Holly Arntzen and the Saltwater Singers sing songs about ocean protection in support of a Marine Conservation Area in southern Georgia Strait.
Holly, 500 students from her music programs at Lochside, Durrance, Saanichton, Strawberry Vale, and Bayside schools and Cowichan elder Abner Thorne collaborated to produce the CD Salish Sea to celebrate the rich diversity of our oceans. Featuring guitarist David Sinclair (Sarah MacLachlan), fiddler Daniel Lapp, drummer Graham Boyle (kd lang), and pianist Karel Roessingh, the CD was sponsored by Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Saanich School District 63. "We feel strongly that this project will be an important tool in helping to raise public awareness of the importance of marine and coastal conservation," says Jim Barlow of Parks Canada. "Innovative public awareness and education tools are needed to get these messages out."