SAVE THE DATE! One World Festival Coming September 17th!

SAVE THE DATE FOR ONE WORLD FESTIVAL – September 16 & 17, 2016

July 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Duncan, BC) One World Festival is the cultural event of the year! You won’t want to miss the celebrations on September 16 & 17, 2016 at the grounds adjacent to the Cowichan Campus of Vancouver Island University.

One World Festival 2016 will be a grand celebration of diversity, showcasing the vibrant cultures of the Cowichan Valley. This event fosters opportunities for open dialogue between cultural groups and promotes collaboration and togetherness as our community works to overcome cultural barriers discourage racism, prejudice, and misunderstandings – creating a healthier community. One World Festival will enrich, educate, and inspire people to work together to create a more inclusive community.

Be immersed in the intercultural music and entertainment throughout the event, including the Eye Opener Films Festival (Friday), cultural expo, cultural fashion show, international food vendors and much more (Saturday)! We are also delighted to partner with the Walk of the Nations, kicking off the opening ceremony to our event on Saturday!

The Festival will also celebrate the Cowichan Intercultural Society’s 35 year history of welcoming newcomers to the Cowichan Valley and building more inclusive communities! We are excited to present a walk down the Intercultural Society’s History Lane with a visual display of our work and the many newcomers who have settled here over the years.

For more information about One World Festival, check us out online at Contact us at or 250.748.3112 to get involved as a sponsor, vendor or volunteer. Learn more about the Cowichan Intercultural Society at

The Cowichan Intercultural Society (CIS) is spearheading the movement to welcome and support refugees to the community. CIS is Cowichan Valley’s immigrant and refugee support organization. We facilitate mutual respect, trust, support and education in the culturally diverse Cowichan Valley. Our vision is of an inclusive and welcoming community, where every person feels valued and has a sense of belonging.


Carolina Martino or Pema W. Rigzin
Festival Coordinatosr