Growing up on the ocean presents many opportunities for the children in our communities. From surfing to canoe journeys, being on and in the water is a part of growing up in Tofino. It is our wish that all children have an opportunity to learn how to swim so they can build confidence, enjoy a healthy and fun activity, and participate safely in everything our spectacular backyard has to offer.
Our goal is to build an endowment fund that will annually fund swimming lessons for all students at Wickaninnish Community School. The income will support travel and other costs related to swimming and water safety lessons for students. Funds may be used for children who are home-schooled, as well as for elementary school-aged children living in Clayoquot Sound who may travel to Tofino for lessons.
This fund was established with an anonymous $10,000 donation in the memory of the six aboard the Leviathan II whose lives were lost at sea on October 25, 2015.
Donations to the Tofino Children’s Swimming & Water Safety Fund can be made to the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Society at PO Box 67, Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0. You can contribute to the fund here through our online donation page at CanadaHelps. Your gift will be processed through their secure site and you will receive a tax-receipt directly from CanadaHelps (also a registered Canadian charity).
If you have questions about making a donation please contact our Executive Director, Rebecca Hurwitz at 250-725-2219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.