About Us

Marilyn McEwen has been a professional photographer for 27 years, specializing in portraits and weddings. And if you’ve fallen in love with any of the great photos on our website, you can purchase one for yourself – check out the ordering information in our gallery section.

Very involved in the community of Ucluelet during the 20 years of living here, Marilyn was elected to town council in November 2014 to serve a 4-year term as one of four councillors. She is currently the Secretary of the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce – www.uclueletinfo.com, Treasurer of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival – www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com, and President of the Pacific Rim Toastmasters group.

Lance Blackwell has been a professional mariner for over 30 years, originally teaching scuba diving and running dive charters up the BC coast. After moving to Ucluelet in 1997, he took the RHIOT course (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Ocean Traning) through the Coast Guard, and worked for the Tofino Coast Guard for a while, as well as volunteering for the Ucluelet Auxiliary Coast Guard.

Lance has also embarked on a more recent career of documentary filmmaking, see his documentary on the Wild Pacific Trail here in Ucluelet – www.wildpacifictrail.com . His 2010 documentary on fish farming, Silver Harvest, was aired on several TV stations in BC and Washington. He is currently working on a screen play about life in a small coastal village — lots of material to draw from here! We started shooting in spring of 2014 and hope to complete the movie in 2018, probably releasing it episode by episode as a web series.

Most recently we now own Long Beach TV, a TV channel in Tofino and Ucluelet. On Channel 4 in Tofino, the one-hour loop informs & entertains visitors & locals alike with editorial about the area, its history, unique tours available, and even features some coastal characters. Our website is www.longbeachtv.ca . Our Youtube page is www.youtube.com/user/rtownlongbeach . Our Vimeo page is https://vimeo.com/lanceblackwell/videos .  Our Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/RTownLongBeach . Please “like” us!

Here we are after scuba diving off our beach at Anchors Inn.