One Wave Festival celebrates Pacific cultures in Victoria

Issues faced by indigenous peoples around the Pacific addressed

The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership presents the sixth One Wave Festival, a celebration of indigenous culture, peace, health and environmental sustainability in the North and South Pacific.

The free event starts Saturday (Sept. 7) with an interactive, family friendly festival from noon to 6 p.m. at Centennial Square. It features dance and drumming from Pearls of the South Pacific, Our Culture Matters and Vibestreet Dance.

Also on tap are musical guests Buckman Coe, Pauline Edwards and Char. Victoria’s poet laureate, Janet Rogers, lends her creativity to the proceedings with poetry and spoken word readings.

Sunday’s Changemakers’ Brunch and workshops are aimed at youth and focus on movement building and the uses of social media as a tool for social change. They happen at Suite 407-620 View St. starting at noon and includes lunch. RSVP to info@pacificpeoplespartnership.org. See pacificpeoplespartnership.org for details.

ddescoteau@vicnews.com