March 17 Event List

Wednesday March 17, 2021 : 7:00 am - 7:01 am

Events for Wednesday March 17 and related links:

10 - 11 - Southern Resident Killer Whales - How Your Family Can Protect Theirs (register)

2  - 3   - Grey Whales & Sea Lions Research and Monitoring in Barkley Sound - Wendy Szaniszlo (register)

6:30-8 - Sustainable Harvesting Foundations in BC Tidal Waters - Chris Adair & Laura Griffith-Cochrane (register)

Scroll down for more information on each of these events.

ON DEMAND: remember to check out our Videos page for great videos such as Bobs & LoLo and Roy Henry Vickers Storytelling.

Kids/Family Fun

Wednesday Maritime Kid's Week Activity - Beach Bingo

Wednesday March 17, 2021 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
at your own pace on beaches in the area

Marine Kid's Week Activities:  Remember that kid's week activities can be done at any time within your own bubble.  See below for today's recommended activity and check other days for other possible activities.

How about some Beach Bingo?  This will be part of the activity packs that will be available for pick-up just prior to the festival.  Stay tuned for more information on this item.

We have structured our suggested activities so that they can be done within the safety of your own home bubble.  There are no "in person" gatherings at this year's festival.

Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Southern Resident Killer Whales - How Your Family Can Protect Theirs

Wednesday March 17, 2021 : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
virtual

Join Parks Canada for a discussion on Orca and what we can do to help protect their environment and species.  Presenter will be Outreach Team member Maja Lampa.

This 30-minute, family-friendly program will help you to learn all about the Southern Resident Killer Whales and their family structure. We will follow J-35 Tahlequah and her calf, J-57 Phoenix, to learn about how important family is to these marine mammals. Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered. Come find out how you and your family can help protect Tahlequah, Phoenix and their family!

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

All About Whales
Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun

Grey Whales & Sea Lions Research and Monitoring in Barkley Sound - Wendy Szaniszlo

Wednesday March 17, 2021 : 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
virtual

Join this interesting and informative talk presented by Wendy Szaniszlo of the Vancouver Aquarium and Brian Congdon of Subtidal Adventures.  While Wendy will be discussing the monitoring of grey whales and sea lions in our area, Brian will provide some updates particular to whales spotted in our area.

Wendy Szaniszlo, MSc. is a marine mammal ecologist whose work has involved cetacean surveys, humpback and grey whale monitoring programs, Steller sea lion population assessments and brand re-sight surveys, sea lion diet studies, as well as participating in sea lion branding and tagging programs. Her recent focus has been investigating sea lion entanglement in fishing gear and marine debris, and studying the seasonal diet of sea lions in BC. As a Marine Mammal Biologist with DFO she continues to study sea lion diet and supports coast-wide population assessments.

Brian Congdon is a former Park Warden of Pacific Rim National Park and is very knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the area. Brian  brings over 40 years of west coast experience to his guests at Subtidal Adventures.

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

All About Whales
Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Sustainable Harvesting Foundations in BC Tidal Waters - Chris Adair & Laura Griffith-Cochrane

Wednesday March 17, 2021 : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual

Freediving and spearfishing are becoming increasingly popular activities around our coast line. The Pacific North West's underwater habitats have a captivating beauty and abundance of food sources that are connected to grey whales and many other species.  Sustainable and ethical harvesting begins with gaining a foundation of the necessary base knowledge of the local species being harvested and the local ecosystems from which you are harvesting to allow one to have the understanding in making the right choices within these practices.

Join Chris Adair of Bottom Dwellers Freediving and Spearfishing Canada along with Laura Griffith-Cochrane of the Ucluelet Aquarium to learn about the types of sustainable and ethical choices made within these practices, species identification in BC Tidal Waters and a break down of navigating DFOs rules and regulations.

Please join us for this educational and enlightening talk that will encourage you to enjoy and explore our coastline in an ethical and sustainable manner.

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

Adult Activities
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

ON DEMAND - Whale Festival Fun with Bobs & LoLo

Wednesday March 17, 2021 : 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Video Link on our Videos page

Although they cannot join us in person for their usual rousing show, they have provided us with an exciting and fun-filled video presentation put together specially for Whale Festival that you can view at any time from the comfort of you own home.

Familiar figures at Whale Festival, Bobs & LoLo are five-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters as well as the creators and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe.

Please check out our events/videos page to enjoy this exclusive sing-along created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival starting Monday, March 15.

Arts & Culture
Film
Kids/Family Fun

ON DEMAND - Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers

Wednesday March 17, 2021 : 8:31 pm - 11:00 pm
Video Link

Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers is an elevating experience that transcends all cultural boundaries and brings a sense of peace and wonder to all who are fortunate enough to enjoy his many tales of life.  

Roy has provided us with a video made specifically for the Whale Festival.  He will walk through selected works, share stories of inspiration and give people a glimpse into the life lessons that he has learned and that his ancestors have passed on to him.

All who are lucky enough to take in this special video leave with a new found sense of appreciation for friends, family, nature, and all the little things that inspire us from day to day.

This video will be available on our Videos page starting Monday, March 15.

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