26th Pacific Rim Summer Festival set for July 4-20 in Tuff, Ukee

The Pacific Rim Arts Society presents the 26th Annual Pacific Rim Summer Festival July 4-20 Be ready to enjoy some of the best Canadian music and dance performances coming to Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve this season.

There will be a variety of engaging arts activities and workshops for the entire family throughout the festival as well as outreach performances in remote surrounding communities. New this year: In Tofino: Tuff City Rocks! Open air concert A new addition to the Festival this year, is an open-air concert at the Tofino Village Green, Saturday July 12th, starting at 5pm. Admission for this event is by donation, suggesting $20 per person, and free for children accompanied by parents. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music of Juno award winner George Leach, plus Dustin Bentall, the Sweet Low Down and Brave New Waves.

For anyone who ever dreamed of running away to join the circus – the circus is coming to join the West Coast. A one-day circus workshop with Transporteur des Reves is planned for Saturday, July 12 from 10-4 at the Ucluelet Community

Centre. Instructor and performer Benoit Ranger will teach youth ages 3-18 the skills and arts of stilts, acrobatics, juggling, equilibrium and more.

The event will be $50, which will include lunch. Register online at www.rendez-vousvancouver.com or cash at the door.

A Lucky Trunk Show circus event will be held Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are cash at the door, $5 for kids and $10 for adults.

More to come in upcoming Westerly News edition!

Jennifer Kidd is the coordinator of the Pacific Rim Summer Festival.