Celebrating Our Diversity

One World Festival 2024

We’re excited to host the Grey Bruce One World Festival, Colouring Our Future, on Wed. June 19, 2024!

The Grey Bruce One World Festival (OWF) is a free, unique daytime festival that celebrates diversity of culture, ability, and spirit! The OWF works to build respectful relationships and supports inclusive communities throughout the region.

Filled with vibrant performances and interactive displays, this jubilee allows festival goers to engage with new ideas and ways of being in the world! This event is for all ages, with an emphasis on school aged children.

Because we need all the colours to create a beautiful future together!

If you are interested in participating, or for more information, please head to our 2024 page.

2023 was a success!

(RE):Connect – The Grey Bruce One World Festival Celebrates a Spectacular 13th Year, Delighting over 800 Attendees

The curtains have drawn on an incredible edition of the One World Festival, leaving behind a trail of smiles and unforgettable memories. On June 7th, 2023, Owen Sound played host to a vibrant celebration of diversity, culture, inclusion, and community. The One World Festival organizing committee is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of this year’s event, with over 800 attendees!

This year’s program featured live performances throughout the day from local schools and community groups, presenters who facilitated interactive activities for all ages, a screening of short films from around the world, and lots of help from grade 7 and 8 volunteers from Alexandra Community School! Local dignitaries graciously welcomed attendees to the festival and started us off on a high note! Dignitaries included Senator Ralph Walking Wolf Thistle; Deputy Mayor of Owen Sound, Scott Greig; and Bruce County Warden, Chris Peabody.

The One World Festival not only showcased the richness of our region but also championed inclusive interactions and conversations, underscoring the festival’s commitment to fostering a sense of collective responsibility towards building the communities we want to live in- communities where all members are valued, are supported to meet their basic needs, and a place where everyone can live with dignity, engage actively, and contribute to society.

As the curtains fall on yet another unforgettable year, the One World Festival remains committed to creating a platform in Grey Bruce that celebrates everyone, fosters community diversity and inclusion, and showcases the beauty of our shared humanity.

See photos of the day here!
And our presenters here!