In celebration of Pacific Sands Beach Resort’s 50th anniversary, the property is thanking the Tofino community with three $50,000 donations. The three local organisations that will benefit from these donations are the Raincoast Education Society, the Clayoquot Sound Theatre and the Tla-O-Qui Tribal Parks.
From loyal friends and guests to the extraordinary people of Tofino, Pacific Sands has been creating community and connection since 1973. The people of Tofino have had a tremendous impact on Pacific Sands, and the resort team is honoured to be part of this wonderful community.
“The past five decades have been quite a journey for Pacific Sands and this incredibly supportive community has played a huge role,” said Sabrina Donovan, General Manager of Pacific Sands Beach Resort. “That’s why, as part of our 50th anniversary and the ripple effect of gratitude in our community, we’re honoured to support Tofino’s education, arts and culture by splitting this special $150,000 donation between these three incredible organisations.”
Raincoast Education Society
From full-scale UNESCO Biosphere Reserve projects to summer children’s camps at Pacific Sands, the Raincoast Education Society’s mission is to protect the coast, wildlife and sustainable living. The $50,000 donation from Pacific Sands will help fund the Raincoast Field School and the maintenance of its 18-seat bus, an outdoor education program in partnership with teachers at Tofino and Ucluelet elementary schools.
Clayoquot Sound Theatre
Since 1983, the Clayoquot Sound Theatre has performed plays and hosted musicians in a small but magical black box theatre on Campbell Street. Pacific Sands’ $50,000 donation has boosted the theatre’s fundraising efforts and will allow them to finalize the grant for renovations that will increase capacity, natural light and all the important touches that make a community theatre great.
Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks
With the goal of maintaining the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s relationship and responsibility to their homeland, including guiding, balancing and informing newcomers and tourists, Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks is restoring streams impacted by logging, revitalizing salmon habitat, restoring dune grass habitat, maintaining trails and more.