Wed, 7pm - 9:30pm
Victorious Voices is a high energy spoken word festival where youth take center stage! Finals night will see the top four teams go head to head for the City Championship. We will also have feature performances from our alumni of honour and our feature performer Sabrina Benaim!
Come boo the judges, cheer for the poets, laugh, snap fingers, stomp feet, and get ready to have your heart opened and your mind blown!
Victorious Voices FINALS
Doors 6:30pm / 7pm Showtime
Victoria Events Centre
Sabrina Benaim is the author of the poetry collection Depression & Other Magic Tricks & one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 60,000,000 views. Sabrina has competed in many poetry slams, most notably as a member of the 2014 National Championship Toronto Poetry Slam team & as the 2015 Toronto representative at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Sabrina has published with ESPNW & made her TV debut in 2016, writing & voicing the third instalment of Sport Chek’s Olympic Manifesto commercial series. Sabrina facilitates writing & spoken word workshops all over North America to groups of all ages, focusing on the ways stigma stops us from connecting with one another & the mental health benefits of a daily writing practice.
We recognize that our work occurs primarily on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen peoples, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, as well as on other unceded territories on lower Vancouver Island.
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