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Octo-berfest Under the Sea

September 14, 2017

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada celebrates annual festival with 19+ event

Grab your lederhosen and make your way down to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada for the first annual Octo-berfest party! On Thursday, September 28th, Canada’s largest indoor aquarium will play host to one of the unique Oktoberfest celebrations in the city.

Learn how to drink beer upside down with Mr. Oktoberfest himself, George Kash, and his band, the Oktoberfest Express. Enjoy authentic Bavarian foods like sausages, schnitzel, pretzels and strudel. Raise your stein and enjoy a selection of some of Ontario’s finest craft breweries including: Beau’s, Collective Arts Brewing, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Niagara Oast House Brewers, Railway City Brewing Co., Sawdust City Brewing Co., Side Launch Brewing Company Inc., and Steam Whistle Brewing.

Octo-berfest is part of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s 5-part event series, SPLASH! and is for guests 19 years of age and older. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $28+ HST. Annual pass holders will receive a 50% discount on ticket sales.

For more information, visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/groupsevents/splash or call 647-351-FISH (3474).

Media contact:
Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Cleans Up This Weekend

June, 10th, 2017

Shoreline cleanup planned for Humber Marshes

In honour of World Oceans Day this past week and as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup initiative, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada will conduct a shoreline cleanup of the Humber Marshes, this Sunday, June 11th at 10am.

Members of the general public will join the Aquarium’s Blue Team to collect garbage and recycling from the shores of the Humber Marshes – one of the few remaining river mouth marshes in Toronto and an important breeding habitat for ducks, turtles and fish; as well as a significant corridor for migratory song birds and monarch butterflies.

Who: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
What: Shoreline Cleanup
Where: Humber Marshes (Meeting location: Sunnyside Park parking lot – Windermere Ave at Lakeshore Blvd W)
When: Sunday, June 11th: 10am – 12pm

Media Contact:
Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

A Night at the Aqueerium

June 7, 2017

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada celebrates Pride Month with special 19+ event

Celebrate all the colours of the rainbow this June at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. On June 16th, the downtown Toronto attraction will host its second annual Night at the Aqueerium event for guests 19+.

Join DJ Cozmic Cat for a fun-filled evening of music, live entertainment and dancing featuring some of Toronto’s favourite drag queens. Enjoy light refreshments and specialty cocktails and see how the fish are getting in on the fun at Rainbow Reef or Planet Jellies. Explore the waters of Dangerous Lagoon, then grab some friends and capture the moment at the complimentary photo booth.

Night at the Aqueerium runs from 9pm until 1am on June 16th. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/groupsevents/night-at-the-aqueerium/
or call 647-351-FISH (3474).

Media contact:
Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

The Aquarium After Dark

April 26, 2017

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada announces special event series for 19+ guests

If you’re looking for a different way to make a splash during the weekend, then look no further than Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Whether it’s a casual Friday evening with friends or date night with your significant other, the Aquarium’s new 5-part SPLASH! event series is the perfect option for 19+ guests.

Get out your slap bracelets and retro wear and celebrate the era that gave way to boy bands, grunge and the golden age of hip hop at 90s Night on Friday, May 5th. Master your moves at Dance Dance Revolution or challenge your friends to a game of life-sized Connect 4 or Jenga.

The Aquarium will also host a special Canada 150 party on Friday, June 23rd as well as Oktoberfest, Halloween and Prohibition themed nights this Fall. For more information on SPLASH! visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/groups-events/splash/ or call 647-351-FISH (3474) for additional details on all Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada events.

Media contact:

Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

Super Predictions at Canada’s Largest Indoor Aquarium

February 3, 2017

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s Stingray makes her picks for Super Bowl 2017

As Super Bowl Sunday quickly approaches, predictions are coming in everywhere – including at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

According to one of the Aquarium’s resident sports expert, Chloe the Cownose Ray, the New England Patriots will swim to victory this year.

For a video link of Chloe’s pick, please click here.

For more information, please contact:
Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

‘Tis the ‘Sea’son at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

December 2, 2016

Swim into some holiday fun at Toronto’s only indoor aquarium.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada will make the season bright with a host of holiday activities. From underwater greetings by old St. Nick himself to lively musical performances, it’s the best way to deck the halls in downtown Toronto.

Santa and his elves make their first dive of the season on Friday, December 9th at 3:15pm in Ray Bay, while early risers will have the chance to meet the man himself at Breakfast with Santa on December 10, 11 and 18.

In addition to a holiday edition of the popular Friday Night Jazz series on December 9th, Ripley’s will welcome back the Toronto Concert Orchestra for a celebration of holiday classics at Symphony of the Sea on December 16th.

For more information, tickets and a full listing of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s holiday happenings, visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada or call 647-351-FISH (3474).

Media contacts

Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

Back to School at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

September 7, 2016

Downtown Toronto aquarium launches class sponsorship program for 2016-2017 school year

Give the kids something to cheer about this September with Ripley Aquarium of Canada’s Sea Scholars program.
Teachers from across the GTA are being invited to submit applications for this popular program, which allows classes of up to 35 students to visit the Aquarium for free.

In order to qualify, teachers must submit an essay, art project or other presentation that demonstrates why their class should be selected to participate in the Sea Scholars program. Based on eligibility requirements including a minimum financial need, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada will select up to 20 classes (minimum 10 students, maximum 35 students) to receive sponsorship.

Selected classes will enjoy complimentary admission to the Aquarium, a free behind the scenes tour and a $250 transportation bursary to be used towards bussing costs.

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2016 and all schools will be notified by email on or before October 15th, 2016.

Visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/education/ripleys-sea-scholars/ for program details and submission requirements or call 647-351-3474.

Media contacts:

Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

Dive into Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

August 9, 2016

New program allows guests to get up close and personal with some of nature’s most beautiful sea creatures

If you’ve ever wanted to swim with the sharks…now’s your chance. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s new Discovery Dive program allows guests to get face to face with sharks, sea turtles, sawfish and more.

After a behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquarium’s life support systems, feeding and husbandry areas, certified divers are submerged into the water for a 30-minute guided tour of Dangerous Lagoon where they will have the opportunity to explore many different fish species along with magnificent tiger, sand and nurse sharks, moray eels, sawfish and sea turtles.

For less adventurous divers, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is also offering a new snorkeling experience in Ray Bay, which allows guests to swim among four species of stingrays and bonnethead sharks.

For more information, dive criteria and pricing, call 647-351-3474 x 2648 or visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/programs/

Media contacts

Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

Melanie Greco
647-456-2653
melanie@getinkpr.ca

Nature by Numbers at Canada’s Largest Indoor Aquarium

New SWARM exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada proves there is strength in numbers

TORONTO, ON – May 19, 2016 – A new exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada gives credence to the old adage, if you can’t beat them – join them. Opening today, SWARM is a collection of animal ‘mobs’, showcased through interesting facts, touch tanks and interactive displays.

From silvery Lookdowns and colourful Halloween Crabs to Coral Catfish and Blue Blubber Jellyfish, SWARM features over 1,000 new animals. Meet the Clean Team at the Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp tank, and let these omnivorous scavengers get to work on ridding your hands and nails of dead skin. Or, take a peek at the Flashlight Fish and watch how these nocturnal creatures glow in the dark.

The 2,300 square foot exhibit is the first rotating gallery to join Ripley’s since the Aquarium opened in 2013. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is open 9am daily, 365 days a year, including this Victoria Day long weekend.

For more information, visit www.ripleysaquariumofcanada.com or call
647-351-3474.

Media contacts:

Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com

Melanie Greco
647-456-2653
melanie@getinkpr.ca

Crowding Around at Canada’s Largest Indoor Aquarium

New SWARM exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium proves there is strength in numbers

TORONTO, ON – May 17, 2016 – A new exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada gives credence to the old adage, if you can’t beat them – join them. Opening this Thursday, SWARM: Nature By Numbers is a collection of animal ‘mobs’, showcased through interesting facts, touch tanks and interactive displays.

Media are invited to a special preview of this new exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 10am-12pm.  And to see these animals in action, the Aquarium will conduct a whole-fish piranha feeding at 11am.

Who: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
What: New SWARM exhibit preview
Where: 288 Bremner Blvd.
When: Wednesday, May 18th from 10am-12pm

Media are asked to please RSVP to Lauren Chan at lchan@ripleys.com. Interviews with Aquarium personnel available upon request.

Media Contacts

Lauren Chan
647-351-3474 x 2631
lchan@ripleys.com