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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

MARTIAL ARTS JUDO DON TRAVERS......................................................................... 725.2145 PURPLE DRAGON IAN SHU ............................................................... 726.2316 KICK BOXING ADAM HOULAHAN...................................................... 726.5256

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.ca .. 725.2054

RECREATION + LIESURE TOFINO PARKS & RECREATION............................................................ 725.3229 SALLY / APRIL / LAURA UCLUELET RECREATION DEPARTMENT................................................ 726.4772 ABBY FORTUNE/ KK HODDER

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

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

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

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PUBLIC SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS.................................................................................. 266 0477

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 SPORTS FLOOR HOCKEY KEVIN YOUNG.......................................................... 725.3306 MOUNTAIN BIKE COMMITTEE ............................................................. 725.3229 YOUTH COMMUNITY YOUTH WORKER............................................................ 726.2343 UCLUELET YOUTH CENTRE .................................................................. 726.7711 YOUNG LIFE......................................................................................... 726.4463

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!

The District of Tofino Parks and Recreation Department coordinates and publishes this brochure four times annually. This compilation is available as a service for Tofino residents and is intended to be used as a reference guide. The inclusion of other organizations is not necessarily an endorsement by the District of Tofino.

For more information contact April at 250.725.3229 or by email at recreation@tofino.ca

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tofino parksrecreation PROGRAMS Registration Information......................................................................................... 5 Community Children’s Centre ................................................................................ 7

Tofino Parks and Recreation

Preschool Programs.................................................................................................. 8

121 Third Street, PO Box 9 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

Children’s Summer Camps.................................................................................... 14

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Summer Camp Calendar at a Glance ..................................................... 12 & 13

250.725.3229

KidSport Application Grant..................................................................... 20 & 21

250.725.3775

Youth /Adult Programs........................................................................................ 30 Older Adult Programs........................................................................................... 33

Sally Mole

DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION

parks_rec@tofino.ca

PARKS

250.725.3229 ext. 37 April Froment

Parks & Facilities News ........................................................................................ 36

PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMMER

recreation@tofino.ca

250.725.3229 ext. 23 Laura Lunty

PARKS & RECREATION ASSISTANT

lauralunty@tofino.ca

OUR COMMUNITY Message from Mayor Schmunk ............................................................................. 4 Tofino Streamkeepers.............................................................................................. 4

250.725.3229 ext. 26

Junior Surfrider Tofino ........................................................................................... 10

Community Children’s Centre

Special Events ........................................................................................................ 24

265 First Street Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

Raincoast Education Society............................................................................... 40

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Family Ties Healthy Babies Program ................................................................... 11 Tofino Recreation Commission........................................................................... 34 Tofino Ambassador Program................................................................................ 41 Pacific Rim Hospice Society................................................................................. 42

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Mayor Schmunk

MESSAGE FROM

Here on the West Coast, we are fortunate to have many recreational opportunities right in our back yard. From our extensive beaches, our walking trails and bike paths, to our Skatepark and new Bike Park, Tofino has lots of opportunities for people to get outside and be active. In this seasonal brochure, you’ll find many additional activities to help you and your family lead an active lifestyle. We can all be proud of some of the recent recreational projects that have been completed, are underway or due to start this year. The Lighthouse Trail offers a beautiful coastline hike with stunning vistas and “made in Tofino” furnishings. This Council has made completing the trail to MacKenzie Beach a priority and we are working hard to realize this goal. The extension to the Multi Use Path has dramatically improved the safety of cyclists accessing the downtown core and is a welcome addition to the existing MUP. The Bike Park is in its finishing stages and is already proving to be a big hit amongst bikers young and not so young. It will be exciting to see the MUP Connector trail construction, linking the Community Hall with Industrial Way, providing an active transportation link to the downtown core. Also in this brochure, you’ll see examples of many members of our community taking on volunteer roles or projects. Much of the work on our Skatepark and Bike Park has been borne by volunteers, including a large fundraising campaign. Our soccer and baseball coaches are all volunteers, each of them committing their time and skills to benefit our children. Canada Day is fast approaching this event is only possible due to the over 50 volunteers and businesses that support this event. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who have given up their time and committed their energy to the betterment of our community.

Tofino Streamkeepers is a non-profit organization that works cooperatively with government agencies, fisheries biologists, local business, residents, and other local organizations to conserve and restore streams and wetland habitats in our communities. For information on the next free Streamkeepers training course or upcoming projects please contact Lisa Fletcher:

P. 250-725-2560 E. streamkeepers@gmail.com W.www.tofinostreamkeepers.ca

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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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SALLY MOLE REGISTRATION OPENS

SALLY MOLE DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION

April and I were really happy to see Laura back in the office in March this year. With an unprecedented amount of projects currently in the works and into the future, we need all the help we can get! And it’s just a bonus that she brings her positive vibe and great sense of humour with her. Unfortunately, we have lost Amy Baker-Smith to the other side of the island where she will be moving with her husband Caycee. Amy has been just a super employee, and a wonderful asset to our daycare. After almost 5 years with us, she will be very much missed by colleagues, parents and children alike. Thank you for your time with us Amy! Summer is just around the corner, and is looking like a super busy time for our little department. Help us keep on top of things and continue to report anything broken, missing or otherwise not right in the area of parks and recreation. Please don’t feel like you’re complaining – we really do appreciate it! Although we are sometimes unable to remedy your report ourselves, be assured that if this is the case, the issue has

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been passed on to the appropriate responder. With the start of summer comes Canada Day celebrations! Once more we’ll be looking for helpers on any one of the many various aspects of Canada Day. If you’d like to get involved, please contact one of your friendly rec people and let them know. Even just an hour or two makes a huge difference, and the money always goes to worthy recreation related projects, including the Kids’ Access Fund. I think we really deserve a nice long stretch of summer weather; it seemed to be a very long winter we’ve had. Even though it’s such a busy time for many of us, let’s all try and get the most out of summer, and remember how long we have to wait until the next one. I’m sure you’ll find something in the pages ahead that will help you get some healthy, summer active living in your lives. Enjoy!

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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 more information please contact:

Sally Mole

DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION

at

725.3229 ext. 37

or to book care for your child contact:

Fiona McCallum DAYCARE SUPERVISOR

at

725.4009

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

REGISTER

250.725.3229

PROGRAMS

Pre-School Yoga

AGES 3-5

Together we will explore the wonders of yoga, prepare a healthy snack, make our own herbal tea and explore our creative side with painting and drawing. Come prepare for a playful yoga week to focus on body, emotional awareness and coordination skills. Parents are welcome to join us on our last class together. Let’s see who feels more relaxed after this class! Dede Monette CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR July 9-13 | 1:00 -2:30pm Monday-Friday TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$60

Dance Camp

AGES 1½ -10+

Gabby is back! Joining her will be Calgary’s ballet expert Marnie Schellen. Gabby will have the latest Jazz tricks and dance theatre routines, while Marnie will be focusing on ballet skills, stretching and encouraging your child’s imagination through movement. Students will learn the ins and outs of a musical theatre production; we will paint a back drop; create picture frame mementos as well as other nifty crafts for all participants to take home. Come and checkout the preschool summer classes, lots to do with children 3 years and under! Students are to wear comfortable clothing, have their hair tied back off the face and bring a light snack and water bottle. A parent performance is scheduled for the final class. There is limited space availability! TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Parent & Tot Dance Camp with intro to “Kindermusik” Ages 1½ -3 | $50 9:00 - 9:45 am | Monday – Friday Ages 3 & 4 | $60 10:00 - 11:00 am | Monday – Friday With Marnie Schellen and Gabrielle Springette Ages 5 & 6 (Level One) | $60 9:00 - 11:00 am | Monday – Friday Ages 7 - 9 (Level Two) | $115 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Monday – Friday

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Ages 10 & Up (Level Three) | $115 12:30 - 3:30 pm | Monday – Friday Inquire with the District of Tofino’s Rec Department if you are interested in teen classes!

Harbour City Gymnastics Camp AGES 3-4

Our friends Chris and Megan from Harbour City Gymnastics Club, are returning to offer a summer gymnastics program in Tofino. Children ages 3 -14 years will have the opportunity to develop gymnastics skills using equipment provided by Harbour City. This camp has been developed to improve participants’ balance and coordination, promote cooperation skills as well as boost campers’ self confidence. Class details are listed below, register early to avoid waitlists! Chris & Megan August 13 - 17 | 9:00 - 9:45 am Monday-Friday TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$65 Maximum of 8 children JULY 23- 27 | AGES 3 -14

Ezra Soccer Camp

The ever popular Ezra Soccer School is back to run camps this summer. Camps are available for children ages 3 -14 years, and will focus on skill development, teamwork and game time strategy. Participants should come prepared for an outdoor camp with a hat, sunscreen, raingear, water and snacks for the day. If you have cleats please bring them, Tofino Parks and Recreation has a bin of shared cleats that will be available for those who need cleats. WICKANINNISH COMMUNITY SCHOOL FIELD

TOT SOCCER (3 - 5 Years) 2:00 - 3:00pm | $65 + HST (Includes T-shirt)

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Thank you to this year’s volunteer baseball coaches! Ricardo Manmohan & Scott Payne Bryan Grigg & Paula Gibson Brenda Schwab & Richard George Cam Young & Danny Banks

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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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Purple Dragon Martial Arts Camp AGES 4-6

Campers will learn break falling, self defense techniques, and sparring skills. A great camp to help build a child’s confidence and self esteem through exercise and skill challenges. Purple Dragon promotes discipline and focus that will help kids excel in school and beyond. Classes will be separated according to age. All campers are required to wear a uniform; you can purchase one for an additional $30. Sensei Ian Shu August 20-24 9:00 - 10:00 am Monday-Friday TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$50

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

Like Tofino Parks & Recreation on Facebook! Tofino Parks and Recreation has started using Facebook and Twitter to help promote our programs and events. We are finding these to be useful tools to communicate program udates and changes. Add us as a friend on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the most up to date Parks and Recreation news!

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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, ToďŹ no 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

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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Children’s

REGISTER

SUMMER CAMPS

250.725.3229

Summer Camps!

The summer season is upon us and Tofino Parks and Recreation has some great camps planned this year. We’ve worked hard to offer a wide variety of programs and camps so that there will be something for everyone to enjoy this summer! Early registration is recommended as many of the camps fill. If you have any questions about summer programming feel free to contact Laura Lunty (lauralunty@tofino.ca, 725 3229 ext 26). Thanks for your support and participation, have a great summer!

July JULY 3-6 | AGES 7-12

Wild Water Week

Summer splash down! Join Tofino Parks and Recreation for a week of water themed activities including surfing/ boogie boarding, swimming, and a trip to the Ucluelet Aquarium. Campers will also participate in a day of water conservation challenges, organized by our friends at the Raincoast Education Society. To finish off this exciting week, participants will make a trip to Paradise Seaside Resort in Parksville to play mini golf and go on the bumper boats! MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN GAZEBO 9 AM ON TUESDAY

Tuesday – Friday (No camp Monday) 9:00 – 3:00pm (participants will be dropped off at home) $120

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JULY 9 -13 | AGES 6 -12

Yoga Adventure Summer Camp

Join us at the Tofino Community Center for this blissful adventure of Yoga, meditation, herbal wisdom and creative artistic expression. Together we will explore the fundamentals of Yoga through fun postures, breathing techniques and guided meditation. We will prepare/bake a healthy snack, make our own herbal teas, go on beach adventures and host a spa day! A sure fun way to relax and develop overall health, wellbeing and love for yourself and others. Dede Monette CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00pm *Shuttle service available by request to the Green Olympics Camp in the afternoon $75

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JULY 9 -13 | AGES 3 - 5

JULY 16 -20 | AGES 1½ -10+

Preschool Yoga

Together we will explore the wonders of yoga, prepare a healthy snack, make our own herbal tea and explore our creative side with painting and drawing. Come prepare for a playful yoga week to focus on body, emotional awareness and coordination skills. Parents are welcome to join us on our last class together. Let’s see who feels more relaxed after this class! Dede Monette CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Monday – Friday | 1:00 – 2:30pm $60 JULY 9 -13 | AGES 7 -12

Green Olympics

Do you like relay races and scavenger hunts? If you said yes to both then register for the Raincoast Education Society’s Green Olympics Camp. Camp participants will build eco-villages, have water relay races, and answer skill-testing questions all in the name of good green fun. Be ready for a fun-filled active camp! Participants should have re-usable water bottles, snacks, and running shoes for this camp. BOTANICAL GARDENS

Monday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00pm (Participants will be dropped off at home) $75 JULY 12 -13 | GRADES 7 -10

Girls Only Camp Out

Kim Johnston and Laura Lunty have planned an overnight hiking and camp trip to Ahousaht. The trip will take girls in grades 7-10 over to Ahousaht to hike the Wild Side Trail, followed by an overnight camp out. The ladies who participate in this trip will have the opportunity to meet female youth from Ahousaht. The trip will focus on basic outdoor skills, self esteem building, and knowledge of the surrounding area. A pre-camp trip dinner will be planned for the week before the outing to prepare girls for the trip!

Dance Camp

Gabby is back! Joining her will be Calgary’s ballet expert Marnie Schellen. Gabby will have the latest Jazz tricks and dance theatre routines, while Marnie will be focusing on ballet skills, stretching and encouraging your child’s imagination through movement. Students will learn the ins and outs of a musical theatre production; we will paint a back drop; create picture frame mementos as well as other nifty crafts for all participants to take home. Come and checkout the preschool summer classes, lots to do with children 3 years and under! Students are to wear comfortable clothing, have their hair tied back off the face and bring a light snack and water bottle. A parent performance is scheduled for the final class. There is limited space availability! TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Parent & Tot Dance Camp with intro to “Kindermusik” Ages 1½ -3 | $50 9:00 - 9:45 am | Monday – Friday Ages 3 & 4 | $60 10:00 - 11:00 am | Monday – Friday With Marnie Schellen and Gabrielle Springette Ages 5 & 6 (Level One) | $60 9:00 - 11:00 am | Monday – Friday Ages 7 - 9 (Level Two) | $115 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Monday – Friday Ages 10 & Up (Level Three) | $115 12:30 - 3:30 pm | Monday – Friday Inquire with the District of Tofino’s Rec Department if you are interested in teen classes!

PRE-TRIP DINNER @ KIM’S HOUSE (981 Tree Frog Lane)

Thursday, July 5 | 7:00 – 9:00pm OVERNIGHT IN AHOUSAHT

Departs 1 pm, Thursday, July 12 | Returns 1 pm, Friday, July 13 $60

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JULY 16 -20 | AGES 7 -12

Board Sports

Board sports camp is back for another summer! Participants in this camp will spend the week exploring different board sport activities. If you are an avid skateboarder or keen on learning, this is the camp for you. Campers will get to test out a variety of skate parks including the Ucluelet skate park, the Tofino skate park, the Port Alberni skate park and take a trip to the indoor skate park in Courtenay. Learn tips from local skaters, while getting time to practice your skills. On days when you’re not skating you can expect to be surfing, SUPing or skimboarding! MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN GAZEBO 9 AM ON TUESDAY

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00pm (Participants will be dropped off at home) $150 JULY 23- 27 | AGES 7 -12

Where the Wild Things Are

Do you know about the amazing amphibians and magnificent mammals of the West Coast? Do you know how to track animals and make birdcalls? You will learn all about the wild beings that live on our West Coast in this camp. We will also be making animal masques as the final project for this camp. Be ready for fun, creativity, and arts and crafts!

JULY 23- 27 | AGES 3 -14

Ezra Soccer Camp The ever popular Ezra Soccer School is back to run camps this summer. Camps are available for children ages 3 -14 years, and will focus on skill development, teamwork and game time strategy. Participants should come prepared for an outdoor camp with a hat, sunscreen, raingear, water and snacks for the day. If you have cleats please bring them, Tofino Parks and Recreation has a bin of shared cleats that will be available for those who need cleats. WICKANINNISH COMMUNITY SCHOOL FIELD

TOT SOCCER (3 - 5 Years) 2:00 - 3:00pm | $65 + HST (Includes T-shirt) JUNIOR SOCCER CAMP (6 - 8 Years) 1:30 - 4:00pm | $90 + HST (Includes T-shirt) YOUTH SOCCER CAMP (9 - 14 Years) 1:30 - 4:00pm | $90 + HST (Includes T-shirt)

August JULY 30 - August 3 | AGES 7 -12

Adventure Camp

The most popular summer camp is back for another exciting week of adventure themed activities. Participants will enjoy an adventurous week of activities, finishing the week off with an overnight camp trip! This program always fills early, so be sure to register as soon as possible!

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 12:30pm (Shuttle, by request, available to Ezra Soccer Camp at 1:30 pm) $75

MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN GAZEBO

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00pm (Participants will be dropped off at home) $150

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AUGUST 13 -17 | AGES 3-14

AUGUST 6 | AGES 7 -11

Tennis Camp

Join Catherine Newman, for a one day tennis clinic. This camp is weather dependant; campers will enjoy a morning of skill development followed by an afternoon tennis tournament. Catherine Newman, has recently taken her level one tennis coaching certificate and is excited to share her knowledge with our community. Campers please pack a lunch, water, and appropriate sporting clothing. MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN TENNIS COURTS

Monday 10:00 am – 3:00pm $25

Harbour City Gymnastics Camp

Our friends Chris and Megan, from Harbour City Gymnastics Club, are returning offer a summer gymnastics program in Tofino. Children ages 3-14 years will have the opportunity to develop gymnastics skills using equipment provided by Harbour City. This camp has been developed to improve participant’s balance and coordination, promote cooperation skills as well as boost camper’s self confidence. Class details are listed below, register early to avoid waitlists! TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

AUGUST 7 -10 | AGES 7 -11

Cricket & Rugby Camp

Two of the best sports! All abilities welcome. In this fun camp, kids will learn the basics and refine their skills in rugby and cricket. Having quickly gone through the rules, the week will concentrate on playing both games and exercises to help refine skills with a tournament and prize giving on Day 4. Please note Rugby will not involve contact and cricket will be played ‘Caribean-style’ on the beach if possible. Kids are welcome to bring their own equipment. Further details are available on request. MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN GAZEBO

Tuesday - Friday (Shuttle, by request, available to Chefs of the Pacific Northwest Camp) 9:00 am – 12:00pm $60 AUGUST 7 -10 | AGES 7 -12

Chefs of the Pacific Northwest

From amazing homemade salads, to fresh berry fruit shakes and wild fish cookouts – this camp will bring your local food and cooking knowledge to the next level. We will learn the skills of oyster farming, fishing, crabbing, and berry picking as well as what seaweeds we can eat right from the sea. Be ready for fun and full bellies! BOTANICAL GARDENS

Tuesday - Friday 1:00 – 4:00pm $60

Monday - Friday 12:30 am – 3:30pm AGE

TIME

PRICE

MAX. No. of STUDENTS

3-4 5-6 7-9 10-14

9:00-9:45 10:00-11:00 11:15-12:15 12:30-2:00

$65 $80 $80 $80

8 10 10 12

AUGUST 13 -17 | AGES 10-14

Film Camp

This year’s film camp will be an amazing week learning how to write scripts, make props, film, make music for a film, and undertake small editing tasks. The video project will be the creation of a youth corner – a short TV show about youth in Tofino. This will include: Your take on local environmental issues; your favorite places to hang out in Tofino; your opinion about how to make Tofino more youth-friendly place, your favorite places to eat; and lots of other ideas that we will brainstorm about during the camp. The video will be shown on our local TV channel as well as appear on social media like YouTube and Facebook. MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN GAZEBO

Monday - Friday (Participants will be dropped off at home) 2:30 – 5:30pm $120

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develops confidence and leadership in its participants. Professionally trained and Canadian Yachting Association Certified coaches will ensure every experience is a positive one. No experience necessary.

Campers will learn break falling, self defense techniques, and sparring skills. A great camp to help build a child’s confidence and self esteem, through exercise and skill challenges. Purple Dragon promotes discipline and focus that will help kids excel in school and beyond. Classes will be separated according to age, see the schedule below for more details. All campers are required to wear a uniform; you can purchase one for an additional $30.

Monday - Friday | 9:00 am – 3:30pm $250* Registration for this camp is online ONLY: http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/Content/MOSS/ SummerCamps/Tofino.asp *KidSport is offering several $200 bursaries for this camp. Please use the application on the following page or view it at http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/Content/MOSS/Kidsport/ Main.asp

Purple Dragon Martial Arts Camp

GRICE BAY

With Sensei Ian Shu TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

Monday - Friday AGE

4-6 7+

TIME

9:00-10:00 9:00-12:00

PRICE

$50 $150

AUGUST 20 - 24 | AGES 8 -12

Art Constrution Camp

Georgina Valk has a week of exciting art projects planned for kids ages 8 -12 years. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to immerse yourself in summer art camp awesomeness! Using a variety of mixed media and your imagination we will transform mosaic, glass, textiles, wood and found objects into beautiful works of art that will be enjoyed for years to come. Let’s get creative and have some fun! With Georgina Valk TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

1:00 - 4:00 pm | Monday – Friday $75 AUGUST 27- 31 | AGES 6 -15

Sailing Camp

Children aged 6 -15 will learn the basics of sailing in a unique environment focusing on fun and boating safety. Participants will learn some terminology, knots, and how to sail by means of games and activities both on and off the water. Seven-foot Optimist sailboats as well as twoperson kayaks will be used in the program. By the end of the course, students will be able to safely sail and kayak on their own! In addition to these skills, the program

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Village Green Day Camps

The Tofino Parks and Recreation Summer Staff has organized one day sport clinics, based out of the Village Green Park. Participants can register for one or two of the clinics, or receive a discount by registering for the whole week. Clinics will run from 10 am-2 pm, with a lunch break at noon. Participants are responsible for packing their own lunch and snacks, water and whatever equipment they may need for that particular activity. MEET AT THE VILLAGE GREEN GAZEBO

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday, August 27th – Tennis Clinic (please bring a racket if you have one) $30 Tuesday, August 28th – Basketball Clinic $30 Wednesday, August 29th - Skate Clinic (please bring your skateboard and helmet) $30 Thursday, August 30th – Archery Clinic $30 Friday, August 31st – Surf Clinic (please bring a wetsuit if you have one) $40 Register for the full week for $120

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KIDSPORT FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE MOSS SUMMER CAMP!!

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Canadian Junior Surf Championships PANAMA

It was really exciting to be representing Canada. The team was all decked out in our Team Canada uniform which we wore throughout the competition. The event started off with a parade of nations through the streets of Playa Vanoa to the beach, accompanied by flag bearers, traditional Panamanian dancers and media. The team all joined the President of the International Surfing Association on stage for the Sands of the World Ceremony where each team brought sand to Panama from their home beaches. We stayed in a small hostel beside the Aussie, Mexican and Costa Rican teams and it was great to meet so many other kids who were equally as passionate as our crew. A number of friendships were struck with kids from around the world. It was also exciting for the kids to meet up with the other team member from Nova Scotia to share stories about surfing on both sides of the country. Canada has a good reputation from previous appearances but we were definitely the underdog at these events. We got a lot of cheers from the spectators and members from other teams. The kids showed great sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for the local culture. We should all be really proud. It was cool to see the maple leaf flying on the beach. Canada came in 29th place as a country with Hawaii coming in first with a full team. Look forward to Canada being in a position to bring a full surf team to the World Games some day! The kids all surfed very well. They were up against some stiff competition, the best junior surfers in the world, and absolutely did the team proud in every heat they surfed. Most of the competitors have surfed up to 500 heats in their careers by the age of 15, where our team members have surfed maybe 4 or 5. Our team is so grateful for the support they received and appreciate the communal effort it took to get us to Panama. We want to acknowledge and thank the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet for all the gracious support. We have joined together to reactivate the Tofino-Ukee Boardriders Club (join the group on Facebook for event updates and postings) which meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Join us for fun friendly competitive surfing. Visitors and all ages are welcome to practice surfing, heat strategy, judging and a have good time at the beach.

Locations vary and are posted by 5pm the previous evening. Meet at 10 am. Bring a warm coat to wear over your wetsuit between heats. See you there!! Call 250.266.1997 if you have questions or message Ben Murphy or Catherine Bruhwiler. WRITE UP BY CATHERINE BRUHWILER

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Monday Movie

MADNESS Showing pre-releases, one-a-month documentaries and other fine films

Big Miracle Mirror, Mirror Pina The Piano (in conjunction with Pacific Rim Summer Festival) Hunger Games Dark Shadows The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Check out our organic concession! And our Facebook page: Monday Night Movies in Tofino www.tofinomovies.blogspot.com THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS, CLAYOQUOT SOUND COMMUNITY THEATRE ASSOCIATION, CLAYOQUOT ECLECTIC AND GREEN SOUL ORGANICS

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Special Events

CONTINUED

SAT URD AYS MAY TO

SEPTEMBER Saturdays | 10am - 2 pm | Village Green Park, Tofino

9 & 10 JUNE

RIP CURL STEW The Sixth Annual Rip Curl Pro Surf Competition at Cox Bay, Tofino. This year there are over $25,000 in cash and prizes available. More info at ripcurlprotofino.com. June 9 & 10 | 9 am -10 pm | Cox Bay, Tofino

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Special Events

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CONTINUED

EDGE TO EDGE MARATHON The 13th Annual Edge to Edge Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay. Visit www. edgetoedgemarathon.com for more information! Sunday, June 10th | 9am | Village Green Park, Tofino

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TOFINO BIKE SKILLS PARK OPENING Saturday, June 16th | 11 am by the Community Hall

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ROLL-A-RAMA We are busting out the skates for another Roll-A-Rama in the Tofino Tennis Courts! Skate rentals are $2 each, enjoy an evening of good tunes and good company. Concession available. (This event is weather dependent; it will be cancelled in the event of rain.) Friday, June 22nd | 6:30-8:30 pm | Tofino Tennis Courts

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SKATE 101 A great introduction to skateboarding. Enjoy lessons from local skaters. If you are interested in skating but too intimidated to use the skate park this is a perfect opportunity to give it a shot! (This event is weather dependent; it will be cancelled in the event of rain.) Saturday, June 23rd | 11 am-1 pm | Tofino Skate Park

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS Join the Tofino Recreation Commission’s Canada Day Celebrations. See page 29 for more information. Sunday, July 1st | 10 am - 10 pm | Village Green Park, Tofino

PRAS SUMMER FESTIVAL PRAS Summer Festival celebrates summer with two weeks of music, dance and theater July 1 -15th at various venues throughout Tofino and Ucluelet. Watch for posters around town with more information! If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Pacific Rim Arts Society at 250.726.2443 or email pacificrimarts@gmail.com and include “volunteer” in the subject line. July 1-15 | Various venues in Tofino and Ucluelet

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Special Events

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CONTINUED

TOFINO SALTWATER FISHING DERBY http://www.tofinosaltwaterclassic.com/ Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING

14&15 JULY

This is the fourth year of Vancouver Island’s first Stand Up Paddle Board Race Series. The fun and fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding is showcased at each location with off the beach sprint races, fun relays and long distance courses. The beach culture side of each event includes a BBQ, music, MC judging booth, demos for the public and information on new water sports products. The Surf SUP event team provides a fun and safe environment for all levels from first time SUPers to advanced riders. Come join us and make the Island Series part of your vacation plans! - $30 registration fee per stop includes entrance to all races, BBQ & Prizes - Categories include: Groms (6-12), Youth (13-18), Women, Men and White Tops (55+) - On-site board rental available on first-come, first-serve basis Saturday, July 14 11am - 3 pm All day clinics and demos

Sunday, July 15 11 am Races begin, followed by relays 3 pm Awards and BBQ

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15 | 11 am - 3 pm | Tin Wis Best Western Resort

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LANTERN FESTIVAL The Lantern Festival is a great community event that raises funds for the Raincoast Education Society. Watch for community lantern building workshops during the week leading up to the event, hosted by the Raincoast Education Society. Sunday, August 26th | 7:00 -10:30 pm | Tofino Botanical Gardens

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Youth/Adult

PROGRAMS

REGISTER

250.725.3229

Film Camp

Standup Paddleboard Clinic

This year’s film camp will be an amazing week learning how to write scripts, make props, film, make music for a film, and undertake small editing tasks. The video project will be the creation of a youth corner – a short TV show about youth in Tofino. This will include: Your take on local environmental issues; your favorite places to hang out in Tofino; your opinion about how to make Tofino more youth-friendly place, your favorite places to eat; and lots of other ideas that we will brainstorm about during the camp. The video will be shown on our local TV channel as well as appear on social media like YouTube and Facebook.

Join Catherine for a fun introduction to the sport of Stand Up Paddle boarding. Participants can register for the morning technique and practice course, and have the option of continuing into the afternoon with a water fitness class.

AGES 10 - 14

MEET AT VILLAGE GREEN GAZEBO

Monday - Friday | 2:30 – 5:30pm August 13-17 $120

Girls Only Camp Out

Kim Johnston and Laura Lunty have planned an overnight hiking and camp trip to Ahousaht. The trip will take girls in grades 7-10 over to Ahousaht to hike the Wild Side Trail, followed by an overnight camp out. The ladies who participate in this trip will have the opportunity to meet female youth from Ahousaht. The trip will focus on basic outdoor skills, self esteem building, and knowledge of the surrounding area. A pre-camp trip dinner will be planned for the week before the outing to prepare girls for the trip!

AGES 12 AND UP

MORNING

Participants will review safety and equipment orientation, basic paddling and strokes, flat water and wave technique instruction at Mackenzie Beach. Open for beginners through advanced with all equipment included. Enjoy a fun new water sport, easy to learn and great fitness benefits! All fitness and experience levels welcome. The course rewards Paddle Canada “Intro to SUP” Certification. AFTERNOON (optional)

Continue on with a SUPfit class at Mackenzie Beach. This class aims to introduce core strengthening and total body fitness techniques for SUP, focusing on safe exercises and FUN!! Find muscles you didn’t know you had, challenge yourself, and enjoy a fun way to stay fit in the outdoors with your friends! All fitness and experience levels welcome. Wednesday, July 11 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 2:00 - 4:00 pm Tuesday, August 28 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 2:00 - 4:00 pm $60 morning or afternoon | $90 full day For information call Catherine at 250.266.1997.

PRE-TRIP DINNER @ KIM’S HOUSE (981 Tree Frog Lane)

Thursday, July 5 | 7:00 – 9:00pm OVERNIGHT IN AHOUSAHT

Departs 1 pm, Thursday, July 12 | Returns 1 pm, Friday, July 13 $60

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Beginner’s Spanish for Youth /Adults AGES 16+

Spanish is a beautiful language and a part of an even more beautiful culture. Take your first steps towards learning the Latin tongue through six unique and interactive classes. Build a foundation in grammar without neglecting communication and walk away with practical, applicable knowledge that will aid you in your travels and daily interactions with Spanish speakers. June 9 - July 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm Saturdays (No class June 30th) | LOCATION TBA $60 /6 classes

Intermediate to Advanced Spanish for Youth /Adults AGES 16+

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Maria Kaiser

Maria got her first Group Fitness Instructor’s Certification in Johnannesburg, South Africa in 1991 and has been adding on to her continuing fitness education ever since. She has studied with ACE, Reebok Spinning, Reebok STEP, Zumba and has regularly attended fitness conferences in the USA, Europe and Canada to stay with the latest trends. Maria believes in working out as a part of a life style, not just a short term course… and it has to be fun! Everybody deserves a form of physical activity that they enjoy, keep the heart pumping and fitness levels up. Life is better when you’re fit.

For those wishing to brush up on their speaking skills and take the next step towards a fuller understanding of the Spanish language, dive into the intermediate to advanced Spanish class. This class is distinctive for its emphasis on speaking and communication; so come prepared for some fun as we practice both old and new skills in a safe and engaging environment. June 9 - July 21 | 5:15 - 6:15 pm Saturdays (No class June 30th) | LOCATION TBA $60 /6 classes

Aquafit

Aquafit is a low impact, cardio exercise that helps tone the body, burn calories and strengthen 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. April will be teaching Friday classes and Leah will be teaching Tuesday classes. Please register at the District of Tofino Office or call us at 250.725.3229 ext. 0. April Woods and Leah Austin Tuesdays & Fridays | 8:00 – 8:45 am | Ongoing

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 with alternatives shown for those who want an added challenge. STEP It Up! 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. Maria Kaiser July 30 - September 17 (5 classes) | 4:30 - 5:30 pm Mondays (No classes August 13 and September 3) August 1 - September 19 (5 classes) | 7:45 - 8:45 am Wednesdays (No class August 15, 29 or September 5) TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$12 drop-in (includes HST) OR $46 / 5 classes (plus HST)

MACKENZIE BEACH RESORT POOL

$40 / 6 classes or $7 drop-in

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Pilates with Marija Jevic

Beach Break Bootcamp

AGES 15+

Pilates method of exercise provides you with a balanced approach to toning your body, correcting your skeletal alignment, and improving your posture and coordination. These classes will contain warm-up, strengthening and stretching exercises and positions, relaxation and realigning, with fluid transition in between each movement and in logical pattern as well. Lots of fun props keep this class interesting! Classes are suitable for beginner to advanced students as modifications will be given. Marija Jevic Fridays | 7:30 - 8:30 am Ongoing thru August 31 Mondays & Thursdays | 6:00 - 7:00 pm Ongoing thru August 29 TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$15 drop in $60 / 6 class punch pass now available!

AGES 16+

Beach Break Bootcamp is an accelerated Fitness & Nutrition program that provides a great way to kickp start sta 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!!! Tuesday & Thursday | 6:30 am Begins Tuesday, July 3 (rain or shine) NORTH CHESTERMAN BEACH

$60/month Pre-Registration Only — Sorry, no drop-ins! DROP IN CLASS Saturday | 8:00 am Begins June 9 (rain or shine) COX BEACH NEAR LONG BEACH LODGE

$10 / class

GOLD BIKES!

To access the lock combination on these community bikes, please email lauralunty@ tofino.ca or call 250.725.3229/26.

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Older Adult

PROGRAMS

Aquafit

Aquafit is a low impact, cardio exercise that helps tone the body, burn calories and strengthen 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. April will be teaching Friday classes and Leah will be teaching Tuesday classes. Please register at the District of Tofino Office or call us at 250.725.3229 ext. 0. April Woods and Leah Austin Tuesdays & Fridays | 8:00 – 8:45 am | Ongoing MACKENZIE BEACH RESORT POOL

$40 / 6 classes or $7 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 take home and test drive a pair!

REGISTER

250.725.3229

Pilates with Marija Jevic

Pilates method of exercise provides you with a balanced approach to toning your body, correcting your skeletal alignment, and improving your posture and coordination. These Classes will contain warm-up, strengthening and stretching exercises and positions, relaxation and realigning, with fluid transition in between each movement and in logical pattern as well. Lots of fun props keep this class interesting! Classes are suitable for beginner to advanced students as modifications will be given. Marija Jevic Fridays | 7:30 - 8:30 am Ongoing thru August 31 Mondays & Thursdays | 6:00 - 7:00 pm Ongoing thru August 29 TOFINO COMMUNITY HALL

$15 drop in $60 / 6 class punch pass now available!

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BE A

Considerate Dog Owner 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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Tofino

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.


Thank You!

Tofino Parks and Recreation would like to thank all of our volunteers and sponsors who supported our spring programs and events. Aaron Rodgers Adam Buskard Alex Cutler Andrew Waddell Anne Weeks April Robson Artie Ahier Barkley Ahier Lisa Ahier Ella Ahier Sobo Restaurant Mountain Bike Committee MUP Advisory Committee CCC Staff (Fiona, Amy, Laura Harmony & Julia) Christine Vanderhoek Dede Monette Doug Wright Duane Bell Gibsons Brothers Construction Ian Shu Jason Hasz Jay Hoots Jeff Hale Jeff Mikus Joanne Flasch CUPE John Platenius Kim White Tim May Tom Stere Light House Trail Committee Long Beach Radio Geoff Johnston Maria Kaiser Marija Jevic Leah Austin Miche Milford Marnie Helliwell McGinnis Contracting

Mr. D’s Reading Group Ocean Village Beach Resort Stick in the Mud Sabrina Donovan Brenda Schwab Jack and Freddy Sandford Rich Sandford Richard George Cam Young Ricardo Manmohan Scott Payne Danny Banks Paula Gibson Bryan Grigg Sue Spence Nova Milford Francois Martineau Parent Advisory Committee (School) Raincoast Education Society Sarah Timberlake School District 70 Shane Richards Scott Gibson Braden Gibson Tofino Coop Grocery Tofino RCMP Detachment Tofino Surfrider Foundation Tofino Volunteer Fire Department Trish Dixon Vicki Waddell West Isle Construction Westerly News Wildside Grill Doug, D’Arcy, Fraser Boulton Billy McGinnis Ryan Grimstad Mike Reagan Cole Saunderson

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Mark Henry Kevin Kevin Midgley Joe Corlazzoli Tommy Huebner Tyler Huebner Chris Barker Braden, Hayden, Liam Smith Crow Excavating Devon White Jeremy Robson Jeremy Heckert Trina Mattson Ordinary Corner Nursery Ucluelet Parks and Recreation KK Hodder Eric Russcher Arts Culture and Heritage Committee Norma Dryden Billy McConnell Boulton Brothers Construction Green Soul Organics Tofino Fitness Keith Orchiston Sheila Orchiston Maple Sryup Marcel Keith Nakagawa Geoff Lyons Toby Therault Tofino LIghthouse Trail Committee Kate Waddell Vicky Waddell Paul Jarvis Barry Campbell Hans Welk

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Parks Facilities AND

MUP Connector Trail

Great news! We were recently notified that our grant application to build a trail linking the Community Hall with Industrial Way was successful. Funding of $349,000 from the new provincial Community Recreation Program was announced earlier this spring. The trail will be a gravel cycling/pedestrian trail and we hope it becomes a great alternative to get to and from town. We are in the process of preparing tender documents and hope to be breaking ground in the fall. Big thanks to Aaron Rodgers, who did much of the preliminary work on the application, and to April who pulled it all together.

Lighthouse Trail

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PARKS?

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Bert Demeria Memorial Park

We hope that by the time you have this in your hands, the grass will be happily growing away at the park. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m sure we’re not the only ones pleased to finally have some progress in this lovely piece of parkland. We have received $5000 from our friends at Tree Canada for some landscaping on the steep section, and two memorial benches for Ivan and Jo will be installed in the near future. Tofino’s Volunteer Fire Department watering Bert Demeria Memorial Park.

A successful work bee was held in the spring of this year, and saw many helping hands out maintaining the trail and getting it back in shape after a rough winter period. Thanks so much to those who came out to help, it really made a difference! We’re looking forward to a bigger and better work bee in the fall, with a community barbeque to follow. We have received funding to restore the access to the trail from Petersen Drive. This grant of just over $14,000 from TD Canada will see us narrowing the access and doing some restoration work to make the access less “road like” and more stroller/pedestrian friendly (yes, we saw you struggling with your stroller Sandra George!) Work on this project will be starting soon. 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.

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Wickaninnish School Playground Grant

As a result of another successful grant application through the School Community Connections program, we have installed a new piece of playground equipment at the school, and purchased a porta pottie for use during ball season. Working closely with our PAC pals, SD70 maintenance crew, public works and the boys from West Isle, the net climber was installed in March this year, and has been a big hit with the kids. Thanks to everyone who helped out!!

Multi-Use Path

Work on the section of MUP between Bay St. and Olsen Rd. is just finishing up as we go to press. Being the most challenging section of path, we are really happy to see this section done. More kudos to Aaron Rodgers, who successfully stick handled all of the intricacies between property owners, Department of Highways and MUP standards… And thanks to all of the property owners involved – it’s great to have this piece of MUP added!

A MESSAGE FROM THE

Multi Use Path Advisory Commmittee

Scooters on the Multi Use Path are becoming more and more of an issue. We strongly discourage scooter use on our path, as the path is simply not wide enough to accommodate their use. In an effort to avoid injuries and increase users’ safety we ask that all scooter drivers avoid using the Multi Use Path. Be sure to check out our Multi Use Path Etiquette signs located at the Lynn Road Cross walk and by the Visitor Information Center across from Cox Bay. DISTRICT OF TOFINO

Public Property Use Regulation Bylaw No. 1098, 2009 Definition of Multi Use Path (MUP) – means that public pathway running along the inlet side of the Pacific Rim Highway, which has been constructed for the use of non motorized traffic, including pedestrians, cyclists, joggers, skaters, etc.; SECTION 6: Littering and Property Maintenance 6.4 Boulevard Maintenance – Each owner/occupant of real property shall ensure that any boulevard bordering their real property is kept in a clean, neat, and safe condition, including but not limited to: (a) Ensuring that the grass is mowed regularly; (b) Ensuring that flowers, shrubs, and trees are maintained by watering, weeding, and pruning as appropriate to maintain sufficient sight lines along streets, sidewalks and the Multi Use Path.

Bicycle Skills Park

As we go to press, work on the bike park is moving ahead at a quick pace. A visit to the site on the May Pro D saw the crew with a number of helpers on their lunch break, trying out the jumps. Once lunch was over, everyone was on the job, the youngest being Ella, aged 6! We’d like to thank all of those who have come out to our work bees, helped in the design process or helped fundraising, we couldn’t do it without you! Special thanks to Sobo, who fed our troops one day, and extra big thanks to Alex Cutler who has stuck by this project over the many, many years it has taken us to get here. You rock Alex!

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Village Green Flying Fox

The Tofino Recreation Commission has fundraised just over $5000 to fix the much loved feature in our Village Green park. We hope to have the “fox” up and running well before summer hits us. Big thanks to the Rec Commission!!

Community Gold Bikes!

Tofino Parks and Recreation has released five community bicycles for public use. The bikes will be locked in public bike racks around town and are accessible to any community member. In order to obtain the bike lock code please email lauralunty@tofino.ca or call 250.725.3229 (26). We are hoping to see the bikes treated with respect; ideally we would like to see this grow into a bigger program. Each bike has been named after a volunteer in our community, so if you see any damage to the bike you can easily report it by naming the bike. The system is simple: take a bike when you need it, return it when you’re done. There are different styles and sizes of bikes available, please use at your own risk. It is your responsibility to obey the rules of the road, check bike operation for safety, use lights at night and wear a helmet!

Say Cheese! We sometimes take photos of our programs and the participants who are enjoying them. If you prefer not to have your picture or a family member’s picture taken, please advise our staff.

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Surfrider Pacific Rim 100% volunteer based; your continued support is greatly appreciated. For more information on current initiatives or to become more involved as a volunteer for our events with the Pacific Rim Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, contact us at: www.surfriderprc.org or facebook @ Surfrider Pacific Rim

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The Raincoast Education Society (RES) is an independent non-profit 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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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 informa!on, contact: Freda Hubert (250) 725-3997 ghubert1@telus.net

Volunteers are Needed

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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Tofino Recreation Commission

Kids Access Fund Application Participant Information Child’s Name First

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Sponsorship Information Please briefly outline why you are applying for this sponsorship and what program you would like to apply funds towards:

Please provide a referral from a local service provider (eg. a school teacher or local service provider) Name & Title: Phone Number: Volunteer Availability ÿ Yes I am interested in helping with future Recreation Commission fund raisers. ÿ Yes, I would like to help with the Canada Day celebration at the Village Green Please provide availability/interest in other volunteer opportunities:

I, the undersigned, certify the all information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that this application will be considered by the Tofino Recreation Commission and that all information contained in this application will be kept confidential.

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Date:

Please return completed and signed form to:

Tofino Recreation Commission c/o PO Box 9 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 250!725!3229 Fax 725!3775


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