Welcome to a new school year!

I have really enjoyed meeting you all this week, the positive energy at the start of the school year brings me back every September!!  I will post things here that I find interesting, starting with this:

This weekend the First Peoples Partnership hosts the One Wave Festival, 2 days of celebrating the diverse cultures of the Pacific through the arts.  On Saturday afternoon Centennial Square will host the Lekwungen Dancers, the Red Buff singers, the Pearls of the South Pacific (a special shout out to this group, my cousin dances with them!).  On Sunday you can catch the Pacific Voices Exchange, an event with indigenous environmentalists and artists from the South Pacific and British Columbia, who will share stories of activism and resilience.  You can catch it live in person, or online (which makes it available across the broad geography of the Pacific!).  For more information go to www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org/onewave