For many of us, Sable Island holds a special, even magical, place in our mind and heart. Intrigued by the sandbar in the Atlantic, join us as we bring Sable Island National Park Reserve – Canada’s 43rd Park – to life through a series of very special guest speakers and experiences.
We’re creating a fantastic weekend in partnership with our friends from Parks Canada and the Sable Island Institute (evolved from the Green Horse Society). We’ll spend a couple days here at White Point delving into Sable Island – who she has welcomed, her ecology and of course, the wild horses.
Between 2017 and 2018, our Benefit Dinner has raised more than $10,000 for the Institute.
Get up close and personal with Sable Island, join us for a series of special presentations and meet the folks that spend their days caring and monitoring this very special and unique island off the coast of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean.
Join us as we celebrate Atlantic Canada’s 43rd National Park and get to know her a bit better.
Call 1-800-565-5068 ext 1 to book
Salute to Sable Island Weekend Itinerary
(Please note this weekend is hosted at White Point, not ON Sable Island.)
SATURDAY January 26
1:30pm: Welcome, Opening Remarks & Silent Auction
1:45 – 4:30: Informative Sessions with a terrific line-up of presenters including:
- Parks Canada: Master Plan for Sable Island Update
What we heard: Summary Report from Public Consultation on Sable Island National Park Reserve
Speaker: Livia Goodbrand, Senior Planner, Parks Canada
- History of the Sable Island horses – from the era of shipwrecks to present day in a National Park
Speaker: Tim Fraser, Forensic Sciences Program Coordinator, SMU Dept. of Biology & Zoe Lucas
- Shifting dunes, buzzing bees, seals and horses: Understanding Sable’s ecology from the sand up.
Speaker: Andy Horn, Director of Science, Sable Island Institute
4:15-6:00pm: Free Time & Hands On!
Check-in and take a stroll on the beach but be sure to come back to get a bit more ‘hands-on’ with Sable!
We’ll have a Sable Island Touch Table with a variety of artifacts from the Island. Parks Canada is also promising to bring along their Sable Island ‘Green Screen’ so we can take ‘virtual’ photos on Sable Island in the Lounge.
6:00- 7:00pm: Meet & Mingle in the Founder’s Lounge
Meet and mingle with all our guest speakers and guests attending our Salute to Sable.
Performing in the Founder’s Lounge, Tom Mills.
SUNDAY January 27
9:30 – 11:30am: Informative sessions with a terrific line-up of presenters
- A Film Maker’s exploration and experience on Sable Island
Speaker: Jacky Mills, Sable Island’s Artist in Residence
- Inspired by Sable: Artists Panel with presentations by:
Marcia Pierce Harding, Author Secrets of Sable Island
Sandy Sharkey, Photographer: ‘Wild Spirit: Capturing the Beauty of Sable Island’s Wild Horses’
Salute to Sable Island Weekend PACKAGE
Saturday January 26 & Sunday January 27, 2019
RESERVE now by calling 1-800-565-5068 ext 1
Based on 2 people sharing accommodations:
1 night from $200 per person based on double occupancy ($400/couple) plus tax and gratuities
For 1 person, single accommodations:
1 night from $295 includes gratuities, plus tax
*based on White Point Room. Cottage rates available upon request
Overnight Package @ $200 per person includes
- Presentations as outlined on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning
- Saturday evening Meet & Greet
- Ticket for our Sable Island Institute Benefit Dinner ($100)
- Live entertainment on Saturday evening in the Lounge following Dinner
- Breakfast for 1 person
- Overnight accommodations in a White Point Room (Lakeside rooms and cottage rates available)
- Access to all recreation facilities
- Wi-Fi & Parking
DAY PASSES for Presentations ONLY
A limited number of seats will be available for Salute to Sable Island for those interested in attending the presentations only.