recreation

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Vancouver Island divers enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

 

Participants of the first ever Tofino Chess Open’s adult division gather together for a group photo at the Tofino Community Hall on Saturday, April 23. (Photo submitted)

Organizers cheer first annual Tofino Chess Open

“We wanted to add a new fun event to the community”

 

(Westerly file photo)

POLL: Do you think a replacement is needed for Ucluelet’s rec. hall?

District looking into constructing new facility

  • Apr 3, 2022

 

The Tofino Community Hall can’t host all the activities the town wants to host, so the district is working towards building a new facility to supplement it. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Pursuit of new recreation facility rolling strong in Tofino

District seeking out funding sources for $7 million facility

The Tofino Community Hall can’t host all the activities the town wants to host, so the district is working towards building a new facility to supplement it. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino’s recreation team is set for a busy year and recently released a new program guide. (District of Tofino photo)

Tofino recreation department responds to lack of activity concerns

Community sustainability manager says new facility needed

Tofino’s recreation team is set for a busy year and recently released a new program guide. (District of Tofino photo)
Ucluelet’s municipal council is considering options for replacing the community’s aging Seaplane Base Rec Hall. (Nora O’Malley photo)

New recreation facility coming down the pipe in Ucluelet

District of Ucluelet working on game plan

Ucluelet’s municipal council is considering options for replacing the community’s aging Seaplane Base Rec Hall. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The West Coast kicked off a sunny Saturday afternoon with some good natured regional rivalry as youth from Tofino and Ucluelet squared off on the soccer pitch at Ucluelet’s Tugwell Fields. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Recreational opportunities at Tofino Community Hall questioned

Coun Cathy Thicke calls for more robust recreation

The West Coast kicked off a sunny Saturday afternoon with some good natured regional rivalry as youth from Tofino and Ucluelet squared off on the soccer pitch at Ucluelet’s Tugwell Fields. (Andrew Bailey photo)
(District of Tofino image)

Tofino continues pursuit of $7M recreation centre

COVID-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on “significant gaps” in local recreation options.

(District of Tofino image)
The District of Tofino is cycling through new electric bike regulations in an effort to prevent the rapidly growing industry from putting Multi-Use Path users and beachgoers at risk. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino considers electric bike restrictions

Rapidly growing industry raising concerns on trails and beaches

The District of Tofino is cycling through new electric bike regulations in an effort to prevent the rapidly growing industry from putting Multi-Use Path users and beachgoers at risk. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
Sisters Lily and Bryna Frost with mom Kelsey glide around Tofino’s new, outdoor synthetic ice rink. The District of Tofino is offering free public skates and lessons for the community until the end of January, 2021. To learn more about programs and COVID-19 safety procedures visit: <a href="http://tofino.ca/skatelot" target="_blank">tofino.ca/skatelot</a>. (Nora O’Malley photo)

POLL QUESTION: Have you skated on Tofino’s temporary synthetic rink?

Have you skated on Tofino’s temporary synthetic rink? READ MORE: Tofino aims…

  • Jan 8, 2021
Sisters Lily and Bryna Frost with mom Kelsey glide around Tofino’s new, outdoor synthetic ice rink. The District of Tofino is offering free public skates and lessons for the community until the end of January, 2021. To learn more about programs and COVID-19 safety procedures visit: <a href="http://tofino.ca/skatelot" target="_blank">tofino.ca/skatelot</a>. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Tofino is relaunching reacreation programming after a temporary pause. (Westerly file photo)

COVID-19: Recreation programs start back up in Tofino after pause

“It’s a pretty limited offering, but it’s the best we can do with the provincial health orders.”

Tofino is relaunching reacreation programming after a temporary pause. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino’s council chambers remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, but instructions on how to watch meetings live online can be found on the district’s website at www.tofino.ca. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino aims to combat winter doldrums with temporary ice rink

District prepares to install temporary ice rink in RV parking lot in December

Tofino’s council chambers remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, but instructions on how to watch meetings live online can be found on the district’s website at www.tofino.ca. (Westerly file photo)
An artist’s rendering of a proposed recreational facility in Tofino that the district believes will not receive funding as long as it’s competing with the West Coast Multiplex project. (Image from District of Tofino Council Agendas)

Grant applications pit Tofino’s gymnasium project against proposed West Coast Multiplex

Tofino’s manager of community sustainability says projects represent “mutually assured destruction.”

An artist’s rendering of a proposed recreational facility in Tofino that the district believes will not receive funding as long as it’s competing with the West Coast Multiplex project. (Image from District of Tofino Council Agendas)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
The Ucluelet Community Centre is closed, but the town’s recreation team is working on online programming to keep residents active and connected. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino and Ucluelet keeping residents active and connected while social distancing

“A lot of this is about togetherness, but it’s also maintaining frameworks.”

The Ucluelet Community Centre is closed, but the town’s recreation team is working on online programming to keep residents active and connected. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper