Thanks for/ from 26th PRSF

A Big Thank You goes out to everyone involved in this year’s 26th Pacific Rim Summer Festival.

First to the Pacific Rim Arts Society Board members for all their volunteered time: Mark Penney, Delores Baswick, Signy Cohen, Doug Ludwig, Vi Mundy, Leaf Hagar, Donna Fraser, Greg Blanchette and especially Executive Director Jacqueline Chamberland. A special thank you to the SF committee Allison Tremain and Myles Morrison for all their support.

Volunteers Katherine Jablonowska, Peter Timmermans, Barbara Schramm, Lindsey Morrison, Marc Garand and John Westwood and Alex Hunt. Shannon McWhinney for her beautiful poster artwork and Rebecca Lim for her fun Canada day mural. Mike Sheperd for sound tech and Nelly Heyduck for great graphics.

Solera Performing Arts and the fabulous Flamenco dancers and Barry Coulson for his Stage Truck.

We wouldn’t be able to bring all the fabulous talent to our region without the huge support from our Funders: Canadian Heritage, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming, District of Tofino Special Events, District of Ucluelet Parks Rec.

Sponsors and supporters: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Tin Wis Resort, Bayshore Waterfront Inn, Marina West Motel, Tofino Botanical Gardens, Darwin’s Cafe, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Tourism Tofino, Tourism Ucluelet, The Westerly News, Tofino Time, Ukee Radio, Tofino Radio, CO-OP Ucluelet, CO-OP Tofino, Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce.

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises, Jamie’s Whaling Station, Sea Wench Naturals, House of Himwista, Creative Salmon, Schramm Design, The Foggy Bean Company, Postelsia Press, George Walkem, People’s Drug Mart, Westpol Pacific Ent., Pam Frazee, Jennie Bradshaw, Arlene McGinnis, Joy -Lynn Eyford, Rosa Jensen, R. Walkem Danielle Noel, Allison Tremain, Marny Saunders, Lisa Fletcher, the Tofino Public Market, Ukee Night Market, the Crow’s Nest, Sew West Signs for last minute printing. Wya Point Surf, Ukee Cable, Tofino App, Go Tofino and Harbour Living.

Jennifer Kidd, 2014 Summer Festival Director

Not everyone was notified of leak Like Alex McWilliam, I find it odd that the evacuation of Ucluelet in response to the ammonia leak was touted as “pretty slick”. Not 30 metres away, there were two men working at the property adjacent to the fish plant who were never notified. One would think that the properties immediately surrounding UHS would have been notified first! Furthermore, they were running heavy machinery. It wasn’t until they ventured out for lunch that they found out, and only because of the line of people all walking back to their homes.

Regards, Caitlin Woodbury Ucluelet, B.C.

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