EDITOR’S NOTE: You really need your Official Guide! For related entry fees for non-Button events, see the Westerly News official Pacific Rim Whale Festival Guide. Pick one up at the Westerly News (102-1801 Bay Street., Ucluelet) or at one of the Visitors Centres. Buttons can be purchased at Button events, noted here with a BB.
All details on the Calendar of Events are as accurate as possible at the time of publication and are subject to change. Visit www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com for any updates & further details.
SATURDAY, MAR. 15
8-10 am -Fire Brigade Community Breakfast-The Schooner Restaurant Patio, 331 Campbell St, Tofino 10 a.m. -Parade of Whales and Wonders BB The Wickaninnish Elementary School, Tofino 11 am -Fire-Fighter Spoutball Challenge BB Tofino Community Tennis Courts on Campbell St, Tofino 12-3 pm -A guided tour of Tla-o-quiaht Whale Hunting Village sight on Echachist-1st St. Dock, Tofino 1pm-Discovering the Grey Whale BB -Ecolodge Classroom -1084 Pacific Rim Hwy, TBG 2-4 pm -Go Whaling Watching with Jamie! -Jamie’s Whaling Station, 606 Campbell St, Tofino 4:30 pm -First Nation Forest Walk with Tla-o-qui-aht member Gisele Martin BB Schooner Cove Park Lot 7pm – Midnight -West Coast Photo Showdown BB -Black Rock Resort, 596 Marine Dr. Ucluelet
9-9:45 am -Be-Bop Fitness & Wild Pacific Trail Discover Walk with Oyster Jim Martin Ucluelet Community Centre Parking Lot, 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet 10 am -How do sea otters transform near shore ecosystems? BB Ucluelet Aquarium, Ucluelet, with Russell Markel of Outer Shores Expeditions 10:30 am -Boat to the Big Tree Trail & hike with local interpretation /Tlao-qui-aht member, Gisele Martin & Ocean Outfitters 368 Main, Tofino 11:30 am -2pm -18th Annual Chowder Chowdown Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet with THE POOR PISTOLS 3-6 pm -Poster Artist Kelly Carter invites you to: Dragons, Whales & Fairy Tales BB 2475 Pacific Rim Hwy (6 km outside of Ucluelet). FREE shuttle will depart and pick up from the Ucluelet Community Centre and Coop Gas station from 2:45 to 6:15 pm.
7-9 pm -Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centre tours presents Marine impacts and issues BB Sea Change Panel Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet 9 pm Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centre tours presents Mix and Mingle -Sea Change Panel Reception with Jazz Trio: Piano, Bass, & Drums BB Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet
MONDAY, MARCH 17
9 a.m. -8th Annual Blessing of the Boats BB Whiskey Dock, 1st St, Tofino 11 am -“For the love of Tla-o-qui-aht canoes” w/Tsimka Martin, T’ashii Paddle School BB 1084 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino -Tofino Botanical Gardens, Darwin’s CafÃ© 1:30 pm -‘Wet & Wild’ Marine Research on the West Coast BB Remote Passages Marine Excursions, 51 Wharf St, Tofino 12 PM – 6.5 to 7 Hour Tour Whales and Hot Springs Presented by: Remote Passages Marine Excursions 51 Wharf St, Tofino 2 pm -Ocean Awareness through Creative Education w/Cascadian Crusaders BB 1084 Pacific Rim Hwy, TBG, Darwin’s CafÃ© 3 pm -Cedar Weaving with Yuu-tluthaht member Rose Wilson Tofino Community Hall, Tofino 5:30 pm -Button Winners -Artist Appreciation Ceremony BB Wickaninnish Inn in the Sala Room, 500 Osprey Lane, Tofino 7 pm Spouting Tales: An evening of Storytelling with Cindy Shantz & Rachel Muller, of Around Town Tellers, Nanaimo and local guest storytellers 1441 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino -Long Beach Lodge
TUESDAY, MAR. 18
9:15 – 9:45 am -Be-Bop Fitness & Wild Pacific Trail Discover Walk with Oyster Jim BB Brown’s Beach Parking Lot on Marine Dr, Ucluelet 10 a.m. – 12 pm -Marine Mammal Research Day with Wendy Szaniszlo -Subtidal Adventures, 1950 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet 10:30 am -Reading of ‘The great plastic round up’ w/the Cascadian Crusaders BB 243 Main St. Blackberry Cove Marketplace, Ucluelet 12 pm -Restoring Big Beach: Remove invasive species/live planting BB Meet at the Big Beach trailhead, across from the Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Drive 12:30 – 4 pm Scenic Flat-water Paddleboard Adventure with Dan Harrison and Catherine Bruhwiler! Tin Wis Resort 1-3 pm -Artist in Action with Mark Hobson BB 596 Marine Dr, Ucluelet -Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 2 pm -Eelgrass meadows and creatures that call it home w/Jen Yakimishyn, PRNPR BB Kwistis Center Centre, PRNPR 7-10 pm Sweet Indulgence Ucluelet Community Centre, with Ucluelet Smalltown Empire, door prizes and draws! cake walk event too!
Tuff City Idol karoke contest, Jack’s Pub, Marina West, Tofino.
Improv Workshop-6 p.m. Clayoquot Community Theatre. Free.
Arthritis Information Session 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Coastal Family Place Presented by: Carley Grigg, TGH, Physio Therapist. FREE. Recycling Day in Ucluelet Preschool Play Group, 10am-noon, Tofino Community Hall.
Seniors Social Afternoons, 1:30-4pm, Tofino Legion. Free admission & refreshments. Dominos, crib, board games, pool, snooker & darts. Strong Start, Ucluelet Elementary
School, 8:35-11:35. Holy Family Church, 9:30am, 1664 Peninsula Rd. Ucluelet. Ucluelet library, open 1-6pm 13
Healthy Babies Program/Family Ties, 10:30am. Drop-in for expectant, new parents, Coastal Family Place, Tofino.
Strong Start, Ucluelet Elementary School, 11:45-2:45 Wickaninnish Community School’s StrongStart program. Monday and Fridays 8:45-11:45 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30-1:30 Free community lunch, noon-2pm, Coastal Community Services Hub, Ucluelet. Info 250-726-2343.
The Edge Youth Room, 3-6pm, Ucluelet Community Centre & Youth Nite at the Edge (cooking, movies, art projects & more), 6-8pm, $2. Tofino library, 331 Main St., 3-7pm.
Big Beach Cinema, UCC -double feature. 6 p.m. Wajdja, award-winner, first featurelength film by a female Saudi director.
Gravity, 8 p.m. Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris.Engineer and asstronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Strong Start, Ucluelet Elementary School, CLOSED Tofino Library Storytime 11:30 a.m.-12 noon. 331 Main St. Preschool The Edge Youth Room, 2-6pm, Ucluelet Community Centre 15 SATURDAY.
Big Beach Cinema, UCC -double feature. 1 p.m. Wajdja. 3 p.m. Big Beach Cinema, UCC, Gravity. Ucluelet library, Ucluelet Community Centre, open 10am-2pm.
Tofino library, 331 Main St., open 10am-noon & 1-5pm.
St. Francis of Assisi Church, mass 5:30pm, 441 Main St. Tofino. AA meeting, 7:30pm, St. Francis Church, 441 Main, Tofino.
Christ Community Church, 10:30am, 1419 Peninsula Rd. Ucluelet. Grace Bible Church, 10:30am, Ucluelet Community Ctr., 500 Matterson Dr. Holy Family Church, 9:30am, 1664 Peninsula Rd. Ucluelet. St. Columba Church, 10:30am, 110 Second St. Tofino.
Tofino Bible Fellowship meets at the Tofino Legion Hall, 331 Main Street at 10:30 17 MONDAY St. Patrick’s Day Monday Night Movies, Tofino, 8 pm Clayoquot Community Theatre, The Ghosts in our Machine (Doc, Can, 2013, 92 min, Not rated) Director: Liz Marshall Property or sentient being?Film illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. The film follows acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur over a year.
Ucluelet and Wickaninnish Strong-Starts closed for Spring Break March 17th re-opening Monday March 24th.
Floor hockey, 7-9pm, Ucluelet Seaplane Base Rec Hall. $2 drop-in. Indoor Soccer, 8-10pm, USS gym, $2 Competitive & drop-in darts, doors 7pm, play 8pm, Tofino Legio 18 TUESDAY Every Tuesday, 11:30 to 1:00 the Fish and Loaves free Community Lunch at the Tofino Community hall.
Healthy Babies Program/Family Ties, 10:30am.
Ucluelet library, Ucluelet Community Centre, open 1-6pm.
The Edge Youth Room, 3-6pm, Ucluelet Community Centre Youth night, 7-9pm, Tofino Legion.
Free admission, snacks & drinks.
Pool, snooker, foosball, hockey table, darts & board games. Supervision provided, parents welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Church, mass 5pm, 441 Main St. Tofino. Food Bank on the Edge, pick up 1-3pm, Seaplane Base Rd. AA meeting, 7:30pm, St. Francis Church, 441 Main, Tofino.
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