Third Annual Creatively United for the Planet Arts & Sustainability Festival

April 25 +26, 2014

Friday (7-9:30 pm) & Saturday (noon-8:30 pm)

St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria BC

Celebrating where we live, eat, work, play and study!

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Reserve your space for some of our ticketed events

Tickets also available at Lyle's Place, 770 Yates St

Friday, April 25

An Unusually Creative Conversation
7 – 9 pm – Ticketed event

Featuring Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, best-selling author/collage artist Nick Bantok (Griffin & Sabine series) and former President of Earth Day Canada Jed Goldberg with CTV’s Astrid Braunschmidt emceeing in the St. Ann’s Chapel.
Nick will be signing his newest book The Trickster’s Revenge following the talk and books will be available for sale.  More info

ICONIC: Music That Changed the World
7 – 9:30 pm (doors at 6:30) – Ticketed event

Concert in collaboration with Mighty Speck Records and Silent Auction in the St. Ann’s Auditorium. Featuring: Daniel Lapp, Colleen Eccleston, Katrina Kadoski, James Kasper, Jonny Miller, Daniel Francis, Chris Andres, Ronda Rozon, and Jim Moffatt.
More info

Saturday, April 26

Outdoor FREE Events

Noon – 6:30 pmMore Info

Featuring: displays, dj’s, live music, food carts, children’s activities, silent auctions, photography and art displays, talks, exhibits, interactive activities, puppets, costumes and more! DJ Nils and DJ Joshua will be providing world-beat tunes throughout the day!

Join the Earth Walk & Parade starting at Centennial Square at noon and arriving at the festival at 1 pm. The Earth Walk celebrates community organizations that champion some of the many issues that face people here and all over the world.

Be sure to bring your water bottle for a free fill-up at the CRD water cart. Enjoy organic tea and coffee from Level Ground, try one of the “top five foods you will soon be eating” (Wall Street Journal) at DeeBee’s Tea Pops, fresh local products from Local Motive, Mexican tamales, yummy perogies from Hungry Rooster, delicious Wannawafels, and check out one of Victoria’s newest food carts Juma premiering at the festival.

Our food court also features music by a number of accomplished award-winning musicians, including: Doug Galbraith, Terry Brennan, Alfons Fear & Aaron Watson of The Sentimentals, and the duo Amy and Tafadjzwa Matamba of Mbira Spirit.

St. Ann’s Auditorium

Ticketed events

When Health and Business Tie the Knot:
Organic and Fair Trade Demystified

Noon – 1:30 pm – More Info
Featuring two international world-changing business owners:
Stacey Toews of Level Ground Trading
Dionne Laslo-Baker of DeeBee’s Organic Tea Pops

The Heart of the Matter: The Art of Seeing
with Robert Bateman
2 – 3:30 pmMore Info

Empowered Money Making Change
4 – 6 pmMore Info
Lisa Helps, City Councillor and Executive Director of Community Microlending
Ian MacKenzie, award-winning filmmaker (screening his short film “Sacred Economics”)
Donna Morton, Co-Founder of Principium Global Asset Management Firm
Murray Rankin, Federal MP

Award-winning documentary The Clean Bin Project
6:30 pmMore Info
Multi award-winning documentary film.

St. Ann’s Chapel

Ticketed events

No Health Without Soil Health:
The Elephant on Your Plate

2 – 3:45 pmMore Info
Jessica Sedlock, former National Team biathlete/medalist turned organic gardener
Kathleen Millar of Cultivating Soil Solutions
Tayler Krawcyzk, permaculturist and owner at Hatchet & Seed Edible Landscaping

Environmental Education:
Creating a Better Tomorrow Today

4:15 – 5:45 pmMore Info
Lenny Ross, elementary teacher, School District No. 61 (Victoria)
Nikki Wright, Executive Director of SeaChange Marine Conservation Society
Chris Filler, District of Saanich Parks & Recreation, UVic Faculty of Education
Joachim Carolsfeld, Executive Director of the World Fisheries Trust
Daphne Macnaughton, retired school principal (moderator)

Dinner Vert – An Enchanted Garden Dinner Party

6 – 8:30 pm – More Info
Enjoy locally-sourced sumptuous food, drink, art and fabulous live music/entertainment by the Merry McKenty’s & Jess Vaira in a private garden setting. This intimate event will also include a silent auction and much merriment. Special gifts for all attendees.
Ticketed event – To be held in St. Ann’s Novitiate Garden

All indoor ticketed events will begin on time! Please aim for arrival 10-15 minutes early so that you can find a seat and get settled.

Click here to see all of our exciting Silent Auction items!


Ancient Forest Alliance
Art For Peace and Well-Being
Art is Energy
Ashley Bowes
Azrael’s Forge
Barefoot With Kim
Bateman Centre
BC Cycling Coalition
BC Green Party
BC Sustainable Energy Association
Blue Heron Art Enterprises
Camosun College
Cascadian Crusaders
Cascadia Green Building Council
City of Victoria
Clean Air Yard Care Inc
Clean Conscience
CRD Outreach & Environmental Services
CRD Parks
Cultivating Soil Solutions
Cute as a Button
David Goatley
Deebee’s Special Tea Foods
Deer Safe
Department of Peace Initiative
Dogwood Initiative
Earth Literacies/Living Languages Institute
Earth’s Option
ENCORP/Island Return-It
Environmental Educators
Fernwood Urban Village
Floating Stone Silks
Gorge Park Community Gardens
Green Earth Organics

Green Economy Working Groups/Synergy Sustainability Institute
Growing Young Farmers Society
Haida Raven Art
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific
Hungry Rooster Food Cart
Ianna Couture
Inspire Hair Design
Jan Dong Artist
Juma Victoria Food Cart
Kastawayz Art
Level Ground Trading
Local Motive Community Farm Stand
The Merry McKenty’s
Mining Justice Action Committee/CUPE International Solidarity Committee/Vancouver Island District & Council
NDP South Island
Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society
Oaklands Community Association
OUR Horizon
Pacific Wild/Wild Pups/That’s Craft
Parks Canada
Puppets for Peace/Victoria Arts Council
Q’ente Textile Revitalization Society
Rae Bilash Trager Practitioner
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
reFUSE Resource Recovery
Reliable Controls
Rockheights Middle School

Rod Keays, Author
School of Ideal Education
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Sewage Treatment Action Group
Share Organics
Sierra Club
Social Environmental Alliance
Sole2Sole Bodyworks
Sri Chinmoy Centre
Stream Team Society
Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
Surfrider Foundation
Tamales Don Carlos Food Cart
The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC)
Tidal Toys
UVIC Ecocar2
Vancouver Island Green Business Certification
Vancouver Island & Coastal Committee & Indigenous Food Network
Victoria Camera Club
Victoria Compost & Conservation Education Society
Victoria Natural History Society
Victoria Nature School
Victoria Shambala Meditation Center
Wild Life Collective & Market
Wilderness Committee
YesBC – Youth for Environmental Stewardship


City of Victoria
Township of Esquimalt
Province of BC
Bateman Center
BC Hydro
Lifestyle Markets
Reliable Controls
CFAX 1070
PRISM Imaging
Level Ground Trading
Island Parent Magazine
Dee Bees
Long And McQuade
Crafty School of Art
Monday Magazine
Times Colonist
Freeman Audio
Global Environmental Lighting
Persona Video
Nelson Dewey

Thank you to our amazing community for your support!


Accent Inns
CheeCha Puffs
Decorate Victoria

Muse Winery
Pedersons Event Rentals

Share Organics
Thrifty Foods
Tugwell Creek

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