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Raina owns and runs the award winning company Halifax Mermaids, a subsidiary of Canadian Mermaids Inc. Raina was one of the first batch of professional mermaids in Canada getting her start in late 2008. Raina is also recognized internationally as a pioneer in the mermaid community when it comes to working with children and educating others.
Raina believes that people - especially children- learn the best through play experiences. Her company provides "edutainment" moments where kids and parents can tap into their imagination and uncover useful skills, new information, and build lasting memories. Raina has a degree in child and youth development, and a degree in education along with her Nova Scotia teaching license. Raina also has a background and works professionally in instructional design. In 2018 Raina launched "Splashin' Fashion" - clothing made in Canada from recycled plastic, patterned with her unique ocean designs and photos.
In 2018 Raina starred in a documentary about her life called: "Raina: A Year in the Life of a Mermaid". In 2019 Raina filmed "Welcome - Ahlan Wa Sahlan" which will be released later in the year. You can see more of Raina's tv and film appearances on IMDB.
Raina loves to share her knowledge!
This blog documents Raina's experiences working as a professional mermaid. Her hope is that others will learn from her stories and feel inspired to follow their own dreams. Raina is available for bookings through halifaxmermaids.com