Antoine Lum, A Night for the Oceans fundraiser for SSCS
Our featured interview this week is with Antoine Lum, the organizer of this year’s “A Night for the Oceans” and Captain Paul Watson’s nephew, who has been an active volunteer and crew member with Sea Shepherd since 1999. He has been involved in many efforts in the last 10 years representing Sea Shepherd during campaigns in Galapagos Islands, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Fiji, Australia, Hawaii, and is looking to crew in the upcoming 2010 Antarctica Campaign.
A Night for the Oceans is a global initiative to raise awareness and funds to support our next Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, Operation No Compromise, in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The event will bring together passionate supporters, their friends and family, and anyone interested in learning more about the organization. The event’s venue will be the Century House, originally a bank built in 1911 that has been converted into a Latin-themed restaurant/lounge. This venue features barrel vaulted ceilings, original Victorian chandeliers, the old vault, and marble staircase.
There will be a table set up and run by Sea Shepherd staff and volunteers to provide more information about the cause as well as to sell merchandise. The old vault will serve as a silent auction area where guests can bid on items donated from generous sponsors. There will be complimentary vegetarian appetizers served, and guests will enjoy a free Patron or Stella Artois from the bar. Everyone will receive a gift bag from LUSH Handmade Cosmetics that will be included with admission.
Tickets $25 can be purchased online here.
Tarah Millen, Cove Guardian
This week, we reached Tarah Millen in Taiji Japan. Tarah is an activist from BC who is currently in Taiji as a Cove Guardian to bear witness and protest the annual dolphin drive in Japan. Tarah will be sharing with us her experience at the Cove and educate us about the connection between aquariums and the dolphin slaughter. Tarah has been there only a week and already she has seen numerous dolphins slaughtered or captured and sold to dolphin trainers from aquariums around the world.
Cove Guardian is a project of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sea Shepherd is actively seeking more Guardians like Tarah to go to Japan and volunteer their time to save the dolphins from slaughter. Anyone interested in becoming a Cove Guardian is encouraged to contact Sea Shepherd.
To read about Tarah’s work in Taiji Japan, please visit her blog.