A one-of-a-kind, three-week festival celebrating the community and culture of basketball in Canada.

We the West Basketball Festival is Canada’s largest sporting and cultural event in 2021, inspiring social recovery and stimulating the economy as we all emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. The three week event will celebrate basketball in all of its forms, from sport to music to art, and the Canadian pursuit to Olympic Gold.

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WHY WE THE WEST?

So how did this all come about? Back in 2019 (feels like years ago, doesn’t it?), a dedicated group of Victorians secured the city’s bid to host the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament...