Chowder Chow Down

Sunday March 18, 2018 : 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

 Presented by Food Bank on the Edge.

Sample some of the best chowder on the West Coast from our local Tofino and Ucluelet chefs! You have a chance to vote on your favourite. Which chowder will win your vote this year? 

This is a sustainable event, however if you BRING YOUR OWN CHOWDER BOWL and SPOON, there is not a rinsing station available between chowders. We do supply preferable biodegradable bowls.
This fundraiser supports Food Bank on the Edge, serving all communities on the West Coast. Feel free to bring a non-perishable item as well.
Partnered event: 25% of proceeds go to support the Whale festival.

Admission:   $10 Adults, $5 Children, $25 Family (2 Adults max). Doors open at 11:30am.

 

 

Arts & Culture
Culinary
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Ticket Requiring Admission
Wheelchair Accessible

Fire-Fighter Spout Ball Challenge

Sunday March 18, 2018 : 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Basketball Court, Ucluelet Community Centre

      Local Ucluelet & Tofino Volunteer Fire Brigades go head to head in a true west coast challenge. If you haven’t seen this before, it’s a must-see. Cheer for your favourite firefighters!
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Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wheelchair Accessible

SEA CHANGE PANEL DISCUSSION: Global Warming and our Oceans

Sunday March 18, 2018 : 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

 

Join guest speakers, for an engaging panel discussion on the effects of global warming and what it means to our marine life and oceans.
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All About Whales
Button Event
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wheelchair Accessible

ARTSPLASH! - Annual ART SHOW- Artist in Action

Sunday March 18, 2018 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, 596 Marine Dr, Ucluelet

Artist in Action - Marla Thirsk
I've been living on the coast for close to 40 years now and been very involved in the arts out here. Past President of the Art Society (6 times), organizer of various art events and the first artist for the Whale Festival Poster series, as well as Edge-to-Edge Marathon, Food and Wine, and Ukee Days Festivals.

“ArtSplash!” is the largest non-juried Annual Art Show on the west coast and once again this year it will be in conjunction with the Whale Festival.  Up to 60 artists will have their work for sale and on selected days Artists in Action will be demonstrating their skills.  This is a fantastic opportunity to see the creative work of regional established and emerging artists.   Admission:  Free – donations appreciated! Daily until the 25th 10am–6pm.

Arts & Culture
Wheelchair Accessible

GUEST SPEAKER: Kylee Pawluk, Species Invasions in British Columbia

Sunday March 18, 2018 : 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre (George Fraser room), 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

 

MOVED FROM MONDAY, MARCH 19TH

Species Invasions in British Columbia: Who, What, Where, When, and Why You Should Care.
Invasive species are thought to be one of the leading causes of loss of native species around the world. Much of our understanding of how invasive species affects native communities comes from work on terrestrial habitats but invasive species are just as important in our marine habitats. Depending on the invasive species, it can have a variety of impacts to that native ecosystems. I will start by discussing how marine invasive species are moved throughout our oceans and then explore some of the species which have invaded coastal British Columbia and some classic examples of invasive marine species. My goal is that you will leave with a more thorough understanding of the ecological importance of introduced species, the roles they can play in new environments, and gain a greater appreciation of the marine habitats around Vancouver Island. 

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Button Event
Interpretive Talks
Wheelchair Accessible