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COMMUNITY CONTACTS AQUATICS ECHO POOL (PORT ALBERNI) ..................................................... 250.724.2181 MACKENZIE BEACH RESORT POOL .................................................... 725.3439 NANAIMO AQUATIC CENTRE / BEBAN PARK POOL ........................................ 250.756.5200 OR 250.755.4484 AQUAFIT............................................................................................. 725.3229 OCEAN VILLAGE RESORT .................................................................. 725.3755 ARTS + CULTURE CLAYOQUOT SOUND COMMUNITY THEATRE .................................... 725.2140 PACIFIC RIM ARTS SOCIETY ............................................................... 725.2421 www.pacificrimarts.ca pacificrimarts@gmail.com TOFINO PUBLIC MARKET (LAIRD SALTON) tofinomarket@yahoo.ca725.2054 EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S CENTRE.................................................... 725.4009 HEADSTART – ESOWISTA ................................................................. 725.2351 HEADSTART – OPITSAHT .................................................................. 725.3233 UCLUELET PLAYSCHOOL ................................................................... 726.4438 FAMILY TIES – TOFINO ...................................................................... 725.4020 FAMILY TIES – UCLUELET .........................................................726.2224 ext 2 (MARGARET MORRISON) LA LECHE LEAGUE (MARGARET MORRISON) .................................... 726.2313 PACIFIC CARE ...........................................................................1.888.480.2273 PRE-SCHOOL SPEECH SERVICES........................................................ 723.1118 EMPLOYMENT ALBERNI VALLEY EMPLOYMENT CENTRE (UKEE)............................. 726.4243 ALBERNI VALLEY EMPLOYMENT CENTRE (TOFINO) ........................ 725.8805 GUIDING + SCOUTING CUB SCOUTS & BEAVERS ................................................................... 725.3997 SPARKS, BROWNIES, GUIDES ............................................................ 725.3911 GRIEVING / LOSS PACIFIC RIM HOSPICE SOCIETY ......................................................... 725.1240 (KIM HOAG) MUSIC LESSONS ANNE WEEKS (GUITAR) ..................................................................... 725.8860 COURTNEY FICK (VOICE LESSONS) ......................... courtney.fick@gmail.com

MARTIAL ARTS JUDO (DON TRAVERS) ....................................................................... 725.2145 PURPLE DRAGON (IAN SHU) ............................................................. 726.2316 PUBLIC SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS................................................................................. 266 0477 RECREATION + LEISURE TOFINO PARKS & RECREATION.......................................................... 725.3229 (APRIL / LAURA) UCLUELET RECREATION DEPARTMENT............................................. 726.4772 (ABBY FORTUNE / KK HODDER) SCHOOLS + EDUCATION WICKANINNISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL............................................ 725.3254 WICKANINNISH COMMUNITY SCHOOL............................................. 725.2555 UCLUELET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ..................................................... 726.7793 UCLUELET SECONDARY SCHOOL ....................................................... 726.7796 NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE .................................................................. 726.2697 HOOKSUM OUTDOOR SCHOOL ................................................... 250.670.1120 RAINCOAST INTERPRETIVE CENTRE .................................................. 725.2560 SERVICES TOFINO RECYCLING YARD ................................................................. 725.4212 LIBRARY ............................................................................................. 725.3713 ON THE EDGE FOOD BANK ................................................................. 726.7410 WESTCOAST COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY ............................. 726 2343 WEST COAST TRANSITION HOUSE .................................................... 726 2020 SENIORS TOFINO SENIORS HOUSING SOCIETY ................................................ 725.3357 YOUTH COMMUNITY YOUTH WORKER .......................................................... 726.2343 UCLUELET YOUTH CENTRE ................................................................ 726.7711 YOUNG LIFE........................................................................................ 726.4463

Advertise with Us! Over 1,400 copies of this Leisure Guide are distributed quarterly on the West Coast. The magazine format makes it easy for readers to keep as a reference guide for several months; therefore making it a great marketing resource for your organization! For more information contact April at 250.725.3229 or by email at recreation@tofino.ca

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PROGRAMS Registration Information......................................................................................... 4 WINTER 2013 Registration Form ........................................................................... 6 SPRING 2013 Registration Form ............................................................................ 8 Community Children’s Centre ................................................................................ 9 Preschool Programs................................................................................................ 10 Children’s Programs ............................................................................................... 15 Youth/Adult Programs........................................................................................ 29

DISTRICT OF TOFINO

Holiday Office Hours

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Municipal Office will be closing on December 21 at noon. It will re-open (at regular hours) January 7, 2013. This gives you plenty of time to read through the brochure and choose your programs!

PARKS

We will be hosting two Special Registration events January 11 and March 25, where you can register for programs at a discount (see brochure ad for more details).

Listings begin on page ......................................................................................... 24

Parks News ............................................................................................................. 38

OUR COMMUNITY Family Ties Healthy Babies Program .................................................................. 13 Raincoast Education Society ................................................................................. 41 Pacific Rim Hospice Society................................................................................. 42

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION Did You Know?? You can register for programs at the District Office. The District Office is open from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday. We hope this makes it convenient for you to register in advance of our programs. Registering in advance allows us time to consider implementing an extra class if the course is full, to ensure adequate materials and supplies are available, and to implement staff/instructor changes should we need to expand the program.

Sorry, the Course is Full Some classes fill quickly. If the class you want is full, please ask to be placed on the waitlist. You will be contacted if space becomes available or if we add additional classes. Changed your plans? A full credit or refund will be issued if we receive withdrawal information prior to the course start date unless specified otherwise during registration. There is a form available at the District Office to apply for credits/refunds. It is extremely helpful if you have a copy of your receipt to attach to your application.

What?! You had to cancel it? Sometimes excellent courses with excellent instructors are cancelled if everyone waits until the last minute to register (think “Tofino time”). Register early to avoid disappointment for yourself and others. New Program Idea? Tofino Parks and Recreation is always looking for new programs. If you have a skill you’d like to share please give us a call or stop by the District Office. We always have a need for instructors, coaches and volunteers!

Program Minimum Ages For the enjoyment of all participants, children must be the correct age prior to the first class of the program. Exceptions may apply for program-specific reasons.

To register for a program, drop in to the Tofino Municipal Hall.

Accessibility We believe that recreation programs should be accessible to all children in our community regardless of ability to pay. If you find it difficult to participate in any program because of financial limitations, please speak with one of our staff. Advanced Payment In order to secure your spot in a program, payments for the program must be received prior to the program commencing. By registering and paying for a program in advance, the instructor is able to prepare for the correct number of participants enrolled. If you call and register for a program, your spot is not secured until you come into the district and pay for the class/program. By paying in advance for your program it alleviates the Parks and Recreation Staff from having to phone and chase up payments during the program’s session. It also ensures instructors receive their payments in a timely fashion. If you are unable to make the full program payment prior to the start of the program, please let one of the Parks and Recreation staff know and alternative arrangements may be made.

Pro-Rating Policy By registering and paying for a program, you are committing to attending the full duration of the program. Refunds will not be granted for days missed, unless this is agreed upon in advance with the instructor. Pro-rating for classes must be arranged through the teacher instructing the course.

*New Billing Policy All program participants should register and pay in advance for Tofino Parks and Recreation programs. If participants begin attending a program without registering, they will be added to an accounts receivable billing system with our Finance Department, and issued a formal invoice for each program they attend. If program fees are a participation barrier for you or your family, please contact the Parks and Recreation department to make alternate arrangements prior to the start date of the program.

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Special Registration DAY!! (Winter Programs) Receive 10% off your first course and 5% off the rest when you register and pay in full.

Friday, January 11,th 2013 9:00 am – 5:00 pm *We are staying open an hour later on this date to accommodate varied schedules; please have your registration completed to hand in with your payment!

TOFINO MUNICIPAL HALL 121 Third Street, Tofino (See Registration Form on next page. Please complete the form and include payment for a smooth registration process.)

For more info, please contact us at

250.725.3229 Forms of payment accepted include cash, cheque or debit.

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REGISTRATION FORM WINTER 2013 FAMILY NAME: ______________________________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________ PHONE NUMBER: ______________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY CONTACT: ______________________________________________________________________ EMAIL: ______________________________________________________________________ Please include the exact amount of program costs owing. Do not include HST on programs for children 15 and under. All other programs are subject to HST. Calculate a 10% discount for your first program and 5% off the rest (not applicable to swimming, cooking, or babysitting training).

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Special Registration DAY!! (Spring Programs) Receive 10% off your first course and 5% off the rest when you register and pay in full.

Monday, March 25,th 2013 9:00 am – 5:00 pm *We are staying open an hour later on this date to accommodate varied schedules; please have your registration completed to hand in with your payment!

TOFINO MUNICIPAL HALL 121 Third Street, Tofino (See Registration Form on next page. Please complete the form and include payment for a smooth registration process.)

For more info, please contact us at

250.725.3229 Forms of payment accepted include cash, cheque or debit.

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REGISTRATION FORM SPRING 2013 FAMILY NAME: ______________________________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________ PHONE NUMBER: ______________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY CONTACT: ______________________________________________________________________ EMAIL: ______________________________________________________________________ Please include the exact amount of program costs owing. Do not include HST on programs for children 15 and under. All other programs are subject to HST. Calculate a 10% discount for your first program and 5% off the rest (not applicable to swimming, cooking, or babysitting training).

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Participant’s Name

Child’s Date of Birth

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community children’s centre 265 First Street, Tofino, BC

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Children participate in an enriched preschool program, which includes story time at the library, arts and crafts and recreational activities. Our licensed group day care for children aged 30 months and into school age is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We offer full time and sibling rates. For information contact:

Nyla Attiana DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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To book care for your child contact:

Fiona McCallum DAYCARE SUPERVISOR

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Check out the updated Parent Handbook available online. Log onto www. tofino.ca and follow the links: Residents / Tofino Daycare / Parent Handbook.

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Preschool

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PROGRAMS

Pre-School Yoga

Ricardo Manmohan Practices resume January 12 |10:00am Saturdays

A playful Yoga class that allows your child to develop physical and emotional awareness, along with focus and coordination skills. This class uses storytelling and exciting props to enhance your child’s imagination. To avoid distractions, parents will be asked to drop their children off for the length of the class. Dede Monette January 11 - February 1 | 1:45 - 2:30 pm Fridays

TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL (or school field if it’s sunny!)

3-5 YEARS

$25 / Season

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$36 / 4 classes SPRING SESSION DATES March 1 - April 19 | 2:45 -4:00pm Fridays (no classes March 22 & 29) TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$55 / 6 classes

Pre-Primary Solera Dance Class 3-4 YEARS

Tot Soccer 3-4 YEARS

Did you love soccer camp last year?! Join Ricardo Manmohan this winter for more soccer action! Players will have a chance to practice their kicking and running. Soccer is a great way to burn off some energy while meeting new friends. Sign up today!

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Join Janine Wood and the Solera Performing Arts program for the winter session of dance. Janine has recently completed her first year of the Royal Academy of Dance training program and is excited to share her knowledge with Tofino dancers. Dancers in the Pre-Primary Dance class will develop fine and large motor skills and coordination. Have a ball jumping, skipping, hoping, bouncing and twirling with your friends! This class will introduce participants to musical awareness, expression and creativity. Boys and girls of all skill levels welcome! Janine Wood January 16 - March 12 | 2:00-2:30 pm Wednesdays TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$63 / 9 Weeks

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Little Purple Dragons Martial Arts Classes 4-5 YEARS

Purple Dragon is a popular martial arts program, taught by Ian Shu. Ian has been teaching classes in Tofino and Ucluelet for several years and brings with him a passion for the sport. He recently travelled to Trinidad to receive his black belt in this discipline. If you are looking to improve your confidence, stamina, and flexibility, while learning to defend yourself, this program is for you! Those that are attending only one night per week are encouraged to select the Tuesday class. WINTER SESSION Tuesdays | 3:00 - 3:45 pm January 15 - March 26 (No class March 19) Thursdays | 4:00 - 4:45 pm January 17 - March 28 (No class March 21) SPRING SESSION Tuesdays | 3:00 - 3:45 pm April 9 - June 11 Thursdays | 4:00 - 4:45 pm April 11 - June 13 TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$100 /10 classes (Uniforms are an additional $30)

Strong Start 0 -5 YEARS

This program is run by Kimi Henderson, through SD 70. Please call Wickaninnish Elementary School for more information, 250.725.3254. No Strong Start during Spring Break. Strong Start is on Facebook; search for Wickaninnish Strong Start. Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

8:45 am - Noon 11:15 am - 2:15 pm Noon - 2:45 pm 11:15 am - 2:15 pm 8:45 am - 11:45 am

WICKANINNISH COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Creative Minds Pre-School Art Program 2 - 5 YEARS

A child at heart herself, artist Kayla McCloy spends her time painting the cutest, weirdest, craziest creatures she can think of! This program is intended to open up the ever-so-creative minds of children through various mediums of art. Dress accordingly; it is agains the rules to stay in the lines! Kayla McCloy January 21 - February 18 | 11:15am -12:30pm Fridays (No class February 11) TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$25 / 5 classes

Preschool Play Group Tofino Parks and Recreation would like to thank Stacey Bucca for running the preschool playgroup. Playgroup is a great time for young ones to burn off some steam at the community hall. Kids will have a chance to enjoy the toys and mats available at the hall, while parents can find time to socialize with one another! Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

FREE DROP-IN PROGRAM!

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T-Ball 5 - 6 YEARS

Run the bases, throw some balls and hit balls off a Tee. This program is an easy going introduction to T-Ball and a great way to meet new friends and get some exercise outdoors! Ricardo Manmohan has offered to help with this team, but we are looking for additional help! Ricardo Manmohan Practices will start in April; times will depend on coach’s availability WICKANINNISH SCHOOL FIELD

$20

Modern Dance with KIM TUSON 3 - 4 YEARS

Modern dance uses the technical base of ballet and is distinguished by its use of natural expression, movement exploration and invention. Classes focus on threedimensional space, full use of spine (curves and spirals) and explore dynamics within relationship to music. Kim Tuson January 15-March 3 | 2:00 - 2:30pm Tuesdays TOFINO LEGION

The District of Tofino is currently working on an Arts and Culture Master Plan, and a Heritage Master Plan. These will be two separate documents which will guide our development of Arts, Culture and Heritage in the future. The Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee is working with Kari Huhtalla, conducting surveys and interviews, and collecting input from residents to help form these documents. The first round of public input occurred at the Community Consultation on November 29. Input showed a great response to the notion of public art. If you’d like to be involved with the process, don’t hesitate to contact a committee member! The committee is chaired by Councilor Baert, with members Maureen Fraser, Peggy Jameson, Norma Dryden, Adrienne Mason, Ursula Banke, Jen Steven and Bill Kinoshita.

$56 / 8 classes

Power Outage Protocol This protocol is for Parks and Recreation Programs that run from October-March. The protocol breaks Parks and Recreation programs into three categories; after school programs, daytime programs and morning/evening adult programs. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS If the power is out and not restored when school closes at 2:30 there will be no after school programs. If the power goes out during an after school program parents are expected to pick their child/children up. In the case that the power goes out after 2:30 and is not restored a half hour prior to your scheduled program it will be cancelled. DAY PROGRAMS If the power is out and is not restored by noon there will be no day programs. If the power goes out during a day program then parents are expected to pick their child /children up. MORNING/EVENING ADULT PROGRAMS If the power is out and is not restored a half hour prior to your program it will be cancelled.

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THANK YOU! May is Child Care Appreciation Month, but why wait until May to say thanks?! Fiona, Laura, Julia, Kourtney and Harmony; we would like to thank you for the energy and care you put into making our Community Children’s Centre a wonderful place for our children to grow.

FAMILY TIES

Healthy Babies Program Family Ties is a program that offers information and support to help you have the healthiest baby possible. Weekly drop-in sessions provide topics and guest speakers of interest to families. Everything from nutrition to childbirth to adjusting to parenthood, to infant massage. We are open to your ideas too!

Thursdays, 10:30 am-12:00 pm @ the Coastal Family Place 265 First Street, Tofino

Watch for upcoming sessions posted around town or stop by the Coastal Family Place to ask for more info. Drop in or call Hanne Bruhwiler at 250.725.4020

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Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre

380 Campbell Street District of Tofino Municipal Building

Your local venue for movies, concerts, live theatre, drama classes, & special presentations FEATURING: 䡲 large movie screen & projector 䡲 microphones & sound sytem 䡲 computer hook-up & internet 䡲 grand piano 䡲 stage lights 䡲 kitchen access 䡲 reasonable rental rates & assistance in

promoting your event Email: tofinotheatre@gmail.com Like us on Facebook!

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TOFINO PUBLIC LIBRARY LIBRARY HOURS Wednesday 3:00-7:00 pm Thursday 3:00-7:00 pm Friday 3:00-7:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-12:00 pm 1:00 -5:00 pm

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Children’s

PROGRAMS

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After School Yoga Workshops Purple Dragon Martial Arts KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 5

GRADES 1-7

A relaxing and nurturing Yoga class designed especially for children. This class incorporates fun stretches, exciting posture, new breathing exercises, and blissful relaxation for your little Yogi! To avoid distractions parents will be asked to drop their child off for the duration of the class. New this winter, Dede will be leading weekly themed workshops; see the schedule, below (participants must register for the full program). Dede Monette January 11 - February 1 | 2:45 -4:00pm Fridays

Senpai Ian returns this fall to teach the art of Don Jitsu Ryu. Don Jitsu Ryu is a martial arts style modern in concept yet ancient in origin, blending Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. Improve your discipline, confidence, stamina, flexibility, while learning to defend yourself. Those that are attending only one night per week are encouraged to select the Tuesday class.

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$46 / 4 classes Workshop Schedule January 11 – Yoga and Granola January 18 – Yoga Spa January 25 – Yoga and Expressive Creation-Painting February 1 – Yoga and Expressive Creation-Painting SPRING SESSION DATES March 1 - April 19 | 2:45 -4:00pm Fridays (no classes March 22 & 29)

Ian Shu Tuesdays | January 15 - March 26 (no class March 19) 3:45- 4:45 pm Kids white belt (beginners) 4:45 - 5:45 pm Kids colour belt 6-12 (advanced) $100/10 classes OR Thursdays | January 17 - March 28 (no class March 21) 4:45- 5:45 pm Kids and adults $100/10 classes TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

SPRING SESSION DATES Tuesdays | April 9 - June 11 3:45- 4:45 pm Kids white belt (beginners) 4:45 - 5:45 pm Kids colour belt 6-12 (advanced) $100/10 classes OR Thursdays | April 11 - June 13 4:45- 5:45 pm Kids and adults $100/10 classes TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

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$69 / 6 classes Workshop Schedule March 1 – Yoga and Granola March 8 – Yoga Spa March 15 – Yoga and Expressive Creation-Painting April 4 – Yoga and Expressive Creation-Painting April 12 – Yoga and Chocolate April 19 – Yoga Kids and Parents Class

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Mini Soccer

Senior Soccer

After a break over the winter holidays, the Tofino Dragons soccer team will resume practices on January 7th and games will follow shortly. Aaron Rodgers and John Forde are coaching this enthusiastic team. Participants will learn the importance of teamwork, while learning the rules of the game and practicing their soccer skills (throw-ins, kicking and shooting).

Once again this year we are pleased to be participating in the West Coast Soccer League with Ucluelet. Super coach Andrew Waddell is back to lead this team in weekly practices and games. This year’s team is small but passionate about the sport. Weekly games are played against Ucluelet to develop players’ skills and experience.

KINDERGARTEN /GRADE ONE

Aaron Rodgers and John Forde Mondays | 2:45 -3:45 pm Practices resume January 7th; games begin the weekend of January 19th WICKANINNISH SCHOOL FIELD

10 -12 YEARS

Andrew Waddell Wednesdays | 2:40-3:40pm Practices start January 9th; games begin the weekend of January 19th WICKANINNISH SCHOOL FIELD

$60 / season

$35 / season

Junior Soccer

Scouts Canada

BOYS & GIRLS AGES 5 YEARS+

Scouts’ programs are not just about getting outdoors or helping people and the environment. It’s about developing self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. And it’s FUN!

7- 9 YEARS

After taking a break over the winter holidays, league soccer for 7-9 year olds resumes January 10th. This team will focus on skill development, teamwork and of course, fun! Players will participate in the West Coast Soccer League with Ucluelet. Jeff Hale and Jason Hasz are coaching this year’s team; participants will enjoy another year of supportive encouragement and skill development! Jeff Hale and Jason Hasz Thursdays | 2:30-4:00 pm Practices resume January 10th; games begin the weekend of January 19th

Freda Hubert ghubert1@telus.net 1st Clayoquot Scout Group Meetings are after school on Wednesdays

Tofino Girl Guides

WICKANINNISH SCHOOL FIELD

ALL GIRLS AGES 5+ (Leaders also needed)

$60 / season

For girls, guiding is an accepting environment with diverse and exciting programs and activities that offer the chance to discover new interests and learn valuable leadership skills. Guiding gives girls the tools and resources they need to achieve greatness. Questions? Call Samantha McBride at 250.534.9777 TOFINO LEGION

$82.50 / year

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PRO-D DAY MONDAY, MAY 13

Surf Club GRADES 3-7

Join us for some after school surfing. Group will meet at 4:00 pm at the South Chesterman Beach parking lot. Location and length of lesson may change depending on the day’s conditions. Bring your own equipment if you have it, if not wetsuits and boards will be provided. Participants must preregister as space is limited 250.725.3229. April 5, 12, 19, 26 | 4:00-5:30pm Fridays (April 12 is a Pro-D Day but we will run the club anyway!) $60 / 4 weeks

Art Workshop with GEORGINA VALK GRADES 2-7

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Get into the Halloween spirit of things in this spooky craft workshop. Participants will spend the morning working on Halloween costumes and crafts. Take a break in the afternoon for a swim at the local pool. Participants should bring their swim gear and old clothing that they can cut up to make a costume. Also, come with your Halloween costume ideas! 10:00am-2:00pm TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Solera Performing Arts Dance Classes with JANINE WOOD

PRO-D DAY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Ice Skating in Port Alberni 7-11 YEARS

| $30

Tofino Parks and Recreation will be lacing up at the Port Alberni Multiplex for an afternoon of ice skating! We have rented the ice for 75 minutes, so will have the rink to ourselves! All rentals are included in the price, come out for a good time. Parents who want to drive down separately with their families are welcome to meet us there. We have the rink booked in the afternoon; we will be leaving Tofino around 1pm. MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN PARK | Time TBA Cost includes rentals and a hot chocolate stop Please pack snacks and water for the trip, along with warm clothing

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Join Janine Wood and the Solera Performing Arts program for the winter session of dance. Janine has recently completed her first year of the Royal Academy of Dance training program and is excited to share her knowledge with Tofino dancers. Janine will be offering a number of different classes for various age groups and experience levels. Her classes will progress through basic dance fundamentals into more technical step coordination. The younger classes will work on building a strong musical and dance foundation that will be translated into ballet and other dance genres in the older classes. Janine will be following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus to deliver all levels of dance. Janine Wood January 16 - March 12 | See full schedule on next page Wednesdays 9 WEEKS

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Solera Performing Arts Dance Class Schedule WEDNESDAYS / JANUARY 16-MARCH 12 DANCE LEVEL

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Pre-Primary Primary Level 1 - 2 Level 2 - 3 Level 4 - 5

2:00 - 2:30 pm 2:45 - 3:15 pm 3:15 - 4 pm 4 - 5 pm 5 - 6 pm

Ages 3 - 4 Kindergarten / Grade 1 Grades 2 - 4 Grades 5/6 Grades 7+

$63 / 9 classes $63 / 9 classes $70 / 9 classes $81 / 9 classes $81 / 9 classes

Art Construction

Little League

GRADES 5 -7

10 -12 YEARS

Join super crafter Georgina Valk for this exciting art program! Georgina is full of energy and great ideas; her program is packed with super art creations. This session will focus on Tie-Day projects! Participants will meet Georgina in the foyer after school and walk with her over to the Community Hall where their creativity can flow. This class has a maximum of ten participants so be sure to register early!

Tofino’s Little League teams will play scheduled games with Ucluelet and hopefully with Ahousaht, usually 1-2 games per week. There will also be a weekly practice. Advanced registration is necessary to make teams as fair as possible so please register ASAP.

Georgina Valk April 8, 15, 22 | 2:45-4:30 pm Mondays

$40 / season

TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Brenda Schwab Practices will start in April, depending on coach’s availability WICKANINNISH SCHOOL FIELD

Tofino Water Polo Club

$60 / 3 weeks

GRADES 5 -7

Intro to Little League

Are you interested in learning a new sport? Coach Ricardo Manmohan will be leading a Spring Session of water polo at Ocean Village Pool. Participants will learn the rules of the game and work on skill development and strategy.

A fun filled approach to baseball. Practice your throwing, catching, batting and base running skills, while learning the positions and rules of the game. This group practices once a week and plays regular games with Ucluelet.

Ricardo Manmohan April 8- May 13 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm Mondays

Brian Grigg Practices will start in April, depending on coach’s availability

$55 / 6 weeks

7- 9 YEARS

WICKANINNISH SCHOOL FIELD

$40 / season

OCEAN VILLAGE POOL

Red Cross Swim Lessons with DEBBIE STEWART

Instructor Debbie Stewart Debbie began her career in aquatics as a swimming instructor. She then went on to achieve her lifeguarding award so she could also stand on the pool deck and worked her way into a management position as the Aquatic Supervisor at a small town YMCA. She was responsible for all the aquatic staff as well as teaching advanced aquatic courses. Debbie always looked forward to the days that she got to teach swimming lessons. She has taught all ages and stages of swimmers and loves

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passing on her love of swimming to others. She is looking forward to meeting Tofino swimmers soon. Happy swimming! Debbie Stewart January 14 - March 4 | See info below Mondays OCEAN VILLAGE POOL

8 weeks AQUA TOTS | $60 (Parents and children swim together) 2:30 - 3:00 Young Tots (4 - 36 months) 4:30 - 5:00 Tots (3 - 5 years) SWIM KIDS | $60 (Levels 1-6); $75 (Levels 7-10) 3:00 - 3:30 Levels 3 - 4 3:30 - 4:00 Levels 5 - 6 4:00 - 4:30 Levels 1 - 2 5:00 - 5:45 Levels 7 - 8 5:45 - 6:30 Levels 9 - 10

Parent & Tot Program Learn with a parent or caregiver activities taught through songs and play. STARFISH – About facility orientation, active supervision, safe entries and exits, staying warm, choking prevention, supports and holds for the caregiver, buoyancy and movement. 4-18 months DUCK – Active supervision, Stop Look Ask! Shallow water entries and exits, PFD and me, when and how to get help, choking response, rhythmic breathing, buoyancy and movement, submersion (optional). 18-30 months SEA TURTLE – Stop Look Ask!, jumping into chest deep water, PFD and me, assisted front and back floats, assisted front swims. 30-36 months Preschool Program | 4-5 YEARS SALAMANDER – Learn about active supervision, Stop Look Ask an adult, jump into chest deep water, buoyant objects, rhythmic breathing, front float and recovery, front glides with kick, and a distance swim of 2 metres. SUNFISH – Learn about safe entries, surface support, floats and recovery in deep water, front and back and side glides with kick, roll over glides, and a distance swim of 5 metres. CROCODILE – Learn about changing direction in deep water, jumping into deep water, surface support, calling for help, glides with kick, front and back swims for 5 metres, and a distance swim of 10 metres.

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WHALE – Learn about when and where it is safe to swim, jump into deep water and tread water for 20 seconds, stop throw and call for help, front and back swims for 7 metres, as well as a 10 metre continuous swim.

Swim Kids Program | 6 YEARS & UP SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 – Comfort in the water through basic floatation, movement and breathing skills, basic knowledge skills and attitudes necessary to prepare, stay safe and survive in, on, and around the water. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 2 – Site rules, intro to PFD, assisted deep water activities, unassisted floats and glides, 10 metre distance swim. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 3 –- When and where to swim, deep end floats, surface support for 20 seconds, sitting dives, front, back and side glides, front crawl and a 15 metre distance swim. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 4 – Self-safety, how to contact EMS, safe diving, kneeling dives, surface support for 45 seconds, front crawl and a 25 metre distance swim. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 5 – How to be a safe boater, staying warm, cold water safety, treading water for 1 minute, stride dives, front and back crawl, intro to whip kick and a 50 metre distance swim. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 6 – Causes of boating accidents, outdoor ice safety, victim recognition and simulation, throwing assists, tread water for 90 seconds, front dives, front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, and a distance swim of 75 metres. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 7 – Airway obstruction, choking rescues, reaching and throwing assists, sculling, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke and whip kick on your front, as well as a 150 metre distance swim. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 8 – Hypothermia, dangers of open water, rescue breathing, surface dives, stride entries, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke, and a distance swim of 300 metres. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 9 – Wise choices and peer influence, boating regulations, self ice rescue, surface dives, shallow dives, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke, as well as a 400m distance swim. SWIM KIDS LEVEL 10 – Introduction to butterfly and scissor kick, fitness, sun safety, rescue of others from the ice, surface dives, as well as a 500m endurance swim.

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Glee Club ALL AGES

Courtney Fick and Kim Tuson will be offering an all ages “glee” club! Enjoy this musical theatre experience while Courtney and Kim share their knowledge of song and dance. Participants can look forward to learning skits and will lead up to a final performance in April. Courtney Fick and Kim Tuson January 15 - April 26 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm Tuesdays TOFINO LEGION

$100 / 10 sessions

Modern Dance with KIM TUSON

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Kim Tuson Kim Tuson has studied and taught the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® methods in Italy, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Washington State and here at home in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. As a professional dancer, Kim has experienced repetitive stress injuries that led her to the discovery of Gyrotonic exercise. Kim has a BFA with a major in dance from Simon Fraser University, and has danced professionally for over 20 years across Canada. Kim is interested in personal growth and development, and regularly participates in workshops to constantly develop her understanding of mind-body-movement modalities. She has completed her advanced module in Jin Shin Do®, Bodymind Acupressure® a combination of oriental physical theory and technique and western mind-body concepts. Kim is available to provide custom training and therapeutic programs for people from all walks of life.

Modern dance uses the technical base of ballet and is distinguished by its use of natural expression, movement exploration and invention. Classes focus on three dimensional space, full use of spine (curves and spirals) and explore dynamics within relationship to music. * The use of modern dance vocabulary using the R.A.D. syllabus as a technical base * Use of Developmental Movement Patterns to facilitate full body connectivity * The use of spine and torso * The use of gravity * The concepts of the Body, Effort, Shape, and Space: BODY: alignment, awareness, sensing, and body connectivity EFFORT: the dynamics of movement (flow, weight, time, space) SHAPE: full body shaping (flat, round, straight, spiral) exploring with the volume the body creates and how the body forms in relationship to others and environment. SPACE: awareness of 1D, 2D, and 3D space, exploring different direction in “reach” space/exploration of spatial floor pathways. * Personal expression and the invention of movement

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* The idea of working conceptually to create thinking dancers so they are not just learning by rote or imitating steps * Connection of mind body * Musicality, rhythm and use of voice with movement. Kim Tuson January 15 - March 5 Tuesdays LOCATION TBA

Ages 3 - 4 Kindergarten/Grade 1 Grades 2 - 4 Grades 5 - 7

2:00 - 2:30 PM 3:00 - 3:30 PM 3:00 - 4:00 PM 4:00 - 5:00 PM

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Tofino School of Cooking Classes! The Tofino School of Cooking would like to invite you to experience the Wild West coast like never before. The first of its kind to offer informative, fun, hands-on cooking classes right here in the heart of Tofino at the Schooner Restaurant. Classes get cooking January 2013. Whether you’re a fanatic foodie or just getting started we cater to every skill level! • Sunday Brunch Series 11am-1pm, weekly ($24.95) It’s a great brunch with a bit more. Come and enjoy a coffee while learning how to create a featured brunch. With hands-on teaching and guidance to create your very own masterpiece or if you’ve had too much fun the night before you’re welcome to kick back in the kitchen and let us cook for you. Minimum 6, maximum 12 per class. • Cheap and Cheerful Wednesday Evenings 6 - 9 pm ($29.95) Calling all food lovers! This is the chance that you have been waiting for to test your hand in a real restaurant kitchen. Focused on creating amazing dishes from commonly found household items and ingredients. It’s your chance to be the chef and learn how to cook a delicious meal for yourself under the guidance of our knowledgeable instructors. Available to individuals and groups. Minimum 6, maximum 12 per class. Call to book your class today, or for more information call 250.266.3796. All classes have a minimum capacity of 6, to a maximum class size of 12 people. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Port Alberni Parks and Recreation Department Port Alberni Parks and Recreation would like to invite Tofino residents to enjoy swimming and/or ice skating during one of your visits to our community. We have a number of regular public session opportunities that are available, as well as a good range of programs in our Learn to Swim or Ice Skate programs. Call us at 250-723-2181 or visit our website at www.portalberni.ca to see about how you and your family can enjoy some time at our facilities when you’re visiting Port Alberni.

ALBERNI VALLEY MULTIPLEX TIM BITS HOCKEY PROGRAM

Public Ice Skating Schedule Monday

Tuesday Wednesday

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January - March 2013 10:15 - 11:45 am 50+ Shinny Hockey 11:30 - 1:00 pm Shinny Hockey Tot’s Hockey 1:15 - 2:15 pm Shinny Hockey 11:30 - 1:00 pm Tiny Tots 10:15 - 11:45 am Adult Skate 11:45 - 1:00 pm Everyone Welcome 6:15 - 7:45 pm Shinny Hockey 11:30 - 1:00 pm 50+ Shinny Hockey 10:15 - 11:45 am 1:00 - 2:30 pm Tiny Tots Parents & Beginners 6:30 - 8:00 pm Everyone Welcome 1:30 - 3:15 pm Family Skate 1:00 - 2:45 pm Everyone Welcome 3:00 - 4:45 pm

www.portalberni.ca Learn to Skate Our Learn to Skate programs are a fun-filled way to introduce your child to the basics of ice skating. Friday night lesson package consist of five, 30 minute instructional periods. Registration fee includes admission to the skating session for lesson participant only. Skate rentals extra. Participants must wear safety helmets during the lessons. Adults may skate at the Beginners and Parents session at the regular adult admission rate.

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Gliders and Striders Skating Lessons for Children 6 years and older Set #1 - Fridays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 Set #2 - Fridays, Feb 15 - Mar 15 Skating Level

Lesson Time

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This program offers a great opportunity for preschoolers 3 to 5 years old to experience a fun and exciting introduction to the game of hockey. The program will be held on Monday afternoons 2:55 – 3:25 pm. Six 30 minute sessions will focus on hockey basics in a “fun and games” format. Full hockey equipment is required. All aprticipants must have basic skating skills PLEASE NOTE TIME: 2:55 – 3:25 pm Mondays, January 21 – March 4, 2013 (no session on BC Family Day, February 11, 2013) Cost: $37.50

Winter Fun for Everyone Special Public Skating Events MULTIPLEX WINTER FUN FEST DAYS Sun Jan 20 & Sun Feb 3, 2013 Family Skate – 1:00 – 2:45 pm MINI OLYMPICS DAY Sun Feb 10 Everyone Welcome 3:00 – 4:45 pm GLO STICK DAY Sun Feb 24 Everyone Welcome 3:00 – 4:45 pm FUN AND GAMES ON ICE Sun Mar 10 Family Skate 1:00 – 2:45 pm SPORT JERSEY NIGHT Wed Mar 13 Everyone Welcome 6:15 – 7:45 pm SPRING HAS SPRUNG SEASON FINALE SKATE Sun Mar 24 Everyone Welcome 3:00 – 4:45 pm

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ECHO AQUATIC AND FITNESS CENTRE PoolClosedforHolidays: Jan1–NewYear’sDay Feb11–FamilyDay Mar29–GoodFriday April1–EasterMonday May20–VictoriaDay

PUBLICSWIMSCHEDULE Winter/Spring2013 MONDAY 6:00–9:15am 9:15–10:00am 10:00–11:30am 10:00–11:30am 11:30Ͳ1:00pm 12:00–12:45pm 1:00–3:00pm

TUESDAY 6:00–9:15 am 9:15–10:00 am 10:00– 11:30 am  11:30Ͳ 1:00pm 12:00–12:45pm 1:00–3:00 pm

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AdultLaneSwim AdultAquaFit/16+ 2AdultLanesavail. PreschoolSwimLess AdultLaneSwim GentleAquaFit AdultLaneSwim& EveryoneWelcome OneAdultLane/16+

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EveryoneWelcome

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SUNDAY

AdultLaneSwim PreͲregistered SwimLessons 3AdultLanes/16+

8:00– 10:00am 10:00– 12:00pm

AdultLaneSwim EveryoneWelcome

12:00– 1:30 pm

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BirthdayPartySwim Bookings(Max.14) EveryoneWelcome

12:30– 2:00pm

BirthdayPartySwim Bookings(Max.14) EveryoneWelcome

AdultLaneSwim& BirthdayPartySwim EveryoneWelcome  RENTALSAVAIL. BookedRentalsOnly

4:00– 5:30pm

Saturday AM SWIM LESSONS – Winter/Spring 2013 Set #1: Jan 12 – Mar 16 (10 lessons) Set #2: Apr 6 – Jun 8 (10 lessons) CHILDREN 5 & UNDER Starfish (Parent & Infant) ...................... 10:00 am Duck (Parent & Infant)........................... 10:30 am Sea Turtle (Parent & Infant) ................. 11:00 am Sea Otter .................................................... 11:30 am Salamander...............................................12:00 pm Sunfish ........................................................ 11:30 am Crocodile & Whale .................................. 10:00 am CHILDREN 5/6 - 12 YEARS Level 1......................................................... 10:30 am Level 2 & 3 .............................10:00 am, 11:00 am Level 4, 5 & 6............................................. 10:30 am Level 7, 8, 9 or 10 .................................... 11:15 am

www.portalberni.ca

6:00– 9:15 am 9:15– 10:00 am 10:00– 11:30 am  11:30Ͳ 1:00pm 12:00–12:45pm 1:00– 3:00 pm

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AdultLaneSwim AdultAquaFit/16+ SchoolSwimLess

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AdultLaneSwim& “BestRate”Rentals EveryoneWelcome RENTALSAVAIL. BookedRentalsOnly

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SCHEDULEINFO Phone250Ͳ723Ͳ4636 (250Ͳ723ͲINFO) Rentalsorinfo:250Ͳ720Ͳ2514 www.portalberni.ca  FORYOURSAFETY Childrenunder7yearsmustbe directlysupervisedbyaparent/adult, whoisinthewaterwiththem, withinarms’reach.

Private Lessons (30 minutes) available for Adults & Children on request Set #1: Tu/Thu between 3:00 - 5:00 pm Oct 2 - Nov 1 Set #2: Tu/Thu between 3:00 - 5:00 pm Nov 13 - Dec 13 Beginner and intermediate swimmers will learn the swimming basics of breathing, flotation and propulsion. For those who are ready, the basics of front and back crawl are introduced. Develop front and back crawl working on proper breathing technique, stroke proficiency and increased endurance. Instructors will introduce swimmers to deep water activities; diving; breast stroke and elementary backstroke. Swimmers learn at their own pace. Private Lesson Fees: 1 lesson x 30 min - $20.00 (plus HST for adults)

Echo Centre • 250-723-2181 Echo Aquatic and Fitness Centre • 250-720-2514 Alberni Valley Multiplex • 250-720-2518

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Special Events

16 to 24 MARCH

PACIFIC RIM 2013 WHALE FESTIVAL Both locals and visitors love this festival! For up to date information, including a calendar of events check out http://www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com/

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EASTER EGG HUNT! Tofino Parks and Recreation’s Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will once again be hosted at the Village Green Park. Eggs and goodies will be hidden around the park, bring your friends and family out to enjoy the fun. The hunt starts at 10am sharp, no early birds please! 10:00 am - Saturday, March 30 | Village Green Park | Tofino

BC ARTS & CULTURE WEEK Every year at the end of April, schools and communities across the province host a spectacular array of events and activities as part of BC Arts and Culture Week. Now entering its 14th year, BC Arts and Culture Week turns the spotlight on the vital contribution that arts and culture make in learning and in life. Music, films, media arts, dance, books, theatre and visual art are a part of daily life, and have a lasting impact. They inspire us, challenge us and broaden our horizons. BC Arts and Culture Week is presented by ArtsBC and ArtStarts in Schools. With the support of the Province of BCthrough the British Columbia Arts Council, these two organizations bring the value of arts and culture in education and at the community level into sharp focus. We invite all British Columbians to join the celebration by participating in local Arts and Culture Week events. Visit www.bcartsweek.org to find out more.

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CHALK UP THE MUP! Tofino Parks and Recreation will be celebrating BC Arts and Culture Week with one of our favourite events: Chalk Up the MUP! Help yourself to chalk placed along Tofino’s Multi Use Path during the week of April 21-27, and explore your inner artist!

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EARTH DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST A favourite local event for many, the Earth Day Pancake breakfast will be brought to you this year by the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Tofino Parks and Recreation, and the Raincoast Education Society. Enjoy a pancake breakfast by donation, funds raised will go to the Raincoast Education Society, see you there! 9am-12pm | Village Green Park | Tofino

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NATIONAL YOUTH ARTS WEEK National Youth Arts Week showcases simultaneous youth arts projects from St. John’s to Vancouver and everywhere in between. The week is a project of the Arts Network for Children and Youth. Check out youthartsweek.ca for more information on how you can get involved.

BIKE TO WORK WEEK Bike to Work BC’s mandate is to encourage more people in all BC communities to commute by bicycle through Bike to Work initiatives. They assist communities in offering events and campaigners that stimulate safe cycling within towns and cities. Cycling is a great way to improve fitness levels, while reducing your carbon footprint. Register a team in this year’s Bike to Work Week by visiting biketowork.ca.

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Youth//Adult Youth

PROGRAMS

Roller Derby!

Tofino/Ucluelet has a ladies roller derby team! The Black Pearls have been practicing regularly and fresh meat (ladies who are new to derby) can join in on Tuesday nights, 7:30 pm at the seaplane base, Ucluelet. All players must bring their own gear, including helmet, skates, mouth guard, elbow/knee and wrist guards – some skates are available for trials. For more information contact coach Christina Lanoville (clanoville@gmail.com) or Lyvi Rivera (bailaukee@yahoo.ca). Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays | 7:30 pm UCLUELET SEAPLANE BASE

REGISTER

250.725.3229

Purple Dragon Martial Arts 14 YEARS - ADULT

Senpai Ian returns to teach the art of Don Jitsu Ryu. Don Jitsu Ryu is a martial arts style modern in concept yet ancient in origin, blending Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. Improve your discipline, confidence, stamina, flexibility, while learning to defend yourself. Those that are attending only one night per week are encouraged to select the Tuesday class. Ian Shu January 15 - March 26 | 5:45-7:00pm Tuesdays (No class March 19) January 17 - March 28 | 4:45-6:00pm Thursdays (kids and adults; no class March 21) SPRING SESSION April 9 - June 11| 5:45-7:00pm Tuesdays (No class March 19) April 11 - June 13 | 4:45-6:00pm Thursdays (kids and adults; no class March 21) TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$100 / 10 classes

Teen Roller Derby! GIRLS GRADES 8 -12

Girls Roller Derby will continue this winter! Sogo Active gave Tofino Parks and Recreation a grant to start up this program. With the $500 grant we were able to purchase protective gear for the girls on the team. We will continue to offer this program, in partnership with Ucluelet Parks and Recreation and the Nuu-Cha-Nulth Tribal Council. Practices Tuesdays | January 15 - March 5 3:00 pm (until late bus pick up) UCLUELET SEAPLANE BASE

FREE!

Aquafit

Aquafit is a low impact, cardio exercise that helps tone the body, burn calories and strengthens your cardiovascular system, all with minimum stress and strain on joints and muscles. Participants must be comfortable in deep water. Class fees include pool/hot tub entry at MacKenzie Beach Resort Pool. Please register at the District of Tofino Office or call us at 250.725.3229 ext. 0. April Woods/Leah Austin Tuesdays & Fridays | 8:00 – 8:45 am Ongoing MACKENZIE BEACH RESORT POOL

$40 / 6 classes or $7 drop-in

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Step It Up STEP is a low impact workout with the same benefits as going for a run! It can be used as your cross-training workout. This basic STEP class will go through easy to follow, basic STEP choreography to music that will make you sweat and burn calories. We start with a warm-up to wake up your muscles and introduce them to the STEP. We STEP for about 45 minutes followed by core work, then comes your much deserved stretch and relaxation. Session 1 Mondays January 21 – February 18 (4 classes) (No class February 11, Family Day) Wednesdays January 23 – February 13 (4 classes) Register for 4 classes (Mondays or Wednesdays, please specify day attending) $40 (+HST) Register for 8 classes (Mondays and Wednesdays) $75 (+HST) Drop in $12/classes *Due to limited steps available, pre-registered participants have first access to steps, drop-ins are permitted if there are still steps available

Session 2 Mondays, March 25 – April 22 (4 classes) (No class April 1 – Easter Monday) Wednesdays, March 27 – April 17 (4 classes)Register for 4 classes (Mondays or Wednesdays, please specify day attending) $40 (+HST) Register for 8 classes (Mondays and Wednesdays) $75 (+HST) Drop in $12/classes *Due to limited steps available, pre-registered participants have first access to steps, drop-ins are permitted if there are still steps available Session 3 Mondays, April 29 – May 27 (4 classes) (No class May 20) Wednesdays, May 1 – May 22 (4 classes) Register for 4 classes (Mondays or Wednesdays, please specify day attending) $40 (+HST) Register for 8 classes (Mondays and Wednesdays) $75 (+HST) Drop in $12/classes *Due to limited steps available, pre-registered participants have first access to steps, drop-ins are permitted if there are still steps available Maria Kaiser Mondays | 4:30-5:30pm Wednesdays | 7:45-8:45am TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

*Pre-registration is preferred, as there are limited STEPs available.

BROCHURE ADVERTISING Advertise with us! Tofino Parks and Recreation would like to open advertising space in our seasonal guide to local businesses. All advertising funds collected will go into offsetting the cost of creating our seasonal publication. Please find advertising rates below. Please contact Laura Lunty if you would like to have an advertisement in our upcoming brochures. SIZE

RATE

Business card 2" x 3.5" Banner – 2" x 7" Square – 4" x 3.5" Half Page Full Page

$20 x 4 = $85 $35 x 4 = $140 $45 x 4 = $180 $75 x 4 = $300 $100 x 4 = $400

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DISCOUNTED RATE (for all 4 guides)

$70 $120 $150 $250 $300

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Zumba Gold® Zumba Gold – Toning®

Zumba Gold® is a fun fitness workout that uses Latin inspired and international dance movements with instructional cueing at a slower pace. This class is perfect for the participant wanting to start a healthy and fit lifestyle, someone recovering from injury or for the baby boomer. Combined with Zumba Gold® is Zumba Gold – Toning® using strength training techniques while moving to international rhythms from the Zumba Gold® music. Please bring your own light weights, not more than 1 lb. Participants prepare to be sweating on the dance floor! This high energy class is a fun way to incorporate exercise into your day and is sure to leave a smile on your face! Session 1 Mondays January 21 – February 18 (4 classes) (No class February 11, Family Day) Session 2 Mondays, March 18 – April 15 (4 classes) (No class April 1 – Easter Monday) Session 3 Mondays, April 29 – May 27 (4 classes) (No class May 20) Maria Kaiser Mondays | 5:00 - 6:00 pm TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$40 /4 classes (+HST) OR $12 drop-in

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking involves walking with specialized poles both on and off road. The Nordic Walking Poles reduce stress on joints in the lower body by 30% and promote greater stability and balance and improve posture while walking. The technique is easy to learn, fun and suitable for all fitness levels Tofino Parks and Recreation has a number of Walking Poles available for trial. Drop by the Municipal office to test drive a pair!

Ageless Yoga AGES 50+

You are never too old or too young to keep the body moving and breathing! This gentle Yoga class is designed to introduce movements that warm the body’s joints and articulations. The practice is followed by a nurturing meditaions. It is the perfect way to learn how to keep the mind and body vibrant and healthy. Dede Monette January 11 - February 1| 12:15 – 1:30 pm $36 / 4 classes Spring Session Dates March 1 - April 19 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm $55 / 6 classes Fridays (no classes March 22 & 29) TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Grappling Techniques and Judo

Beginner to advanced training. Physical fitness – recreational pursuit – competition – you decide on the goal. No experience necessary. Please wear loose fitting clothing such as jersey top and bottoms. Call 250.725.2145 for registration and further info, or email Don Travers at tofino@remotepassages.com Mondays & Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:30 pm LEGION BASEMENT

Ongoing $5 drop in or $20 / month

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Ladies Running Group

Using the Vancouver Sun Run’s Learn to Run 10k program, Vicki Waddell will champion this ladies running group. The program set’s very achievable goals, and is the perfect introduction to running for those who haven’t been running recently. Check out www.vancouversun.com/pdf/SportMedLearn ToRun10KProgram.pdf for a sneak peak at the running program. Running groups provide participants with motivation and a social element that they may not be achieved by running independently. Also a great way to train for the 2013 Edge to Edge Marathon! First run Sunday, January 13 –10am Meet at the North Chesterman parking lot Weekly running day and time may change depending on the group’s availability

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Beach Break Bootcamp

AGES 16+

Beach Break Bootcamp is an Be accelerated Fitness & Nutrition program that provides a great way to kick-start your fitness regime. We are here to motivate and support you to achieve your goal of becoming a fitter & healthier individual. Through positive reinforcement and feedback our boot camp exercises are great for weight loss, endurance and fitness. Our programs combine cardio, resistance and interval training to give you the best workout possible in the shortest amount of time (usually 35-45 minutes)! They also improve other areas including balance, stability, flexibility, agility and posture. The approach continually “shocks” the body and is the most efficient and effective way to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight and build muscle. To accelerate your goal, we identify tweaks that you can make in your diet to see results faster. Transform your body from head to toe, surround yourself with like-minded people and soak up the great outdoors. See you at the beach!!!

YOUTH HEALTH CLINIC Ucluelet Wednesdays from 10:00 -11:30 am in the Youth Room at the Community Centre (use Library entrance). Tofino Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Coastal Family Place, 265 First Street Education, outreach and specialized assistance for youth; general health, sexual health and everything in between. Get some answers, resources, a checkup or confidential assistance from a health nurse! Call or text our cell phone 250.720.5471 for more info...

Tuesday & Thursday | 7:00 am TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

JANUARY 2013 January 8 - February 1 $53.57/month OR $10/class

FEBRUARY 2013 February 4 - March 1

Soap Making Workshop WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make soap? Are you looking for a more natural alternative to commercially available soaps? Or are you just a crafty person looking for a new creative adventure? This workshop is for you! Learn instructions, tips, and safety guidelines on how to make soap from instructor Vicki Waddell, who has been making and gifting her soap for the past 8 years. Pre-registration is necessary for this workshop, as we will need to order supplies in advance. Participants must be a minimum of 18 years to participate, as this class has students working with lye (a corrosive alkaline substance). Registration deadline: January 16 Workshop date: January 30 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm $25 TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL KITCHEN

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Burlesque Burlesque is more than risqué dance; it is about confidence and style. This class is intended for women who are new to the art of burlesque dancing. Participants can expect to learn two routines, along with history of the dance and it’s great performers. Courtney Fick will teach the class west coast style, for example anyone can learn to strut in heels, but what about rain boots? If you are looking for a fun way to improve your fitness levels this class is for you! Courtney Fick January 22 - February 26 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesdays TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

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INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Courtney Fick Courtney started her first music lesson at the age of three. She began with piano and moved into voice when she was five, followed by dance and theatre when at the age of six. She completed a BA in Vancouver, researching how music and resilience can intertwine from a psychological perspective. Studies show that music can be a significant deterrent of deviance in children and adolescents. It has since become her passion to help people find their voice.

Rugby Clinic Did you know that Rugby is typically played as a winter sport? It’s true, the cold air, rain and mud helps build strong athletes! This winter we will be organizing a Rugby Clinic for youth and adults interested in this sport. Lesley Mckenzie, from the Canadian National Rugby team, has offered to come to Tofino to lead a winter clinic. Lesley has played for the National team, and is currently the head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds women’s team. Long time resident Ceara Mullin has offered to assist with this clinic also. Ceara plays high level rugby in Vancouver for the Meraloma Rugby Club. An official date for this clinic has not been set; if you are interested in participating in this program feel free to email lauralunty@tofino.ca for more information.

Glee Club Courtney Fick and Kim Tuson will be offering an all ages “glee” club! Enjoy this musical theatre experience while Courtney and Kim share their knowledge of song and dance. Participants can look forward to learning skits and will lead up to a final performance in April. January 15 - April 26 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm Tuesdays

Ping Pong Night Tofino Parks and Recreation recently acquired two Ping Pong tables and have them stored at the community hall. If anyone is interested in signing out a key to the Community Hall to run a Ping Pong night, please contact lauralunty@tofino.ca to coordinate an available time slot at the Community Hall.

Tofino Stick Fighting Club Nicholas Henderson will be leading the Tofino Stick Fighting Club this winter. The class will focus on practical martial arts training, Filipino stick fighting, striking/pad work and endurance, joint locks and manipulations as well as Yeung Chuan (a practical self defense program which is ideal for any age and ability). Nicholas has 18 years of martial arts experience and is excited to share his knowledge! All skill levels welcome, must be 18yrs + to join. For more information contact Nicholas at 250.266.1773. Thursdays | 7:00 - 9:00 pm TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Call Nicholas for dates $44.64 / month or $12 drop in

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$100 /10 sessions (Family rates available)

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Mt. Washington Day Trips GRADES 8 -12 (TOFINO AND UCLUELET YOUTH!)

Head to the mountain for a day on the slopes. Participants should pack a lunch, plenty of water and some spending money for a dinner stop on the way home (we like the Courtenay or Port Alberni Subway). Please let us know in advance whether you will be skiing or snowboarding and whether or not you have your own gear. Helmets recommended. Register early as this program always fills quickly. Chaperones (2): Tofino Parks & Rec Staff Depart Village Green Gazebo at 6am sharp! Return to Tofino approximately 9 pm; participants will be dropped off at home. $75 with own equipment; $125 without own ski/snowboard equipment Want to come along and have a season’s pass? $25 transport only TRIP #1 | Saturday, January 26 TRIP #2 | Sunday, February 10 TRIP #3 | Saturday, March 9

Modern Dance Technique

Contemporary dance technique supports the concepts of grounding, alignment, spinal motions and freedom of movement. It allows for a greater range of motion and fluidity of movement than conventional dance techniques. Learn to connect through somatic awareness and follow the natural energy lines expanding your capacity to freely express through your body. Kim Tuson January 14 - March 4 | 6:15- 7:30 pm Mondays TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$80 /8 sessions OR $12 drop in

GYROKINESIS® This methodology systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises. Gyrotonic movements stimulate the body’s internal organs and breath is applied to invigorate and re-educate the body to move with fluidity, relaxation and power. This class starts seated on a stool and ends on a yoga mat. We start with Taoist self massage to awaken the senses. The next focus is on the spine and pelvis, mobilizing the spine and increasing range of motion. Fluidity is the key, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making the exercises appear and feel more like dance than traditional yoga. Kim Tuson CERTIFIED GYROKINESIS INSTRUCTOR January 14 - March 4 | 10:00 - 11:30 am Mondays TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$80 /4 classes

Winter Paddling Club

If you can layer your clothes for a warm walk on the beach, you can be comfortable on the water as well and winter is a wonderful time to explore our local waters. The tours are scheduled for every Sunday from January through mid-March and the trips will go, weather permitting, from various launch locations. Registration entitles you to four outings over the nine week period so there will be lots of dates to choose from. Groups will be guided by senior guides with Tofino Sea Kayaking and basic instruction will be provided for those new to paddling. All registration must go through Tofino Sea Kayaking, participants can expect to receive weekly updates on paddling destinations and weather cancellations! Fitness level: moderate. All equipment will be provided. Call Tofino Sea Kayaking at 250.725.4222 to register for this wonderful program! January 13 - March 10 | 10:00 am start Sundays MEET AT TOFINO SEA KAYAKING, 320 Main Street

$80 /4 paddles (sorry, no refunds for unused paddles)

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Basic Emergency Kit You may have some of these basic emergency kit items already, such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water and blankets. The key is to make sure they are organized, easy to find and easy to carry (in a suitcase with wheels or in a backpack) in case you need to evacuate your home. Whatever you do, don't wait for a disaster to happen.

Basic Emergency Kit Items Easy to carry Think of ways that you can pack your emergency kit so that you and those on your emergency plan can easily take the items with you, if necessary. Water Two litres of water per person per day (Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order) Food That won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year) Manual can opener Flashlight and batteries Battery-powered or wind-up radio Extra batteries First aid kit Special needs items Prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities Extra keys for your car and house Cash Include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones Emergency plan Include a copy of it and ensure it contains in-town and out-of-town contact information *Visit www.getprepared.gc.ca for more information

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RECREATION COMMISSION

The Tofino Recreation Commission is an advisory board to Council, advocating for recreational opportunities for ALL community members. The Commission meets once a month, planning special events, exploring park and facility development and supporting Parks and Recreation staff.

Please call Sally Mole at 250.725.3229 if you would like more information.

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Thank You! Huge thanks go out to the following businesses and people who helped make our fall programming successful! Aaron Rodgers Adam Buskard Alex Cutler The Schwab/Sanford Pumpkin Carving Party Andrew Waddell Angie Gibson Beth Luchies Bobby Lax Boulton Brothers Brenda Schwab Bruhwiler Surf School Bryan Grigg Chocolate Tofino (Kim and Cam) Councillor Thorogood Dede Monette Doug Wright Duane Bell Eric Russcher Estuardo Francois Martineau Gaylene Thorogood Geoff Lyons

Hana Dixon Ian Shu Janine Wood Jason Hasz Jeff Hale Jess Towers John Forde Jean-Paul Froment Kayla McCloy Kevin Midgley Kim White KK Hodder Marc Vezina Maria Kaiser Marija Jevic MUP Advisory Committee Ocean Village Pool Ole Hansen Pat Tarron Pete Clarkson Raincoast Education Society Ricardo Manmohan Rich Sanford

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Rick Moore Sabrina Donovan Sarah Kadi Sarah Timberlake Scott Gibson SOBO Restaurant Stacey Bucca Stick in the Mud Sue Spence TD Green Streets Tennis BC TOF Cycles Tofino Arts Culture and Heritage Committee Tofino RCMP Tofino Recreation Commission Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild Tom Saunderson Tourism Tofino Ucluelet Parks and Recreation Vaughan Vicki Waddell

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Parks Facilities AND

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PARKS?

250.725.3229

Lighthouse Trail

Tuff City Bike Park

Work is currently underway on a reroute that will give users an easier option to navigate the trail, taking out one of the steepest sections of the route. This work should be complete by the end of the month. This was a priority set by the Lighthouse Trail Committee some time ago, and it’s great to see the work finally underway.

We’ve installed some handcrafted benches and an awesome carved sign for our new park. All great additions which fit in well with the “feel” of the venue.

The restoration of the Petersen Drive access is now complete and has made a huge difference. This project was funded in part by a $14,000 grant from TD Canada. We’d like to give a big thank you to Ms. Morris and her class for helping with the planting portion, and to the RES for giving an informative presentation on some of our native plants. Also thanks to Kevin Midgely from the Lighthouse Trail Committee, and to Councillor Thorogood who both helped with the tree planting.

With the wet weather upon us, we’d just like to remind users to please stay off the jumps. Using the jumps while they are wet causes damage, and we only have so much manpower to maintain them. Thanks for your cooperation!

The trail currently ends close to the boundary of District Lot 120, which is owned by the province. We have requested permission to cross this Lot, which is critical to creating the connection to Middle Beach and beyond. The province has indicated it will support this application, on the condition we can show support from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations. We have requested this support some time ago, and hope to hear positive news in the near future. PHOTO COURTESY KEVIN MIDGLEY

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Multi Use Path

Parks and Rec Master Plan

We got another grant! This one just shy of $40,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada, to help us fix some of the root damage that is making our path a little unsafe. The project will start in the New Year and should be up and running well before our busy summer season. Note that there may be some sections that will be impassable for short periods of time, but please bear with us. It’ll be a huge improvement once it is all complete!

We’d like to thank everyone who attended our Community Consultation evening on November 29. It was a great turn out with close to 200 people coming out to give their input on not only parks and recreation initiatives, but also to help with the Official Community Plan review. It was a great community event with Wildside cooking up a storm, and Liam Tilitzky and Katie Jo Crocker from the Grade 12 French class bussing tables.

A reminder to all landowners along the MUP, please ensure vegetation is brushed back to improve sightlines along the MUP, and snow is cleared from driveways that cross the MUP.

We’re Getting Noticed!

Early in the Fall we had a call from reccies from the Regional District of Nanaimo who had heard good things about our skatepark and bike park. They came out for a tour and were REALLY impressed with our facilities, and particularly the process we went through in the designing and building of our parks. This is a big pat on the back to YOU, our fantastic community, who supported our fundraising, came out to work bees, helped on the design and gave us encouragement throughout. We rock! We were featured in the last edition of the BC Recreation and Parks magazine as being “a community that is leading the way” with our social innovations and partnerships. Highlighted was a very sturdy relationship with VIHA. The New York Times featured our Bike Skills Park in their travel section, citing it as a draw for bike enthusiasts. You can view the article online at http://www.nytimes.com/ slideshow/2012/10/07/travel/20121007_SURFACING-3. html. And our Parks and Recreation Director was recently invited to participate in a provincial roundtable of 17 local government leaders, to give input on tools and resources local governments could use to better serve their communities to become “healthy”. It’s great to see recognition that the “health” definition is broadening to include more than just physical health!

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We will be taking your input and incorporating it into a first draft which will then go through another public process before we put our hand to the final draft. Your input is always welcome. Feel free to send us an email or give us a call with your thoughts. We’d like to have the final report before Council in the Spring of 2013.

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The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit and environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people through conservation, activism, research and education. For more information on current initiatives or to become more involved as a Surfrider Pacific Rim member please contact us at: Email: aloha@surfriderprc.org Website: www.surfriderprc.org Facebook @ Surfrider Pacific Rim

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The Raincoast Education Society (RES) is an independent nonprofit society and registered Canadian charity. The RES was established in August 2000 with a mission to help shape an environmentally sensitive future for the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region through education and community stewardship. Our aim is to enable citizens within and beyond the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region to participate knowledgeably, effectively and responsibly in the work of shaping this future for our region and for our planet. We seek to accomplish our mission by delivering a broad range of high-quality educational and interpretive programs, such as interpretive walks, seminar series, school programs, and slideshows focused on the natural environment, cultures, and communities of the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region. We also bring outside educators and experts to our region for programs and presentations. We work with a broad range of public, private and community institutions and agencies, both within and beyond the region, in order to establish and maintain a high-calibre education and interpretive network and to reflect a wide range of perspectives in all educational and interpretive activities. You can contact us at: Tel: 250.725.2560 | Fax: 250.725.2435 Email: info@raincoasteducation.org | www.raincoasteducation.org

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Considerate Dog Owner

GOLD BIKES! Tofino Parks & Recreation’s Gold BIke program turned out to be quite popular this past summer. The bikes have been locked up for the winter and will return this spring. Thank you for treating them with respect.

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The dogs of Tofino hereby respectfully request that all our beloved dog-owners employ the advantage of your opposable thumbs and pick up after us. In this way, you will show us that your love and affection is real, through thick and thin, and you will prevent us from looking bad, lazy or naughty for simply answering Nature’s call. The dogs of Tofino believe that all human Tofitians deserve the freedom to stroll, bike, run and hike through our favorite sniffing grounds, without stepping in poo. Long may we frolic in harmony.

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terms and the like. Kind of scary and not very appealing. I like to think of this as planning an event, the ultimate event really. Let me share with you how I see my event playing out. Flowers by bed, lilies preferably. No feeding tubes, I love to eat. An assigned person to look after my health care decisions. An informed doctor with whom I have told my plans, who respects them and who, because I have given him guidance, can give me better care. I still want to be able to have the occasional cocktail, like at Christmas time. Spending time with friends and family and in this beautiful land is more important to me than wasting time on unnecessary treatments. A week spent doing

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as I choose is worth more to me than a month spent in a hospital, clinic etc. Now that is just me, what I choose, what I want, I am not choosing for anyone else. We should each be able to choose for ourselves. Starting the conversation about your own advance care plan is a choice, a beginning and can be a gift to yourself and those that you love. "It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all." – Henri Poincare. ¯86%'=,)%( Watch for The Glass Bottle a play directed by Gary Marks and Consider the Conversation an award winning movie both guaranteed to stimulate conversation about planning for end of life.

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Visiting with Gael over a meal or coffee or just passing by on the street was always a delight. She liked and was interested in people, radiating kindness and friendliness towards us all.

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6IQIQFIVMRK+EIP The Burt family came to the westcoast for a week to be together as a family. Son Landon had been battling a brain tumor but was well enough for a holiday. A few days later the Burts found THEMSELVESAT4OkNO'ENERAL Hospital. Landon slipped into a coma.  7HENWEARRIVEDIN4OkNO that February, we didn’t know anyone and we kind of wanted to be alone. When we left we had a whole new family and a loving community we could call our own and it was all because of Gael! She came to us via the Hospice and never left our side and took care of our every need. We would not have made it through without her. She rallied the whole community; we could see how much respect ANDLOVESHEHADIN4OkNO3HE was tenacious when caring for people and she got things in place and done just like that. This wasn’t just for a day or two, she looked after us for six

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out, dance, watch movies and surf the net a little. His passion in life is observing and enjoying the multiplicity of life patterns, marvelling at the beauty, diversity and complexity of the interconnectedness of all. He sees it all as a beautiful balanced whole. Jan wanted to become a Hospice volunteer in his twenties, but was turned back, being told he needed more life experience. He has now been with PRHS for 10 years or so. His involvement is in part a way to give back to the community. Asked about what he gets from that involvement, he responded that the training was THEkRSTBENEkT)TOFFERSVERY good information for anyone, no matter what they are doing in life, in particular the listening and communication skills. He enjoys being given the opportunity to use these skills, meeting and interacting with members of

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the community, an opportunity which he might not have OTHERWISEBEENGIVEN(EkNDS there is something rewarding in accompanying someone in their life journey. “You get to be close to these people, and they to you. It’s a lovely thing.â€? Interacting in such an intimate setting with a stranger is a lot simpler and EASIERTHANITkRSTSEEMSHESAYS The apparent barrier between strangers dissolves as soon as someone is willing to be fully present, and the other person is likely to follow. Asked how he felt about receiving the title of Volunteer of the Year, he humbly replied that he did not deserve it anymore than anyone else, but that it felt nice to have his volunteering noted. Thank you Jan, for all you do and all you are. ÂŻ8,f6Ç7) &39',%6(

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Hospice volunteers devote their time and care all year long. Board members share their wisdom, experience, expertise and vision, making the organization the reliable and trusted resource it is. ClientBASEDVOLUNTEERSPROVIDECOMPASSIONATE CONkDENTIAL RESPECTFUL support to people and families in need. To thank them the Society hosts an annual Year End Celebration. This year, Chef Flo Besson created a delicious meal and Maggie Brown hosted the group at her beautiful home. Hospice is truly blessed to have such wonderful volunteers who enhance the quality of the lives of people in our region. We are grateful for all of the fantastic qualities and special skills volunteers bring to Hospice. Volunteers are the heart of Hospice. – Kim and ThÊrèse

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Make friends, don’t add them.

The Tonquin Foundation is a nonprofit, British Columbia-based organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and interpretation of the rich and diverse maritime heritage of North America’s Westcoast. Headquartered in the Vancouver Island village of Tofino the Foundation was incorporated in November of 2003 by a group of individuals with a passion for things nautical and a shared goal to promote public awareness, interest and understanding.

Tonquin Foundation P.O. Box 609 Tofino, British Columbia Canada V0R 2Z0 Tel: (250) 382 6613 Fax: (250) 479 0501 tonquin@seaviewcable.net

For program information, contact: Freda Hubert (250) 725-3997 ghubert1@telus.net

The KidSport Fund is the charitable arm of Sport BC designed to remove financial obstacles that prevent some children from playing sports. Grants are given to INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES whose families cannot afford sport registration fees and who would otherwise not be able to participate in a season of sport. For information and an application form, visit www.kidsport.ca or stop by and speak with one of our Parks & Recreation Staff and we can provide you with printed copies of the online application.

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Tofino Recreation Commission’s Kids Access Fund Kids Access Fund Application The Tofino Recreation Commission has been working closely with the Parks and Recreation department to establish a Kids Access Fund.

Funding Guidelines Tofino Recreation Commission is a non-profit, volunteer based group, focused on improving recreation opportunities for the residents of Tofino. The Kids Access Fund is specifically focused on helping local children become active in recreational activities offered through Tofino Parks and Recreation.

Who do we fund? The program assists financially disadvantaged families in enrolling their individual children, ages 4-18yrs, in local sports and recreation programs. Funds are allotted primarily to families residing in Tofino, however depending on financial availability, may be distributed to families residing in surrounding communities. Financial support is evaluated on a case by case basis. Funds are accessible to children and youth in the Wickaninnish Elementary School catchment area.

How much does the program cover? Funding opportunities are completely dependent upon the amount of funds available in the Kids Access Fund. Families are welcome to apply for one children’s/youth program each season. If additional funds are available, families may have the opportunity to apply for a second program. Families also have the opportunity to volunteer at Tofino Recreation Commission events, to help raise more money for the children’s access fund.

When can I apply? Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants are encouraged to get their applications into Tofino Parks and Recreation department at least one week prior to the program commencing.

How can I apply? Applications are available at the Tofino Municipal Office. Please complete and return to the Tofino Parks and Recreation Department. *All applications are kept confidential.

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KidsAccessFundApplication ParticipantInformation Child’sName FirstLast

Dateofbirth FamilyInformation Parents/GuardianNames PhoneEmail SponsorshipInformation Pleasebrieflyoutlinewhyyouareapplyingforthissponsorshipandwhatprogramyouwouldliketoapplyfundstowards:     Pleaseprovideareferralfromalocalserviceprovider(eg.aschoolteacherorlocalserviceprovider) Name&Title:PhoneNumber:  VolunteerAvailability YesIaminterestedinhelpingwithfutureRecreationCommissionfundraisers. Yes,IwouldliketohelpwiththeCanadaDaycelebrationattheVillageGreen Pleaseprovideavailability/interestinothervolunteeropportunities:  I,theundersigned,certifytheallinformationcontainedinthisapplicationiscorrecttothebestofmyknowledge.Iamawarethat thisapplicationwillbeconsideredbytheTofinoRecreationCommissionandthatallinformationcontainedinthisapplicationwillbe keptconfidential.  Signature:Date: Pleasereturncompletedandsignedformto:TofinoRecreationCommission c/oPOBox9 Tofino,BCV0R2Z0 250Ǧ725Ǧ3229 Fax725Ǧ3775


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