We the West Basketball Festival will take over Victoria and the Capital Region throughout June and into July, 2021. With many ways to participate, from spectating the Olympic Qualifying Tournament to entering a team in the 3X3 Coastal Clash tournament, this celebration of culture and sport has something for everyone.

FIBA Olympic
Qualifying Tournament

The main event. Six national teams representing Canada, Greece, China, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Uruguay, will compete for one spot at the Tokyo Olympic Games. All games will be held at the Victoria Memorial Arena.

Coastal Clash

Making its debut at the Tokyo Summer Games, 3X3 basketball is considered by many as the number one urban team sport. The 3X3 Coastal Clash will showcase all levels of ability from community players to elite powerhouses competing for prizes, glory, and bragging rights.

Outside the Lines:
Court Mural Project

Witness powerful and awe-inspiring works of visual art unfold, as artists and muralists reimagine what a basketball court can look like in this mashup of sport meets art. Ten courts throughout the Capital Region will be transformed like never before, breathing new life, new conversations, and new possibilities into these important public spaces.



Celebrate Canada &
We The West Concert

Victoria will be the place to celebrate Canadian culture and sport.