Walk for Sharks in Toronto

Rob Stewart in SharkwaterWhether you’ve seen the stunning new film Sharkwater or not, you’re invited to come and join in on a six-kilometer Walk for Sharks. The walk begins 9:00 a.m. at the Broadlands Community Centre at 19 Castlegrove Blvd. in Toronto on Saturday, June 9th. Proceeds will go to the Sharkwater conservation effort to help save sharks and in turn, save the oceans. Sharkwater had the biggest opening of any Canadian documentary ever and is being touted by numerous critics as a likely candidate for an Academy Award.  People are invited to show up anytime after 9:00 a.m.to take part in the activities, which include a barbecue and live band.

For more information on the movie, please visit www.sharkwater.com.
For more details on the walk, please email walkforsharks@hotmail.com.

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  1. Ashley G • May 28, 2007 @ 9:29 PM

    I really wanna go! And I would … but I live in Ottawa and I can’t get to Toronto … but I will be there in heart and soul as an avid shark lover.

  2. Chantel B • May 29, 2007 @ 2:15 AM

    I would be there in a heart beat but I live in BC and it’s just not possible at this point. Walk for those of us who can’t be there and make us proud!

  3. Amanda • May 29, 2007 @ 7:41 AM

    I will be there – I live in Kitchener and am going to come out! I love ocean life and would to anything to help!

  4. Karin • May 29, 2007 @ 9:47 AM

    I would like to go, but I wouldn’t be able to get into Toronto. I find this documentary very fascinating, even though I haven’t yet seen it.

  5. marilee johnstone • May 29, 2007 @ 10:14 AM

    i want to go but i live in nova scoita and i dont even have enough money to see the documentary. but i really want to see it and i want to be there!!! ive ony been to toronto once to go to summer camp we got to go to nigra falls and we went to marineland!! it was so cool!!! i got to pet and feed the dolphins there my fav sea animal lol there sooo cute!! i think sharks are cute too! my fav shark is the black tip reef shark i think there cute!!

  6. julie lauzon • May 29, 2007 @ 4:23 PM

    i’d rather not go i’m scare of sharks i don’t like them at all i prefer the ork whale

  7. Sonya • May 29, 2007 @ 8:31 PM

    I’m definitely going to that. Especially if, I work with a lot of animals.

  8. Natalie • May 30, 2007 @ 1:36 AM

    I would love to “Walk for Sharks” in Toronto but I live in Vancouver…how could we arrange one for the West? I saw the documentary and I really enjoyed it…gave me a different outlook on sharks. Everyone should see it!

  9. Anna Lazzarino • May 30, 2007 @ 8:22 AM

    I’m really very interested in helping out any way i can. The movie was fantastic, very moving. Where does the walk finish? I have a wedding that day, but i hope i can do the walk in the morning and wedding in the afternoon. Everyone truly must see this movie, then take action any way you can!

  10. karl • June 1, 2007 @ 8:34 AM

    I’m glad this have this event and I will likely attend

  11. D • June 1, 2007 @ 3:34 PM

    I live in Vancouver also and would be most interested in joining in. Will probably FINALLY get to see the documentary this weekend or next week. LONG overdue!

  12. Shazam Says!!!! • June 1, 2007 @ 5:59 PM

    Shouldn’t we be swimming for sharks instead?? Do they know about this? Is this governed by the ISC(International Shark Community)? I’m sure they’ll be able to see us all walking downtown through Toronto, and there will be a tear in every Shark’s eye. Or maybe we should have a medallion that we could wear into the water that shows our support, and they will stop eating us. We could maybe even invite a family of them over for lunch, and see if they have any ideas to save the environment! Wow, that would be cool. Then my kids could hang out with their kids, and show them around the neighbourhood and we would be the envy of the block, having sharks for friends and all. Just kidding…. You have my full support.And say hi to the kids……

  13. Will Noble • June 1, 2007 @ 10:14 PM

    I’m a former resident of Toronto visiting from san diego and an avid scuba diver. This is a wonderful idea! Count me in.



  14. Julie Wenzel • June 2, 2007 @ 3:17 PM

    I think this is a great/imperative cause. Julie Lauzon, I’m not sure you’ll check back to this site, but for you and those sharing your opinion, you must see Shark Water and purge yourself of your ignorance and your minuscule perception of the scope of this crisis. Don’t kid yourself, it is also a human crisis. Our atmosphere is linked to the ocean’s balance. Beyond the movie, read April’s issue of National Geographic and actively support the sea’s cause. Perpetuating your phobia, or worse, transferring it to others, contributes to the demise of truly remarkable beings that are necessary to our planet’s delicate balance. Equally damaging is ignoring the issue that isn’t going away or supporting the problem through food choices and purchases, such as unnecessary supplements. We should spread the word and watch our choices. Don’t be afraid to give voice/energy to this cause!! P.S. You could write to an embassy politely expressing your opinion/concern and ask how you can help them turn their behaviour around, respect is key to effective liaisoning.

  15. Nicole • June 2, 2007 @ 8:36 PM

    I’ll be there to support the beautiful sharks!

  16. Ally Coyote • June 3, 2007 @ 12:23 PM

    I have thought of little else since seeing Sharkwater but how many we are losing by the day. I have contacted ebay about adding Shark products to their banned list.
    We will be there to walk and raise awareness.
    Our group is called BRAVE
    Barrie Residents Against Violence Everywhere
    this is an atrocity that must be stopped.

  17. Gary • June 3, 2007 @ 11:36 PM

    im from kitchener and ill be there. something has to be done, ban all the restaurants serving shark fin soup.

  18. Dagmar • June 7, 2007 @ 11:06 PM

    yes…I have seen the documentary…I always loved sharks…am fascinated by them..and I couldnt believe my eyes and ears when I saw what I saw….I will go along with the next walk…if its in Toronto again..I just found out about this tonight…and I think the walk is already done…count me in next time!!! I will bring my friends…:-)

  19. Ally Coyote • June 7, 2007 @ 11:53 PM

    Dagmar it’s June 9th! you can still make it. I have asked every studio I have worked at this week to sponsor me, even for 5 bucks. it all helps. or just come and be there to lend support! Hope to see you there.

  20. Jasmine G • June 9, 2007 @ 12:43 PM

    I would love to go! But.. i just recently moved from Hamilton (an hour away from toronto) to Manitoba, so i cant, i wish it was here in Winnipeg.

  21. Ally Coyote • June 10, 2007 @ 12:52 PM

    I just wanted to thank Jazz and everyone involved in the Walk for Sharks on June 9th. Mike, we especially enjoyed meeting you! *wink* and were super excited to get the autographed shark water posters! as you could probably tell from the amount of hugs you got.
    My dog Ursus also enjoyed helping get the message out with his ‘Dog Shark” costume!
    We had a great time and though there were not many people there, we felt the spirit of the thing was huge through all the people we spoke to about Sharkwater, all those who pledged; Picture of Health, my friends at Alliance etc. as well as those of you who couldn’t make it, we felt your presence and feel we WILL get our message out to stop senseless slaughter of the sharks (and all animals for that matter) as well as raise awareness of the fact that this world is a gift for us to love not to exploit and that we do SHARE it with a lot of life forms who have just as much right to it as we do. The paradigm IS changing. Perhaps it is just wishful thinking on my part but isn’t that what really changes things in the long run? Positive thinking and actions?
    Anyway, thanx to everyone and the next one will be even more successful…just remind me to bring the veggie dogs and burgers for us veggie-tarians lol.

  22. JenLinn • June 11, 2007 @ 12:34 PM

    I saw Sharkwater this past Saturday, June 9th, at the Seattle International Film Festival and am obsessed with helping! Does any one know of any other walks being organized around the country/world? How did this one get organized?

  23. mark harmon • June 15, 2007 @ 12:50 AM

    Whats the cost of ink & paper compared to the cost of losing one of the most incredible creatures to ever roam the oceans !!! Can we not get an organization together that can make out fliers about the shark situation & mail them . I’m sure there are many who would make a contribution for this cause! Most of which may not even own a pc.

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