FRIENDS OF VICTORIA BASKETBALL ANNOUNCE LARGE-SCALE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION TO ACCOMPANY FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT | Canada Basketball

FRIENDS OF VICTORIA BASKETBALL ANNOUNCE LARGE-SCALE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION TO ACCOMPANY FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT

VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA (June 29, 2020) - Announced today, Friends of Victoria Basketball to present We the West Basketball Festival, taking place within Victoria and across the Capital Region from June 15 to July 4, 2021. We the West Basketball Festival is poised to be Canada’s largest sporting and cultural event in 2021, inspiring social and economic recovery in the region and beyond. The three-week festival will celebrate basketball in all of its forms, from sport to music to art and the Canadian pursuit of Olympic Gold.

With additional programming still to be announced, We the West Basketball Festival will host the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament as well as a series of additional tournaments, exhibitions, and activations, including:

- Indigenous Basketball Tournament

- Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

- Capital City 3X3 Basketball Tournament

- Celebrate Canada & We the West Concert

- Outside the Lines: Court Mural Project

For a first look at We the West Basketball Festival, please visit wethewestfest.com or engage with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @wethewestfest. As BC, Canada, and the world continue their work and fight against COVID-19, the organizers of We the West Basketball Festival will be working closely with governments and health authorities to ensure that guidelines are followed to provide safe environments and experiences for everyone involved. In continuing to plan and organize this event over the next 12 months, Friends of Victoria Basketball hopes to unite a community on a path towards social and economic recovery for our region and beyond.

More festival information, including a full schedule, ticketing, and volunteer information will be announced in the coming months. To stay up to date with event news and information, please visit wethewestfest.com and follow @wethewestfest on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.