Conference 2017 – Expedition Cruising

AH18 October 16, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Creating Ambassadors: Expedition Cruising Helps Secure the Future of Sable Island” Allow us to introduce Cedar Swan, an adventurer and passionate outdoor enthusiast. The CEO of Adventure Canada—as well as an expedition planner…

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Conference 2017 – Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks:

AH18 October 15, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks: Following a Digital Paper Trail” With some 350 ships thought to have wrecked on Sable Island, it’s sometimes called “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. At our conference, Bill…

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Conference 2017 – Marine Debris and Micro Plastics

AH18 October 14, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Atlantic Canada Microplastics Research Project” Marine debris and micro plastics. Unpleasant for sure, but what does the research tell us? Ariel Smith, MEnv, is the Marine Debris Project Coordinator at Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation…

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Conference 2017 – Sable Island Horse Research

AH18 October 13, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Population Ecology of the Sable Island Horses”  Sable Island’s most famous inhabitants are its horses. And here’s the man who may understand them the best.Philip D. McLoughlin is an Associate Professor…

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Thank You Bill Freedman

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AGM 2015 Recap

June 25, 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2015 Annual General Meeting on June 24th at the…

Conference Thanks

June 2, 2015

One month ago today we opened the first Sable Island Conference. It was exciting to…

Event: Presenting Sable Island – Facts and Horses


Presenting an opportunity to learn more about Sable Island and its horses:

See Sable Island through the eyes of two Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia, and listen to Dr. Philip McLoughlin from the University of Saskatchewan share his thoughts on the future of the Sable Island horses.

Monday, July 29th, 2013 from 7:00-8:30pm
Main Auditorium, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Free to Members of Friends of Sable Island; $5 Entry Fee at the door for Non-Members
(seating limited on a first-come, first-seated basis)


  1. Winning Scholarship Videos for 2013

    Friends of Sable Island will present the two winning videos from our 2013 scholarship along with the student’s reflective essays:
    – “Facts About Sable Island” by Elizabeth Connors of Sydney Academy
    – “Sable Island” by Olivia Ledson of Avon View High School

  2. Ecology and Conservation of the Sable Island Horses

    Dr. Philip McLoughlin from the University of Saskatchewan will be speaking about his long-term research program on the Sable Island horses. Working annually on the island since 2007, Philip will be sharing what he and his students and colleagues have learned about the population dynamics of the horses, the ways in which the ecology of seals and horses are linked, and his lab’s future research directions aimed at understanding the population’s risk of natural extinction and how to prevent it.

Please plan to stay after the presentation for some light refreshments and an opportunity to speak with the presenters and meet other Friends of Sable Island.