Upcoming Events & Programming


Upcoming Events

Cedar Weaving Workshop

With Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ weavers Rose & Brian Wilson

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | *Drop in between 10am-3pm (or while supplies last)

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. | Lekwungen territory

Faceboook Event

COST - Admission is always free | Weaving kits are between $15-$30. All proceeds go to the artists.

Come overload your senses with the touch and smell of cedar while listening to weaver Rose Wilson and her son Brian from Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation share how they process, harvest and weave with cedar. Weave your own cedar bracelet, headband or small basket. No previous weaving experience necessary.

Curator Tour

We Carry Our Ancestors

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 1pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. | Lekwungen territory

Faceboook Event

Join us for a tour, discussion and tea with curator Lorilee Wastasecoot to respectfully close We Carry Our Ancestors.

Past Events

By Bus

Sacred Cedar: History, Art and the Land

Land Based Workshop with Sarah Jim and Tiffany Joseph

Saturday, Oct. 19 | 9:15 am to 2:30 pm
*return time is approximate | Faceboook Event

    To register, please email legacy@uvic.ca | *Space is limited

    COST - $20 Students / $30 General Public/UVic Staff & Faculty | *Please bring cash

    ***Please arrive at 9:15 at Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. | Lekwungen territory
    Curator Lorilee Wastasecoot will give a short introduction and tour of the exhibition We Carry Our Ancestors: Cedar, Baskets, and Our Relationships to the Land.


    10:00am - The bus will travel from Legacy Art Gallery Downtown to Todd Inlet or SṈIDȻEȽ to support the SṈIDȻEȽ Resiliency Project by contributing to the land restoration and cultural revitalization work of Tiffany Joseph and Sarah Jim. We will gather and spend time on the land to talk about how XPȺ, which is SENĆOŦEN for cedar, is sacred and has been central to the way of life to the W̱SÁNEĆ people. Our co-hosts, Sarah Jim and Tiffany Joseph will talk about the significance of cedar through history, art, and contemporary relationships with cedar and explore the restoration strategies they contemplate in their work at SṈIDȻEȽ.

    Tiffany Joseph is of ancestry is of Sḵx̱wu7mesh (Fresh Water people) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Saltwater people, Emerging people) peoples and she is a SENĆOŦEN Language & Culture Revitalization apprentice.

    Sarah Jim is an emerging artist from W̱SÁNEĆ. Her ancestry is mixed but her roots are in Tseycum First Nation. She has developed her skills and interests further by attaining a BFA at Uvic. Due to her close relationship to the land, she has been making art that consists of local flora and fauna, Coast Salish elements, and dreamy landscapes. Sarah’s intense interest and love for W̱SÁNEĆ territory has taken her down a path that allows her to interact with the natural environment by learning about the native plants of the area and reflecting upon those interactions visually.

    NOTE ***Please dress for the weather. We will be working outside so please be prepared for some physical activity with proper footwear, rain jacket and water bottle.

    ***We will have lunch together on the land so please bring yourself a bagged lunch and any snacks that you may need.

Image: Simultaneity by Sarah Jim.

Opening Celebration & Artist Talk

Urban Regalia

Contemporary Fashion by Sugiit Lukxs Designs

Thursday, Oct. 10 | 7 - 9pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for the opening event and artist talk with Yolanda Skelton and Audrey Lundquist. Light Refreshments.

Image: Photo by Peter Jensen, Sugiit Lukxs Designs, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017.

Opening Celebration

We Carry Our Ancestors

Cedar, Baskets and Our Relationships with the Land

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 4 to 6pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for the opening event of We Carry Our Ancestors. Light Refreshments.

Image: Ulli Steltzer, Alice Paul, 1975, Gift of Ulli Steltzer.

IBPOC Meditation Night

The Ground Above Us

Charles Campbell and Farheen HaQ with Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Wednesday Sept. 11 | 7pm
Inner Gallery | Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for an evening of quiet reflection as we take in the exhibition The Ground Above Us and sit with intention and presence on Lkwungen territory.

This meditation night is open to self identified Indigenous, Black and People of Colour. No meditation experience required. Some meditation cushions will be provided but please bring your own if you are able.

Contact pocsanghavictoria@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

Closing Conversation

The Ground Above Us

Charles Campbell and Farheen HaQ with Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Thursday Sept. 12 | 7 - 9pm
Inner Gallery | Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join Farheen HaQ, Charles Campbell and Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick) in conversation as they speak about their process, lessons learned, and using art as a vehicle to deepen friendships and come into better relation with the lands of the Lkwungen people.

Yoga in the Gallery

Yin Love Yoga Series for Beginners

with Sonja Foss

Tuesdays | August 6th, 13th & 20th | 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Call/email to register: 250.721.6562 | legacy@uvic.ca

This yoga series is for all people interested in learning about Yin Yoga. The practice of Yin Yoga is a still, passive, but incredibly healing style of yoga that helps alleviate tension and tightness way down in the deep tissues of the body. There are limited spaces available, so don't miss out on your chance to be led and guided by an experienced registered Yoga teacher, Sonja Foss, founder of Emergence Yoga and Reiki School. Sonja created this sequence to instill a sense of loving peace within practitioners, teach people about the benefits of Yin Yoga and empower participants with tools to love their bodies in new ways.

***There is limited space available, so register now to reserve your spot!
Please bring your own yoga mat

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