“Gust of Wind” Street Entertainment Pilot Project

“The District of Tofino is piloting a street animation/entertainment series this year as part of the implementation of the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Action Plan.  The first event will be co-hosted by the Clayoquot Writers Group and will feature New Zealand poets Liz Breslin and Laura Williamson, as well as local speakers and performers.

The pilot project isn’t to be confused with busking and will allow for performance and visual artists to showcase their talents in some of Tofino’s favourite outdoor public spaces.  The series will be free and family friendly.  
The pilot series will run: July 22*, 31, August 7, 15, 21 and 28th and feature a diverse range of local talent from approximately 5-8pm on the Village Green. The full list of artists and times will be confirmed by Friday, July 19th and posted on the main community boards.

The program’s name is inspired by the former Gust of Wind community space that once stood behind the District of Tofino Municipal Office. The Gust of Wind was Tofino’s arts and culture hub, showcasing the Tofino’s diversity of talent. 

If you are interested in learning more about the pilot project or are curious about being involved please reach out to events@tofino.ca for more information.  Funding for the pilot series comes from Tofino’s participation in the Resort Municipality Initiative program.”