Cultural Heritage Festival 2014

Come and join us for this years CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014.

Friday September 26th - Sunday October 5th

Artwork by Geogg Keong.

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Tuff City Rocks! Open Air Concert

On Saturday July 12th, bring a blanket or chair to the Tofino Village Green for the Pacific Rim Summer Festival's first EVER outdoor concert!! A great line-up of performers, plus art activities for kids (led by a qualified instructor) at the PRAS art tent!
Live Music from 5pm. Admission by Suggested Donation of $20 per adult (kids go free).

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Flamenco de la Costa

Take in the sights and sounds of Andalucía with Flamenco de la Costa! In collaboration with Solera Performing Arts, a collaboration of Tofino and Ucluelet residents past and present who will be joined by acclaimed Victoria Flamenco Guitarist Gareth Owen.
Marina West Motel, Harbour Lounge (Tofino). Friday, July 18th. Doors 8pm, admission $10

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Mindil Beach

Come and rock out with Mindil Beach!

Includes 30 minute introduction talk & slideshow of their awesome environmental initiative, The Jellyfish Project.

Saturday, July 19th. Doors 8pm, Admission $12

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Festival Closing Reception in the Gardens

Join us for a relaxing afternoon at the Tofino Botanical Gardens to close this year's Summer Festival.
Entry by donation to the Botanical Gardens.

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Upcoming Events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events currently listed in the PRAS calendar. Please check back soon.

Pacific Rim Summer Festival 2014 - Thank you!


A Big Thank You goes out to everyone involved in this year’s 26th Pacific Rim Summer Festival.

First to the Pacific Rim Arts Society Board members for all their volunteered time:

Mark Penney, Delores Baswick, Signy Cohen, Doug Ludwig, Vi Mundy, Leaf Hagar, Donna Fraser, Greg Blanchette and especially

Executive Director Jacqueline Chamberland.

A special thank you to the SF committee Allison Tremain and Myles Morrison for all their support.

Volunteers Katherine Jablonowska, Peter Timmermans, Barbara Schramm, Lindsey Morrison, Marc Garand and John Westwood and Alex Hunt. Shannon McWhinney for her beautiful poster artwork and Rebecca Lim for her fun Canada day mural. Mike Sheperd for sound tech and Nelly Heyduck for great graphics.

Solera Performing Arts and the fabulous Flamenco dancers and Barry Coulson for his Stage Truck.

We wouldn't be able to bring all the fabulous talent to our region without the huge support from our

Funders: Canadian Heritage, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming, District of Tofino & Special Events, District of Ucluelet & Parks & Rec.

Sponsors and supporters: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Tin Wis Resort, Bayshore Waterfront Inn, Marina West Motel, Tofino Botanical Gardens, Darwin's Cafe, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve,

Tourism Tofino, Tourism Ucluelet, The Westerly News, Tofino Time, Ukee Radio, Tofino Radio,

CO-OP Ucluelet, CO-OP Tofino, Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce.

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises, Jamie's Whaling Station, Sea Wench Naturals, House of Himwista, Creative Salmon, Schramm Design, The Foggy Bean Company, Postelsia Press, George Walkem, People’s Drug Mart, Westpol Pacific Ent., Pam Frazee, Jennie Bradshaw, Arlene McGinnis, Joy -Lynn Eyford, Rosa Jensen, R. Walkem Danielle Noel, Allison Tremain, Marny Saunders, Lisa Fletcher, the Tofino Public Market, Ukee Night Market, the Crow's Nest, & Sew West Signs for last minute printing. Wya Point Surf, Ukee Cable, Tofino App, Go Tofino and Harbour Living.


Jennifer Kidd

2014 Summer Festival Director




Welcome to PRAS Adrienne Mason

May 21 2014

The Pacific Rim Art Society would like to welcome new member Adrienne Mason!   Adrienne is a long time resident of Tofino who has written several books including "Long Beach Wild" and "Planet Ark: Preserving Earth's Biodiversity".

ArtSplash Artist Entry Forms

Feb 20 2014

ArtSplash Entry Forms View / Print the form here :ArtistEntry Form2014.pdf (4.53MB)  

ArtSplash 2013 - Thank you everyone!

Apr 1 2013

The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who assisted in the very successful Annual Spring Art Show hosted for the third consecutive year at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet.

People's Choice Award

Apr 3 2013

ARTSPLASH! 2013 Signy Cohen was the recipient of the People's Choice Award for her oil painting on canvas, "Sea Sparkles". Congratulations Signy!

Introducing the new president of PRAS 2014- Mark Penney

Jan 24 2014

PRAS is very happy to announce long time west coast resident Mark Penney as the newly elected President of the Board of Directors for the year 2014.

AGM Guest Speaker Katsumi Kimoto

Nov 3 2012

Katsumi Kimoto -Autobiography Born: June 29th, 1976, Sidney, B.C. Canada

About PRAS

PRAS is a volunteer-based, non-profit society serving the districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, and First Nations communities in the Clayoquot Sound/ Long Beach area, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our goal is to help build happy, healthy communities by bringing people together through arts and culture.


Pacific Rim Arts Society
Box 468 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Phone: 250-726-2443
General Email:

Executive Director: Jacqueline Chamberland