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Save the Whales fundraising event Jan. 21

['<p>The grey whale is considered extirpated in the North Atlantic Ocean, which means it has vanished from our region, but not another. In this case, grey whales still exist in the Pacific Ocean.</p>']
The grey whale is considered extirpated in the North Atlantic Ocean, which means it has vanished from our region, but not another. In this case, grey whales still exist in the Pacific Ocean. -File photo

Save Our Seas and Shores P.E.I. is hosting a Save the Whales fundraising event on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the University of P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN – Save Our Seas and Shores P.E.I. is hosting a Save the Whales fundraising event on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the University of P.E.I.

All proceeds will help support Ecojustice and the Sierra Club Canada Foundation in a court action to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from unlawful oil exploration.

Guest speakers will be marine biologist Tonya Wimmer, director and founder of the Marine Animal Response Society, and Gretchen Fitzgerald, national program director, Sierra Club Canada Foundation.

Wimmer has 20 years of experience studying and protecting marine animals, particularly by working to ensure human activities are sustainable and conducted responsibly. Fitzgerald will speak about the court case taking the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore petroleum board to court for contravening the Accords Act.

The event will also include food and musical entertainment.

It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 242 of MacDougall Hall on the UPEI campus. Storm date is Jan. 28.

For further information, see www.facebook.com/events/1549993125088518 or contact Ann Wheatley at ann@cooperinstitute.ca or 902-894-4573.

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