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Event Archive - One Wave Gathering 2018 at Centennial Square: Esquimalt Nation Dancers , Lekwungen Cultural Presentations, Slack key guitarist - Anela Kahiamoe, Pearls of the South Pacific

Sat. September 15th 2018 - Sat. September 15th 2018 Victoria's Spirit Square (in Centennial Square) (All Ages)
12:00 pm doors at 12:00 pm

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Music: Dance: Cultural / Heritage:
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is proud to host our 11th annual One Wave Gathering , an international Indigenous arts and culture celebration on Lekwungen territory. This year we are presenting a wave of events from September 1 - 15th.
The opening ceremony will take place September 1st at 4pm within MediaNet’s new Flux Gallery, featuring our digital media installation: The Longhouse Legacy Exhibition An impressionistic digital collage projected in the shape of a cedar house front will dance on the walls, and pay tribute to last year’s incredible anniversary event that featured the historic installation of four Longhouses on the lawn of the Legislature. On opening night we will also welcome representatives of Vaka Taumako, to premiere their Polynesian wayfinding documentary We, the Voyagers. Following the screening will be a discussion of the project with group representatives. The gallery will run a variety of North and South Pacific documentary screenings, and feature the Longhouse Legacy exhibition from 12:00pm-5:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday, until September 15th.
The exhibition and documentary screenings will lead up to our signature event, the One Wave Gathering celebration at Centennial Square on September 15th from 12:00-6:00 pm. Experience North and South Pacific cultural presentations, music, art, dance, and food, as well as opportunities to explore social and environmental causes pertinent to the region. Join us for a day of dance, song, and community building. Enjoy authentic Indigenous cuisine with the Songhees Seafood and Steam food truck, and browse the village of local artisans, artists, and NGOs working on Pacific issues.
Formerly known as One Wave Festival, One Wave Gathering celebrates international Pacific community, arts and culture. It is a gathering of many communities from the North and South Pacific who, guided by their unique customs, protocols and histories, are coming together in the spirit of navigating our shared waters. It is a vision articulated together by many voices with the consent of hereditary and elected leaders, elders, youth, artists and community members.
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is Canada’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the South Pacific. For over forty years, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership has acted in solidarity with peoples of the North and South Pacific to promote their aspirations for peace, justice, health, and environmental sustainability.
For More on One Wave Gathering and a full list of events see our website:
And check us out on Facebook to see updates and RSVP for the events.
The Longhouse Legacy Exhibition is held within the new MediaNet Flux Gallery at 821 Fort Street . See the trailer for the documentary We, the Voyagers :
We are seeking Volunteers for our September 15th event! All volunteers will receive training on how to hold the space in a way consistent with the Lekwungen teachings and values. Sign up using our Google Form: .
Want to get involved as an NGO, Vendor, or Artist? One Wave Gathering 2018 will include a showcase of NGOs and vendors whose mission aligns with our own. This includes (but is not limited to) social and environmental organizations, Indigenous and youth artists, and vendors that use recycled, eco-friendly, locally made and or locally sourced materials. For new and returning artists and organizations interested in taking part, please fill out our Google form .
For more information on One Wave Gathering contact:
April Ingham
Executive Director
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
[email protected]
Dana Johnson
Program Coordinator
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
[email protected]
For Volunteer inquiries contact:Rachel Levee
Board Member; Volunteer Coordinator
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
[email protected]


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