Marine festivities

World Ocean Day events take place June 8 and 9 at Kwomais Point Park

Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society will host a weekend of marine activities next month.

World Ocean Weekend is set for June 8-9, and starts off with an interpreted beach walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at Kwomais Point Park.

Participants will learn about the wealth of diverse marine creatures and the importance of eelgrass. Those interested are asked to meet at Sanford Hall, 1367 128 St., bring a lunch, dress for the weather and wear appropriate beach footwear. There will be a presentation, followed by a walk led by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society volunteers and Beach Hero interpreters.

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From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9, the World Ocean Day Festival will be held at Blackie Spit Park, 3136 McBride Ave.

The 10th annual event – hosted by FOSBS and the City of Surrey – will feature family crafts and games, informative exhibits, a marine touch tank, interpreted nature walks and live music.

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