Ucluelet Secondary School

An artist rendering of the Ucluelet Secondary School from the corner of Peninsula and Matterson. (M3 Architecture Inc. image)

Construction work begins on seismic upgrades at Ucluelet Secondary School

The first phase of the $45 million project involves levelling an area for the new academic block

An artist rendering of the Ucluelet Secondary School from the corner of Peninsula and Matterson. (M3 Architecture Inc. image)
Tofino-Ucluelet Surfrider Youth Club receives Wavemaker Award

Tofino-Ucluelet Surfrider Youth Club receives Wavemaker Award

“We are all motivated to keep the area clean and do what we can to preserve it.”

Tofino-Ucluelet Surfrider Youth Club receives Wavemaker Award
Carol Sedgwick, left, Bri Hunter, Karen Severinson, Lucia Lyons, and Suzanne Ryles prepare health-minded grocery bags for west coast families. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet schools provide groceries to 60 families

“Hopefully our children staying home are getting the nourishment that helps them do their homework.”

Carol Sedgwick, left, Bri Hunter, Karen Severinson, Lucia Lyons, and Suzanne Ryles prepare health-minded grocery bags for west coast families. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Local women gather at the Long Beach Golf Course on Feb. 25 for the first-ever 100 Women Who Care event. (Nora Morrison photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet’s 100 Women Who Care event raises $10,500 for USS PAC

“The women in our communities have a passion and drive that is like no other.”

Local women gather at the Long Beach Golf Course on Feb. 25 for the first-ever 100 Women Who Care event. (Nora Morrison photo)
Olivia Rhodes takes down her opponent while wrestling her way to a silver medal at the provincial championships in Langley. It was Rhodes first time competing at the provincial level. (Mike Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School wrestlers wrap up successful season

The USS Warriors hit the mats for the final time this season at the provincials in Langley.

Olivia Rhodes takes down her opponent while wrestling her way to a silver medal at the provincial championships in Langley. It was Rhodes first time competing at the provincial level. (Mike Rhodes photo)
CREATING CHANGE: Students and teachers from the Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousaht, Ditidaht, and Kyuquot prepare for a beach clean blitz of Wickaninnish on Feb.21. The teens were participating in an inaugural youth-led Surfrider Youth Conference on Feb. 20 and 21 in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet students host first-ever Surfrider Youth Conference

“When you have 100 plus people all together in one room, you can feel the energy.”

CREATING CHANGE: Students and teachers from the Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousaht, Ditidaht, and Kyuquot prepare for a beach clean blitz of Wickaninnish on Feb.21. The teens were participating in an inaugural youth-led Surfrider Youth Conference on Feb. 20 and 21 in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The USS Warriors wrestling team proudly display their hard-earned hardware after a successful showing at the Island Championships in Nanaimo over the weekend. (Mike Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School wrestlers earn six medals at Island Championships in Nanaimo

Team heads to Provincial Championships in Langley from Feb. 15-17.

The USS Warriors wrestling team proudly display their hard-earned hardware after a successful showing at the Island Championships in Nanaimo over the weekend. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)

PHOTOS: A WAVE OF GENEROSITY

Tofino and Ucluelet businesses give big over the holidays.

Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)
‘Finding Solitude’ filmmakers Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg, left, and Jaiden George eagerly wait for ticket holders to take their seats at the Nov. 17 Ucluelet premiere of their short environmental film. The young duo held three sold out screenings over the weekend and raised about $1,500 for Ucluelet Secondary School’s Surfrider Youth Club. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
‘Finding Solitude’ filmmakers Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg, left, and Jaiden George eagerly wait for ticket holders to take their seats at the Nov. 17 Ucluelet premiere of their short environmental film. The young duo held three sold out screenings over the weekend and raised about $1,500 for Ucluelet Secondary School’s Surfrider Youth Club. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
The Tofino Pickleball Club received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host an Open House event, which will include a pickleball demonstration, general rules, play the game followed by a lunch for all participants. Invitations will be sent out to Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, Ucluelet and Tofino residents. (Westerly File Photo)

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust announces 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants

Free, family-friendly NSG celebration on Nov. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Tofino Community Hall.

The Tofino Pickleball Club received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host an Open House event, which will include a pickleball demonstration, general rules, play the game followed by a lunch for all participants. Invitations will be sent out to Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, Ucluelet and Tofino residents. (Westerly File Photo)
UES breakfast program volunteers prep the table for an early morning rush of over 25 hungry kids. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet students vote for a healthy breakfast

With community support, the UES breakfast program provides kids with a well-balanced morning buffet.

UES breakfast program volunteers prep the table for an early morning rush of over 25 hungry kids. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Dr. Paul Hasselback, Island Health medical health officer for central Vancouver Island, said mumps is totally preventable with individuals who get vaccinated. (Westerly File Photo)

Island Health officer confirms mumps cluster on West Coast

Less than five cases of the mumps virus have been reported in the Tofino-Ucluelet area.

Dr. Paul Hasselback, Island Health medical health officer for central Vancouver Island, said mumps is totally preventable with individuals who get vaccinated. (Westerly File Photo)
Ucluelet Secondary School Class of 2019 embark on a new chapter

Ucluelet Secondary School Class of 2019 embark on a new chapter

School will host graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

Ucluelet Secondary School Class of 2019 embark on a new chapter
Ucluelet’s Youth Program co-ordinator Toni Buston kicks off a friendly game of foosball during an open house event on April 3. The Youth Room offers a chill space for students to hang out after school. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet’s weekly drop in youth programs in bloom

“Hopefully the kids will take advantage of it.”

Ucluelet’s Youth Program co-ordinator Toni Buston kicks off a friendly game of foosball during an open house event on April 3. The Youth Room offers a chill space for students to hang out after school. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Edwin ‘Buckshot’ Bikadi, right, spent a few days with members of the Warrior Program, teaching them the basics of log cabin building and how to handle a chainsaw. Based out of Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Ucluelet First Nation, the Warrior Program empowers young First Nations men to be leaders in their communities and to re-connect with their cultural roots. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

First Nations youth Warrior Program revives cultural teachings

“The program is designed for leadership development, and these guys are shining.”

Edwin ‘Buckshot’ Bikadi, right, spent a few days with members of the Warrior Program, teaching them the basics of log cabin building and how to handle a chainsaw. Based out of Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Ucluelet First Nation, the Warrior Program empowers young First Nations men to be leaders in their communities and to re-connect with their cultural roots. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Surfrider Youth Club members Mackenzie Hale, left, and Toby Theriault participate in a global march for more action on climate change on March 15. The youth led a group of young West Coasters from South Chesterman Beach to Frank Island, discussing their ideas for saving the planet along the way. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Surfrider Youth Club members Mackenzie Hale, left, and Toby Theriault participate in a global march for more action on climate change on March 15. The youth led a group of young West Coasters from South Chesterman Beach to Frank Island, discussing their ideas for saving the planet along the way. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Ucluelet Secondary School art teacher and winner of the 2018 ArtSplash! Peoples Choice Selection Shannon McWhinney celebrates with students Kyri Peel and Rueben Williams during the March 8 opening night. The annual art show can be viewed in the Black Rock lobby until March 17. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

WATCH: ArtSplash! 2019 opens at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet

Visit the exhibit until March 17 and cast your vote for your favourite work of art.

Ucluelet Secondary School art teacher and winner of the 2018 ArtSplash! Peoples Choice Selection Shannon McWhinney celebrates with students Kyri Peel and Rueben Williams during the March 8 opening night. The annual art show can be viewed in the Black Rock lobby until March 17. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Young Achievement of B.C. Ucluelet chapter members hit pause on coaster production for a cheery photo op. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

VIDEO: West Coast youth learn the ins and outs of business

Students develop company ‘Wild Coasters’

Young Achievement of B.C. Ucluelet chapter members hit pause on coaster production for a cheery photo op. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Jack, left, Jesse, Evan, and Beau are amped for Ucluelet’s first ‘Go by Bike’ challenge to hit the pavement. Kids and adults are encouraged to bike to shcool or work for Oct. 15 to 29. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

GoByBike challenge launched in Ucluelet

Participants get a chance to win a cycle tour in Sicily, Italy.

Jack, left, Jesse, Evan, and Beau are amped for Ucluelet’s first ‘Go by Bike’ challenge to hit the pavement. Kids and adults are encouraged to bike to shcool or work for Oct. 15 to 29. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Members of Ucluelet Secondary School’s Class of 2018 cheese for a group photo after receiving their official grad hoodies last week. The school’s graduation celebration takes place this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the USS gym. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet Secondary School grads bid adieu

Community invited to cheer Class of 2018 at June 16 event

Members of Ucluelet Secondary School’s Class of 2018 cheese for a group photo after receiving their official grad hoodies last week. The school’s graduation celebration takes place this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the USS gym. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)