The SKOOKUM Foundation was created to give back to the community in which we live, work, and play. These organizations will receive a portion of the service fee on all tickets sold at the 2018 Festival. For more information on the SKOOKUM Foundation, email us here.


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Ocean Wise is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the global community to join forces to protect the health of our oceans. As one of their nationally branded programs, Ocean Wise Life encompasses ocean-friendly choices for your everyday life. With the success of Ocean Wise Life already applied to sustainable seafood choices, Ocean Wise Life is now excited to be extending to other consumer lifestyle choices. SKOOKUM has the distinct honour of becoming the first ever Ocean Wise Life Event Partner. A portion of funds raised by the festival allocated towards supporting the Ocean Wise Life organization. Learn More


As the first ever Ocean Wise Life Event Partner, SKOOKUM commits to the following to minimize the impact on our ocean:

  • Only compostable, recyclable or reusable food containers
  • No single-use plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic containers or plastic straws
  • No styrofoam containers
  • No polyester fleece uniforms
  • 100% Sustainable Ocean Wise Certified Seafood for all onsite dining
  • Encourage + Facilitate Eco-Friendly Transportation
  • Only Green Certified & Cruelty-Free Cleaning Supplies



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Music Heals is a Vancouver-based charity that raises money and awareness for music therapy across Canada. In five years they have donated over $1.1 million to accredited music therapy programs serving children, seniors, palliative care, burn units, mental health, the autism spectrum, at-risk youth, dementia, bereavement, rehabilitation, and more. Learn More


A portion of funds raised by SKOOKUM will be directed towards the following Music Heals Programs:

The Harmony & Healing Music Therapy Program
Delivered in partnership with Vancouver Native Health Society, this program will be delivered at Sheway, a facility located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and offered to approximately 200 pregnant and parenting women who are marginalized from services due to drug and alcohol issues. 

Beyond One Voice: Building Compassionate Community Through Dialogue and Song
This project will work to break the cultural silence around the taboo topics of grief and loss and be part of an ongoing process of cultural reconciliation. By creating opportunities for open and authentic dialogue & creative expression through group music (singing) the proposed project will work towards building an experience of Compassionate Community that will help participants to learn from one another and to stand together against the isolating impact of serious illness, grief & loss.

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Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation. Every year, their educators connect thousands of people with nature through school and public programs while their conservation team engages community volunteers in habitat restoration and wildlife monitoring. SKOOKUM will contribute a portion of funds raised towards supporting these programs into the future. Learn More