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The West Coast, Vancouver Island Videos

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Some video from the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Ucluelet/Tofino and San Josef Bay, Cape Scott (Near Port Hardy) Enjoy!

Ladysmith Festival of Lights

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Thursday Nov.28th is the spectacular Festival of Lights in Ladysmith! This year is the 26th Annual. Just some random tidbits of information before I share the itinerary for tonight.

Over 1000 volunteer hours goes into making it all shine!Light-Up is ALWAYS the last Thursday in NovemberOver 200,000 Christmas Lights sparkle the town until January 13th.

The itinerary is as follows:

3pm: Community spaghetti dinner @ The Eagles Hall - Adults $8, Children under 10 $5.
Also, Christmas Craft Fair at the Aggie Hall

4pm: Street entertainment and food concessions (all along 1st Ave)

4pm-6:15pm: Stage entertainment, in front of Aggie Hall on 1st Ave.

6:30pm: Santa arrives to light up the town!

6:45pm: Kinsmen Parade all along 1st Ave down to Aggie Hall.

After the parade there is the big tree light up and a fireworks display that is usually pretty good, note to all: Do not bring pets downtown as it gets extremely busy downtown and dogs don't tend to like fireworks very much.

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Vancouver Island 2011 Election Results

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Well I don't know about you but I'm suffering from some post-election blues! It was nice to see some positive changes across Vancouver Island. Change can be good, it can also potentially be negative - but regardless it is necessary. Here are all the election results from across Vancouver Island:

Alert Bay http://alertbay.ca

Mayor - Michael Berry (Acclaimed)

Councillors - Kim Mercer, Kane Gordon, Wendy White, Douglas Aberley

Campbell River http://www.campbellriver.ca

Mayor - Walter Jakeway

Councillors - Larry Sampson, Claire Moglove, Mary Storry, Andy Adams, Ron Kerr, Ryan Mennie.

Central Saanich http://www.centralsaanich.ca

Mayor - Alastair Bryson

Councillors - Cathy Ounsted, Adam Olsen, Carl Jensen, Zeb King, Terry Siklenka, John Garrison

Colwood http://www.colwood.ca

Mayor - Carol Hamilton

Councillors - Shari Lukens, Gordie Logan, Cynthia Day, Rob Martin, Judith Cullington, Teresa Harvey

Comox http://www.comox.ca

Mayor - Paul Ives

Councillors - Tom Grant, Ken Grant, Patti Fletcher, Maur…

Tofino/Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

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Tofino and Ucluelet are hands down one of the most beautiful places on earth. Since they are only 30 minutes apart, when we visit, we usually visit both because they are both equally beautiful! We prefer to stay in Ucluelet, as we find the prices for accommodations are usually lower - but the beaches of Tofino are what we go for!

Here are some pictures of Tofino and Ucluelet we've taken over the years, please enjoy and share some of your own if you would like!