Explore Sable Island at White Point

Occurs January 20th, 2018 to January 21st, 2018


75 white point beach resort road, White Point (South Shore), B0T 1G0, South Shore


T: 1-800-565-5068

T: 1-800-565-5068

E: greatday@whitepoint.com

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$0.00 - $200.00


Join us for our 2nd Annual Salute to Sable Island Weekend, come on, let’s explore Sable Island National Park Reserve – Canada’s 43rd Park!

Building on our inaugural event in 2017, we’re creating another fantastic weekend in partnership with our friends from Parks Canada and Zoe Lucas of the Green Horse Society/Sable Island Institute. 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.

A legacy of this very special weekend will include hosting a Sable Island Green Horse Society Benefit Dinner on Saturday Jan. 20, 2017 from 7 – 9:30pm. We are thrilled to welcome and introduce guests to our special guest, Zoe Lucas, Founder of the Green Horse Society. This 3-course, Nova Scotia inspired wine-paired dinner will see proceeds presented to Zoe and the Society. in 2017, more than $7000 was raised and is being used to support Bee research on the Island.

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.

We’re working on the presentation line-up for the weekend based on a theme around ‘It’s in their Genes’ with sessions like “Who’s your Daddy’ the lineage of the Horses of Sable Island, Lightkeepers of the Island Lights, and more. Full schedule to be released by September 2017.

Salute to Sable Island Weekend
3 ways to attend and learn:
1) Book the overnight package from $200/person, which includes Benefit Dinner see details now
2) Attend the Sessions as a Day Guest, FREE admission, registration desk opening soon.
3) Attend the Green Horse Society Benefit Dinner: $100 plus tax & grat/person.

Call 1-800-565-5068 ext 1 to book.

AGENDA (in development now):
Saturday January 20
1:30pm: Doors Open
1:45pm – 4:30pm: Sessions/Presentations
4:00-6:00pm: Free time to check-in, stroll the beach!

6:00- 7:00pm: Meet & Mingle in the Founder’s Lounge 
7:009:30pm: Benefit Dinner in support of the Green Horse Society/Sable Island Institute
Special Guest Speaker: Zoe Lucas

Tickets $100 plus tax & grat per person

9:30-11:00pm: Live entertainment in the Lounge

Sunday January 21
9:30am – 11:30am: Sessions/Presentations

Salute to Sable Island Weekend
Saturday January 28 & Sunday January 29, 2017
1 night from $400 for 2 people ($200 per person), plus tax and gratuities
*based on White Point Room. Cottage rates available upon request

Package Includes:

  • Presentations from Parks Canada on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning (see below)
  • Saturday evening Meet & Greet
  • 2 tickets to our Sable Island Green Horse Society Benefit Dinner featuring special guest speaker Zoe Lucas, Founder ($200 value)
  • Live entertainment on Saturday evening in the Lounge following Dinner
  • Breakfast for 2 people
  • Overnight accommodations in a White Point Room (Lakeside rooms and cottage rates available)
  • Access to all recreation facilities
  • Wi-Fi & Parking

Live in the area and would like to attend as a day guest?
The Benefit Dinner, tickets are $100 plus tax and gratuities
The Presentations are open to the public but you must Register.
Contact us by calling 1.800.56.5068 ext 1 or Email greatday@whitepoint.com 

Here’s who you can expect to meet and hear from over the weekend:

Life on Sable Island, Dinner Benefit in support of the Green Horse Society
Special Guest Speaker: Zoe Lucas
Zoe Lucas began working on Sable Island in 1974, and by 1982 was involved full-time with Sable projects, conducting various research and monitoring programs including studies of persistent litter in the marine environment, and shark predation on seals. Long-term projects have included research on the island`s horses, beach surveys for oiled seabirds and stranded cetaceans, and biodiversity studies (on mosses, lichens, fungi, and invertebrates). Results of her activities have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as in newsletters and magazines. In 2004 Zoe became a Research Associate with the Nova Scotia Museum. She generally spends seven to nine months per year on the island, returning to the mainland for meetings, work with project collaborators, and to give presentations for public interest groups and schools.

As our Dinner Guest Speaker, Zoe will provide an introduction to the Sable Island story, a weave of natural history and human activity, providing a glimpse of wildlife through the seasons, and a brief review of research and monitoring programs conducted on the island – studies of horses, wayward seals, and biodiversity, and results of pollution and marine litter surveys, with a look at some of the intriguing items found during beach searches.

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Admission: Presentations offered on Saturday and Sunday are open to the public and free of charge, however you must register tom confirm your attendance. Overnight Packages are available from $200/person plus tax based on 2 people sharing a White Point Room and includes all items listed above within the package. Cottage and Lakeside Retreat Rooms are available. Green Horse Society Benefit Dinner on Saturday January 21