Whale Project Update: Fundraising Success – Well on our way!

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We are happy to report that hanks to the incredibly enthusiastic and generous support of individuals and businesses in our community, all 156 whale bones have been sponsored.   We still have about $8000 left to raise for this project and are looking for support to complete the project,   Our staff and volunteers are now hard at work preparing bones for articulation. The Underwater Harvesters Association became the lead sponsor and the articulation will be known as the Underwater Harvesters Association Grey Whale Exhibit. A number of the UHA members also sponsored individual bones!  We have been truly overwhelmed by the enthusiasm that has been shown for this project. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Courses at Deep Bay – SVOP, MED A-3, ROC-M


If you are working on the water, in boats, you should be aware that Transport Canada Marine has basic training requirements for all small commercial vessels. Current requirements for anyone operating small commercial vessels are: SVOP (Small Vessel Operator Proficiency), MED A3 (Marine Emergency Duties A3), ROC-M DSC (Radio Restricted Operator Certificate Marine with Digital Selective Calling endorsement), and MBFA (Marine Basic First Aid).

Deep Bay Marine Field Station will be offering delivery of these courses on:

December 8 – 11/14 (SVOP)
December 12/14 (MED A3)
December 13/14 (ROC-M)
The cost is $850/person for all three sessions. If you would like take this training, please contact 250 740 6611. Space is limited to 12 participants and will be given on a “first come” basis.

A brief course description for the program can be found here

Art Show: Fiona Hawkes – Saltwater, Soil and Steel

Opening Reception on November 14th from 6 pm – 9 pm

art show

Saltwater, Soil and Steel explores two opposites, the natural and constructed worlds.  Throughout much of Fiona’s work various themes of nature have been prevalent, contrasted with architectural forms.  The selected works journey the viewer through various pieces illustrating these themes.

Impacts of human life scar our planet in profound but sometimes subtle ways; many of the works have this underlying motif.  From large whales in the sea, plants and birds to tall skyscrapers and landscapes this show is diverse in imagery and exploration.

Fiona Hawkes is a young artist living and attending school in Nanaimo.  Working in a variety of mediums such as charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolor and photography, her work is a constant exploration in technique and subject matter.

After graduating from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in the spring of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Fiona relocated to Bamfield on the West Coast.  While there she became involved with many community projects, including the restoration painting of an outdoor mural.  Fiona is currently attending VIU working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. http://fionahawkes.ca/

Works will remain on display until January 3rd, 2015. For more info visit: http://www2.viu.ca/deepbay/

Fall Cooking Classes at Deep Bay


We are excited to announce a series of cooking classes at Deep Bay Marine Field Station for the upcoming fall season. Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers’ Professional Development Day October 24th

Artisan Harvest Luncheon and Craft Fair October 25th


Don’t miss this harvest celebration and craft fair, featuring local artisans. Offerings include preserves, snacks, chocolates, Halloween treats, home baking, handcrafted items and more. There will also be an amazing buffet lunch!

When: Saturday October 25th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Deep Bay Marine Field Station 370 Crome Point Road
Admission: Adults $10 Students $3 Children under 12 Free
Add Lunch: + $15
Vendors: $25 per table. To book a table or for more information call us at 250-740-6611.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Saturday Sept 29th

Group with load of debris and garbage

Come help us clean the beaches of Deep Bay! Meet at Deep Bay Marine Field Station at 1:00 pm on Saturday September 27th. All supplies will be provided. This is a great oppourtunity to make a positive impact on our local ecosystem and help keep our beaches beautiful. Last year’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup removed 99,280 kg of garbage of Canadian shorelines with the help of 58,500 volunteers!

Please register by visiting http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/en/cleanup/event/fall2014/deep-bay-harbour or email us at deepbay@viu.ca.


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