July in Tofino
by Adam Buskard, Tofino
Summer is here and there's plenty to do and see in Tofino this month. Here's a short list of what's happening:
One of Tofino's favourite days has got to be Canada Day with all its festivities in the village green. The BBQs get fired up at 11am and the beer gardens begin at 4pm. O'Canada will be sung by Ben Mohl at 4:15 with the Canada cake cutting there after. There will be entertainment in the gazebo by local westcoast musicians and groups. Last call in the beer gardens will be at 7:30 and the fireworks will be in the harbour at dusk. All proceeds will go to the Mountain Bike Committee to supports their efforts to start building riding trails and a jump park.
Tuff City Skate Comp
The third annual Tuff City Skate Comp will be held once again this Canada Day. The competition kicks off at 10am with registration, Juniors start at 11am. The heats are 12 noon for the girls, 1pm for novice, 2pm for intermediate, 3pm for advanced the the awards will be at 4pm. Be sure to show early for your heat in case times change. Helmets are required to ride and are available there.
Parks & Rec Committee
The Tofino Parks and Rec Committee has lots of great summer programs to keep the kids busy. Try out our their Board Sports Camp which features everything from surfing to skim boarding to wakeboarding and skateboarding. How about a Soccer Camp taught by actual pro soccer players; Adventure Camp which includes an overnight campout, Gymnastics Camp, Art Classes and more! For more info stop by the Municipal Hall and pick up a copy of Tofino Parks & Recreation's summer program guide or call 725-3229.
Pacific Rim Arts Society
The Pacific Rim Arts Society is proud to be presenting their 20th Annual Pacific Rim Summer festival. There are many diverse types of performances and showings in Tofino, Ucluelet and in the Pacific Rim National Park. If you have any interest in volunteering in support of this event they are looking for help. If interested contact Daisy at 725-8008. For complete event listings check our Pacific Rim Summer Festival page for 2007.
The Raincoast Interpretive Center has a number of programs running throughout the summer. Many of their activities are outdoors and involve first hand experience with the rainforest. Most of the programs are designed for children and youth such as the Young Naturalists and Intertidal Investigators. Check out our July 2007 calendar for more details There is a new theme every week so be sure to drop by the center at 451 Main Street to see what they are up to.
Highlights of events in Tofino in July 2007: Canada Day celebrations, 3rd Annual Tuff City Skate Comp, Camps by the Tofino Parks & Rec Committee, the Pacific Rim Summer Festival and programs by the Raincoast Education Society