5:30 PM17:30

Fundraising Fiesta - Cerveza & Taco Night!

Join us on April 22nd, 2017 at the Port Alberni Black Sheep Rugby Club for an evening of great food, company, and fundraising!  Proceeds from this event will help us continue operating our many conservation programs.

We are excited to have Matt Dunk, new owner/operator of All Mex'd Up Taco Shop, preparing the food for the evening - if you haven't had the pleasure of tasting his cooking, you're missing out!

Tickets are $15, and include admission, a beer token, and 2 tacos (additional tacos can be purchased for a minimum $5 donation each).  There are only 140 tickets available for this event, and are available at Gone Fishin' Port Alberni, All Mex'd Up Taco Shop, and at our front counter here at the Aquarium.

We will have a silent auction, raffles, door prizes, and a live auction this evening (if you attended our similar Beer & Burger Night at the Rugby Club in 2014, you know that the live auction for tackle boxes was a hit!)

We would like to thank our event sponsors for their help with this fundraiser! 

  • All Mex'd Up - preparing, cooking, and help serving all the food for our event!
  • Hertel Meats - this local, family run company has generously supplied us with pork for the evening
  • Pete's Mountain Meats - another local, family run business that is helping us with our beef needs for dinner
  • Circle Dairy - locally owned and operated food wholesale company, sponsoring a good portion of the ingredients needed for the night!
  • Save-On-Foods - our local store is helping with the cost of supplies for dinner

If you are interested in donating items to our event, sponsorship opportunities, or have questions in general about this fundraiser, please contact Tanya Shannon at tanya@westcoastaquatic.ca





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6:45 PM18:45

Paint Nite Fundraiser - SOLD OUT

Welcome to West Coast Aquatic Stewardship Association's Paint Nite!  This fundraiser is to help our nonprofit association continue with our species protection and enhancement, habitat restoration, and education programs in the Alberni Valley.  

What is Paint Nite?  A night for you and friends to relax, create a new piece of art for your home (there is an instructor there to guide you step by step, so no experience necessary!), enjoy some appetizers and drinks, and in doing so, supporting us, the West Coast Aquatic Stewardship Association.  The piece we will be creating is 'Sunset Cliff Moon and Stars', which can be seen below.

Click on the Facebook Icon below to access our Facebook Page, where you can find our Paint Nite Event, and updates.  (Such as the appetizer and drink menus!)

We thank you for your support, and look forward to seeing you for a fun night of painting!

Tickets for Paint Nite can be purchased through the link below.  Please note that seating is limited, and ticket sales are on a first come, first serve basis.


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6:00 PM18:00

Aquarium Beverage and Burger

  • Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out to support the aquarium at a family friendly beverage and burger event! Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for non members. Children under 5 are free. Games, silent auctions and raffles! Proceeds raised will go to paying off the aquarium building loan, programs and displays. Have fun while celebrating a great organization!

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Volunteer Information Sessions
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Sessions

We are enjoying a lovely summer and very busy with visitors from near and far! As we look toward the fall, our summer students (whom we are incredibly grateful for!) will be leaving us. In order to continue our programs we would love to have volunteers help us with the following: reception, tours, water quality, stream assessments, and fundraising. We provide training and support to volunteers, and we can promise you a fun experience as you learn more about our local environment! The aquarium is currently open seven days a week from 10 am - 5 pm. Volunteer shifts are from 10 am - 12 pm, 12 - 2 pm, and 2 - 4 pm. As we develop evening programs, we will be asking for volunteers to assist with those as well. If you are interested in volunteering for any of our programs, you can attend one of our information sessions on August 11, 2016. Times are as follows: 10 - 11 am, 2 - 3 pm, 6 - 7 pm.

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10:00 AM10:00

Learn about your backyard creek!

Would you like to learn more about your backyard or favourite creek? Would you like to make a real difference in your community? Come on out for our water quality training course on August 4th from 10 am - 2 pm. We will provide a small lunch to thank you for helping out! For more information, please email sheena@westcoastaquatic.ca or call 250-724-3600 ext 3.

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1:00 PM13:00



Celebrate BC Day by sharing your photos of the Alberni Aquarium. We have room for 20 folks to participate in this event. Come down to Harbour Quay at 1 pm to take photos of your favourite sea creatures and share them with the rest of BC. For more information, contact sheena@westcoastaquatic.ca or at 250-724-3600 ext 3. To register, please click on the following link: http://blog.hellobc.com/instameet2016/


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