Annual One Wave Gathering rolls in this September

Annual One Wave Gathering rolls in this September

Join this celebration of South Pacific and Indigineous cultures on Lekwungen territory in Victoria!

The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) is happy to announce its 13th annual One Wave Gathering, a vibrant celebration of South Pacific and Indigenous cultures on Lekwungen territory in Victoria. Mark your calendars and plan to attend some thought-provoking events this September!

At One Wave Gathering, artists, speakers and leaders share stories through song, dance, theatre, traditional food and art. One Wave is a vision articulated by many voices and an opportunity for guests of all ages to learn and interact with Pacific knowledge keepers and artists. This year’s gathering will celebrate allyship and resilience, as communities from the North and South Pacific come together in the spirit of navigating shared waters.

Offerings you may enjoy this September include online screenings of opera, theatre and film, pop-up performances, and a Flux Gallery digital media exhibit. This year will also see the unveiling of the Pacific Peace House Post at Macaulay Point in Esquimalt.

This marks the conclusion of a two-year collaboration between Lekwungen carver Bradley Dick and Solomon Islands carver Ake Lianga.

Events are free and run through September. For more information see the website and events list at pacificpeoplespartnership.org.

Due to COVID-19, some events will not be announced in advance, so join us on Facebook to avoid missing out. We hope to see familiar and new faces join the canoe at One Wave this year as we ride the next Wave into resurgence!

One Wave Gathering is organized by PPP, a local non-profit organization that supports South Pacific and Indigenous community projects. Visit the website for more information or email operations@pacificpeoplespartnership.org to get involved.

PPP is Canada’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the South Pacific. For 45 years, PPP has acted in solidarity with peoples of the North and South Pacific to promote their aspirations for peace, justice, health and environmental sustainability.

The partners for this year’s One Wave Gathering include MediaNet, CIRCLE (Centre for Indigenous Research and Community Led Engagement at UVIC), Theatre Inconnu, Puppets for Peace, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, City of Victoria, Songhees Nation, Esquimalt Nation, Township of Esquimalt, Rika Design, Canadian Heritage, British Columbia Art Council and Capital Regional District.

If you would like to help out, please email operations@pacificpeoplespartnership.org, and donate to support the work of South Pacific and Indigenous peoples toward healthy communities, lands, and waters.

Entertainment

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our commenting platform and hope to be up and running again soon. In the meantime, you can still send us your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter, or submit a letter to the editor.