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Legacy is a life-sized killer whale skeleton, carved entirely from reclaimed cedar and inspired by the tragic tale of a whale named ‘Hope’. Hope washed ashore on the West Coast, and at the time had the highest toxicity of any marine mammal ever recorded.

Through educational programming which accompanies the exhibition, we reach out to young people in the local community, empowering them to discuss the issues which affect them, encouraging them to take personal responsibility, fostering a sense of community pride and promoting environmental stewardship.

We share Hope's story, learn about Orca biology & culture and examine the complexities of our fragile ecosystems. We discuss everything from global issues like Climate Change to specific local issues like how Plastic Microbeads in bath products or Urban Runoff can affect the environment in which we live.

"The environmental crisis is a human crisis"

-David Suzuki