Sports & Fitness Classes in Autumn

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Although we still have yoga every Wednesday as per usual, we tried something new with our Monday Night Adult Sports this season! Rather than a dodgeball league, we have mixed it up by offering different Drop-in sports, such as volleyball, indoor soccer, badminton, and even an opportunity to dance and play with flo-toys! Check out the schedule below.

Art Workshops this Season

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Wow! We have had such an excellent array of talented artists who have offered to teach their skills & passions this Autumn! Yet to come are Lino-cut Printmaking with Jess, and Ceramic Ornaments with Julie, both just in time to create unique decor and gifts for the holiday season.

Autumn Community Event Recap!

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This has been a busy season for us, chock full of community lunches, family-friendly events, a photo contest, and much more! Many of these events were advertised in our first ever FALL/WINTER 2024 PROGRAM GUIDE, which was available at The Market, Bamfield Mercantile & Marine, and our office at the school.

Keep an eye out for our WINTER 2024 PROGRAM GUIDE, which we hope to launch in January, for upcoming workshops, gatherings, classes, and sports!

November is Financial Literacy Month! Seminar Series

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Would you like tips on how to better manage your money? How about protection from fraud? Conquering your debt? Making the most of your taxes?

Join us for 4 free, quick, & easy classes over November to boost your financial literacy skills! Teens, Adults, and Elders are all welcome to check out these virtual seminars together at the school, Wednesdays 6:15-7:30.

Cooking Classes are Back!

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We are so pleased to offer the BCSA’s much beloved cooking classes after a several year hiatus! Thanks to the Bamfield Volunteer Fire Department, who have been generous enough to lend us their considerable kitchen space, we have been able to host 3 talented local cooks. We hope to revive this series again in the Spring!

November 2023 Community Calendar

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Wow, is it really already halfway through November? We are still working our way through the Halloween candy. Here is our calendar for this month!๐Ÿ˜…

You’ll notice a lot of opportunities for group physical activity: yoga, badminton, volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, hockey at HOH… if you are starting to feel the effects of the rainy weather, come on out and play with us ๐Ÿ™‚

We have 2 more free Financial Literacy workshops with the excellent CPA Shelley Bevz. Join us Wed 22 for FRAUD PROTECTION FOR SENIORS and Wed 29 for EFFECTIVE TAX STRATEGIES. These sessions are quick, easy, and held in a friendly space at the school. Doors open at 6:15, seminar begins at 6:30pm.

We are excited to offer two separate printmaking classes toward the end of the month with the very talented Jess. In one class we will print on paper, and in the second, fabric! Stay tuned for registration details

Oysters, Authors, & Ales 2023!

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Hello friends! We are thrilled to announce this year’s Oysters, Authors, & Ales line-up!

Ann Eriksson is the author of five adult novels and three non-fiction ecological literacy books for younger readers. Her most recent non-fiction book, the award-winning “Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis,” was described by Green Party co-leader, Elizabeth May, as a “toolbox for hope.”

Gary Geddes has written and edited more than 50 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies and won a dozen national and international literary awards. His most recent book of poetry is (coincidentally!) titled “The Oysters I Bring to Banquets.”

We will also welcome our first-time Ale suppliers, the Whistle Buoy Brewing Company from Victoria, who named their popular brewery after our very own whistle buoy in Trevor Channel!

As always, we will host this event alongside a silent auction, the proceeds of which will fund many of our literacy initiatives and community programming. We welcome any and all auction item donations to support our cause.


TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE EVENT: Please contact Renee at

Willow Basket Weaving Workshop with Candice Callum

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Join visiting weaver Candice, post-Fungus Fest, to learn to weave your very own solid-base basket! Candice has a business called Full Baskets and is passionate about โ€œsharing the love and various bounties of our wild Canadian wilderness through tutorials.โ€

Sunday September 30

1:00 – 4:00pm

$60 per person

Weaving Workshop with Aneri

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Next Thursday, Sept 28, Aneri will teach us to craft little looms from common household materials, and show us how to weave our very own personalized bookmarks!

Join us at the school from 5:30-7:30pm. Contact or call us at 250 728 1220 ๐Ÿ™‚

September Community Calendar

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There are many opportunities to connect with community this September! Join the Bamfield Community School Association at the following events and programs:

๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘– Clean out and re-fill your closet at our Back to School Clothing Swap & Sale on Tuesday September 12!

โ™Ÿ๐ŸŽฒ Check out our board game selection, challenge your kids to a game of laser tag, and hang out with other families at our Family Games Night on Thursday September 14.

๐Ÿคฉโœจ Teens are invited to the Summer Social, a glow party and hang out on Friday September 15!

โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ Starting next week, we will be hosting a variety of fun games in our new Adult Drop-In Sports series, Monday nights from 6:30-8:30pm! Check our website or Facebook page for details.

โ˜•๐Ÿฅ We will be hosting a monthly drop-in social for seniors at the Community Library, starting Sunday September 17th. Join us at the Elder’s Cafe to check out our new library books with coffee, tea, chats, and baked goods.

๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ“š Books and Brunch is back! Families are invited to enjoy brunch and story time at the library on September 17th. Celebrate literacy month by checking out our suggested read-alouds, playing literacy games, and eating a stack of pancakes!

๐Ÿช๐ŸŽจ After School Club resumes at the end of September! Students will be sent home with a registration form.

๐Ÿงบ๐Ÿ„ Fungus Fest facilitator extraordinaire Candice Cullum will be sharing her Basket Weaving expertise in a special workshop on Sunday September 24!

๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงฎ Little Buddies Playtime resumes September 26th! Wee ones ages 3-5 and their guardians are invited to play at the school, make crafts, sing songs, and read stories!

๐Ÿ“–๐ŸงถDiscover the art of creating intricate and personalized woven bookmarks at our introductory weaving workshop on September 28th, led by Aneri.

๐Ÿงก๐Ÿคฒ September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a day of commemoration to honour all those impacted by Canada’s Residential School System, grieve the losses endured under colonization, and take actions that bring our society closer to justice and reconciliation. The community are invited to join the students of the Community School for a reflective gathering and community barbeque on September 29th, and a documentary screening and discussion on September 30th.