Cultural Heritage Festival

September 21, 2013 to September 30, 2013

Join the Pacific Rim Arts Society as we celebrate our 2nd annual Cultural Heritage Festival on Saturday, September. 21st to Monday, September. 30th, 2013. This year's festival features Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation culture.  Be prepared to spend some time with master carver Gordon Dick as he carves a totem pole in the lobby of the exclusive Black Rock Oceanfront resort in Ucluelet where there will be an art show of cultural relevant pieces by regional artists or visit the participating galleries in Tofino and Ucluelet where there will be artists in actions every day.  If you enjoy guided tours and storytelling, Wishkey and Gisele Martin have much to share with you  at the Tofino Botanical Garden or the Kwisitis Visitor Centre at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Cedar bark weaving workshops are also on the program. During the festival, you can also enjoy a film screening, a  Jason Titan production and take in a music performance by the famous Leonard Sumner. Events will take place in various venues between Ucluelet, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Tofino on the Vancouver Island west coast. Predominantly free events. Look at specific events on our program for more details.  Happy festival!

 

For questions, please call: 

Gillian Nicol

Festival Coordinator

250 726 5164

 

 

Sep 21

Cultural Heritage Festival Opening Ceremonies

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: Kwisitis Visitor Center Cost: Free

Come enjoy the opening ceremonies of the second annual Cultural Heritage Festival at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre in the Pacific Rim Park Reserve. Our celebration will include opening speeches, singing, delicious west coast traditional food followed by an interpretive tour of the centre including a special Nuu-cha-nulth artifacts and regalia exhibit.

Sep 21

Guided Tours of the Exhibit of Artifacts and Regalia

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Kwisitis Visitor Center Cost: Free

The Artifacts and Regalia Exhibit will include a collection of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation living pieces from private collections. These living pieces are objects that are still used today for cultural ceremonies.

Take a guided tour of the Exhibit of Artifacts and Regalia with Wishkey. 

 Look for the Cultural Heritage Festival sign at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. 

Sep 22

Artists in Action

Sunday, September 22, 2013 (All day) to Monday, September 30, 2013 (All day)
Venue: Cost: Free

Catch either one or all of the below nine ARTISTS in ACTION during the festival!

Gordon Dick, Victor Michael West, Allison Tremain, Cathy Stewart, Signy Cohen, Ike Charlie, George Mason, Amanada Strutt and Joe Martin 

Gordon Dick, Carving a 10 foot totem pole in the lobby of the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, September. 22nd to 25th from 10 - 4pm.

Sep 22

Guided Tours of the Exhibit of Artifacts and Regalia

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Kwisitis Visitor Center Cost: Free

The Artifacts and Regalia Exhibit will include a collection of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation living pieces from private collections. These living pieces are objects that are still used today for cultural ceremonies.

Take a guided tour of the Exhibit of Artifacts and Regalia with Wishkey. 

 Look for the Cultural Heritage Festival sign at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. 

Sep 22

Art Show Opening

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Cost: Free

Come join the Cultural Heritage Festival at the Black Rock Oceanfront resort lobby in Ucluelet for the opening of the Art Show. The exhibit will run from September 22nd to the 30th.

Sep 23

Cultural Canoe Tour hosted by T'ashii Paddle School (2 hours)

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Venue: Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino Cost: $60.00 per person

Explore paddling in Clayoquot Sound in a handcrafted 35- foot dug-out cedar canoe! The same traditional form of transport that has been used on the west coast of Vancouver Island for thousands of years, this tour is a true cultural experience. Join your Nuu-chah-nulth guide for a journey in Tla-o-qui-aht traditional Territory. Learn about local aboriginal history and rich culture that spans back thousands of years. Explore the environment, the culture, and the interconnectedness of the two. Do it by paddling in an authentic Joe Martin made dug-out cedar canoe.

This event is hosted by T'ashii Paddle School in Tofino, BC.
To book please call: 1-855-883-3787 or 250-266-3787 to book.

Sep 23

Contemporary Art Show

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Cost: Free

Come join the 2nd annual Cultural Heritage Festival at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort lobby in Ucluelet from September 22nd to the 30th.

Original Works for sale by Patrick Amos, Gordon Dick, Jason Titian, Steven Mackie, Ike Charlie, Clifford George, and many more!

A representative from the Pacific Rim Arts Society will be at the lobby from 10:00 - 4:00 pm each day to answer any question you may have.  

Sep 23

Guided Tours of the Exhibit of Artifacts and Regalia

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Kwisitis Visitor Center Cost: Free

The Artifacts and Regalia Exhibit will include a collection of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation living pieces from private collections. These living pieces are objects that are still used today for cultural ceremonies.

Take a guided tour of the Exhibit of Artifacts and Regalia with Wishkey. 

 Look for the Cultural Heritage Festival sign at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. 

Sep 23

Cedarbark Weaving workshop

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Pacific Rim Arts Society - Art Space Cost: $10.00 minimum donation

Join us Mary Martin to learn the traditional art of weaving with cedar bark and to make your own cedar bark basket.

Sep 24

Contemporary Art Show

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Cost: Free

Come join the 2nd annual Cultural Heritage Festival at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort lobby in Ucluelet from September 22nd to the 30th.

Original Works for sale by Patrick Amos, Gordon Dick, Jason Titian, Steven Mackie, Ike Charlie, Clifford George, and many more!

A representative from the Pacific Rim Arts Society will be at the lobby from 10:00 - 4:00 pm each day to answer any question you may have.