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Nolan Nookemus Nails Elvis for Halloween 2019! Click for full photo by Anne Stewart.


Hello, welcome! Click here to link to the November issue of The New Bamfielder. This is Issue #102.

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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NOVEMBER 2019 News, Events, Links:

  • Bob Baden reports on the status of the on-going East Side Bamfield Parking Project. Some setbacks. Some advancements. Some frustration
  • Remembrance Day Ceremony Friday November 8 at 11:30 at BCS. Community Welcome.
  • The long-time West Coast freight carrier Lady Rose has arrived in Sechelt for refurbishment and development for what is hoped to be her new role as a maritime museum-type exhibit.
  • November 9 - Ladies' Unbirthday Party! 1-3pm at McKay Bay Lodge
  • November 21 - BCSA Cooking Class 5pm @ BVFD. Size is limited to 10 persons only. RSVP to lisaherbig71@gmail.com
  • The BCSA office is closed pending the appointment of a new coordinator. The library will be open 8:30am-3pm Mon-Thurs and 8:30am-noon on Fridays. For questions/comments, contact the Bamfield Community School Association at bcsa_board@googlegroups.com
  • Please send any upcoming event notices or news items to Louis Druehl ldruehl@island.net or Heather Washburn washburn@shaw.ca

BCAS Community Calendar   

  • Remembrance Day November 11 - No School. Ceremony Friday November 8 at 11:30
  • Pro-D Day November 18 NO SCHOOL
  • November 20 BCS Field Trip to Port Alberni
  • November 27 - Community Lunch - 12pm
  • Basketball - Tuesdays - BCS Gym - 7:30

Regarding Bamfield Community Events and Programs: Here are a few general ways you can get involved and make a difference

  • Check out the Community Calendar and come participate and have fun!
  • When you see an upcoming event ask how you can help to make it even better
  • If an ongoing program resonates with you, offer your hands, heart and mind
  • Donate your books and DVDs to the community library or support our foodbank
  • Share your passion. Host a workshop, event or lecture on something that excites you! 


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 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 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