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About

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he Discovery Passage SeaLife Society was formed in 2012 by a group of enthusiastic and committed biologists, educators, and business people. Between us the Board and our Advisors have a tremendous range of experience, and we are excited to be part of establishing and running the Aquarium.

We are committed to realizing our vision of designing and delivering educational and interpretive programs for residents, schools and visitors highlighting the fascinating marine life of Discovery Passage and surrounding waters.

Our Objectives

 

The Aquarium makes visible the wonders of our local marine life accessible through hands-on experiences and expert interpretation. Through establishment of the Aquarium and subsequent projects, DPSS aims to enhance knowledge, appreciation, and stewardship of our natural resources and ecosystems.

 

A Registered Charity

 

DPSS operates the Aquarium with paid staff and volunteers using revenue from entrance fees, sponsorships, grants and donations. This financial model is based on the success of the Ucluelet Mini-Aquarium, which was able to entirely finance operations from revenue generated from these sources. DPSS is a non-profit society, registered as a charity with Revenue Canada (# 801263484RR001).

2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Mark Wunsch

President
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Lorrie Bewza

Vice President
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Erica Chan-Lafrance

Treasurer
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Ryan Krasman

Secretary
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Jerry Fletcher

Board Member
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Amanda Striga

Board Member
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Bruce Izard

Board Member
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Naomi Tabata

Board Member
Discovery Passage Aquarium Staff
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Christine Kleinsteuber

Aquarium and Explorer Lab Manager