Events

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

 

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival after crash

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform Wednesday above Okanagan Lake

 

Chris Gannon bought this red 1961 Chrysler, pictured here on his lawn, from the previous owner’s grandson after it sat practically untouched more than three decades. The car still has just 63,000 original miles on it, after being revived by Gannon at his shop. (Courtesy of Chris Gannon)

Oak Bay car festival elicits decades of automobile anecdotes

Entries in July 24 show range from Chryslers and Dodges to Lambos and McLarens

 

Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Toffee on snow one of the delicacies at Nanaimo’s Maple Sugar Festival

Festival returned to Nanaimo this weekend at Beban Park social centre

Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A fundrasier will be held in Tofino on Saturday night to drum up support for flood relief throughout B.C. (Image courtesy of Jessica Walders)

Flood relief fundraiser in Tofino on Saturday night

Event scheduled at The Hatch Waterfront Pub on Saturday

A fundrasier will be held in Tofino on Saturday night to drum up support for flood relief throughout B.C. (Image courtesy of Jessica Walders)
Ucluelet Aquarium crewmembers Emma Brisebois, Laura Griffith Cochrane and Alana Carswell smile around a tank full of baby skates, which have become one of the facility’s most popular attractions. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet Aquarium invites sealife lovers to annual release day event

Thousands of animals are ready to head home

Ucluelet Aquarium crewmembers Emma Brisebois, Laura Griffith Cochrane and Alana Carswell smile around a tank full of baby skates, which have become one of the facility’s most popular attractions. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)
The Ucluelet Soap Box Derby is scheduled to return to Bay Street on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Westerly file photo)

UPDATED: Ucluelet Soap Box Derby postponed due to rainy forecast

Event was scheduled for Saturday, September 18

The Ucluelet Soap Box Derby is scheduled to return to Bay Street on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Westerly file photo)
Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

Different events are deciding on different pandemic measures

Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival aims for virtual return in March

Educational celebration scheduled to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet on March 15.

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)
The District of Tofino has put new restrictions in place around alcohol at public events. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino puts new restrictions on alcohol at public events

Town’s council adopts Municipal Alcohol Policy.

The District of Tofino has put new restrictions in place around alcohol at public events. (Westerly file photo)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)
Racers Bodey Hasz, right lane, and Khan Furey rocket down Bay Street in the final heat of the revived Ucluelet Soapbox Derby. Hasz, 11, went on to win Saturday’s fun, four-wheeled event with his understated kit-car called ‘Number Nine’. Furey, 7, placed second out of 48 other young racers and Bo Smith was third. (Nora O’Malley / Photos)

PHOTOS: 2019 Ucluelet Soapbox Derby

On Sept. 21, the bottom of Ucluelet’s Bay Street was a high…

Racers Bodey Hasz, right lane, and Khan Furey rocket down Bay Street in the final heat of the revived Ucluelet Soapbox Derby. Hasz, 11, went on to win Saturday’s fun, four-wheeled event with his understated kit-car called ‘Number Nine’. Furey, 7, placed second out of 48 other young racers and Bo Smith was third. (Nora O’Malley / Photos)
Ucluelet will host its first Soapbox Derby in roughly 50 years this weekend as over 30 kids have signed up to zip their home-made race cars down the bottom of Bay Street. (Photo courtesy of Mayco Noel)

Ucluelet Soapbox Derby revved up to return

Over 30 West Coast kids geared up to race down Bay Street this Saturday in Ucluelet.

Ucluelet will host its first Soapbox Derby in roughly 50 years this weekend as over 30 kids have signed up to zip their home-made race cars down the bottom of Bay Street. (Photo courtesy of Mayco Noel)