The SALVAGED Project

Tofino and Ucluelet, BC

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"The SALVAGED Project" by Kim Leckey (aka Sea Woven) explores the creative efforts that local artists, organizations, and individuals are pursuing to combat marine debris waste on the West Coast shorelines of Vancouver Island. In partnership with Surfrider Pacific Rim, Long Beach Lodge Resort, and Tourism Tofino, Kim provides community members of Ucluelet and Tofino BC the opportunity to learn about the problems caused by marine debris pollution in the ocean and on shorelines. In August 2022, Kim hosted a 'Marine Debris Scavenger Hunt' beach clean as part of Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Wash Up Wednesdays. Later that day, with the debris found on the clean, Kim taught participants how to take trash and turn it into treasure with a Sea Woven Buoy-bee workshop. This video features interviews with local Tofino environmental artist Pete Clarkson as well as Sophie Peters and Laurie Hannah of Surfrider Pacific Rim. Thank you to Strait and Narrow and Blackberry Cove Market Place for their additional support with this project.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

This event is free.

Organized by

Kim Leckey - BC Culture Days Ambassador

Surfrider's mission is the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network. Long Beach Lodge Resort - Tofino's luxury adventure resort, experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities, and personalized service in a Pacific paradise! Situated on the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, Tofino is surrounded by the vast, breathtaking expanse of the UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region. Tourism Tofino is Tofino's official not-for-profit DMO. The Strait & Narrow Pacific Coast Cocktails are crafted in Victoria, BC with custom spirits and blended with natural flavours, sparkling water, and a hint of cane sugar. This is the West Coast, where the greatest views come after the hardest climb and the longest paddle, and at the end of every adventure, the greatest reward is a refreshing beverage with friends both old and new.

This event is part of a hub:

Earth Endeavours Ambassador Series

BC Culture Days Vancouver, BC

When was the last time you stopped to think about the environment around you? Have you listened to a bird's song, admired a wildflower on your summer's day hike or offered a moment of kindness to a nearby stranger? When will you take a mome...

Location

Tofino and Ucluelet, BC

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible.