IMAX Great White Shark 3D in Montreal

Project type: Public speaking, Fundraiser
Date: June 1, 2013
Location: Science Center of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Project target: raise funds for The Watermen Project at the occasion of the World release of the new IMAX feature Great White Shark 3D
Team: William Winram, François Leduc, Michèle Monico
Attending guests: 100

The Watermen Project organized a fundraiser at the occasion of the Canadian Premiere of the IMAX film Great White Shark 3D, a special shark conservation fundraising event took place on June 1, 2013, at the Montreal Science Center, nestled in the Old Port of the city.

Art work featuring William Winram with a great white shark

Art work featuring William Winram with a great white shark

Invited guests enjoyed the showing of Great White Shark 3D at the Montreal Science Center IMAX theater as well as a visit to the exhibit Shark: Predator or Prey. A cocktail party followed with a slide show of past expeditions as well a Q&A sessions with two of the freedivers who participated to the filming of the Great White Shark 3D: François Leduc and William Winram.

Guests at the fundraiser - Photo Vittorio Vieira

Guests at the fundraiser – Photo Vittorio Vieira

Shark enthusiasts left with signed film posters and three lucky winners went home with a copy of Fred Buyle’s book Apnea.

Happy event - photo Vittorio Vieira

Happy fundraiser – photo Vittorio Vieira

We are grateful to all the participating guests who generously donated money which will  help The Watermen Project in its endeavours to assist scientists around the world in their research on sharks.

Mural poster for the shark events at the Centre des Sciences de Montréal - photo CSM

Mural poster for the shark events at the Centre des Sciences de Montréal – photo CSM