Tofino Ambassador Program

The Tofino Ambassador Program aims to build a strong and healthy community, encouraging a positive attitude among responsible citizens, improving community relations with visitors, and growing support for the diversity and well-being of area businesses.

Who is the program for? All local residents including seasonal staff, newcomers, and business owners. All local residents new and old are welcome to participate in this great, free initiative to expand their knowledge of the area and increase their participation in the community.

Participants of the Ambassador course will receive an Ambassador Card. Show your card for discounts and benefits at many local businesses!

This FREE program is offered as a joint initiative of the Raincoast Education Society, the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, the District of Tofino, and Tourism Tofino. The Raincoast Education Society is responsible for course curriculum, registration, and program delivery.


Introductory Course

This three-hour orientation session, taught by Tourism Tofino's Sarah Timberlake & Julia Truswell, delivers fun and informative material for newcomers and first timers to the program. Learn about local history, natural ecology, cross-cultural understanding, businesses and activities, festivals, good host etiquette, and civic information. This class will take place in the Ecolodge classroom at the Tofino Botanical Gardens.

May  23 PM (Mon)
May  24 PM (Tues)
June  6   PM (Mon)
June  7   AM (Tues)
June 13  PM (Mon)
June 27  PM (Mon)
July   5    PM (Tues)
July  11  AM (Mon)
July  12  AM (Tues)
July  25  PM (Mon)
July  26  PM (Tues)
July  28  AM (Thurs)

AM = a morning session from 9am-12pm        
PM = an evening session from 5pm-8pm


West Coast Ecology

The Introductory Course is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This three-hour session, taught by Dan Harrison, focuses on the rich natural landscape of the region, from the rare coastal rainforests to the rich marine environment. Learn about the wide range of species that inhabit these complex ecosystems and gain an understanding of why Clayoquot Sound is recognized internationally as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The class includes an indoor and outdoor component, so please dress appropriately. This class will take place in the Ecolodge classroom at the Tofino Botanical Gardens.

May 16   AM (Mon)
June 1     PM (Wed)
June 14   AM (Tues)
June 15   PM (Wed)
June 29   PM (Wed)
Oct   5    PM (Wed)
 

AM = a morning session from 9am-12pm        
PM = an evening session from 5pm-8pm


Nuu-chah-nulth Landscape

The Introductory Course is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This Ambassador course, taught by Gisele Martin, is a three-hour introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth homelands, culture and language. Learn about local history, cross cultural understanding, Nuu-chah-nulth language and cultural world view. Explore the ancient and continued interconnections between the local landscape, the ocean and First Nations culture. The class includes an indoor and outdoor component, so please dress appropriately. This class will take place in the Ecolodge classroom at the Tofino Botanical Gardens.

May 16   PM (Mon)
June 23   PM (Thurs)
June 30   PM (Thurs)
July   7    AM (Thurs)
July  14   PM (Thurs)
Oct   4    PM (Tues)

AM = a morning session from 9am-12pm        
PM = an evening session from 5pm-8pm


Questions about the Tofino Ambassador Program? Feel free to call us!
Raincoast Education Society - (250) 725-2560
Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce - (250) 725-3153