This 9-minute video encapsulates what Creatively United has done in our community for the past five years and touches on our new direction with the This Is Leadership community information and event network to launch Wednesday, November 23rd.
We are active community connectors and bring people together to showcase innovative ideas and solutions in action. Our new online platform will allow us to continue to grow the conversations that our annual festivals create and celebrate the leaders in our community doing the work to ensure where we live, eat, work, play and study remains healthy, happy, beautiful and resilient.
5th Annual Creatively United for the Planet Sustainability Showcase
Two Great Weekends
Thank you to everyone who took part in and came out to the 5th annual Creatively United for the Planet Sustainability Showcase at Royal Bay Secondary in Colwood which opened Friday, April 15th with a beautiful sold out farm-to-table meal, live music, art and dancing. The decor, food, ambiance and company was world class. Thank you to all our incredible sponsors and a team of fantastic volunteers who helped create a night to remember.
Saturday, April 16th was full on with 30 presenters, more than 75 exhibitors, live music, art and more than 1000 people.
See the photos here!
The Earth Week festivities continued at the Royal BC Museum, with an inspired evening of revolutionary art and film with Franke James and Sarah Robertson on Friday, April 22 (Earth Day) and Saturday, April 23rd featured live music, art, and two incredible workshops, one with Puna Kalama Dawson, Hawaiian wisdom keeper and cultural ambassador, and the other with Franke James. Learn more here!
Click here to see the media coverage we received for this year’s event.
Friday, April 22, 7 – 10 pm
Friday, April 15, 6 – 10 pm
Farm-to-Table 4-Course Dinner
Live Music, Dancing, Art Showcase, Silent Auction
Saturday, April 16, 10 am – 5 pm
Featuring: 75 exhibitors, 25 presentations, 3 panel workshops, 4 films, Repair Cafe, World Cafe, Electric cars, bikes & more!
Admission $10 per person, free for 16 & under. Outdoor events free.
Saturday, April 23, 1 – 5 pm
Music, Art, Hands-on Activities – 1 – 5 pm
Franke James Hands-On Green Conscience Art Workshop
1:30 – 4:30 pm
On April 16th enjoy a fascinating tour of Royal Bay School with James Woodall, the
Sustainability Coordinator from HCMA Architecture + Design, the firm behind this amazing building.
Tours begin at 10:30 am, are 20-30 minutes long and will be held throughout the day. Starting point is the information table.
Creatively United is Proudly Supported By:
April 15 + 16
Royal Bay Secondary, 3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way, Colwood, BC
Bus Routes: 52 + 54
April 22 + 23
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
Bus Routes: Any bus that stops downtown
3 Reasons Why To Be Creatively United:
1) Almost 10,000 people have attended since our first festival in 2012, creating exposure and an opportunity for the community to learn more about and connect with values-based businesses, organizations, artists, musicians and individuals.
2) Be a part of a great event that celebrates awesome people, organizations and social innovation, while uniting community and creating awareness of sustainable lifestyles for a more just and sustainable world. Join in conversations that forward innovative thinking and ideas whose time has come!
3) Have fun and meet new people in your community!
About Creatively United
The Creatively United for the Planet Society is a registered non-profit founded in 2010 and officially incorporated in 2012 from which time we have successfully attracted more than 2000 people annually to our all-ages, zero-waste community events held in April during Earth Week.
In addition, we have created resource materials, a map and two books, Stepping Into Nature and Higher Ground (one of which is in the public library system) through dynamic partnerships with established organizations, such as The Robert Bateman Centre, The Royal BC Museum, BC Transit, The Township of Esquimalt and Rockheights Middle School.
Creatively United showcases and celebrates the important work that people are doing to ensure where we live, work, eat, play and study remains beautiful, vibrant, healthy and resilient.
By developing projects and programs with other organizations, we build on our fundamental purpose to connect, collaborate, create, educate and celebrate community. We demonstrate what’s possible when the arts, sciences, business, academic bodies, governmental and non-governmental organizations alike find common ground.
Founded by 2012 CRD Ecostar Community Award Winner and community connector, Frances Litman, Creatively United has a long proven community track record with extensive not-for-profit and business management that creates win/wins for everyone involved.
Creatively United has a large, well-established network of more than 4,000 people on our mailing list, a strong social media presence, community connections and local media affiliation.
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Creatively United for the Planet is an important community festival – polished, professional, and full of soul. At a time when the world needs more creative hearts and minds coming together to support the planet, Creatively United delivers an inspiring platform for the sharing ideas and hope for the future.
Executive Director, Coast Collective
Thanks for the beautiful weekend and the countless hours of hard work, positivity, and gusto you put into it!
We were really glad to participate, and look forward to future collaborations.
Thank you for all the hard work you and your volunteers did to pull off such a great Sustainability Showcase. Our BCSEA volunteers were delighted with our prime spot as an exhibitor.
The World Café went very well – lots of good input followed by Guy Dauncy's stimulating workshop! The e-bike demo was a big success too. Pedigo was VERY pleased to offer more than 60 demo rides around the track.
The quality and content was very good, with its focus on sustainability and well-attended workshops.