’s teen Magazine, YouThink interviewed Ryan Robertson from OceanGybe and published this article on Youthink.ca. This is exactly the audience that OceanGybe would like to reach and hence we thank Youthink for helping us spread our message that opposes single use plastics.

Link here to read the Youthink interview

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Excellent article in Pacific Yatching featuring OceanGybe

Marianne Scott from Salty Tails wrote this excellent article for Pacific Yatching – Check it out!


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School Tour – Day 3 – Fernie!

Surrounded by the evening light playing on the majestic mountain peaks around the mountain town of Fernie, BC, we sat with friends and watched an incredible hockey game. Wow! It was early to bed though, because we had a jam packed agenda for the following morning. We had the pleasure of visiting both the junior (Isabella Dickens Elementary) and high school (Fernie Secondary) of this wonderful town, giving two presentations to the younger kids, and a larger presentation to the high school students. Continue reading

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OceanGybe School Tour Day 1

The OceanGybe school tour is underway, with the crew having visited 2 schools, and 1 government organization to date. We left Vancouver yesterday, May 30th, on our two week tour of BC and Alberta. Before departing Vancouver we had an opportunity to do a lunch and learn as a part of Environment Canada’s E-Week (Environmental Week) where we spoke to members of Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). This morning in Kelowna we visited Mr. Wishlow’s Grade 11 biology class at Kelowna Secondary School, and followed it up to a group of 300 students at George Elliot community School. To those we met today, thank you for having us. Next stop: Nelson!

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OceanGybe in Grandville Online

With EPiC less than a week away, OceanGybe is getting all sorts of press for their presentation at Vancouver’s new convention center. The story was picked up by GrandvilleOnline, an online mag covering all aspects of Vancouver life. Check out the story HERE!

OceanGybe will be presenting between 6pm and 7pm, Friday 13th May at the new Vancouver Convention Center.

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OceanGybe presenting at EPiC – sustainable living show and eco marketplace

EPiC: Held in Vancouver’s brand new convention center, The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada’s largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer, and they have approached OceanGybe to present in a one-hour, Prime Time Friday evening slot. OceanGybe is presenting on EPiC’s Main Stage! Check out our spot on the EPiC website HERE. Continue reading

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OceanGybe – Webisode – 10 – Yams and Supermans


With each seasonal harvest of the yam, the people of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu celebrate. In this webisode, the OceanGybe crew are invited to take part in the celebrations and witness the age old tradition of land diving. Anyone for sweet potato?

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