Event: Off The Grid Music & Arts Festival

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 09:30 to 19:00
Event Description: 

Off The Grid Music & Arts Festival

General Information Summit/Festival Agenda

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YesBC (Youth for Enviromental Stewardship), in collaboration with Parks Canada,Royal Roads University Continuing Studies, BC Hydro PowerSmart, the Capital Regional District, and multiple community partners, is hosting the Greater Victoria Youth Climate Action Summit and “Off the Grid” Music and Art Festival on Friday May 25, 2012. Our music festival will be powered by clean, green energy provided by People Power Productions.

The Youth Climate Action Summit is a youth-driven, regional event, where schools from throughout the Capital Regional District and other parts of Vancouver Island will have an opportunity to showcase their climate action successes, share their stories and celebrate together as a vibrant and growing youth culture of sustainability.

Highlights of the day-long event include:

Youth Climate Action Summit at Royal Roads University

  • Keynote address by internationally renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman
  • Prominent guest speakers, inspirational presentations and scientific experts
  • Workshops led by students and top-notch resource people, with relevant content based on student input
  • Eco-hikes led by experts, including Ken Wu and TJ Watt of the Ancient Forest Alliance, Ethnobotonists, First Nations Guides and Naturalists
  • Photo Safari led by renowned Victoria Photographer Frances Litman
  • Bike train of students via Galloping Goose Trail, meeting enroute to Royal Roads University

Off the Grid Music and Art Festival at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

  • Off the Grid Music Festival at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, with soundstage powered by clean, green renewable energy from People Power Productions
  • Headline acts Mindil Beach Markets and The Archers
  • Student performers, selected by students
  • On-site art project: Bowker Creek Pennant Printing Workshop - a popular art-making event on an urban watershed renewal and stewardship theme
  • Exhibits by environmental organizations and sustainability-focused businesses
  • Food Vendors
  • Sustainable practices modeled throughout the day to ensure the event has the lowest possible environmental impact