Earth Day, April 22, 6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase


This April we will be making history! Not only will we be debuting This Is Leadership, our new television feature to showcase and celebrate local individuals, businesses, groups and organizations making a difference in our community, we will host Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show as part of the 6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.

Produced in partnership with SHAW, This Is Leadership recognizes that leadership is in the inspired actions that people take to improve the quality of life in their community.
Thanks to Shaw TV veterans Chris Weatherhead, Orlando Carillo and Daphne Goode, members of our volunteer team received valuable training in all aspects of television production.
Our first show features Reliable Controls, one of Victoria’s largest and greenest high tech firms with offices in more than 13 countries in the world.

This television show and our free online community portal,, is an opportunity for our community to share their stories, events and provide a source of inspiration and connection. Both were created in response to on-going requests to keep the conversations going and growing that start each year at our annual sustainability showcase held during Earth Week.

This year’s Creatively United community festival and sustainability showcase on April 22nd will include presentations by Order of Canada singer, composer, author, storyteller and keynote speaker Ann Mortifee; Emmy-nominated screenwriter, award-winning novelist and storyteller Pauline Le Bel; textile artist and creative up-cyclist Jaime Murdoch; international award-winning energy reduction leader Tom Zaban and many others.

Innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun sums up what people can expect to enjoy.

University of Victoria Engineering students will showcase amazing new technologies, community groups will share resources and information on topics ranging from A-Z, and workshops include: Net Zero Buildings – Cost Savings and Benefits; Forests and Communities for the Future; The Life of a T-Shirt, a creative, hands-on upcyling and educational workshop; and Birds, Beauty and the Salish Sea.

Try an electric bike, a community acupuncture session, make an artsy postcard with a message, play the game Marbles to Megawatts and listen to live music ranging from unique world beat to classic favorites within Carson Hall on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum. Admission is free with some ticketed events.

On April 23rd, you can enjoy a personalized tour of one of Victoria’s leading high tech firms or take a day-long inspirational workshop. To learn more, please visit our new festival website at

In the spirit of community,

Frances Litman
Community Connector/Coordinator
2012 CRD EcoStar + 2017 Victoria Community Leadership Award Winner
on behalf of Creatively United For The Planet
and This Is Leadership (a Creatively United community initiative)