July 9, 2010

SAVE THE DATE! Orca Network presents:
August 8, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Lolita's capture from her family, the Southern Resident orcas, in Penn Cove off Whidbey Island.
We are finalizing plans for several events to commemorate the captures, to remember all the orcas who died during the captures or in captivity, and to honor Lolita, or Tokitae, the sole survivor of those taken from the Southern Residents - who somehow hangs on to her life in the smallest tank in the country.

Penn Cove Capture 40th Anniversary Commemoration
Sunday afternoon, August 8th, join us on Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, WA in your kayak, row boat, or any kind of vessel, for a ceremonial paddle/sail/motor around the perimeter of the capture site on Penn Cove.
We'll have a wreath ceremony on the water, and Capt. John Stone has generously offered his Cutty Sark for those who want to be on board with special guests for the ceremony and a short cruise of Penn Cove (exact times/prices/details will be available very soon!).

Sunday evening,  presentations, special guest speakers, photographs, and video footage of the orca captures, of Lolita, and more, to be shown in Coupeville (venue TBA soon).

Please check our website Events page and our Orca Network Facebook page under Events for updates - we hope you can join us!