April 22: Earth Day
Monday, April 22, 2013 (All day)
Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. It is celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities.
May 1-31: Feast! Tofino
From the boat to the your table.
The Wickaninnish Elementary Parent Advisory Council is very excited to announce the new playground is coming soon!
We are looking for volunteers with various skills and tools to help us with our community installation, which will be taking place the first weekend in May. The School District 70 maintenance crew will be prepping the ground beforehand, removing the old, unsafe equipment and pea gravel, and prepping the site for the new equipment.
The equipment will be arriving on Friday, May 3rd, sometime in the afternoon. We will need about 6-8 volunteers for about an hour to unload the equipment from the truck. We are also looking for an excavator and operator to dig holes for the supporting posts.
On Saturday, May 4th, we will be looking for about 15-30 people to help assemble the equipment, and we have already heard from at least a dozen people that they will be there. We will have a list of tools and equipment to bring, ranging from cordless impacts to wheel barrows.
We also hope to have some food and refreshments for the volunteers that day.
Sometime that afternoon, when all of the equipment is secured and ready, we will need concrete mixed and poured.
Our fundraising efforts have afforded the equipment so far (which we had to purchase before a March 31 grant deadline), but we have yet to reach our goal, and at this point are seeking donations in kind to cover the costs of excavation, concrete, and food and refreshments.
If you are able to contribute in any way, please contact Sarah Stoski by email @ email@example.com
*Monetary Donations made out to Wickaninnish Elementary can be issued a charitable tax receipt through SD70*
You can also get the latest info on our facebook event page: facebook/WICKPAC/Wickaninnish Playground Installation
Thank you in advance.
WEPAC Playground Committee
May 4: Dancestreams Youth Dance Company
Event: Vancouver Island's premier pre-professional youth company performs contemporary dance by leading professional choreographers. Joined by guest artists: professional dancer Kim Tuson and singer/musician Myles Morrison. 7:30 pm at the Ucluelet Community Centre
June 2: Longbeach Golf Junior Lessons
They are $5.00 each session with only 10 spaces open for each. To register please call 250-725-3332.
June 2 11Am-12pm ages 6-9, 12:15 1:15 ages 10-14 +
June 7-9: 11th Annual Tofino Food & Wine Festival
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June, 2013
Tofino's natural smorgasbord of beaches, old growth forest and water bursting with life is a joyful setting for this well-loved festival, ushered in by May's Feast! Tofino culinary celebration.
Please note that while we do our best to ensure accuracy, events can change without notice.
Free income tax preparation for simple tax returns! If you have not filed your 2009 Taxes its not too late, we can process 2009 taxes and back taxes for all clients meeting the Community Volunteer Tax Program guidelines. Contact 250.726.2343 ext 55 for more information.
March: Pacific Rim Whale Festival
Kick off your spring with a trip to Ucluelet to enjoy the annual celebration of the whales migration.
May: Tofino Shorebird Festival
An annual festival celebrating the beautiful, delicate and strong birds who use this land as a stopover on their long flights.
May: Clayoquot Days
A weekend when Clayoquot Island opens to the public to visit the protected land conservancy and view the magnificent rhododendrons and gardens. This was original town site and also called Stubb's Island.
June: Edge To Edge Marathon
Annual marathon from Tofino to Ucluelet
June: Tofino Food & Wine Festival
Three days of showcasing BC's local food and wine.
July: Ukee Days and Ukee Music Festival
Three days of action-packed festivities for the entire family.
August: Tofino Lantern Festival
Join in this annual event with your own home-made lantern.
No longer on, it was fun while it lasted - Thanks O'Neill!
Check out what it was like on www.ColdWaterClassicCanada.com
October: Queen of The Peak Surf Contest
Winter Months: West Coast Winter Music Series
What is Big Year?
A Big Year is an informal competition among birders to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area. Wickipedia.