2020 November

jGB Heron up Bamfield Inlet Sept 2020 Hallowe'en spiders at Bamfield Mercantile Marine. Photo by Heather Washburn. Click to see full version.

Hello, welcome! See the November 2020 issue of The New Bamfielder, issue #113, edited by Dr Louis Druehl. Days are shorter, mistier, wetter. But at the beginning of this month, autumn colours are still in the trees as well as increasingly soggy underfoot. Covid is 8 months old and kind of - normal? or not. Vancouver Island is relatively spared so far. May kindness, wisdom and good luck attend us all as we head towards the dark months.

News and Announcements:

  • Boil Water Advisory for the West Side and Kingfisher ended mercifully on Nov.5th. The repair took a full day but is permanent - unless the original accident reoccurs.
  • Minutes from the October 20 Community Affairs Meeting and previous meetings can be seen in the tab at the top of this page. Previous Minutes can be seen here also.
  • The next meeting for Bamfield Community Affairs Society is 6:30pm Monday November 16th via ZOOM, hosted by Sean Rogers. To join the meeting, follow this link: Zoom to Community Affairs November Meeting.
  • November 11 is Remembrance Day. Curt Smecher describes the Pacific Coast Militia Rangersa "home guard" watching the west coast for invading Axis forces. The local Bamfield group was the Number 14 Company and some in Bamfield will recall their names. Read the short article here.
  • For latest developments with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations including plans and ideas affecting Bamfield see https://huuayaht.org
  • Several volunteers created a happy Hallowe'en night for children from Bamfield and Anacla, and for the adult young at heart also. There were Jack-o'-Lanterns, a mighty bonfire with hotdogs, sky lanterns and a fireworks display. Many creative and fun costumes. This is the third annual West Side Hallowe'en event, and the first one held in West Park. An impressive full moon shone on all.


update/Nov 12, 2020 - hw

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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MORE INFORMATION on the Bamfield Community School which serves the children of Bamfield and Anacla residents. Donations to TNB, an entirely volunteer newspaper, provide new experiences and opportunities eg music lessons to the students of the school. 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


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 is mighty old – January 2014. It would be nice to have a new one. Here is the one from 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.   - LDD"

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 the Village of Anacla. Photo Journalist Marc Phillip and many others have provided photos. Marc often makes beautiful collages of Bamfield events..

The New Bamfielder is a group effort resulting from conversations and interviews by Editor Dr Louis Druehl and others, plus 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! Contact information via e-mail is in the text above.

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

/most recent update November 12 2020 - hw