Events

Gourmet purveyors dish for Festival Afloat

By Andrea Palframan / July 4, 2022 /

In constructing the perfect charcuterie offering, it helps to have B.C.’s finest farmers, mixologists, fishers, cheesemakers and chefs on board. RAVEN is NOT a tour company: we’re a scrappy NGO raising legal defence funds to push back against ill-advised industries and create better laws with Indigenous Nations. But we have some seriously awesome friends, who…

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Meet the Providence: Festival Afloat’s floating stage

By Andrea Palframan / July 4, 2022 /

Paddle up to B.C.’s oldest ship to enjoy great music in support of RAVEN’s Indigenous justice campaigns. Protect marine ecosystems while rocking out to great bands at one of our floating concerts, or jump aboard for a ‘barefoot cruise’.

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Introducing Salt Spring singer Renée Layla, Festival Afloat 2022 performer!

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / June 27, 2022 /

Introducing Salt Spring singer, Renée Layla . Catch her performance July 14-16th for the Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour. 

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Introducing songstress Desirée Dawson, Festival Afloat 2022 performer!

By Karissa Chandrakate / June 9, 2022 /

We are excited to announce that Desirée Dawson will be performing at our Festival Afloat 2022 concert in Vancouver! Desirée Dawson is a JUNO-nominated recording artist, songwriter, producer and yoga teacher. She was born, raised and is currently residing on the, occupied, traditional, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh…

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digital illustration of a wooden sailboat with a person aboard holding a small string instrument up. Musical notes float up from the instrument. An orca is in the water in front of the boat and a dolphin is jumping out of the water behind the boat

Festival Afloat 2022 Music Festival: The Salish Sea Tour Dates and Tickets

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / May 20, 2022 /

RAVEN is inviting you to purchase your Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour tickets now! July 7-16 we’ll be sailing to different locations across the Salish Sea and bringing together musicians, music lovers, and paddlers to raise funds for Heiltsuk Nation’s “Step Up for Coast Heroes” campaign and the Gitxaala Nation campaign.

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Don’t just sit there. Organize! Festival Afloat wants YOU

By Andrea Palframan / February 26, 2022 /

 Last year, RAVEN hosted a series of fundraising concerts from Montreal to Vancouver. Thousands of people came to watch shows from shore, or joined by canoe/kayak/paddleboard, creating a really fun, covid-safe floating festival vibe: see video below for some flavour!  We raised $80k for RAVEN’s Indigenous legal defence fund, supporting First Nations legal challenges protecting…

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Webinar: Environmental Racism – A Story of Colonization and Ecocide

By RAVEN / January 19, 2022 /

Join us on January 26th 4pm PST for a webinar, Environmental Racism: A Story of Colonization and Ecocide, in collaboration with Stop Ecocide Canada. The purpose of the webinar is to raise awareness on using international law, and specifically a crime of ecocide, to uphold Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NA_lKq7qRESZFQ7iv3EvbA In this third…

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Unearthing sorrows, planting hope

By Andrea Palframan / December 6, 2021 /

There are few humans that embody the term “poetic justice” like Dr. John Borrows. An Anishinaabe scholar, legal expert, and mentor to a new generation of Indigenous lawyers, Dr. Borrows is rightly celebrated as a visionary whose braiding of legal traditions tethers the wisdom of his ancestors to the challenges, and opportunities, of the present…

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Save the Date, Salt Spring!

By Andrea Palframan / September 9, 2021 /

Here we float again! Join an on-the-water, paddle powered concert afloat with RAVEN! You are invited to join the show by paddling your kayak, canoe, rowboat or stand-up paddleboards to the deck of the Pontiki, a handcrafted pontoon that will serve as a floating stage for the wonderful Luke Wallace.  About the Event Festival Afloat:…

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A musical evening in Montreal for Wet’suwet’en Nation!

By RAVEN / August 30, 2021 /

On August 21st, the Montreal community gathered at the Le Livart art gallery in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation. Though we didn’t gather on the water, it was still a part of our #FestivalAfloat concerts across Canada in support of Indigenous legal challenges! The opening act was performed by guitarists Chris van Soest and Hugh Durnford-Dionne!…

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