Pacific Peoples' Partnership Welcomes You!
Our mission is to support the aspirations of Pacific Islanders for peace, justice, environmental sustainability and development. Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (aka PPP) is a registered charity in existence since 1975. We are the only Canadian NGO dedicated to the South Pacific, no other has North-South Indigenous linking so central to its mission.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
December 2nd, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Alcheringa Gallery, 665 Fort Street, Victoria BC
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership invites you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 2nd, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Alcheringa Gallery. All interested members, donors, volunteers and the public are welcome to attend and learn about our work over the past fiscal. Refreshments will be served and two exhibitions of interest will be on display including the late Hilda Tutton’s collection (with partial proceeds towards the Dan Lepsoe Chisel Fund) and the exhibition Birds of a Feather featuring the art of Rebecca Jewell.
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Current Programs - Highlights
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Join PPP and our partners in transforming conflict and empowering communities in West Papua
Building on over 28 years of commitment, PPP continues to work with our West Papua partners on initiatives that improve sustainable livelihoods and community health, protect human rights and promote gender equity. In the next fiscal with the help of Development and Peace, plus corporate donor LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Canada and generous gifts from donors, together with our in country partners we are building five women cooperatives in Manokwari, West Papua, serving a network of over 2,000 West Papuan women!
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Our 6th annual ONE WAVE Festival was a great success! Over 250 Vancouver Island community members came out to participate in the free Festival and the Changemakers Brunch! Thank you to all our performers, vendors and sponsors for their support, commitment and passion.
Many thanks to our leading sponsors~
UVic Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, Vancity, UVic Sustainability Project, Rika Design, Metropol, Play in Victoria, CFUV, The Ocean 98.5, the Christensen Fund, the Province of British Columbia,the Alcheringa Gallery, the Andrew Family, Famoso, Yates St. Taphouse, the Fernwood Inn, India Bistro, Smith's Pub, Zambri's, the Bard and Banker, Fifth St. Bar and Grill, and The Reef Restaurant.
Pacific Intersections and Cross-Currents: Unchartered Histories and Future Trends
The XI triennial Pacific Arts Association Symposium, Pacific Intersections and Cross-Currents: Unchartered Histories and Future Trends, was held from Tuesday, August 6 through 9th, 2013 in Vancouver BC. Pacific Peoples' Partnership was thrilled to help host the symposium with UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam Nation, the Pacific Islands Museums Association, and the Pacific Arts Association (PAA). The program featured pre-eminent artists, scholars, historians and curators from around the world.
PPP was honoured to be part of the Symposium and post conference programming. We will be detailing these highlights in the upcoming Winter edition of Tok Blong Pasifik. In the meantime we offer our thanks to the following who contributed towards PPP Symposium and Post-Conference programming: UBC Museum of Anthropology, The Christensen Fund, Yosef Wosk OBC, The Andrew family (in tribute to Margaret and Geoffrey Andrew and their commitment to the arts in B.C.), Alcheringa Gallery, Barbara Slone, Dan Lepsoe Chisel Fund, the Royal BC Museum, Our Culture Matters, The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Artists: Meghann O’Brien, Peter Morin, Dempsey Bob, Chris Paul and Mark Preston, Vanuatu MP Ralph Regenvanu,Quw’utsun Cultural Centre, the Wsanec School Board, First Peoples Cultural Council, Heidi Tyedmers, Wan Smolbag, Professor Michael Mel, Royal Scot Hotel, with support from Province of British Columbia.
We are especially thankful to the many PPP volunteers, staff members and board members. We could not have accomplished this without you!
Help us grow the Phil Esmonde Legacy Fund
To honour the life of our first Executive Director Phil Esmonde (tenure 1981-1989) who shaped our organizational culture and programmes, and together with his family, many friends and colleagues, an endowment fund in Phil's name was established to provide support in perpetuity for PPP's objectives. The PPP Esmonde Legacy Endowment currently holds over $20,000 in trust with the Victoria Foundation
To contribute to the fund, please visit our Canada Helps page.
We give thanks to the founding members of PPP Esmonde Legacy Endowment Fund and all who have contributed:
Kaushalya Esmonde, Alison & Peter Gardner, Margaret & Sandy Argue, the University of Victoria, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers of Victoria), Les Obee Accounting, Mary Wynne Ashford, Susan & Rob Gage, Margie Parikh, Randall Garrison, Calvin Piggott, Murray Browne, Frances Tanner, John Moore, Jim Boutilier, Stuart Wulff, David Stanley, Roland Hodson, April Ingham, David Webster, Anonymous, and Jane & Arthur Brett.
Want to learn more?
Check out our work over the last fiscal as reported in our 2011-12 Annual Report & Audited Statements
. You can also learn about our newly elected Board Members: Muavae Va'a and Troy Hunter.
The latest Tok Blong Pasifik is now available online. This special edition, entitled Raven and Paradise
, features art from West Papuan and First Nations youth.
We welcome your ongoing contributions to our work. Secure online donations may be made here.
PPP gratefully acknowledges the financial support of
all of our partners, including: Development & Peace, LUSH, Alcheringa Gallery,
the Province of British Columbia and the United Church of Canada