Tofino Resort and Marina to host B.C. Spearfishing Summit

The inaugural grassroots event is happening on April 23

Photos by Jeremy Koreski

Tofino Resort and Marina is getting set to host a new event next month that will bring underwater enthusiasts together for a full day of education and entertainment, while also raising funds for a great cause. 

The inaugural B.C. Spearfishing Summit will kick off with a series of educational talks from Spearfishing Canada, the Tla-o-qui-aht and Ahousaht First Nations, Ucluelet Aquarium, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving, who will cover topics such as equipment education, sustainable harvesting, and how to respectfully access traditional lands and waters. 

“After seeing interest in Freedive and Spearfishing steadily grow over the last eight years, now is the time to ensure it evolves into a strong, healthy and sustainable culture that is inclusive and respectful to not just the ocean but to everyone who relies on the coast,” says  Spearfishing Canada’s Mick Sheinberg.

Following the educational talks, the summit will transform into a night of entertainment with live music from Kalilah Haasatuk Rampanen and Kieran Campbell, complimentary beverages from Strait and Narrow and Whistle Buoy Brewing, and snacks from Wandering Mollusk Oyster Co., along with raffles and prizes throughout the evening.  

Tickets to the B.C. Spearfishing Summit on April 23 are priced at $40 per person. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that combines traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations youth.