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Monday, January 16, 2012 | announcements & events

Creatively United for the Planet: Earth Week Festival April 20-22, 2012

Creatively United for the Planet artwork

GOERT is one of the environmental charities that will benefit from this new festival

We’re excited to announce that GOERT has been chosen to participate in a new Earth Week festival in Victoria: the Creatively United for the Planet Festival is a fun-filled, all-ages arts/cultural & healthy living fundraiser coming up April 20-22 to celebrate Earth Week.
The festival will raise funds for progressive environmental charities, including GOERT, while heightening awareness and initiating action for positive change in an entertaining and engaging way. It will feature a variety of on-going world-class entertainment such as Ann Mortifee and flutist Paul Horn, guest speakers, the Gettin’ Higher Choir, workshops, photography, displays, a fashion show featuring local designers: Hemp & Co., Linda Ferguson, Nikki Babie, Not Just Pretty Modern Clothing/Victoria Green Collective and Vic High Fashion students, children’s events, a silent auction, an Art School Victoria auction, live bands such as The Soul Shakers, a John Lennon tribute concert featuring a variety of musicians and a 70s disco meets Mardi Gras dance party to kick off the weekend.
Notable charities such as the Sierra Club of BC, The Western Wilderness Committee, The Dogwood Initiative, Ancient Forest Alliance, The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT), TLC The Land Conservancy, Wild Arc, RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values & Environmental Needs), Oases Conservation Society and many others will be on-hand to answer questions and heighten awareness of the work they are doing for our communities. The CRD will also be educating the public about the many programs they offer.
SCHEDULE
Friday, April 20th
7-9:30 pm: All Ages Disco Meets Mardi Gras Dance Party. Alcohol-free event. Costumes and lanterns welcome. FREE
Saturday, April 21st
1-7 pm: Special Guest Artists + Speakers, Creative Children’s Events, Displays, Music, Food and Fun. FREE
3-5 pm: Keynote by Ann Mortifee with World Renowned Flutist Paul Horn, Photography/Multi-Media Presentation by Photographer Garth Lenz (International League of Conservation Photographers), Music by Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright (Folk/Pop Rock Your World) and The Gettin’ Higher Choir. TICKETED EVENT: DISCOUNT TO GOERT MEMBERS (see below).
6-7 pm: Local Designers Funky Fashion Show featuring Hemp & Co., Linda Ferguson, Nikki Babie, Not Just Pretty Modern Clothing/Victoria Green Collective, Vic High fashion students and special guests. TICKETED EVENT: DISCOUNT TO GOERT MEMBERS.
7-9:30 pm: Funk/Soul/R&B dance with the Soul Shakers. Alcohol free event. TICKETED EVENT: DISCOUNT TO GOERT MEMBERS.
Sunday, April 22nd/Earth Day
1-5:30 pm: Special Guest Artists + Speakers, Creative Children’s Events, Displays, Music, Food and Fun. FREE
1-2:30 pm: Art School Victoria Annual Student Charity Art Auction. FREE
3-5 pm: John Lennon Tribute Concert with Special Guests. TICKETED EVENT: DISCOUNT TO GOERT MEMBERS.
GOERT members are offered discounts for the ticketed portions of the festival, so become a member and get yours now, while they last!
We need creative help in designing our booth, and volunteers to staff it, so please contact us (250-383-3427) if you’re interested in helping. Thank you.

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