One Wave is a free Pacific Arts and Culture celebration in Victoria, BC. For over 15 years, One Wave has celebrated the diversity and talent of Pacific Indigenous Peoples, fostering solidarity for the protection of our shared land and waters. This gathering is a unique opportunity for the community to meaningfully engage with local and international Indigenous artists, youth and culture.

This year’s theme is Health and Environment, and it will focus on healing and environmental sustainability as solutions or understanding for Indigenous issues in the South Pacific and here in Canada. The One Wave Gathering comprises multiple events that occur over the course of September 2022. We plan to hold and facilitate a variety of events, including an environmental panel, Indigenous youth night, and women’s seminar.

One of the biggest events within the One Wave Gathering is a day-long arts and culture festival held on September 17th, 2022 at Fisherman’s Wharf Park, from 12-6 PM.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with the Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’d like to volunteer for this event, please visit our SIGN UP sheet.

Here is the schedule for what will be happening that day (September 17th):

Time Description
12:00 Territorial Acknowledgement
12:15 Lekwungen Traditional Dance Performance
12:45 NGO Shoutout and/or speaker
1:00 Joe Thomas and Esquimalt Dance Performance
1:30 NGO shoutout and sponsor recognition
1:45 Ahousaht Dance Performance
2:15 Pearls of the South Pacific Dance Performance
2:45 Kalilah’s Performance
3:15 NGO/ Sponsor and Donor shoutout
3:30 Anela’s Performance
4:00 Hugag’esea Dance Performance
4:30 A Reading by Ren Louie
5:00 Musical Chairs
5:45 Last-minute remarks
6:00 Conclusion of One Wave 2022

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