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…

Video Scholarship Award


We have two winners!

Unable to choose between the top two videos, we will be awarding a $500 scholarship to two Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia. Our first video scholarship is given this year in memory of Jack Dunlop, who was serving on the Board of Directors at the time of his death. Jack’s advice for board meetings was to keep them short but lively, and these videos reflect that philosophy well.

Congratulations to both Elizabeth Connors of Sydney Academy for “Facts About Sable Island” and Olivia Ledson of Avon View High School for “Sable island”. Both videos have rich content and demonstrate a strong use of individual creativity while educating the viewer about what makes Sable Island such a special place. Their winning videos will be posted on our website later this month along with their reflective essays.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make and submit a video about Sable Island. We hope you learned new and amazing things about the island in the process.