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Articles featuring GAMS

National Co-op Challenge

Marine Research Coop wins National Competition
(Cape Breton Post-Nancy King-December 3, 2012)
A Cape Breton marine research co-operative has won a national competition and a prize of $30,000 that will go toward helping make its proposed waterfront centre a reality...Read more!

Atlantic Co-ops among Winners as $220,000 Awarded in The National Co-op Challenge

(The Cooperators-December 3, 2012)
The GAMS co-operative was formed in 2007 to establish the Gulf Marine Centre to promote the sustainability of the Gulf of St. Lawrence through research, public education and community collaboration... Read more!

Marine Research Coop wants to build Waterfront Centre
(Cape Breton Post-Chris Hayes-October 28, 2012)
The Gulf Aquarium and Marine Station Co-operative is one of six finalists for Atlantic Canada in the National Co-op Challenge sponsored by the Co-operators insurance company in which emerging co-operatives across the country can win a share of $220,000...Read more!


GAMS Marine Explorers clean up Cheticamp Beach
(Inverness Oran-August 17, 2011)
Local kids attending GAMS Marine Explorers Summer Camp took a field trip to Cheticamp Beach, where they enthusiastically hunted down and cleaned up two garbage bags full of trash in less than an hour...Read more!

Fundraising Concerts

Philip Glass at GAMS Benefit July 29th
(Island Echoes on CBC Radio-August 02, 2011)
Philip Glass spent the summer in Cape Breton for more than 40 years, but he played for the first time on the island on July 29th, 2011. Glass has received three academy Award Nominations for the work he has done in film, and is known the world over for his minimalist avant-garde piano compositions...Listen here!

Philip Glass on Cape Breton: "My neighbours always say 'Welcome home.'"
(Inverness Oran-John Gillis-August 03, 2011)
Philip Glass spoke to CBC and The Oran after performing a very special intimate fundraising concert for GAMS in the Normaway Inn living room along with his son Zach, fiddler Ashley MacIsaac, and guitartist and composer Scott Macmillan...Read more!

Cooperation and Support Achieve Great Success in Cheticamp
(Inverness Oran-Yvette Muise-July 26, 2011)
It all started with one phone call I made to Ashley MacIsaac on a whim...I've never been so sure that it pays to trust one's instincts...Read more!

A Legend Comes of Age: Fiddler Ashley MacIsaac is happy to Crossover for Cheticamp benefit
(Chronicle Herald-Stephen Cooke-July 21, 2011)
MacIsaac says he [chose to play at] the GAMS benefit because it was an opportunity to do something positive for Cheticamp and show his support for the fishery by furthering GAMS's mission to study the Gulf of St. Lawrence and promote a sustainable fishery...Read more!

Research Projects

Climate Change Focus of Third Annual Fisheries Forum
(Inverness Oran-February 02, 2011)
Please note that the date of the fisheries forum has been changed and will now be held September 16 &17 2011. More detailed information about the forum is also available here.

GAMS explores GIS mapping in Cheticamp area
(Inverness Oran-John Gillis-January 19, 2011)
A new project underway in Cheticamp is exploring the impacts of climate change on coastal erosion...Read more!