March 18 Event List

Thursday March 18, 2021 : 7:00 am - 7:01 am

Events for Thursday March 18 and related links:

9  - 12 - Low Tide Wildlife Paddle - Paddle West (contact info below)

11 - 12 - Into the Wild World of Documentary Filmmaking - Elena Jean (register)

6-6:45 - Meet the Locals: The Grey Whales of Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds- Mark Sawyer  followed by:

7  -  9 - Return of the Giants  - MERS (register here for both)

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

Thursday Maritime Kid's Week Activity - Sand Sculpting

Thursday March 18, 2021 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
your location

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.

Have you ever entered into a Sand sculpting competition?  Well, here is your chance!  Stay tuned for more information on how to submit your entry.  This is open to anyone with a beach, not just locals.

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.

Arts & Culture
Kids/Family Fun

Low Tide Wildlife Paddle - Paddle West

Thursday March 18, 2021 : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Paddle West Kayaking (Tofino)

Experience the abundant wildlife of the spring migration. Witness as the seasons change from winter to spring on the coast. Exploring by kayak at low tide amongst the Islands and tidal flats of Tofino will allow you to view birds, marine mammals and intertidal life up close. Paddle quietly and enjoy the morning while one of our experienced Sea Kayak guides tells stories of what is happening all around you and under you. Small group sizes guaranteed.  Additional times can be added on request.

This is an event for everyone 5 and up. Rates are $75 per person plus GST.

booking office: (250)725-3232 / 877-479-3232

email: info@paddlewestkayaking.com

PLEASE NOTE: Event subject to change/cancellation in the event of changes to COVID guidelines.

Interpretive Walks
Kids/Family Fun
Ticket Requiring Admission

Into the Wild World of Documentary Filmmaking - Elena Jean

Thursday March 18, 2021 : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
virtual

Get your notebooks ready! Elena will be sharing insights into her career in documentary filmmaking and illustrate how there are many doors that can lead you to a career in conservation.

Elena is a documentary filmmaker, content creator, writer and speaker. She is the co-director of a documentary film about endangered orcas and the Salish Sea, “Coextinction”, set to be released in 2021. With the planet's biodiversity rapidly disappearing, her work focuses largely on conservation action and reconnecting with the wild. Elena lives in Tofino, on Vancouver Island, and loves to surf, run, ski, adventure, photograph, play music, write and read.

PRWF special!! She will also be sharing a sneak preview of her Coextinction documentary.  Stay tuned for a link to register for this presentation.

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

Arts & Culture
Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Meet the Locals: The Grey Whales of Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds- Mark Sawyer

Thursday March 18, 2021 : 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
virtual

"Meet the Locals" is an opportunity to learn more about many of the Grey whales that call Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds home. From whales first documented in the 1970s through to the present day, discover more about how whales are monitored here on the West Coast. A wide rage of topics will be covered, centered on the population of whales known as the Pacific Coast Feeding Aggregation or "Summer Residents".

Mark is a former secondary school teacher from the UK. He has worked on the water in Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds in the whale watching industry since 2015. Mark and his partner, Ashley Hoyland, have built strong relationships with researchers in the area, collaborating with Pacific Wildlife Foundation, Marine Education and Research Society, Happywhale, DFO and others, in an effort to contribute local sightings to larger research projects. Now working with The Whale Centre in Tofino, Mark is passionate about knowing who the whales are, and sharing that knowledge with others.

Please click here to register for the joint presentations by Mark Sawyer and the immediately following MERS presentation.

Adult Activities
All About Whales
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Return of the Giants - MERS

Thursday March 18, 2021 : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
virtual

Please note: this event will follow after the Mark Sawyer event and they share the same link.

Jackie Hildering is a Humpback Whale researcher and the Director of Education and Communications for the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS). Jackie will also speak to MERS' research on Humpback Whale feeding strategies and rate of entanglement. This includes having documented a novel Humpback feeding strategy dubbed “trap feeding”.

Jackie will also discuss how the fortunate return of these giants from the brink of extinction is a game changer for boaters. An aim of the presentation is to enable more coastal British Columbians to help with educating to reduce the threats of collision and entanglement - for the sake of the whales and boater safety.

This webinar promises to be as entertaining as it is educational. As an educator, cold-water diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is known as “The Marine Detective” and has been referenced as the stand-up comic of marine conservation.

Please follow the link in the prior event with Mark Sawyer to register for both events.

Adult Activities
All About Whales
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

ON DEMAND - Whale Festival Fun with Bobs & LoLo

Thursday March 18, 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

Thursday March 18, 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