The festival will provide the Cowichan Valley with a diverse range of cultural music, performances, fashion shows, craft exhibitions, fun for kids, and international cuisines. Additionally, there will be interactive community service information booths, wellness services and other multicultural activities.
11:00 am – Opening Ceremonies
11:15 am – Cowichan Spirit Drummers
11:30 am – Fiesta Latina Dance Group
12:00 pm – Tzinquaw Dancers
12:30 pm – Alice: Chinese Loot, Lobsang: Tibetan Singer
12:45 pm – School performances: Queen Margret’s School and Brentwood College
1:00 pm – Cultural Fashion Show
2:15 pm- Lila Music Centre’s One World Community Choir
2:45 pm – Mbira Spirit
3:15 pm – Nancy Waters
3:30 – Closing Ceremonies
Thank you for your contribution and support!
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Municipality of North Cowichan, City of Duncan, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Tibetan Yak Yardworks, Kokonor Sushi Bar (Mill Bay), Coastal Community Credit Union, Gerry Giles (Electoral Area C – Cobble Hill), Loren Duncan (Electoral Area E – Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora), BC Lion’s Club, Roberts Street Pizza, Blue Lily Events, Vancouver Island University, Teky Technical Services, Coast Capital Savings, Identity Graphics, Lila Music Centre, Duncan Mall, Real Canadian Superstore, Cowichan Valley Voice, Save-on-Foods, Duncan United Church, and Duncan Garage Café & Bakery
Ragnhild Richter-Struebe Photography, Brentwood College School, Queen Margret’s School, Dwight International School, Shawnigan Lake School, Duncan Christian School, Taste of Cowichan, Cowichan Regional Library, Coffee on the Moon, Seaside Computers, Cowichan Spirit Drummers, Fiesta Latina Folkelore Dancers, Tzinquaw Dancers, Mbira Spirit, Volume One Books, The Old Firehouse Wine Bar, JOE ROS – ART & PHOTOGRAPHY, Island Bagels, Moon Dance Dynamic Arts School, Cowichan Family Life, Izakaya Sushi Bar, Duncan Buddhist Society, Gallowglass Books, Small World Imports, Jimgerbread Café, In Focus Recruitment Group, Tibetan Cultural Society, Hiiye’yu Lelum: House of Friendship, Clements Centre Society, Halalt First Nation, Bill Routley MLA, U-Fix It BikeWorks, Global Vocational Services,
Also a big shout to all of our individual performers, musicians, Dancers, ticket sellers, and volunteers, thank you very much, we couldn’t have done it without your help!
Participation – How to get involved?
- Help us sell Festival tickets and raise funds for your organization or charity of choice
- Help us sell raffle tickets
- Volunteer for the festival (in the planning stages or on the day of the event)
- Partner with us – let us know how you would like to be involved
- Promote the festival to your network circle.
- Host an Info Booth about your community service organization;
- Provide Health/Wellness services;
- Sell your fair trade or locally made wares in our Cultural Market;
- Organize a fundraising activity for the Festival;
- Sell your cultural food (Fundraising for your organization) 15% for the Festival.
- Join the One World Festival Community Choir with the Lil Music Centre
Purpose of One World Festival
Through this community festival, we will encourage and facilitate bridging and sharing between the many cultures that make up the fabric of our community. The One World Festival will foster opportunities for open dialogue between cultural groups and promote collaboration, and togetherness. This will break down barriers, discourage racism, prejudice, and misunderstandings – all of which will create a healthier community. Additionally, this festival will support local artists, musicians, and food providers, as well as create networking opportunities for these professionals for future business opportunities. Finally, the One World Festival will be a zero waste event. This Festival will enrich educate, inspire, people to work together to create a healthier and more inclusive community.