Boardwalk … the video


Word Rider and her creators feature several times in this 15-minute doc on the Tofino Arts Council’s Boardwalk project, which culminated tonight in the Boardwalk Gala and auction — the toniest event of the season, which raised close to $44,000 for TAC and the surfboard artists of Tofino.


Word Rider #2

There’s a new poem up today on Word Rider, the Tofino Boardwalk art surfboard on display at the Common Loaf Bake Shop , First St., Tofino. This one is by well known Tofino poet and author Christine Lowther.

Eagle--Christine Lowther--cropEagle

You hang-glided overhead:
pantaloons extended,
talons poised.
You careened past
to speedland like a wakeboarder
on the water, struck,
scored the surface.
Came up empty
(lucky fishes).
Took off to harangue the osprey.

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Links: Christine’s website and the Tofino Boardwalk project page. Photo by Jan McDougall.