The Pacific Rim Summer Festival 2006: July 2 - July 16, 2006

by the Pacific Rim Arts Society, Tofino


The 19th annual Pacific Rim Summer Festival returns this year to officially launch the beginning of summer on the west coast.

Presented by the Pacific Rim Arts Society, the festival returns with an expanded programme that features over forty musicians and dancers from four continents in a series of world and roots music, jazz, classical, First Nations and family concerts. There's sure to be something of every musical taste and interest in this year's celebration of the arts.

Tickets available in advance through Wildside Booksellers, 320 Main St., Tofino and Word's End Booksellers, 1576 Imperial Lane, Ucluelet, or at the door prior to concert.

Joe Trio

Ucluelet Secondary Band Room
Sunday, July 2 at 8pm
Tickets: $15 adults, $7 under 12
Canada's Joe Trio is not your average piano trio, but that's the point. The classically trained violin-cello-piano threesome have delighted audiences throughout Canada and the US with their unique take on the classics... from Haydn to Shostakovich, new contemporary works, and their own arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes.
Van Django

Clayoquot Sound Comm Theatre
Tuesday, July 4th at 8pm
Tickets:$12 adults, $6 under 12
Imagine yourself in the Hot Club of France in the 1930's while you listen toVan Django's hip twist on the classic Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli swingin' gypsy jazz sound. This violin/guitar/bass/cello quartet was formed when member Cameron Wilson was commissioned to write and record for CBC's IN CONCERT. Cam was joined by Budge, Dave and Finn, and thus was born Van Django
Leela Gilday and
Wayne Lavalee
UAC Hall, 1510 Peninsula, Ucluelet
Saturday, July 8 at 8pm
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 under 12
Special Festival performance
Friday, July 7, Ahousaht
Juno Award Nominee, Leela Gilday is a singer/songwriter from the Dene Nation. Born in Yellowknife, her song writing reflects her northern roots.
Wayne Lavallee: Born in Vancouver of the Cree/Metis Nation, Wayne's dedication and passion creates a world of Native Mysticism through haunting melodies & lyrics.

Greenpoint Theatre, P
Sunday, July 9th at 8pm
Tickets: $12 adults, $6 under 12
With highland pipe and dance driven sound, Scottish band Breabach combine tunes, song and dance for an unforgettable evening of Celtic music. Breabach have stormed festivals and folk clubs across Scotland and Europe since 2002 with their defining sound.
The Australian
Waratah Girls Choir
Ucluelet Secondary Band Room
Monday, July 10 at 8pm
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 under 12
The Waratah Girls Choir has performed thoughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA winning acclaim for the beauty of their sound and energy of their performances.

Clayoquot Sound Comm Theatre
Wednesday, July 12 at 8pm
Tickets: $15 adults, $7 under 12
Featuring soaring classical Indian vocalese intertwined with exquisite Hindustani slide guitar, violin, bamboo flutes and vocals the trio is complemented with the ancient classical dance forms of Bharata Natyam performed by Anusha Fernando.
Cuban Fiesta with
Adonis Puentes
Tofino Community Hall
Saturday, July 15th Doors 9pm
Tickets: $15 No Minors
Hailing from Havana, Cuba, singer and percussionist Adonis Puentes moved to Canada in 1998. Described as "an artist at the peak of his form", Adonis' compositions, ranging from urban-flavored freestyle to old style boleros, crackle with energy and invention. With a background rooted in Cuban tradition, Adonis' musical vision is giving new life to real Cuban music in the 21st century.
Masabo Culture
Tofino Village Green
Sunday, July 16 Free
Tofino Village Green 12:30pm
Ucluelet Village Green 3pm
Masabo is a feast of traditional songs and stories, athletic dance and absolutely stunning musicianship. Family entertainment at its finest as the ancient arts and history of West Africa are brought to life on stage with a passion and power that are not to be missed.
Diego Garcia, photos
Above & Below in Bali
Clayoquot Sound Comm Theatre
July 4 & 12, during concert hours.
Diego Garcia's photos of tropical marvels and unique cultural perspectives have been published in Asia, Canada, and the U.K. This unique collection explores Bali, Indonesia, both above and below the waves.
Jeremy Koreski, photos

Tofino Botanical Gardens
July 5-16 FREE
Based in Tofino, professional photographer, Jeremy Koreski presents a unique viewpoint of Tofino surf culture which expands beyond surf into the physical and natural beauty of West Coast of Vancouver Island.

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