Monday, October 31, 2011

Whoooo we've got celebrities everywhere...

Thanks to a few more Canadian celebs we've been making a bit of a wave across Canada in these last couple weeks of the campaign. Although it goes against my personal blog etiquette to post video after video, I simply MUST share this new celebrity vid.

See more videos from David Myles, 22 Minutes crew, etc. on our website.

And now YOU can submit your own 30 sec video supporting the Bay of Fundy's quest to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature. C'mon you know you want here for info. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rick & Measha go whale watching!

And, Rick Mercer also went whale watching off the coast of St Andrews with Canadian opera singer, Measha Brueggergosman. It was a spectacular day for whale sightings on our Bay! Any, by the way, there are over 12 species of whales who call the Bay of Fundy home between May and December. Bay of Fundy whale watching tours take place from Campobello Island, Grand Manan & St Andrews in New Brunswick and from Digby Neck, Long Island and Brier Island in Nova Scotia.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rick Mercer loves Bay of Fundy!

When Canadian celebrity Rick Mercer tells you to do something you really Vote for the Bay of Fundy in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign. This is especially true when he's gone to great lengths to recently 'emmerse' himself in all things Fundy; or at least two things Fundy...Rick got soaked by the Bay of Fundy on the Reversing Falls Jet Boat Tour in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Parliament Hill: Mission Accomplished!

Humphrey the Fundy whale car and I made a big splash along with our tourism colleagues from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, as well as our two new young Ottawa friends, on Parliament Hill yesterday.

We started our day with a presentation to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage then hosted a press conference outside the main chamber where we presented our Messages in a Bottle to MPs. I hafta say I don't think I've seen a group of grownups more excited about anything as these heartfelt messages from kids!

If you're a keen Parliament Hill watcher, check out these couple of clips from the press conference and from our message presentation to MP Peter MacKay.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fundy kids love our Bay!

Humphrey the Fundy whale car and I are on a very special mission this weekend:  to boldly go where no whale car has gone Ottawa! We're taking a very special parcel to our nation's capital - 107 messages in one giant bottle.

This week Bay of Fundy schools wrote messages to Members of Parliament which we are delivering on Tuesday to the House of Commons.

Humphrey is quite excited about his first trip outside the region and will be posting on his facebook page for the next few days if you'd like to follow along!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Pumpkin Regatta this weekend!

Not only are our TIDES huge here in Bay of Fundy but so are our PUMPKINS. Pumpkins in Hants County, Nova Scotia, are so big that people just naturally want to cut off the tops, scoop out the seeds, hop in and race them in a Pumpkin Regatta!! well, why not!

This Pumpkin Regatta takes place every Thanksgiving Sunday (that's the 2nd weekend in October - earlier than U.S. Thanksgiving). I'll be joining about 10,000 people in downtown Windsor this weekend to watch up to 100 giant pumpkins parade through town then enthusiastically compete against each other in a paddle across the lake. Check out this episode of our Bay of Fundy Travel Show that we filmed at the race last year.

When you visit Windsor any time of year drop by Howard Dill's Pumpkin Farm: Howard is the world winning pumpkin grower who really put Windsor on the map and the family farm (source of all the giant pumpkin boats) is a delight to visit.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Fundy rocks!

The Bay of Fundy's intense tides continuously carve its coast creating intriguing rock formations such as this one off Five Islands Provincial Park.

No doubt it has a formal name but to locals it's known as the Old Wife.

Turn your head to the left to see the lady herself wearing a fine, peaked bonnet and a hooped dress.

I snapped this photo yesterday from the ocean floor at low tide: at high tide, of course, the old gal is surrounding by a Bay of Fundy cleansing spa!