This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Creatively United for the Planet is celebrating with a blossoming new relationship that will include anall-agesfestival featuringworld-class speakers and performers, as well asexhibits, workshops, interactive art displays, electric vehicles, food trucks, tours, Indigenous wisdom and more.
Thanks to a new partnership with theGail O'Riordan Climate and the Arts Legacy Series, Creatively United will be sharing in the launch of this series. The Legacy Series aims to encourage a transition to carbon neutrality by combining success stories with the the creative imagination of the performing arts.
The main festival will take place at the beautiful 69-acreEmpress Acresfarm, 2974 Haslam Rd., in the Cedar area (between Ladysmith and Nanaimo), Saturday,April 18thand Sunday,April 19th,from noon to 5 pm, where displays, workshops and concerts will be held.
TheVictoria Chamber Orchestrawith violinistNikki Chooi, Order of Canada recipientAnn Mortifeeand guitaristEd Henderson, and UN climate and water specialistBob Sandford, are among our esteemed world class speakers and entertainers.
Prior to the festival, our festival partnerWildwood Ecoforest Institute, will host events from10-11:30 am, bothApril 18+19th, at one of Vancouver Island's most stunning remaining old growth forests located at 2929 Crane Rd.
Admission is free, plus there are some ticketed events.
Our website is being updated daily with new information about workshops, presenters and performers joining us, so be sure to check out our festival page atCreativelyUnited.org.