Tofino and its Community 2004
by Adam Buskard
As this new year gets ushered in all frosty and clear I can’t
help but wonder what it will hold for us. As a community we are walking
the windy path of a town fighting to remain a community and a tourist
destination working to be vibrant and attractive. This balance I feel
will be found, and Tofino will flourish for all of us.
that ground has been broken at the skatepark and that there is no looking
back now. Congratulations to the folks who worked so hard to make that
happen. They are a great example of people seeing a need and stepping
up to make it happen.
Surfing in Tofino has continued to grow as a driving force
in the community with cars lined up from here to the pass with boards
on top, summer and winter alike. It is great to see the native youth
getting into the sport and their involvement at the surf jam was
fantastic. Between riding the winter swells and watching them from
is becoming more and more of a four season destination.
to SoBo for successfully defending their Oyster festival trophy.
This years surf and turf oyster crisp was phenomenal. Despite the
Tofino rains both the Food and Wine Festival and the Lantern Festival
Botanical Gardens were great successes. These people in our community
that take the time and risk of organizing such event really are
the pulse of our town.
Congratulations to everyone for a great year
best of luck in 2005.
Tofino and its community in January 2005, written by Adam Buskard for Tofino Time Magazine.