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Community Events

November 26, 2022

ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Canoe Steaming

Hosted by: Carl Martin
Witness a canoe steaming led by Carl Martin Sr.
1084 Pacific Rim Hwy., Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens (down by the mudflats)
Carving Club
November 16, 2022

Carving Club – Autumn 2022

Hosted by: Robinson Cook
All are welcome - let's carve together!
316 Main St., Tofino, BC (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Office)
September 12, 2022

Drop-In Cedar Bark Weaving

Hosted by: Weavers
Join us for drop-in cedar bark weaving with Shy Watters and Liz George at the Edge Exhibit
The Shore Pier (368 Main Street), Tofino, BC

Our story

The Carving on the Edge Festival seeks to inspire the growth of the traditional and contemporary coastal carving arts through celebration, education and relationship-building, within the traditional territories of the ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations).

Community Projects

The festival has grown to support relationship-building in the contemporary and traditional carving communities, with programs led by master carvers, and guided by First Nations values, blending tradition and history with contemporary relevance. 

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The Carving on the Edge Festival sends out periodic updates on the festival and out-of-festival events. If you’d like to be kept up-to-date on the coastal carving scene, please sign-up using the form below.

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