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6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun sums up what people can expect at the Creatively United 6th Annual Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the entrance to the museum with electric motorcycles, bikes and cars.

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 Understanding Our Salish Sea and All It Can Be.

Try an electric bike, a community acupuncture session, make an artsy postcard with a message, play the game Marbles & 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.

Some of the presenters include: 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.

On Sunday, April 23, tour a leading high tech firm committed to reducing GHG's in one of the greenest buildings in the region.

Admission to the festival is free, plus there are some ticketed events.

The full program can be found at www.creativelyunited.org

In addition to this popular event, the Creatively United for the Planet non-profit society, produces a community television show in partnership with Shaw focusing on local leadership, positive solutions and change makers in action. Please visit our free community portal and event hub at www.thisisleadership.org to learn more.

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