26th Annual Pacific Rim Summer Festival July 4-20, 2014
All events take place up and down the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Ucluelet, sponsored by the Pacific Rim Arts Society.
FRIDAY, JULY 4
FESTIVAL GRAND OPENING Friday, July 4 from 11am to 3pm at Wickanninish Beach, with ‘Welcome Drum’ by Ucluth First Nation & Didgeridoo by Adley. 11 a.m. Community Surf, drop-in film session at Kwisitis Feast House at 2 of West Coast film doc â€œShrinkâ€ by local Jeremy Koreski, live music at 3pm.
CLAYOQUOT WRITERS COFFEE HOUSE – Friday Night Coffee House with the Clayoquot Writers Group on Friday, July 4 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Blackberry Cove Marketplace in Ucluelet. $7 at the door, with Clayoquot Writers Group doing poetry, comedy & live instrumentals and coffee.
LOS RASTRILLOS – Los Rastrillos, a band from Mexico, playing an amazing mix of Reggae, Ska and Latino music Friday, July 4 from 9-11 p.m. at Tofino Community Hall. Cost is $20 advance, $25 at the door. A fundraiser for AFFUT (Association Francophone et Francophile de Ucluelet et Tofino). Advance tickets sold at Long Beach Surf Shop, Common Loaf and Castaway in Tofino.
SATURDAY, JULY 5
FIDDLER ON THE ROCKS – Saturday, July 5, 8-10 pm. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort , $10. Intimate Live Concert with Wesley Hardisty, fiddler / guitarist/ composer/ singer, whose emotional blend of rock, folk, Celtic and MÃ©tis music is compelling. His debut CD won the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award. Tickets at the door. Drink & Food Specials available.
SUNDAY, JULY 6
ART IN LANDSCAPE Sunday, July 6, 2014 – 10:30am to 12 noon. Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet â€œBring a camera, sketch pad or canvas for an entertaining walk and talk with Oyster Jim to see the artist perches, and listen first hand how his vision took shape.â€ Artist Loop, Wild Pacific Trail. Meet at Brown’s Beach parking lot.
FRIDAY, JULY 11
FRENCH CABARET French Cabaret Night Friday, July 11, 2014 – 7:30-10 p.m. Tofino Botanical Gardens. Cost: $16 A soirÃ©e of francofun!, with live music from â€œThe Good Shipsâ€ and a short theatrical debut of "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion". Hors d’oeuvres by Darwin’s Catering,.Black & White event (except for the red wine). Doors open at 7:30pm
SATURDAY, JULY 12
CIRCUS WORKSHOP "Transporteur de Reves" Circus Workshop, Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 10:00am to 4:00pm, Venue: Ucluelet Community Centre. Cost: $50, lunch included, one-day circus camp for kids. Children aged 3 – 18 welcome. Learn classic circus tricks, including juggling, stilts, acrobatics etc.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Venue: Tofino Village Green, Suggested $20 donation – Kids with parents enter free. Bring a chair, amazing evening of live music and entertainment, including George Leach (2014 Juno award-winning performer), Brave New Waves, Dustin Bentall, The Sweet Lowdown, Closing with the ‘Fire Cats’ fire spinners at dusk.
SUNDAY, JULY 13
LUCKY TRUNK CIRCUS – â€œLucky Trunkâ€ Transporteur de Reves Circus Performance on Sunday, July 13, 2014 â€“ 3- 5 pm. Ucluelet Community Centre. $5 Kids, $10 Adults. Cavalcade of circus acts and multidisciplinary performances starring â€˜Ben la Barouette.â€™
FRIDAY, JULY 18
DANCE CAMP PERFORMANCE – Friday, July 18, 2014 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm, Ucluelet Community Centre. Annual youth dance performance organised by Ucluelet Parks & Recreation.
FLAMENCO! – â€œFlamenco de la Costaâ€ Friday, July 18, 2014 â€“ 8- 9:30pm. Marina West Motel — Harbour Lounge. Cost: $10. AndalucÃa with Flamenco de la Costa. This Vancouver Island-based group is a collaboration of Tofino and Ucluelet residents past and present who will be joined by acclaimed Victoria Flamenco Guitarist Gareth Owen.
SATURDAY, JULY 19
MINDIL BEACH Saturday, July 19, 2014 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Green Point Campground Theatre. Cost: $12. Rock out with Mindil Beach, includes introduction talk & slideshow of The Jellyfish Project.
SUNDAY, JULY 20
CLOSING RECEPTION IN THE GARDENS – Festival Closing Reception in the Gardens, Sunday, July 20, 2014 â€“ 2- 5: pm. Tofino Botanical Gardens. Cost: By donation to the Gardens. Live music at Darwin’s Cafe (2pm). Poi demonstration (2:30pm).speaker Jan Janzen talk about how he came to create his famous cedar gazebos on the West Coast (3pm). Botanical Beats: Closing Drum Circle with Terese Bourchard at 4 p.m.- bring a drum if you have one. Wayne Vliet & Myles Morrison on guitars.