Tofino Whalefest is coming soon… March 17-25, 2007
March is coming, signifying the return of two important migrating groups from Baja: sun-seeking Tofitians and the beloved Gray Whale.
The 21st annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival is March 17-25th, with a cornucopia of events for all to enjoy!
The Festival will offer over 90 activities and attractions in various locations throughout Tofino, Ucluelet, and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Such exciting happenings as an oyster extravaganza with Lisa Ahier, where she will be showing off the culinary potential of oysters and the farms and farmers that grow them in Clayoquot Sound.
There will be workshops with biologists and naturalists from this area and from afar. Are you interested in seeing a real whale skeleton up close? Such topics to be covered are: species at risk, whaling practices, the connection of whale migration to herring and more.
There will be multi media presentations and special documentary screenings and slideshows. There is plenty to learn for the young and old alike. For the artistic minded there will be special events with such renowned local artists as Mark Hobson and Roy Henry Vickers.
The Whale Festival runs on the energy of generous volunteer staff. Volunteer opportunities abound whether you have an hour a week, or you're waiting for that summer whirlwind to kick in.
Use your personal expertise to support this wonderful celebration of coastal life!
Curious about the volunteer possibilities? Simply call Darcy at 725-2791, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.