Flashback February: Making Waves Film Festival

Flashback February: Making Waves Film Festival

Re-live the maritime history of The County and Canada with three documentary features.

The first feature is a History Moment on the legendary race boat Miss Supertest, which competed in international races held in Picton in 1959-1961.

Beyond The Horizon tells the story of the discovery in 2014 of the HMS Erebus, one of the lost ships of the doomed Franklin Expedition of 1845.

The main feature is a documentary showcasing the epic journey of the C3, a Canada 150 Signature project that took Canadians on a 150-day expedition on a former icebreaker moving from Toronto to Victoria via The Northwest Passage. Picton was the vessel’s first stop.

A question and answer session with the filmmakers will follow the presentations.

Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast at Hot Docs

Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast at Hot Docs

Join us at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Thursday, February 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the Toronto Premiere screening of Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast. Followed by a panel discussion with Geoff Green, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Vicky Grant & Jamie Kennedy.

A signature project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Canada C3 expedition explored Canada’s past, present and future. Experience the journey through this documentary film and learn about the people and places that make up Canada’ diverse coastline—the longest in the world. Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast delivers emotional, powerful and inspiring messages about science, the environment, truth & reconciliation, youth engagement, diversity and inclusion, all key components in building a better Canada and a better world. Through these lenses, this epic journey served to better connect and deepen understanding amongst diverse Canadians as they shared their stories of community, place, and culture.

Involved in the 15 legs of the expedition was a group of over 400 participants including the Prime Minister of Canada, and millions around the world who participated virtually. C3 is a journey of hope that reinforces how, when we all paddle in the same direction, we can get where we want to go.

SOI Foundation Reception & Screening of the Canada C3 Documentary

SOI Foundation Reception & Screening of the Canada C3 Documentary

Join the Students on Ice Foundation for a cocktail reception hosted by SOI’s Founder & President Geoff Green, in partnership with Memorial University. Learn about our upcoming 2020 Arctic Expedition (St. John’s to Iqaluit), connect with SOI staff, alumni and partners and see the screening of SOI’s acclaimed documentary Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast. The inspiring film follows the historic 150-day, 25,000km expedition around Canada’s coastline, from Toronto, Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage. A panel discussion and Q&A follow the film.

A signature project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Canada C3 expedition explored Canada’s past, present and future. Experience the journey through this documentary film and learn about the people and places that make up Canada’ diverse coastline—the longest in the world. Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast delivers emotional, powerful and inspiring messages about science, the environment, truth & reconciliation, youth engagement, diversity and inclusion, all key components in building a better Canada and a better world. Through these lenses, this epic journey served to better connect and deepen understanding amongst diverse Canadians as they shared their stories of community, place, and culture.

Involved in the 15 legs of the expedition was a group of over 400 participants including the Prime Minister of Canada, and millions around the world who participated virtually. C3 is a journey of hope that reinforces how, when we all paddle in the same direction, we can get where we want to go.

SOI Celebration & Fundraiser

SOI Celebration & Fundraiser

On Thursday, November 29th, Geoff Green and Shaun Majumder, one of Canada’s most well-known actors and comedians, will host the Students on Ice Foundation’s first Ottawa fundraising event at Bayview Yards.

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This will be an inspiring and fun evening with live music, a silent auction, food & drinks, awards, announcements, new and old friends, shared stories and so much more. A look back at SOI’s recent projects and initiatives, including the Foundation’s epic Canada C3 journey, and a look ahead to exciting plans for 2019 and beyond.

With music by award-winning Alex Cuba and his band, and catered by Thyme & Again, this will be a night you won’t want to miss!

Individual tickets are $100 including food, drinks, and entertainment. Tickets are selling fast!

Silent Auction

A highlight of the evening will be an impressive selection of silent auction items, generously donated by our supporters. Participating in the silent auction is a great way to win incredible items while supporting the Students on Ice Foundation!

Please see below for a list of some of the exceptional silent auction items available at the event. Your support helps the Students on Ice Foundation continue its work to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of the Polar Regions and to educate, inspire, and empower youth around the world.

Check back for information on the full list of auction items and pre bidding – coming soon!

This beautiful polar bear carving was hand crafted by artist Jack Takpanie from Iqaluit.

Qulliq. This traditional lamp is carved from soapstone, and is shaped to hold oil, arctic cotton and moss to burn for cooking and heat, among other uses.

Dinner for four at Restaurant International. Experience fine dining in Restaurant International’s well-appointed dining room. Table d’hôte menus are offered at both lunch and dinner, with lunch menus changing weekly and dinner menus changing nightly. (Alcoholic beverages and Gratuity not included.)

Narwhal carving created by artist Manasie Maniapik from Pangnirtung.

One weekend (2 nights), including breakfast and one dinner for two, including wine by the glass pairing for each meal, at Le Germain Hotel in Ottawa.

Limited edition Canada C3 coffee table book.

Beluga whale carving by artist Pauloosie Padluq from Kimmirut.

A signed copy of Original Highways by Roy Macgregor. Expanding on his landmark Globe and Mail series in which he documented his travels down 16 of Canada’s great rivers, Roy MacGregor tells the story of our country through the stories of its original highways, and how they sustain our spirit, identity and economy–past, present and future.

Canada Goose Men’s Lodge Hoody
(Size: Medium, Colour: Blue)

2018 Arctic Circle Assembly

2018 Arctic Circle Assembly

Geoff Green joined more than 2000 participants from 60 countries at the largest international gathering in the Arctic, the annual Arctic Circle Assembly. This year’s assembly was held October 19-21, 2018 at the Harpa Conference Center and Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland and included an international cohort of heads of states, ministers, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others, all interested in the future of the Arctic.

Geoff Green hosts the panel discussion, ” Advancint Ocean Literacy to Promote Healthy Arctic Communities” at the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly

This year’s assembly included a panel discussion, led by Geoff Green, on the topic “Advancing Ocean Literacy to Promote Healthy Arctic Communities”. Having led more than 130 ship-based expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and many places in-between, Geoff leveraged is knowledge and experience connecting youth to the ocean environment and how this can benefit healthy Arctic communities to engage a diverse group of panelists in this important dialogue. The panelists included:

  • Lisa Glithero, National Coordinator, Canadian Ocean Literacy
    Coalition
  • Enooyaq Sudlovenick, MSc Student, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Scott Carr, CEO, JASCO Applied Sciences (Canada) Ltd.
  • Jeannette Menzies, Director of Knowledge Management and
    Engagement, Polar Knowledge Canada
  • Paul Crowley, Vice-president, Arctic, World Wildlife Fund Canada

During an evening breakout session, Geoff and his Students on Ice Foundation also hosted a reception where they screened a recently released drone video from the historic Canada C3 expedition as well as Educating for Ocean Conservation and the recent Students on Ice 2018 Arctic Expedition recap video. Geoff introduced two recent SOI alumni who spoke to the impact of their journey to the Arctic. Honoured guests included the First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, and Ambassador of Canada to Iceland, Anne-Tamara Lorre.

Geoff Green presents the First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, with a copy of the recently released Canada C3 commemorative book.

The Students on Ice Arctic Circle Assembly delegation present a copy of the Canada C3 commemorative book to the Ambassador of Canada to Iceland, Anne-Tamara Lorre