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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Midnight Madness in Ukee this Friday!!!!

Before we start into the festivities the Hospice Radioathon is next week and if you'd like a sneak peak I've started putting the web content together... numbers, times, items and just about everything may cchange before the main event on the 10th but you can get a general idea HERE or by clicking on the "HOSPICE" link above.

That said it's Midnight Madness this Friday, December 3rd in Ukee so plan on a evening out. Shopping locally, meeting neighbours and generally having a jolly time.  If your business has something going on for Midnight Madness let me know and I'll post it here and bring it up during our Holiday programming on Friday.  For a portable guide to Midnight Madness pick up December 2nd's Westerly newspaper.

The Crow's nest
10% off everything plus additional Discounts up to 25% won through the one eyed bandit!!!

10% off sore Wide, Draw Prizes

Image West Gallery
20-60% off

Barry's Drug Mart
20-50%, gift rack

Waterlily Framing
20% off wood frames
15% off metal frames
sale on til Christmas

Ukee Dogs
Thai Chicken Dinner $13.50 5-8pm

The Health Shack
Mini Treatments
Herbal Tea
Stocking Stuffers
Discounts on Gift Certificates

Back Room Boutique

Wild Heather Books
"Pop" your discount
some items up to 70% off

Ukee Bikes
Save the HST and more!!

Ukee CO OP
triple scratch and save 15- 75% off from 6-10pm
Christmas Trees
tasty goodies

Gray Whale Deli
2-4-1 Holiday Lattes

Subtidal Adventures
all stock 40% off!!!
whale tour GCs 20% off
Zipline tickets

The Place
Win a $500 Gift Certificate

Long Beach Surf Shop
wetsuits up to 40% off
Eggnog and Treats

Relic Surf

Cedar House Gallery
win a limited edition Patrick Amos print

Aperture Overture Photography
save on portrait sessions

Ukee Liquor Store
Wines under 10$
Canadian Cold Shots $1.25 each

Big savings, open till midnight
Scary Santa in their news paper ad

Black Rock
Tree Lighting at 5pm w/ gingerbread art
20% off retail and gift cards in Drift Spa
Drink specials and 10% discount in Float

Ukee Baby
Great Deals and Discounts

Huge sales on just about everything

Long Beach Golf Course
12 days of Christmas sale on everything!!!
save $100 on annual passes

Here are some classic Christmassy things to put you in the mood.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jingle into Christmas this Friday November 26th in Tofino

Ever wanted to party, support local business and get your holiday shopping done all at once? 

This Friday Tofino's merchants will be open late into the evening to make all that happen and more.  Long Beach Radio will be on the air through the evening with some themed programming to tie the event together.  If you need some holiday magic RIGHT NOW!!! scroll to the bottom for some of the all time greatest bits of Christmas programming.

There's lots of stuff going on, I'll try to post as much as I can here so you can plan your Jinglations.
This is not nearly complete... I'll more as I find the time;

Tofino Legion Turkey Dinner - an annual event in and of itself. Starts at 4pm, $10

Ocean Planet Adventures

Dive Courses and Gear on Sale this Friday for the Jingle Into Christmas! Free Hot Chocolate and Homemade COOKIES until 9PM!

Weigh West Marine Resort
Hot Chocolate and goodies, Wigh West Logo Gear at COST!!! wrap up your jingle evening by catching the Canucks game

Storm Surf Shop
Up to 70% off everything in the store, won't be open too late Friday but sale prices will continue on Saturday

Tofino CO OP
Scratch and save double, at least 10% off everything!!!
Crab Apple Floral Design _ Decor Specials:
15% off all Christmas Ornaments, Vases, _ Other Decor
20% off Weekly Fresh Flower Subscriptions (minimum 1 month) _ Gif tCertificates
25% off all House Plants
Also, 20% off all Pre-orders for Christmas Floral Arrangements, Fresh Wreaths, Swags, Garlands, and more!
Open until 10 p.m. at the Corner of 4th _ Main

Tofino Bagel Company; get a discount card good for 20% until new years 2011!!
Jingle into Christmas at the Tofino Tea Bar!
Perfect gift ideas for tea lovers, including tea accessories, hand-made stoneware pottery, bath tea soaks and tea-infused massage/bath oils.
NO HST on any retail items
Buy one tin of premium loose leaf tea, get a second tin of equal or lesser value HALF PRICE
Locally-made Christmas and gift cards, plus local artist CD's make perfect stocking stuffers. We have Gift Certificates too...
Come try our chocolate Tea Truffles from Chocolate Tofino and
Christmas cookies from SoBo.
Serving 'Blueberry Tea' all evening - open from 10am until late!

From now until December 22nd, Jamie's has 10-50 % OFF Everything at our Tofino gift shop - Home _ holiday d├ęcor, winter wear for adults and children, jewelry, pottery, handbags, books, stationery, toys, stuffed animals - and lots of small stocking stuffer items! Spend just $20 in our shop and receive a FREE Jamie's wildlife calendar, and an entry into our holiday gift basket giveaway. The baskets are full of merchandise valued at over $300 and the draw date is December 20th!
For those wanting to buy adventure tour gift certificates for their out of town family and friends, Jamie's is offering a 'Buy One Get One Free' deal on whale watching and bear watching tour tickets (deal ends Dec 20th).
For Jingle Into Christmas event, and every Friday _ Saturday night untilDecember 18th, we will be open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.
During the Jingle event, Jamie's will offer shoppers free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, Gourmet Village hot dip samples and a variety of other goodies to nibble on!

Music provide by local Dj Triple D

"Christmas dinner in a bun" for $7.95
10% off all our retail items
And we will also be serving mulled wine and hot apple cider!
We will be open until 8pm that night.

Reflecting Spirit Gallery

hours Friday 26th 5:30 pm - 10:00pm

Saturday 27th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 28th 10:00am - 5:30 pm

Store wide 10% off everthing and 20-30% off selected items
Beautiful door prizes with values up to $55.00 Friday night only
Enter our Appreciation for Shopping Locally Gift Basket Draw.
All items have been donated by our gallery artists in appreciation, the basket continues to grow with a value well over $150.00. Draw date Dec. 23rd.

Knits by the Sea

We will be closed at 5:00 and re-opening at 7:00 with great deals:
Some yarn will be on sale for 50% off and will continue to be on sale for the weekend.
Draw your discount from the big stocking on Friday night only and find out how much you can save on our regular priced yarn. Savings will be from 10%-40% off all regular priced yarn!
Lots of refreshments and food!
We will be open until 11:00 pm.

Shorewind Gallery

H U G E S A L E !!!
20% - 70% off selected items
Friday November 26, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Sales on all weekend!
On the corner of 4th and Campbell st.

Tuff Beans

jingling later Friday night with 25% off our menu.Ask about our special Christmas drinks and there will also
some free baked goodies.

And More, I'll pick through this for duplicates later....

Castaways will offering 25% off all merchandise in the store all day long, and we'll be open late with customer appreciation coupons

Live To Surf, Chocolate Tofino, Westside Surf School, Spirit of the Fire, Burle wood Studio, Studio One and Groovy Movie- Almost everything on sale this Saturday, open till late!

Knits by the Sea-Savings will be from 10%-40% off all regular priced yarn! We will be open until 11:00 pm.

Shorewind Gallery- 20% - 70% off selected items, open from 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Celestial Sphere-Open 12pm till late, 20% off regular priced items and 10% off everything else!
Ocean Outfitters and Covet will be open late Friday night and 9-5 on
Saturday. GREAT DEALS! Up to 30% Off!
Sacred Stone Spa will be offering 25% off merchandise and gift certificates. Beverages and hand and chair massages will be available.

The Tree House - 25% - 60% off, starts Friday morning at 10 AM. Open till 10 PM Friday night, open Saturday _ Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM.

Tuff Kids- Sale starts 11am Friday. Entire store 35% off or higher!
Mermaid Tales Bookshop- When you spend $50 before taxes you get $5 Gift Certificate, 10$ when you spend $75, and $15 when you spend $100! Open late

The Studio House will be having a HUGE sale Friday all day.... Noon until Midnight
Some Sales include: 50% off All of Julie's ORIGINAL cute creature paintings! (outrageous prices from $25...) ,50% off Giclee Canvas prints, 30% off

The Fish Store will have plenty of in store specials

Tofino Sea Kayaking/ Wildside Books Chocolate Fondue and a nice Hot Drink. Check out our End of Season DEEP SALE WALL for great savings on gear, Patagonia clothing and books for winter reading.

Here are some classic Christmassy things to put you in the mood.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gettin' Jingly, Hairy Girls, and Books about Vancouver Island

Here's a long overdue update's for you's.  I guess I'll start things off with the usual Movember madness, with a BONUS. Not only have the good Folks at The Westerly been brave enough to put my ugly mug on their cover but a lot of lovely local ladies have gotten on the Mo train.  Visit to learn about the cause or donate at Tuff Beans in Tofino, either way, vote for my lovely face-fuzz.

Jingle into Christmas in this Friday in Tofino SHOP LOCAL and Midnight madness is next weekend in Ucluelet... SHOP LOCAL

I've got a sneak peak at an interview we will be running tomorrow morning with Peter Grant, author of "The Vancouver Island Book of Musts"

Get it at you're local book store.  Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Movember 15th

It's Movember, and I've joined Tuff Beans' Movember team, raising awareness and money for prostate cancer research. Donate online at or in person at Tuff Beans... Don't forget to vote for my Mo!!!  Here's where we've come after more than 2 weeks of redneckification.

Team captain, Wade has a talent for mullet/ moustache growing and soup/ sammich pairing. Sadly his cel phone camera doesn't really do him justice.

If fighting prostate cancer isn't reason enough to grow a Mo consider this...

and, of course, the man that made the Mo magnificent

Meanwhile, in radioland, we've got some fun stuff coming up.  Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin' Bastards are driving through the storm as I type. They're playing Tofino's Dockside Pub in the Weigh West Marine Resort tonight and tomorrow night.  Master Bastard himself, Ross Neilsen will be co-hosting some of tomorrow's morning show so don't miss that.

Also exciting, Long Beach Radio will be live on location tomorrow from 11-3 at the grand opening of the new Westland Insurance office in the Shore on Main Street, come say "Hi" have some snacks and learn how to save a bunch of money on your insurance. (Also, you can come see my Mo in the flesh.... errr.... hair)

There's a quick update... if you're looking for any old interviews or whatever click on "Audio Archives" above in orange. I'll leave you with some audio from a past interview with Ross Neilsen referring to one of their first visits to the west coast, as well as some "reviews" of local hotels.  Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio.

Old Ross Neilsen video, Part 1

Part 2

Hotel Review 1

Hotel Review 2

Friday, November 12, 2010

Oysterfest, Moustaches, Neil Young... now THAT'S good radio!!!

Let's start with the good stuff. Oysterfest is next weekend and Bobby Lax dropped in this morning to chat about it.... and feed me Oysters (I got a chocolate cookie from SOBO for being so brave) here's the audio results;

Also, it's still Movember so here's an update of my creepy Mo.  I've gone from looking like a 12 year old to looking like somone who can't be within 300 meters of a 12 year old in a matter of weeks!  Visit or head to Tuff Beans to donate to Prostate Cancer Research.

And, of course HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEIL YOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big week coming up with lots of Canucks action. We'll be live on location at Westland Insurance on Wednesday afternoon, and Wednesday morning we'll have a bonafide rockstar for a guest host. Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio.     Geoff

Sunday, November 7, 2010

John Vaillant and Mark Crissinger on Long Beach Radio

We're getting a fair way into November and there's still a lot going on here on the coast.  Long Beach Radio has had some great interviews in the last few days and here are a couple of them.  First John Vaillant, author of "The Golden Spruce" and "The Tiger". He'll be in Tofino this weekend at the Wickaninnish Inn, more information here.  The interview is below;

And, represtenting Rock and Roll one Mark Crissinger who played the Black Rock and Weigh West last week.

part 2

Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tofino Paramedic Memorial Service

Today, 1000s are expected to converge on the Wickaninnish Community School field for a public memorial for Jo-ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka.  Eveyone is welcome to attend, if you are unable to make it and are in the Tofino region it will be broadcast on Channel 3 in Tofino.  Also below is the link for the webcam feed stream.


The Service is expected to start at 1 pm

There is a free shuttle service to carry you from either the Comber's Beach parking lot or Industrial Ave in Tofino to minimize traffic and parking concerns.

Out of respect for the ceremony Long Beach Radio will be making some small changes in our daily programming including not running advertisements during the ceremony and altering the playlist to avoid inappropriate content.

Please attend if you can, or watch on channel 3 in Tofino if you cannot.

Copied below is a recent release that may have answers to some questions;

Memorial Service for Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., the BC Ambulance Service will be holding a Memorial Service for our colleague’s Paramedic Chief Jo-Anne Fuller and Paramedic Ivan Polivka that were tragically killed in the Line of Duty on October 19, 2010.

The service will attract several associated emergency services agencies and personnel from across Canada and parts of the United States. We also expect a large attendance by local First Nations and neighbouring communities. In preparation for this service, a large tent structure is being erected in the playing field of the Wickaninnish Community School.

The BC Ambulance Service and the Ambulance Paramedics of BC – CUPE 873 extend an open invitation to all members of the community to participate and attend this service. Doors will open at 12:00 p.m.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early and utilize shuttle bus services outlined below in order to accommodate the large numbers expected to attend. While our intent is to limit the disruption to the community as much as possible, an event of this magnitude will regrettably result in some disruption.

Presently, we are planning to limit and control access to the following roads from approximately 11:00 a.m. until shortly before 1:00 p.m.:  Gibsons Street: access limited to all but local traffic from Highway #4 up to the School at Third Street, Fourth Street: closed from Campbell Street up to the school field and turnaround area, Campbell Street: closed and diverted to Main Street at Fourth Street through to First Street, First Street limited to single lane alternating traffic from Campbell Street to Garrard Road from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 pm. Traffic Control Flaggers will be in attendance.

Additionally, the following closures will also be in effect from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.: Gibsons Street: closed to all but local traffic from Fourth Street to Second Street, From 9:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m., local residents are requested not to park on:

o Fourth Street from Campbell Street to the school field turnaround area,

o Gibsons Street from Highway 4 to Second Street, and

o Campbell Street from Fourth Street to First Street.

Bus shuttles will be coordinated from the following locations: Combers Beach parking area leaving at 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. In the event overflow parking is required, the Long Beach parking area will be utilized.

Local residents requiring transportation can use the parking area across from Slegg Lumber on Industrial Way. Local shuttle service will begin from here at 11:00 a.m. The BC Ambulance Service and the Ambulance Paramedics of BC – CUPE 873 would like to thank the community for their tremendous and generous support that we have received throughout this difficult time
Thanks,  Geoff

Friday, November 5, 2010

Remember, Remember the 5th on Movember

First off, Happy Guy Fawkes Day.  Or for those that don't like to read, get to your local video renty place and pick up V for Vendetta.

Wade at Tuff Beans has convinced me to join his Movember team so here goes.  The idea is to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.  If you want to get on board you can go to Tuff Beans and pledge or donate online here or even join the team.  So here we go, this will be updated daily with pics of my Mo... sorry about that.  Day 5, I swear there's something happening now.... I just need an iPhone with an HD camera...

Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Movember 4th

Wade at Tuff Beans has convinced me to join his Movember team so here goes.  The idea is to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.  If you want to get on board you can go to Tuff Beans and pledge or donate online here or even join the team.  So here we go, this will be updated daily with pics of my Mo... sorry about that.  Day 4, look really closely and you'll see a little razor burn that looks sorts like a mo.
Here's yesterday's sunrise I'm referring to. Right out the studio window.
Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio. Canucks - Avs tonight at 6 pm so "no-go" on Cam's show

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Movember 3rd

Wade at Tuff Beans has convinced me to join his Movember team so here goes.  The idea is to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.  If you want to get on board you can go to Tuff Beans and pledge or donate online here or even join the team.  So here we go, this will be updated daily with pics of my Mo... sorry about that. Day 3... Still mostly just razor burn, Wade sent me a sort of serial killer lookin picture for his Day 1 below.

Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Movember 2nd

Wade at Tuff Beans has convinced me to join his Movember team so here goes.  The idea is to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.  If you want to get on board you can go to Tuff Beans and pledge or donate online here or even join the team.  So here we go, this will be updated daily with pics of my Mo... sorry about that. Day 2... not much to see here.... except my bulbous nose and messy studio.

Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio

Monday, November 1, 2010

Movember 1st

Wade at Tuff Beans has convinced me to join his Movember team so here goes.  The idea is to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.  If you want to get on board you can go to Tuff Beans and pledge or donate online here or even join the team.  So here we go, this will be updated daily with pics of my Mo... sorry about that.  Here's me on a normal day before this madness.
and here's me clean shaven for the first time... since... ummm... help me out here...

        Anyway, laugh while you can then we'll watch it grow... Like a Chia Pet!!!! 
Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio and please support my Mo by giving at Tuff Beans in Tofino or online here.