Mary Martin teaching a re-skilling workshop on Cedar Weaving at the September 22nd Re-Skilling Festival. Photo Dan Harrison

Raincoast Re-Skilling Festival

The Ucluelet Re-Skilling Festival: February 1st, 2014

The Ucluelet Re-Skilling Festival takes place on February 1st, 2014 at the Ucluelet Community Center from 10 am - 5 pm. Please see the workshop schedule below. All workshops are free, no registration necessary. Thank you to The District of Ucluelet's Park & Recreation staff as well as to the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust for their generous support of this Festival two years in a row!
 

2014 Ucluelet Re-Skilling Festival Workshops

10:00 am - 10:45 am: Wooden Bow Making - with Dan Law
11:00 am - 11:30 am: Yogurt Making - with April Robson
11:40 am - 12:00 pm: Building Transferrable Skills - with Alberni Valley Employment
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: Making Nut Milks - with Lindsay Renton
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Health Talk on Fermentation - with Lindsay Renton
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: The Healing Powers of Kombucha  - with Christiane Watson
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Making Kefir - with Cindy Hutchinson & Janine Croxall
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Making Kimchi - with David Woodward
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm: Pasta Making - with Kasia Kromka
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Setting Traps & Snares - with Darryl Keeble
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Rope Making - with Darryl Keeble
 

About The Raincoast Re-Skilling Festivals

The Raincoast Re-Skilling Festivals are designed to provide local residents with the skills to begin the transition away from a globalized, fossil-fuel dependent community towards a more localized, self-reliant community. The Re-Skilling Festivals provide the space to share knowledge about specific skill-sets and to highlight individuals, organizations, and businesses in our communities that have teachable and important skills.

Hundreds of communities throughout the world are actively engaged in re-designing their futures by re-structuring their energy systems around local resources and by re-skilling local residents to develop diversified, local and resilient communities. As remote, west coast communities, we are especially vulnerable to the risks associated with overdependence on foreign markets; therefore, it is essential that we begin providing opportunities for the re-skilling of local residents immediately. 

The Festivals showcase the knowledge that our communities already have as well as identify potential knowledge gaps. Re-skilling is not a quick fix, but rather a commitment to the long-term process of re-creating resilient communities. Learning these skills takes time and now is a good time to start.

Please see the video below from the 2012 Re-Skilling Festival in Tofino. 

To read more about the Tofino Re-Skilling Festival click on the Tofino Re-Skilling Festival link below
To read more about the Ucluelet Re-Skilling Festival click on the Ucluelet Re-Skilling Festival link below

Ucluelet Re-Skilling Festival

Dan Law delivers a wooden bow making workshop during the Raincoast Re-Skilling Festival, Ucluelet Community Center.

The Raincoast Re-Skilling Festivals are designed to provide local residents with the skills to begin the transition away from a globalized, fossil-fuel dependent community towards a more localized, self-reliant community. The Re-Skilling festivals provide a space to share knowledge about specific skill-sets and to highlight individuals, organizations, and businesses in our communities that have teachable and important skills.