Our Partners

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a registered charity and an important and vital learning, exploration, and conservation place for the Salish Sea Bioregion. It's also a thriving Greater Victoria tourist attraction and destination attracting over 72,000 visitors every year.

To maintain a fully functioning aquarium with 28 open and closed systems running 24 hours a day through a myriad of pumps, pipes, filters, and chillers for the health of over 3,500 marine animals is a big task. The result is the largest aquarium on Vancouver Island and the only place anywhere dedicated exclusively to the marine life and Coast Salish culture of the Salish Sea. A unique place that is a catalyst for young and old in developing the knowledge to protect and preserve our environment and cultures of the Salish Sea.

To be a knowledge leader and serve over 10,000 students a year through curriculum based programming, we rely heavily on the support of individual, corporate, foundation and government giving and support. For their financial assistance and in-kind support, we would like to recognize the following community leaders for stepping up to the challenge of becoming Salish Sea Champions.

If you care about the Salish Sea as much as we do, and want join this group of environmental leaders, please review our Partnership Opportunities 2016 or contact ed@salishseacentre.org for more information.


“The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a tremendous example of an integral approach to education. Hands on experiences with the touch pools, close-up glimpses under microscopes, interactive games throughout the facility, and biologists on hand to answer questions all really make the place alive.

By becoming a supporter, you’ll be part of a strong voice for environmental conservation and know your contribution will sponsor school programs and exciting exhibits that inspire stewardship of the Salish Sea and the world’s oceans.”

Céline S. Cousteau

Céline S. Cousteau (born June 6, 1972) is a documentary film director and producer, explorer, and designer. She is the Founder/Director of CauseCentric Productions and Founder/President of the non-profit organisation The Céline Cousteau Film Fellowship. Céline is the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Annual Donors - 2017



Anita Blakley

Ann Bodley-Scott

Dennis Carlsen

Al Coccola

Arts Technology Labratories

Perry Connolly

Gaye Dolezal

LGL Limited

Peter McCully

Matthew O'Reilly

Dale Olesky

Mikes Patterson

Joan Plysiuk

Elizabeth Poppe

Judy Redfern

Joseph Roda

Scott Plastics

Carol Winder (in Rebekkah Winder's name)

Joseph Woods


CHAMPIONs (over $300)

Sarah Cook

Jackie Hildering (In-Kind)

Mark & Mary Loria

Lesley Nicholls

Paul Pearlstone

Virgil Sampson (In-Kind)

Tourism Vancouver Island



Buddies Toy Store

Colleen Craig

Murray and Lynda Farmer Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Donna Fremont

Aline and Norman Fowlow Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Kilshaw's Auctioneers (in-kind)

Knappett Projects (in-kind)

Life on this Planet Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Mountain Equipment Co-op

Cliff McNeil-Smith

Pacific Salmon Foundation

Province of BC

Diane and David Reesor (in memory of Joseph Brennan 1908-1984

RJC Engineers (in-kind)

Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Salish Weave Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Seafirst Insurance

Town of Sidney

JR and Carol Shaw

Shaw Communications

Van Isle Marina

Victoria Foundation

Title Sponsor & Salish Sea Learning Month Sponsor (2017 and 2018)

 Title Sponsor

Government Partners – Founding Building Grant

Government Partner – Annual Operations

Building and Founding Partner

Founding Campaign Co-Chairs & Annual Champions



Habitat and Program Sponsors


Outdoor Tide Pool Sponsor

Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation



Salish Weave Collection & Salish Weave Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Salish Sea School Summer Camps & Touch Pool
– Presenting Sponsor


Salish Sea School Summer Camps – Supporting Sponsor


Summer Education INTERPRETER Program – Partner


Animal Care – Giant Pacific Octopus Supporter

Aline & Norman Fowlow Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Marketing Partner

Sea Shepherd II Installation Partners

Annual Partners

Membership Partners

Past Partners