One World 2020 Cancelled!

We regret to announce One World 2020 will not take place as originally scheduled March 20 & 21. Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Royal and McPherson Theatre Society has suspended all performances booked for their facilities until further notice in the wake of a recommendation by the Government of British Columbia that all gatherings of 250 or more people be cancelled. The Royal and McPherson Theatre Society ( is contacting ticket holders directly to arrange refunds.

While the show won’t go on, may we offer a suggestion? Pearson College UWC is a non-profit, charitably registered school. Your support by purchasing tickets to One World helps us offer scholarships to deserving students from Canada and the world. Please consider donating the value of your refunded tickets directly to Pearson at We will gladly send you a tax receipt, along with our sincere thanks!

For nearly 40 years, Pearson College UWC students have shared the music, dance and stories of their home countries at One World. It is very powerful to bear witness to the students’ stories and experiences as they explore and present them to the world and with the audience.

“One World is an incredible leadership opportunity for all students. Every single student will have a part in it. Whether it be on stage, behind the scenes, or through the interactive exposition showcasing the students; service and other projects.”

Paul Faber, Faculty Member and One World Musical Director

Each year, the entire student body comes together to share in this challenging – yet ultimately rewarding – creative labour of love. One World is one more way that Pearson College students learn to live and work together, celebrate diversity, collaboration, creativity and courage.

Why we think you should join us in March 2020 for One World.

For everyone who has not seen and experienced One World yet, this incredible performance provides a rich, potent understanding of cultures that most of us would have never experienced before.

Whether you are a long-time One World fan or have experienced it only once before, you have seen the show and know what our students are capable of! Re-live the magic of One World, be swept away by new performances each year that are as unique as the students themselves, and look forward to perennial favourites such as the Gumboot Dance, Ukrainian Dance and the One Hundred Voices Choir.

Impressions of One World 2019
Pictures are worth thousands of words. Dive into the magical stories of One World 2019 by checking out the images below.
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