ARTSPLASH! – Annual ART SHOW

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, 596 Marine Dr, Ucluelet

 

Daily thru to March 26th.        

    “ArtSplash!” is the largest non-juried Annual Art Show on the west coast and once again this year it will be in conjunction with the Whale Festival.  Up to 60 artists will have their work for sale and on selected days Artists in Action will be demonstrating their skills.  This is a fantastic opportunity to see the creative work of regional established and emerging artists.   Admission:  Free – donations appreciated!

 

Arts & Culture

Parade of Whales and Wonders – Festival opening

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Starts at the Wickaninnish Elementary School, Campbell Street Tofino

 

This event kicks off the Whale Festival, with businesses and organizations working hard to decorate floats that capture the spirit of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival. Locals and visitors alike, line Campbell Street to watch as the excitement moves through Tofino, finishing in the downtown village green.                         
••The parade floats will depart from the Wickaninnish Elementary School, continuing along Campbell St. down 2nd, right on Main St, right on 3rd and finish at the Village Green. Please no balloons on your floats – there are many natural ways to decorate.
Free Event – no Admission. Buttons Button Event  will be available for purchase

 

Fire-Fighter Spout Ball Challenge

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Basketball Court, Tofino Village Green, Tofino

 

            Local Ucluelet & Tofino Volunteer Fire Brigades go head to head in a true west coast challenge. If you haven’t seen this before, it’s a must-see. Cheer for your favourite firefighters!
Button event – no Admission. Buttons Button Event  will be available for purchase

 

Tofino Fire Fighters BBQ

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tofino Fire Hall

Join the Tofino Fire Brigade for burgers and hotdogs by donation after the Spoutball challenge.  

ARTSPLASH! – AIA: Mark Hobson

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Ocean Front Resort, 596 Marine Dr., Ucluelet

 

Join Mark Hobson as he paints in the lobby of the Blackrock Oceanfront Resort. His work has won awards in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Mark is best known for his passionate portrayals of the wildlife and landscapes of the Canadian Pacific coast. From pounding surf to misty coves, from rainforests to the underwater realm, the careful use of light is always present enhancing subtle drama in his work. 

 

Arts & Culture

Surfrider Beach Cleanup and Tug-O-Whale Competition

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wickaninnish Beach, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

 

Part of Love your Beach clean program. Lets give the whales we love a squeaky clean beach to swim by. Come on out and pick up plastics, styrofoam and other trash culprits and stop them from making their way back to the ocean.

Pets must be leashed.

Button event – no Admission.Buttons Button Event  will be available for purchase

 

Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Pet Friendly

Tug – o – Whale Competition

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wickaninnish Beach,  Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

 

Come test your strength against some tough opponents! Channel the strength of a Grey Whale to help pull your end of the rope to victory!  Local dignitaries from Ucluelet and Tofino get involved vying for the Bone of Contention in this friendly competition.
Button event – no Admission. Buttons Button Event  will be available for purchase

 

Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah Dudas – (UVic)

Saturday March 11, 2017 : 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kwisitis Centre, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

‘Microplastic pollution in marine ecosystems’

 

Microplastic pollution (particles < 5mm) is a growing concern in marine ecosystems because of its ubiquitous presence, persistence and potential impacts on organismal health.  This presentation provides an overview of microplastics in marine ecosystems including potential sources, ingestion by and impact on marine life and interaction with fisheries an aquaculture industries. Recent findings from research in British Columbia will also be presented.
Button event – no Admission. Buttons Button Event  will be available for purchase

 

Interpretive Talks
Wheelchair Accessible