March 20 Event List

Saturday March 20, 2021 : 7:00 am - 7:01 am

Events for Saturday March 20 and related links:

10 - 11 - Getting to Know BC's Killer Whales - Sarah Wilson (register)

7  -  9 - Ocean Wonders - Marine Detective Jackie Hildering (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

Saturday Maritime Kid's Week Activity - SIMRS Fun & Games

Saturday March 20, 2021 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
at home activity

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.

Strawberry Isle Marine Research has put together a "Whaley" fun and games that you can do at home at your own pace.  Please email SIMRS for your activity pack.  You can see the poster by clicking here and you can email SIMRS at info@simrstofino.org.

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.

All About Whales
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Getting to Know BC's Killer Whales - Sarah Wilson

Saturday March 20, 2021 : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
virtual - please register below

British Columbia has been known for decades as a hotspot for killer whales. Over 1000 roam our rugged coastline and while they all belong to the same species, Orcinus orca, they are anything but the same! Join Sarah Wilson from Ocean Wise to learn about the different species, the threats they face, and what you all at home can do to help! This talk is engaging and educational fun for the whole family.

The BC Cetacean Sightings Network is a research and conservation program of Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research Program, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Our goal is to increase public awareness of British Columbia’s cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and sea turtles and the threats to their survival. Our sightings are analyzed to better understand the relative abundance, distribution, and habitat use of BC’s cetaceans.

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

All About Whales
Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun

Flash Beach Clean - Surfrider and Tofino Resort & Marina

Saturday March 20, 2021 : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cox Bay Beach - individual bubbles

Wow, come on out and help Surfrider Pacrim and the Tofino Resort & Marina with a flash beach clean at Cox Bay beach.  Please note that this is not a group activity.  You will be operating in your own family bubble.  Here is how you can help.

Public parking is available for Cox Bay Beach. Please do not park at any of the lodges as this is private parking for guests only. Surfrider/TRM will be there with a designated drop-off spot for the litter you find.

Download the Marine Debris Tracker app so you can record what you pick up on the beach. You can get this set up before you come, to make it easier to start tracking right away.

Come with your own buckets, pickers and gloves and make sure to follow COVID protocols while you do your part in the clean up.  This means having your mask, staying socially distanced, and avoiding grouping up or congregating. Be aware, stay safe.

Surfrider/TRM will have a designated drop-off point set up for you to deposit the debris you have found.

And don't forget to take a photo and tag us in social media with your Marine Debris Tracker username to be entered to win.

Interpretive Walks
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Ocean Wonders - Marine Detective Jackie Hildering

Saturday March 20, 2021 : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
virtual

This talk will focus on lessons learned from: - a previously undocumented Humpback Whale feeding strategy - the plight of Sunflower Stars - the human psychology that often leads to disconnect from life in dark seas.

The emphasis will be on how little we know about the life-sustaining force on our planet; and thereby the great need for education, precaution, connection and humility.

Presenter Jackie Hildering, “The Marine Detective” and lives on NE Vancouver Island. She is an educator, cold water diver, underwater photographer and whale researcher. She is also the co-founder and Education and Communications Director for the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS).

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

Adult Activities
All About Whales
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

ON DEMAND - Tofino & Ucluelet Choir

Saturday March 20, 2021 : 7:59 pm - 8:00 pm
events/videos page

When we knew we would not be able to have in person events for Whale Festival 2021, we asked the Tofino & Ucluelet Choir if they might be able to produce a video for this festival.  The result is a very powerful gathering of harmony that brings our communities together even as we must distance ourselves.  Please enjoy this video at any time from the comfort of you own home.

Please check out our events/videos page to enjoy this exclusive presentation created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival starting Friday, March 19.

Arts & Culture
Kids/Family Fun
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment

ON DEMAND - Whale Festival Fun with Bobs & LoLo

Saturday March 20, 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

Saturday March 20, 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