Aquarium of Canada https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:41:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 111621818 2016 Shoreline Cleanup https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/09/12/2016-shoreline-cleanup/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/09/12/2016-shoreline-cleanup/#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:29:32 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11364 On June 5, 2016, Our Blue Team headed out once again to the Toronto Humber Marshes. This is part of Toronto’s largest watershed and is home to many different species of wildlife. It was also recognized in 1999 as a Canadian Heritage River. Despite the weather, we had a great turnout and we managed to […]

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On June 5, 2016, Our Blue Team headed out once again to the Toronto Humber Marshes. This is part of Toronto’s largest watershed and is home to many different species of wildlife. It was also recognized in 1999 as a Canadian Heritage River.

Despite the weather, we had a great turnout and we managed to gather up 32 kilograms in garbage, and 9 full bags of recyclable materials. This was also accompanied by over 900 cigarette butts!

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Back to School at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/09/07/back-school-ripleys-aquarium-canada/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/09/07/back-school-ripleys-aquarium-canada/#respond Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:00:55 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11671 Downtown Toronto aquarium launches class sponsorship program for 2016-2017 school year TORONTO, ON – Sept 7, 2016 – 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 […]

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

TORONTO, ON – Sept 7, 2016 – 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.

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Media contacts:

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

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Dive into Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/08/09/dive-ripleys-aquarium-canada/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/08/09/dive-ripleys-aquarium-canada/#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:00:34 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11669 New program allows guests to get up close and personal with some of nature’s most beautiful sea creatures TORONTO, ON – August 9, 2016 – 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, […]

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

TORONTO, ON – August 9, 2016 – 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/

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Media contacts:

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

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

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Nature by Numbers at Canada’s Largest Indoor Aquarium https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/05/19/nature-numbers-canadas-largest-indoor-aquarium/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/05/19/nature-numbers-canadas-largest-indoor-aquarium/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 16:00:37 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11673 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 […]

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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.

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Media contacts:

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

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

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Crowding Around at Canada’s Largest Indoor Aquarium https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/05/17/crowding-around-canadas-largest-indoor-aquarium/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/05/17/crowding-around-canadas-largest-indoor-aquarium/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 16:00:03 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11665 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 […]

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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.

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

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Clean Toronto Together https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/04/22/clean-toronto-together-2/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/04/22/clean-toronto-together-2/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:23:59 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=10101 Toronto’s Annual “Clean Toronto Together” Spring Clean-Up – To celebrate Earth Day 2016, our Blue Team cleaned the streets of Toronto for a 20 minute makeover. Bremner Blvd has never looked so clean. Way to go team!

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Toronto’s Annual “Clean Toronto Together” Spring Clean-Up –

To celebrate Earth Day 2016, our Blue Team cleaned the streets of Toronto for a 20 minute makeover. Bremner Blvd has never looked so clean.

Way to go team!

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Super Predictions at Canada’s Largest Indoor Aquarium https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/02/04/super-predictions-canadas-largest-indoor-aquarium/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/02/04/super-predictions-canadas-largest-indoor-aquarium/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:00:04 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11663 Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s Bonnie the Shark makes her picks for Super Bowl 2016 TORONTO, ON – February 4, 2016 – As Super Bowl Sunday quickly approaches, predictions are coming in everywhere – including at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. According to the Aquarium’s resident sports expert, Bonnie the Shark, the North Carolina Panthers will swim […]

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s Bonnie the Shark makes her picks for Super Bowl 2016

TORONTO, ON – February 4, 2016 – As Super Bowl Sunday quickly approaches, predictions are coming in everywhere – including at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

According to the Aquarium’s resident sports expert, Bonnie the Shark, the North Carolina Panthers will swim to victory this year.

For a video link of Bonnie’s pick, please visit https://www.facebook.com/RipleysAquariumCanada/videos/vb.423095914405947/952838651431668/?type=2&theater

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

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Falling Head Over Eels at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/01/29/falling-head-eels-ripleys-aquarium-canada/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2016/01/29/falling-head-eels-ripleys-aquarium-canada/#respond Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:00:10 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11667 Canada’s largest indoor aquarium hosts exclusive Valentine’s Day event TORONTO, ON – January 29th, 2016 – Whether you’re already hooked or still fishing for that special someone, fall in love at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. This Valentine’s Day, Canada’s largest indoor aquarium will host Deep Sea Soirée – an exclusive event for adults 19+. Pledge […]

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Canada’s largest indoor aquarium hosts exclusive Valentine’s Day event

TORONTO, ON – January 29th, 2016 – Whether you’re already hooked or still fishing for that special someone, fall in love at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. This Valentine’s Day, Canada’s largest indoor aquarium will host Deep Sea Soirée – an exclusive event for adults 19+.

Pledge your love in Dangerous Lagoon as sharks, sea turtles and sawfish swim above, or dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Eric Ling. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres catered by Daniel et Daniel while jellyfish illuminate before you at Planet Jellies or watch the colourful array of tropical fish at Rainbow Reef as you sip on a cocktail. And to capture the moment, aquarium staff will be on hand to offer complimentary photos.

Deep Sea Soirée is a ticketed event and runs from 8pm – 12am on Sunday, February 14th. For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/special-programs/.

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647-351-3474 x2631
lchan@ripleys.com

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Santa Takes the Plunge at Ripley’s Aquarium https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2015/11/26/santa-takes-plunge-ripleys-aquarium-2/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2015/11/26/santa-takes-plunge-ripleys-aquarium-2/#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:00:30 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11660 St. Nick makes his first dive of the season at Canada’s largest indoor aquarium TORONTO, ON – November 26, 2015 – He’s making a list and checking it twice before he arrives tomorrow to find out which stingrays have been naughty or nice. Join Santa and his merry elves as they dive into Ripley’s Aquarium […]

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St. Nick makes his first dive of the season at Canada’s largest indoor aquarium

TORONTO, ON – November 26, 2015 – He’s making a list and checking it twice before he arrives tomorrow to find out which stingrays have been naughty or nice. Join Santa and his merry elves as they dive into Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada this holiday season for daily underwater feedings at Ray Bay.

Media are invited to attend Santa’s first dive of the season on November 27 at 3:15 pm. Starting on December 1st, Christmas Dives will take place daily at 3:15 pm and will increase to 5 times per day from December 19th until Christmas Eve (11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:15 pm and 7:15 pm).

Who:              Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Where:           288 Bremner Blvd.
When:            November 27th at3:15pm

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Media are asked to please confirm their attendance in advance to:

Lauren Chan
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
lchan@ripleys.com
647 351 3474 ext 2631

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AZA Grants Accreditation to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2015/09/21/aza-grants-accreditation-ripleys-aquarium-canada/ https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/2015/09/21/aza-grants-accreditation-ripleys-aquarium-canada/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:00:57 +0000 https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=11677 Silver Spring, Maryland (September 21, 2015) – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits only those zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards and are proven leaders in the care and conservation […]

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Silver Spring, Maryland (September 21, 2015) – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

“The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits only those zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards and are proven leaders in the care and conservation of wildlife as well as education,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. “The community can take great pride in knowing that Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of conservationists.”

To be accredited, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada underwent a thorough review to ensure it has and will continue to meet rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the Association.

The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution’s operation, including animal care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and other areas. Finally, top officials are interviewed at a formal hearing of AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission, after which accreditation is granted, tabled, or denied. Any institution that is denied may reapply one year after the Commission’s decision is made.

Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and seven other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit www.aza.org.

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Please contact Lauren Chan at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada at 647 351 3474 ext 2631 for additional information about the facility, including special events and activities for visitors and its ongoing commitment to wildlife conservation and science education.

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