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

October 28, 2015

It was sad to hear of the passing of Bill Freedman in late September 2015.…

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…

Mocean Dance Presents Sable Island Feb 23 & 24


You have another opportunity to see Mocean Dance perform Sable Island on February 23rd and 24th, 2017!

Deeply metaphorical, Sable Island links the struggle of the island’s storied horses who survive in a hostile natural world with the fierce dedication of the dancers who prevail in a capricious environment far removed from the dance centres of the country. Physically demanding, spiritually challenging, visually stunning, Sable Island is a 40-minute driving force that keeps its audience mesmerized.

Since its world premiere in 2015, the production has been featured at the 2016 Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa and Vancouver’s 2016 Dancing on the Edge Festival. Showcasing not only the work of one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary choreographers, the production also features an original musical score created for the production by Montreal composer Bertrand Chénier, who will once again perform on stage with the dancers.

The performance is called Double Bill and also includes Tedd Robinson’s explosive and joyous ensemble creation Canvas 5 x 5, the 2016 winner of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Masterworks Arts Award.


Tickets for Double Bill running Thursday February 23rd and Friday February 24th at 8 pm at the Alderney Landing Theatre (2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) are available now:

Online: (Search: Mocean Dance or use

By phone: 1 888 311 9090

In person only: Alderney Landing

Ticket prices (excluding ticketpro fees) are: Adult – $25; Students/Seniors – $20; Dance Students and Children under 10 – $15; Groups of 6 or more – $18 per person.


For more information about Mocean Dance and Sable Island see