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Documentary – Tsunami 11th Relative Film Showings Announced

The documentary covers First Nations history and stories about earthquakes and tsunamis on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. 

Campbell River, BC – Join the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) for an informative evening about emergency preparedness and tsunamis. This free event will feature a screening of a special documentary, Tsunami 11th Relative.

The documentary covers First Nations history and stories about earthquakes and tsunamis on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  10 different Vancouver Island communities will have the opportunity to view the Tsunami 11th Relative documentary throughout Tsunami Preparedness Week in April and Emergency Preparedness Week in May.

“The Tsunami 11th Relative documentary gathered some Indigenous knowledge of tsunamis on the west coast of Vancouver Island,” said SRD Chair Mark Baker. “I hope many people come to watch the Tsunami 11th Relative to learn about the rich history of tsunamis on the west coast, and how science and Indigenous knowledge can work together to make our communities safer.” 

“As project leader of the tsunami documentary, I learned how urgent it is to record our traditional stories as our elders are passing on. We lost three elders during the production of this documentary” said Pieter Romer, Indigenous Community Liaison with Ocean Networks Canada who is also the producer, director and writer of this documentary.

“I also learned from Nuu-chah-nulth artist, Tim Paul, who was taught by his grandmother, that sky, sun, moon, mountains, rivers, lakes, land, sea, wind and stars are all our relatives. Earthquake and Tsunami is our 11th relative which is intended to teach humility – remind us of our place in this world and that we are the very smallest part of this universe.”

This film tour was made possible through funding from the SRD’s regional grant Disaster Risk Reduction / Climate Adaptation funding stream. For more information about SRD’s regional emergency volunteer program and how to better prepare your family for a tsunami event please visit 

Film showings of the Tsunami 11th Relative documentary will be at the following locations:

Date Time Community Location
Friday April 14 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Port Alberni Echo Centre – 4255 Wallace Street
Saturday April 15 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Port Alice

Community Centre – 951 Marine Drive


Sunday April 16 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Quatsino Bergh Cove Organic School
W-150 Quatsino Road
Tuesday May 2  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Kyuquot School Gymnasium
Wednesday May 3 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Oclucje

Upstairs Band Office – #13 Upper Level Road


Thursday May 4

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

OR 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zeballos Community Centre – 161 Maquinna Road
Friday May 5 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Campbell

Tidemark Theatre – 1220 Shoppers Row


Saturday May 6 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tsa’xana

House of Unity – 100 Ouawatin Road


Saturday May 6 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Gold River

Community Hall – 350 Muchalaht Drive


Sunday May 7

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

OR 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Tahsis Recreation Centre – 285 Alpine View



Media contact: Shaun Koopman, SRD Protective Services Coordinator, 250-830-6702 |

The Strathcona Regional District respectfully acknowledges that our corporate office and the Strathcona Garden Recreational Complex
are located on the traditional unceded territory of the Ligʷiłdax̌ʷ people.
We also recognize that we operate within the traditional, treaty and unceded territories of the Ehattesaht, Homalco,
Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’ / Che:k’tles7et’h’,  Klahoose, K’omoks, Mowachaht / Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, Tlowitsis, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations.