Community Events

an Ongoing list of community carving events

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Past Events

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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)
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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)
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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
Photo by Melody Charlie
September 12, 2022

Haida Modern at Monday Night Movies

Hosted by: Carving on the Edge Festival
In partnership with the Clayoquot Sound Theatre and Monday Night Movies.
Clayoquot Sound Theatre (380 Campbell St)
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September 11, 2022

Painting on Wood

Hosted by: Robin Rorick
This workshop, hosted by Robin Rorick, will introduce beginners to painting on wood.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
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September 11, 2022

Talking Circle and Snacks

Hosted by: Carving on the Edge Festival
This event brings participants together to discuss feedback and ideas.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
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September 11, 2022

Introduction to Viking Relief Carving

Hosted by: Christen Dokk Smith
This workshop, hosted by Christen Dokk Smith, will introduce carvers to low-relief Viking designs.
Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens
Photo by Barbara Schramm
September 11, 2022

Carving with Women

Hosted by: Francine Champange and Mary Martin
This carving class is intended for beginning carvers, women who would love to learn to carve.
Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens
Photo by Christopher Roy
September 11, 2022

Tool Making Workshop – Elbow Adze

Hosted by: Aaron Nelson Moody
This workshop, hosted by Aaron Nelson Moody, will take students through making an adze.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
Photo by Barbara Schramm
September 10, 2022

Raven Plaque Relief carving

Hosted by: Patrick Amos
This workshop, hosted by Patrick Amos, takes carvers through raven relief carving.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
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September 10, 2022

Tool Making Workshop – Hook Knife

Hosted by: Aaron Nelson Moody
This workshop, hosted by Aaron Nelson Moody, will introduce beginners to wood carving.
Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens
Photo by Marika Swan
September 10, 2022

Evening Artist Talks

Hosted by: Assorted Artist
Evening program that centre around the festival theme.
The Shore Pier (368 Main Street)
Carver to Carver series
September 10, 2022

Film Screening

Hosted by: Naa'Waya'Sum Cafe
A selection of films featuring coastal carving artists.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens (formerly the Tofino Botanical Gardens)
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September 10, 2022

Introduction to Weaving

Hosted by: Mary Martin
This workshop, hosted by Mary Martin, will introduce carvers to cedar weaving.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
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September 10, 2022

Open Carving Area

Hosted by: Carving Area host
Come carve with other carvers!
Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens (formerly the Tofino Botanical Gardens)
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September 10, 2022

Tool Shed

Hosted by: Gordon Dick
The tool shed is the location at the festival for all things steel.
Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens (formerly the Tofino Botanical Gardens)
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September 10, 2022

Artist-Led Tours

Hosted by: Assorted Artist
Learn more about the traditions and techniques of west coast carving.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
Photo by Christopher Roy
September 10, 2022

Paddle Carving

Hosted by: Rick (Xwa'lack'tun) and James Harry
This workshop, hosted by Rick (Xwa'lack'tun) Harry, takes carvers through paddle carving.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
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September 09, 2022

Artist Forum – Day Two

Hosted by: Assorted Artist
Learn more about the traditions and techniques of west coast carving.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens
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September 09, 2022

Family Zone Drop-In

Hosted by: Assorted Artists
Multi-day drop-in workshops by donation.
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens

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