pacific rim summer festival 2007

The Pacific Rim Summer Festival 2007

november 15-17, 2007july 1-15, 2007July 1 - July 15, 2007

Pacific Rim Arts Society, Tofino


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 (250) 725-8008.

july 1, 2007Canada Day

Ucluelet Village Green
Sun July 1 12:30-3pm
Tofino Village Green
Sunday, July 1 • 4-6pm

Celebrate Canada Day and Pacific Rim Summer Festival's 20th anniversary with back to back sets featuring a variety of talented west coast performers: Bill Morrison, Rhy McMillan; Wayne Vliet & Friends,The Lisa Guest Band, Bottomfeeders, Roger Plant; Ron Weeks & Los Dukes.

july 2, 2007Kutapira Marimba and Percussion Workshop

USS School Band Room
1450 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet
Monday, July 2 • 7-9pm
Workshop Fee: $10

Percussion participants must provide own drum. Workshop space is limited -- please call 725-4271 to register

july 3, 2007Kutapira

USS School Band Room
1450 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet
Tuesday, July 3 • 8pm
Tickets: $10 adults
$5 under 12

Rising stars on the west coast world music scene, Kutapira play a tasty mix of Zimbabwean marimba melodies and spicy Afro-Cuban rhythms. Their unique sound, upbeat energy and exhilarating stage performance have been winning raves. Bring the kids for an evening of fun and dance!

july 5, 2007Celebration

Clayoquot Sound Theatre
370 Campbell Street, Tofino
Thursday, July 5 • 8:30pm
Tickets: $7

Johanna Vanderpol reads from her book Honouring Your Emotions a simply written book, full of profound wisdom. Johanna is joined by west coast authors, Janice Lore, Shirley Langer, Brittany Smith and Greg Blanchette.

july 6, 2007The Ecclestons

Greenpoint Campground Theatre
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Friday, July 6 • 8pm
Tickets: $12 adults $6 under 12

The Ecclestons take the power of Celtic soul and blend the spirit of an Atlantic Canadian kitchen party with the beauty of a warm Pacific summer's night. Virtuosity and harmony are evident in their songs, and in the delight of traditional Celtic music rediscovered.

july 6, 2007The Gruffs

Ucluelet Lodge Hotel
1510 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet
Friday, July 6 • 9:30pm
Tickets: $10 • No minors please

From old time country to bluegrass to good old rock and roll these young songwriters harmonize, sing and shout songs of joy, sorrow and everything in between with astounding energy and passion. 'Artist of the year' at the 2007 Vancouver Island Music Awards

july 7 & 8, 2007july 7 & 8, 2007Confession of an Indian Cowboy

Clayoquot Sound Theatre
Sat & Sun July 7 & 8 • 8:30pm
Tickets: $15 adults $7 under 12

A probing, endearing and sometimes amusing look at the history of contact between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Master storyteller, singer and dancer, Margo Kane plays several distinct characters and is joined by 3 top notch musicians: guitarist Barrie Nighwander, percussionist Joseph "Pepe" Danza and fiddler Doug Thordarson.

july 10, 2007Autorickshaw

Tofino Legion, 331 Main Street
Tuesday, July 10 • 8:30pm
Tickets: $15 No minors please

Autorickshaw is a perfect collision of styles, as contemporary jazz and funk easily rub shoulders with the exotic sounds of India with just a hint of Bollywood.

july 12, 2007Ken Lavigne

USS School Band Room
Thursday, July 12 • 8:30pm
Tickets: $12 adults $6 under 12

Equally at home in the classical tenor repertoire, Lavigne returns to the musical theatre. Pianist, Naomi Barclay; violinist, Julian Vitek and bassist, Alex Olson accompany Ken in this evening of music from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Puccini

july 14, 2007Rumba Calzada and the Salsa Moderna Dancers

Tofino Community Hall
351 Arnet Rd. Tofino
Saturday, July 14 • Doors 9pm
Tickets:$15 • No Minors please

This Juno-nominated band's powerful and joyful music is led by percussionist, composer Raphael Geronimo. His vibrant and original sound energizes this group and inspires a soul-moving Caribbean fusion of salsa and Afro Cuban rhythms.

july 15, 2007Chirgilchin

Greenpoint Campground Theatre
Sunday, July 15 • 8pm
Tickets: $12 Adults, $6 under 12

Hailing from Tuva, a Russian province north of Western Mongolia, Chirgilchin sing the folk songs of their ancient culture while performing on unique hand made traditional instruments. They blow away music categories with their clear, brilliant and unassuming mastery of throat singing.

june 22 - july 31, 2007june 22 - july 31, 2007SeaChange

SoBo Tofino Botanical Gardens
June 22 - July 31 • 11am - 9pm

Mixed media marine themes and found object sculptural forms are the basis of this collaborative exhibit featuring two of Tofino's unique and environmentally conscious artists: Marion Syme and Pete Clarkson.

july - august 2007july - august 2007Marla Thirsk

Village Square behind Word's End
Imperial Lane, Ucluelet
July through August 10am-4pm
weather permitting

The award-winning west coast artist exhibits landscapes, murals, still life and Koi paintings in her unique outdoor gallery

Advance tickets for festival events are on sale at:

Mermaid Tales Bookshop
455 Campbell St, Tofino

Wildside Booksellers
320 Main Street, Tofino

Word's End Booksellers,
1576 Imperial Lane, Ucluelet

Also at the door 1/2 hour prior to concert.

For more information or for out-of-town reservations contact (250) 725-4271. Program is subject to change without notice. The festival is a presentation of the Pacific Rim Arts Society.

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