August 13, 2021 – Point Edward, ON – Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, the Village of Point Edward and all its hotels are excited to announce that they have secured the beloved replica of the cartoon character, Theodore TOO, to make three stops in Sarnia-Lambton.
Built and established in Nova Scotia in 2000, this fully functioning replica left its home harbour on June 10th and has been travelling throughout the Great Lakes.
While dates and locations may be subject to change (pending weather conditions), at this time Lambton Shores is scheduled to welcome Theodore TOO to Grand Bend pier in Lambton Shores on August 25-26, Point Edward/Sarnia on August 28-29 and The S1t. Clair Township will welcome Theodore to the Mooretown Docks on August 31st and September 1st. Up close view will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Tourism Sarnia-Lambton will also be promoting Theodores visit throughout the region, encouraging families to come visit Sarnia-Lambton, stay a few days and explore our attractions, waterfront, beaches and of course Theodore the Tugboat!
This initiative in part has been made possible by the Village of Point Edward, the Village of Point Edward Hotel (municipal accommodation) MAT funds, our presenting sponsor Carpenters Local 1256 and our other community sponsors; Friends of the St. Clair River, Coldwell Banker – Southwest Realty Brokerage and Bluewater Power Group of Companies .
As part of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton’s partnership with the Village of Point Edward and the Hotels, TSL will be promoting a “$25 off an overnight stay “Theodore voucher” that can be used between August 25th and September 1st for guests staying at Point Edward Hotels - www.ontbluecoast.com/theodore.
“Tourism Sarnia Lambton is thrilled that we were able to secure Theodore to visit not only one port but three ports in Sarnia-Lambton,” said Vicky Praill Special Events and Sports Marketing Co-ordinator for Tourism Sarnia-Lambton “Without the support of the Village of Point Edward, our presenting sponsor Carpenters Local 1256 and our other local sponsors, this would not have been possible. We are working hard putting the finishing touches for Theodore’s arrival and finalizing our partnership opportunities. We have set-up a page for Theodore on our web site at www.ontbluecoast.com/theodore to keep everyone updated as more details are confirmed. ”
At each port, Theodore will connect with members of the community and provide a fun and energetic atmosphere for families of all ages to enjoy. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, on boarding tours of the boat are unfortunately not permitted, but everyone will have the opportunity to get their pictures taken with this iconic television star. All other Covid-19 measures and protocols will also be in place to ensure the safety of the public.
Theodore TOO’s expedition aims to emphasize the importance of maintaining, preserving, and restoring Canadian bodies of water. In partnership with the non-profit organization Swim, Drink, Fish, the collective goal is to educate individuals on the importance of taking care of our local bodies of water. Canadians are fortunate to enjoy over 20% of the world’s fresh water, creating the large responsibility of keeping it swimmable, drinkable and fishable.
“As part of his sustainability efforts in collaboration with Swim Drink Fish, Theodore TOO hopes to collect 100,000 watermarks over the next year,” said Natasha Mackow, Theodore’s Chief Experience Officer “Members of the public can take part in the watermark project designed to collect personal stories of people on their local waterways and we look forward to hearing from Sarnia-Lambton residents. This crowd-sourced initiative, THEODORE TOO Watermarks allows individuals to help researchers identify waters where people swim, drink, or fish, so that those uses can be protected in the future while building a legacy of connecting Canadians to the water.”
Additionally, Theodore is traveling throughout the Great Lakes to advocate on behalf of the marine industry, which is currently, facing a shortage of industry professionals. This little tug is on a big mission, as it’s determined to raise awareness and involve Canadian communities in its resolution. Mark your calendar and spend the day on Sarnia-Lambton’s beautiful waterfront with Theodore TOO this August 24-31!