2020 July

Pacific Bleeding Heart Canada Day 2020 - anticipating the Canada Day Boat Parade. Stella Peters photo.

Hello, welcome! See the July 2020 issue of The New Bamfielder, issue #109. Stay safe and healthy everybody.  

News and Announcements:

The initial UVic Report on last September's fatal bus accident on the Bamfield road has been released. No fault was found, but many recommendations are being made as a result of this horrible event.  June 25, 2020 CBC Article.

Lady Rose Marine Services has resumed passenger service to Bamfield from Port Alberni. The boat will run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. There are no Sunday sailings this year. Please carry and use a facemask! 

Pachena Bay Campground remains closed for the 2020 camping season. Access to Pachena Beach is also closed. This difficult decision was taken to keep Anacla Village safe during the ongoing COVID crisis.

Bamfield is welcoming visitors again! As a small, isolated community with very limited services, we are extra-vulnerable at this time, but if everyone continues to follow the rules we can all safely enjoy this beautiful place! Where physical distancing is difficult, eg on the West Boardwalk and in the grocery store and post office, please wear a mask and avoid congregating.


The small print:The New Bamfielder is an entirely volunteer-driven project whose purpose is to provide otherwise non-existent resources to the Bamfield Community School. You may contribute using PayPal or by cash or cheque (payable to BCSA, please include the phrase Bamfielder Youth on your cheque) in person at the BCSA office or by mail: BCSA, General Delivery, Bamfield, BC, V0R 1B0.  Thank you!

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Don't forget that The New Bamfielder is an entirely volunteer-driven project whose purpose is to provide otherwise non-existent resources to the Bamfield Community School. This school serves the children of Bamfield and Anacla residents. Anacla is a small Huu-ay-aht First Nations village at the mouth of the Pachena River. for more information, see

You can donate to this project using PayPal or mail to Bamfield Community School Association, General Delivery, Bamfield BC V0R1B0


THE NEW BAMFIELDER PROJECT

Welcome to The New Bamfielder! Work with us to make our village more family friendly!

The New Bamfielder is more than a community newspaper. We want to get people thinking about opportunities for the young people of Bamfield and Anacla. All donations to the newsletter go toward the Bamfield Community School Association New Bamfielder youth programs.

Our Objective: to provide Anacla and Bamfield students with extracurricular opportunities not normally available to our small student body.
The Project: to support our students in their pursuit of creative activities by providing guidance and enlightening experiences. For example, a student interested in music could have an instrument rented, receive instruction, and visit an inspiring professional.

TNB Report Card – January 2014. Since the first issue in June 2011, 80-120 copies have been distributed monthly through local shops and the Post Office. Online hits have climbed from 555 for the first posted issue, January 2012, to just short of 2000 in December 2013. Donations to December 2013 totaled $2622. This last year we have focused on music: Ali Marsman held group sessions on music and one-on-one piano lessons for two months with all our students, and Scale Shore gave three ukulele sessions (we’re looking forward to her return early this year).  Thank you readers for making this possible.

Thanks to Heather Washburn, Associate Editor/Web Master, the online issue allows us to document the brief articles, publish minutes of Bamfield Community Affairs, announce goings-on at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and hopefully, in the near future, allow you to access web-cams of Bamfield, thanks to our photojournalist, Marc Phillips.

TNB grows in depth—Roseline Leyvraz-Fallecker’s witticisms, Ken Bodaly’s fishing news, Jerry Baird’s weather, Catherine’s Thompson’s coming events, and photo contributions by Heather WashburnMarc Phillips, and Hedi Demontigny, along with regular contributions from many Bamfield organizations—as we march through the issues. We welcome your contributions .

The purpose of The New Bamfielder is to provide a monthly forum for Bamfield’s celebrations, people and issues. The success of this paper depends on contributions from the reading public. So, please, submit your thoughts (brevity is essential). Classifieds are accepted (no commercial ads). Submit to ldruehl@island.net.

The New Bamfielder is free but you are encouraged to contribute to the Bamfield Community School Association New Bamfielder youth programs. Anacla and Bamfield Youth oriented projects sponsored and monies raised will be published on this web site. You may contribute using PayPal or by cash or cheque (payable to BCSA, please include the phrase Bamfielder Youth on your cheque) in person at the BCSA office or by mail: BCSA, General Delivery, Bamfield, BC, V0R 1B0.  Thank you!

We welcome individuals and businesses who wish to co-sponsor youth-oriented projects. Let us have your ideas or explore our projects and we will make a difference. Enjoy, digest, respond!

Louis Druehl, Editor
Heather Washburn, Associate Editor/Web Interface
Marc Phillips, Photo Journalist