Guest Speaker: Elin Kelsey; Whales and Wild, Contagious Hope

Saturday March 18, 2017 : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, 596 Marine Dr, Ucluelet

 

 “On World Ocean’s Day, June 8, 2014, Elin co-launched a twitter tag called  #OceanOptimism. To her surprise, it went viral, engaging more than 74 million people with marine conservation successes. #OceanOptimism is a harbinger of a collective hunger for hope. Drawing on inspiring examples from whales, the west coast and beyond, Elin chronicles the spectacular rise of this turn toward hope and why it is so unlikely – and so important – to an increasingly fractured world drowning in doom and gloom.”  
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All About Whales
Button Event
Interpretive Talks

Rubber Fish Race

Saturday March 18, 2017 : 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thornton Creek Fish Hatchery, Port Albion

Race starts at 1pm

           Sponsor racing rubber fish & prepare them for their race down the falls! Come join the folks at the hatchery for some refreshments, tour the hatchery and the watch the race. Win prizes! It’s far more than just winning! Place bets on your Community Fish, Corporate Fish or Personal Racing Fish! See if you can stump the resident fish experts or spot other wildlife. Join in the fun! Presented in cooperation with Thornton Creek Enhancement Society.
Buy your rubber fishes for $5 each - with prizes to be won Prizes donated and sponsored by Petro-Can, Ucluelet
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Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

"Cougar Annie Tales", Play

Saturday March 18, 2017 : 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clayoquot Community Theatre, 380 Campbell St, Tofino

 

15 adv, $18 door. Tickets on sale at Common Loaf Bakery, Treehouse Gifts and Green Soul Organics. Call 250-266-0133 for more information.

            In the early 1900’s the legendary west coast settler Cougar Annie was anything but a typical women. She trapped over 70 cougars, homesteaded in a rainforest bog, opened a remote post office and outlived 4 husbands. Join Katrina Kadoski and her one-woman show about this remarkable pioneer.

 

Arts & Culture
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment
Ticket Requiring Admission

Whale Spotting station at Amphitrite Point w/ Bill McIntyre

Saturday March 18, 2017 : 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Amphitrite Point, Coast Guard Rd, Ucluelet

 

            Join guest naturalist Bill McIntyre sighting our amazing guests of honour from Amphitrite Point in Ucluelet. Using high-powered spotting scopes and even the naked eye, this scenic spot lends itself to fantastic views of the open ocean, the grey whale migration and more of nature’s best offerings. .
Button event – no Admission. Buttons Button Event will be available for purchase

 

All About Whales
Button Event
Interpretive Talks

BARNACLE BLUEGRASS

Saturday March 18, 2017 : 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, 596 Marine Dr, Ucluelet

 

Join us for this fundraising evening of live Canadian music brought to you by Black Rock Resort! Special guests: Echo Nebraska burst onto the Canadian music scene in the fall of 2014 with the release of a music video for their first single, ‘Hey, Allison’.  Vancouver’s Echo Nebraska quickly gained a reputation of combining soul strung acoustic songs and subtle shades of Americana. Within a week of launching the band, CBC Music added the video to their list of Best New Music Videos for November 2014. This is another of our “Can’t Miss Events” and is always well attended by over 130 guests. Event includes gourmet appetizers, cash bar and silent auction.
            Buy Tickets: Advanced tickets can be purchased at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort; Murray’s Grocery & Blackberry Cove or contact the festival at info@pacificrimwhalefestival.com.
Tickets: Advanced $25 / Door $30    19+ only

 

Arts & Culture
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment
Ticket Requiring Admission

Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers

Saturday March 18, 2017 : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eagle Aerie Gallery, 350 Campbell St, Tofino

 

            Renowned First Nation artist Roy Henry Vickers intimately shares personal stories of coastal life and inspirations, in his own longhouse gallery. He will be releasing Limited Edition prints and will be available for signing following the storytelling. Everyone welcome! Thanks to Eagle Aerie Gallery for years of Whale Festival support.
FREE event – no Admission. 

 

Arts & Culture
First Nations Cultural Features
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

ARTSPLASH! – Artist in Action: Marla Thirsk

Saturday March 18, 2017 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Ocean Front Resort, 596 Marine Dr., Ucluelet

 

Living on the coast for close to 40 years and very involved in the arts since. The first artist for the Whale Festival Poster series, as well as Edge-to-Edge, Food and Wine, and Ukee Days Festivals. Painter of many murals around Ucluelet and award winner in the Sooke Fine Arts Show as well as many art publications.

 

 

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