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One of the minor inconveniences associated with small town living can be a lack of the continuing educational or personal growth opportunities that exist in major urban centers.  We are fortunate here on the coast as the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet, although relatively small, provide many interesting developmental and educational activities.  We have passionate community based individuals and groups that continually provide classes, seminars, workshops, and retreats ranging from a few hours to a few days.  Educational events related to the environment, art, health, fitness, gardening, cultural heritage, and various other general interest topics run year-round in our communities.  We encourage both locals and visitors to create time to take advantage of some of these opportunities to expand their minds and skills.

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October 2018

c̓awaackʷiniš – West Coast Language Gathering

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 19 @ 2:00 pm
Best Western Tin Wis Resort, 1119 Pacific Rim Hwy
Tofino,
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Language Gathering

The name of the gathering is c̓awaackʷiniš, meaning "We are all one/we come from one(ness)" and the theme is Histanuum- going towards the new generation- ƛaahiqsak (younger generation) We are bringing together traditional knowledge holders, Elders, advocates, youth and educators from around the Clayoquot Biosphere Region of Nuu-chah-nulth territory (Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, and Toquaht) to share stories and their journeys to Indigenous language revitalization. The gathering will offer keynote speakers, a panel of local Indigenous language speakers, guiding thoughts…

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Beneath the Bog: Wild Pacific Trail Interpretive Walks

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Thursdays in October. What lies beneath the bog? Why do 100-year-old bog trees look like artistic bonsai plants or big broccoli? Meet our naturalist at 10am on Thursdays in October at the Lighthouse Loop Whale Lot Trailhead in Ucluelet for a FREE interpretive walk! With the return of the rains, the bog is alive with colour & water flowing under the moss.  Discover the secrets of dwarf trees, carnivorous sundews and the unique plants that thrive above an acidic pool of water.  Explore our newest…

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Biodynamic Gardening Workshop

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tofino Botanical Gardens, 1084 Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, BC Canada
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Biodynamic Gardening Workshop

Join us at the Tofino Botanical Gardens for an informative discussion about Biodynamic Barrel Compost & Trees as Cosmic Harmonizers. Admission is by donation. What is Biodynamic Gardening? "Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. Biodynamics is rooted in the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner, whose 1924 lectures to farmers opened a new way to integrate scientific understanding with a recognition of spirit in nature. Biodynamics has continued to develop…

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Treasures of the Tide: Wild Pacific Trail Interpretive Walk

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Fridays in October. Meet at the picnic area at Big Beach Park 10 am.  Why are sea stars hard to find? why are micro-plastics a risk to sea creatures? Join a fantastic tidepool exploration at Big Beach on Fridays led by our trail ambassador. Gumboots or sturdy shoes will protect your feet from sharp rocks, please avoid sandals! Rain or shine there is a lot to see. This walk inspires respect for unseen creatures and the impact of plastics on the ocean. This tour is not…

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Sea Wolves: Wild Pacific Trail Interpretive Walks

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Sea Wolves: WPT Interpretive Walks

Saturdays in October. Take a walk on the wild side! Why do wolves howl? What do they eat? What does a wolf track look like? Why are wolves important to our environment? Myths, stories, and truths trace the sacred role of fascinating apex predators. Saturdays at 10 am: meet at the Lighthouse Loop ‘Whale Lot trailhead’. Bring your curiosity, questions and your stories!

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Clayoquot Sound As We Remember It

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2018

Clayoquot Sound As We Remember It

Learn about Clayoquot Sound's history through the stories of long-time locals. To participate in the exhibition series and share your family's history send us a PM or e-mail us at [email protected]

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PromoScience Expedition and Ocean Fair

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
First Street Dock, Bottom of First St
Tofino,
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PromoScience Expedition

The 2018 PromoScience Expedition will bring the Canadian Coast Guard research ship the CCGS Vector to students and their communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The ship will be loaded with a crew of of Fisheries Oceans, Natural Resources Canada and Royal Roads University scientists, marine research equipment and displays of research from the area surrounding our ports of call. The ship will be open for schools and the general public, and we invite you to come onboard…

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Beeswax Crafting Night

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ultramarine Art Supply, 451 Main Street
Tofino, BC Canada
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Beeswax Crafting Night

Explore the versatility of beeswax with shop owner Erin McGillivray. We will be making beeswax bowls, poured candles, dipped candles, and reusable wax cling wrap. Pre-registration required. Limit of 8 participants. Ultramarine Art Supply, 451 Main Street $50 (includes LOTS of wax) To register - contact [email protected] or come by the store

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Beneath the Bog: Wild Pacific Trail Interpretive Walks

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Thursdays in October. What lies beneath the bog? Why do 100-year-old bog trees look like artistic bonsai plants or big broccoli? Meet our naturalist at 10am on Thursdays in October at the Lighthouse Loop Whale Lot Trailhead in Ucluelet for a FREE interpretive walk! With the return of the rains, the bog is alive with colour & water flowing under the moss.  Discover the secrets of dwarf trees, carnivorous sundews and the unique plants that thrive above an acidic pool of water.  Explore our newest…

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Small Business Tax 101

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Drive
Ucluelet,
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This free two hour workshop will address common small business tax issues. The instructor, Debra Nixon, is Chartered Chartered Professional Accountant and has worked in public practice since 1993. She began her career in Port McNeill and moved to Qualicum Beach with her family in 1995. Debra has been working in the Alberni Valley since 2005 and has completed all three levels of the In-Depth Tax course. In her spare time she enjoys waterskiing on Sproat Lake and relaxing with…

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