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OceanGybe speaking at Karma Bag event (Thursday)

Ocean Gybe is speaking at this Surfrider event on Thursday in Victoria. Plastics, oceans and surfing! Stoked to pick up a Karma Bag. Come out to support OceanGybe, Surfrider and our Oceans.

https://www.facebook.com/events/247771655369527/


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Another excellent reason to care about plastic in the ocean: POP's

We were honored to contribute to Dr. Hideshige Takada International Pellet Watch program throughout our trip. He has written a summary of his research and why it is so important. http://www.oceanhealthindex.org/News/Microplastics

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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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Tidelines fine cut is complete ! Whoooooohoooo !

We have just received word from Andrew Naysmith of OakBayJohnny Productions and Arwen Hunter of SomethingSomethingStudios that final cut of Tidelines is complete ! Huge congratulations and thanks to Andrew and Arwen for working so hard on this project !

The film is off to film festival submissions and then bring it to all of you – we couldn’t be more excited. We have a long list of people to thank, and will do so in due time, but firstly we would love to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our Kickstarter supporters ! Continue reading

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Presentations today at Henry Hudson Elementary School

Thanks to the classes of Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Shomura at Henry Hudson today for being so enthusiastic during Hugh’s presentation for the educational portion of the Debridement Project with Community Arts Vancouver and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. http://www.cacv.ca/announcing-the-debridement-project

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Kickstarter Rewards and TideLines Update

Hi All,

For those who are wondering when there Kickstarter rewards are and when they may be arriving, don’t dispair – they are on their way. Pictures are printed, t-shirts, music and hoodies are in the mail and flying all over this blue planet as we speak – let us know if yours doesn’t arrive !

Also, we have an update from Andrew Naysmith, who is editting and building up the TideLines movie. From the rough edits we have seen, he is doing an incredible job and we are just as excited as all of you to see the final product – see below: Continue reading

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OceanGybe on Shaw TV

Shaw TV’s Jen Muranetz follow us out to Sombrio Beach last week as we collecting final clips for Tide Lines.The result was a great piece on OceanGybe, Tide Line and the beach where we started planning our circumnavigation of the planet. Sombrio beach is the brith place of OceanGybe, where we started to become aware of plastic pollution and then need for us to do our part in helping keep our oceans clean…

Click here to watch the Shaw TV piece…

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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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March 17th: OceanGybe Kickstarter Update and New Rewards

WOW ! Last week, we were at 75% funded when Ryan shot this short update video. Now we have $9000.00 donated by you and only 10% left! A huge thanks to all who have stepped up and supported Tide Lines so far.

We have some new rewards to announce including digital downloadable music by Current Swell, Jon and Roy, Tahuna Breaks and Vince Vaccaro. Vince has also donated some vinyl records to give away! Take a look and pledge ! We also have a 1-day SingleTrack Sampler Whistler bike tour with Arbutus Routes,  sterling silver jewellery from Thea Designs, and Energy Audits from Live Green Building Solutions in Victoria. Help us make our goal and get some great rewards in the process !

In this update, we have some news regarding the private producer’s party as well as some social ways you might be able to help support us if you are not able to donate financially.

Tweet it. Share it. Like it. Talk about Tide Lines with your people! Pass it on.

Thanks again for all your support.

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