Sea Shepherd 2nd Annual Fundraiser
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JOIN SEA SHEPHERD’S FIGHT TO SAVE THE OCEANS – DOING WHAT OTHERS CAN’T OR WON’T
Enjoy an afternoon in honour of the men and women who risk it all in their heroic fight for ocean conservation through direct action on the high seas, on the ground and in the courts.
Ticket includes delicious vegan cuisine, wine & beer, silent auction, live music, DJ and much more!
!! EARLY BIRD PRIZE DRAW !!
Purchase your ticket before midnight October 9 and your name will be entered in a draw to win a free Sea Shepherd hoodie of your choice and size!
Exclusive live appearance via Skype by Captain Paul Watson and Captain Peter Hammarstedt!
Stay tuned for more special guest appearance announcements!
Captain Paul Watson
Captain Paul Watson received the Jules Verne Award on October 10, 2012. He was the second person after Captain Jacques Cousteau to be honored with a Jules Verne Award dedicated to environmentalists and adventurers. On June 28, 2010 Captain Watson received the Asociación de Amigos del Museo de Anclas Philippe Cousteau: Defense of Marine Life Award, in recognition of his merits achieved by the work done in defense of marine life. In 2002, Captain Watson was inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to animal liberation. Captain Watson received the George H. W. Bush Daily Points of Light Award in 1999 and in 2000, he was named one of Time Magazine’s Top 20 Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century.
Captain Peter Hammarstedt
In 2014, Captain Hammarstedt set the record for longest maritime pursuit in history chasing the F/V Thunder, an internationally-blacklisted vessel, across three oceans and 10,000 miles before it was intentionally sunk by its captain off the coast of São Tomé and Príncipe. The dramatic chase was documented by the New York Times.
Joint patrols between Sea Shepherd Global and law enforcement agents of African coastal states have resulted in the arrests of over 23 illegal fishing vessels over the past three years.
Captain Hammarstedt is the 2016 recipient of the Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal for Humanitarian Service, an award previously given to individuals such as Maneka Gandhi, Christine Townend and Jane Goodall.
In July of 2018, Captain Hammarstedt was nominated for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. An award given to a person under the age of 40 with an innovative solution to addressing an environmental concern.
Marketa Schusterova and Brigitte Breau
Veteran campaign crew members Marketa and Brigitte will speak of their recent experience in Iceland while on campaign Operation Mjölnir: documenting and exposing the activities of the notorious whaling company ‘Hvalur hf’ owned by the wealthy fishing magnate and second-generation whaler Kristján Loftsson. Witnessing the barbarity of the whale butchering process was challenging for them both, but necessary to expose to the world.
Ella from “Ella Saves The Ocean”
This pint size hero made her public debut at last year’s fundraiser and stole the hearts of everyone present! Only 8 years old and making big waves in her fight to save the sharks. We are excited to have Ella return.
Live performance by local jazz band “Robert Lee Trio”.
Tickets: $50 in advance / $60 at the door.
For cash purchases, or to donate / sponsor, please email us at email@example.com
Note: This is a 19+ event. Dress code is smart casual.
WE CAN’T IMAGINE THE OCEAN WITHOUT SEA SHEPHERD. CAN YOU?
Event hosted by Brigitte Breau and Marketa Schusterova
Brigitte and Marketa
Brigitte and Marketa in Hvalfjörður fjord, North of Reykjavík, Iceland (August 2018)