Celebrate Community at the 5th Annual Creatively United for the Planet Festival
Our Vision: To celebrate social innovation, unite community and achieve a more just and
sustainable world by inspiring individual, community and global well-being
If you are interested, or know someone who would like to be involved as an exhibitor, performer,
sponsor, speaker or volunteer please let us know! Deadline is February 12th
April 15 + 16
Details coming soon. Watch for updates!
Friday, April 15th, 6 – 10 pm
Enjoy a fabulous, locally-sourced gourmet meal featuring live entertainment, plus a silent auction and more! Stay tuned for details about this exciting evening.
Saturday, April 16th, 10 am – 5 pm
Meet community leaders at our tradeshow, enjoy displays, lectures, films, networking opportunities, local art, food, music and culture appealing to both youth and adults.
Participants will include representatives from the renewable energy, green building, electric bike and vehicle sector, technology, trades, farming, plus, business, community, NGO, art, education, health and wellness leaders.
This year will explore leadership around social and environmental health and wellness with emphasis on creating dialogue, providing experiential learning and creating connections and outcomes that keep conversations going and growing around themes that help foster, maintain and grow sustainable healthy, happy and resilient individuals and communities.
About Royal Bay Secondary
Our 2016 venue will be inside a beautiful, new green-built facility that features plenty of natural light, free parking, bus service, numerous break-out rooms with white boards, state of the art kitchen facilities, plus, a large central trade show space and presentation stage.
April 22 + 23
Friday, April 22, 7 – 10 pm (Earth Day)
Creatively United is proud to partner with the Royal BC Museum to present What Can One Person Do When 7.3 Billion are Frying the Planet?, with international award-winning artist/activator Franke James, one of the Top 100 Eco-Influencers on Twitter, plus the premiere Victoria screening of Sea Blind, a 60-minute documentary about the shocking cost of international shipping, with award-winning local filmmaker Sarah Robertson discussing the making of this film, her experience at COP21, plus a Q&A to follow. Ticketed event ($25)
Saturday, April 23, 1 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm
Music and Active Art-Making
1 – 4 pm (Free Admission)
Enjoy local music of all genres while trying your hand at public art-making with a message.
Franke James Hands-On Green Conscience Workshop
1:30 – 4:30 pm
International award-winning artist Franke James will lead a hands-on Green Conscience workshop suitable for all ages. Expand your mind and learn techniques from a creative genius who understands fun. No art experience required.
Pre-registration required ($40, all art materials provided)
Aloha Culture and Earth Wisdom in Music, Dance and Word
3 – 4:30 pm
Transport yourself to another time and place with Puna Kalama Dawson (Kaipuha’a o Kekauilani Na Pua Hala o Kau’ai), an internationally reknown keeper of ancient Hawaiian wisdom.
Puna is highly regarded as a beloved keeper of ancient Hawaiian wisdom. She humbly and generously shares the vast spiritual knowledge of her lineage by facilitating ceremony and healing, hosting cultural exchanges in all parts of the world, especially Europe, Japan, Mexico and North America.
An Ambassador of Aloha and conscious caring education, Puna is credited with creating a cultural public charter school, Kanuikapono, that supports traditional Hawaiian values of Aloha, indigenous organic gardening for food self sufficiency, as well as lovingly prepares the students for the world of today. Puna is also on the board of Leadership Kaui.
Puna is a direct heir and beneficiary to Queen Kalama who was married to Kamehameha, the Third King of the Hawaiian Islands. Her mother, Elizabeth K. Kalama, also known as “Aunty Nana” is a direct heir to Queen Lili’uokalani who was the reigning Queen before the overthrow of the Hawaiian Islands. Her father was Charles Allen Kalama II.
Her stories, songs and mastery of Hula makes her visit to Victoria one not to be missed! Ticketed event ($15).
Have We Got a Story To Tell
7 – 9 pm
Storytellers share their stories in 10-minutes each. Ticketed event through the Royal BC Museum.
3 Reasons Why To Be Creatively United:
1) Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Known. 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) Showcase your product, message or service inside a beautiful new green-built venue; share in a World Cafe, lecture, forum or workshop with amazing people from far and wide; and enjoy the benefits of media and social media coverage, plus exposure through our website and monthly e-newsletter with more than 4,000 contacts.
3) 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.
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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Celebrating where we live, eat, work, play and study, our annual free, all-ages arts & sustainability festival brings together and showcases school programs, green business leaders, not-for-profits, artist, musicians, speakers and entertainers of all descriptions.