Huuayaht ribbon cutting April 2016 Marc Phillips Photo


Link to the May 2016 issue of The New Bamfielder, Issue Number 60. TNB has brought you local news and coming events for five years!

 Associated files:

  • Music by the Sea offers a price break for Bamfield and Anacla residents.
  • Send a letter to Island Health regarding local need for a helipad! Here's how
  • A celebration of Brunhilde Niederacher's life and art will be held on Brady's Beach 1pm May 22. Poem by Kathleen Peace.
  • April 23, 2016 was a historic day for the Huu-Ay-Aht and Bamfield. Full size version of Marc Phillips' collage
  • Sea Kelp are not Plants. They fall into a category between Plants and Animals, the Plantamials. For more information on Kelp, see BC BookLook's article on Bamfielder Dr Louis Druehl, Scientist and Author.

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 the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page.


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 Scho

ol 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 Washburn, Marc 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 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. NOW you can contribute to The New Bamfielder project using PayPal (see below)! 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. See the most recent issue and past issues of The New Bamfielder using the sidebar to the right. Enjoy, digest, respond!

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

NOW you can contribute to The New Bamfielder project using PayPal Donate! Donated funds go directly to the Bamfield Community School Association and are combined with other donations to fund Anacla and Bamfield Youth oriented projects. While this project doores is not able to provide charitable donation income tax receipts, you can feel good about donating money to a cause with direct benefits in a small and worthy community. In addition you will receive a warm letter of thanks and, if you wish, project updates by email.