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We’ve (almost) survived the winter of the pandemic!

We acknowledge that our society is registered on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. As we work to make our community truly inclusive and welcoming to all, GVIAS recognizes its role in reconciliation and the importance of providing trauma-informed leadership; we will thus be including land acknowledgements in ... »

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

2020 has been a strange and difficult year for most of us. We hope you are all enjoying a well-deserved, restful holiday season! Despite the challenges of the year, including the cancellation of all our events, we’ve seen many inspiring, glimmers of hope, as community members have turned to their art to cope – and we look forward to seeing your art again at future events! Behind the scenes, ... »



We need your input! 2020 gave us time to pause and find fresh ways to make participation more fun, less work, and more inclusive for everyone. To succeed, we need you to get behind these ideas, and help us push! We’re launching new year-round services to help simplify contributing to the community. We’re also working hard to promote new participation opportunities with a whole new stru... »

Conduct Committee Vetting

Dear GVIAS members, The Conduct Committee would like to present an additional candidate for vetting: Bonkosa Ilanga (Bee Dizzle) As part of our selection process, we are asking you, as GVIAS members, for feedback as to whether you consider each volunteer to be a good fit to serve as a member of the conduct committee. If you wish to share your support or concerns for any of these candidates, please... »

May News

After a difficult spring, BC is starting to see many positive signs, and a vision of our new reality is emerging. We all continue to play our parts in the quaranteam effort, and creative burner projects have helped to keep us entertained, engaged and most importantly, safely physically distanced.  While online events like theme camp dance parties, Burners and Beers on Zoom, Burners without Bo... »

Looking for New Conduct Committee Members

The Conduct Committee is seeking new members for the coming year. It is currently composed of 6 people and we act as an independent group of volunteers to the GVIAS Board. All interested individuals are invited to email [email protected] to express your interest by June 18, 2020. This letter can be a simple letter expressing your interest in applying for the Conduct Committee and an online applica... »

BitF 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

Dearest Burner Community, With heavy hearts, we must announce that Burn in the Forest 2020 has been cancelled. The GVIAS Board and the BitF Production Team have come to the decision that holding the event this year is not possible without significant risk to the community and to GVIAS as a society. You have entrusted us with the management of something we all hold dear, and it is our responsibilit... »

Spring News & COVID-19 Update

The GVIAS Board, BitF Production Team, and ReCharge Production Teams are carefully monitoring the latest COVID-19 news and public health information, and discussing the options available. As the situation continues to evolve, we strive to keep the community informed to the best of our ability. We are considering a variety of scenarios, contingency plans, alternate arrangements, and delaying wherev... »

AGM Reminder

Join us for the GVIAS Annual General Meeting, held on Monday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Croatian Cultural Center – Room B (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC). Please RSVP here. If you cannot see the link, please join the GVIAS FB page. Details: Everyone is welcome to attend, but only GVIAS members will be able to vote. Membership signup can be found here. Join us to review the annual e... »

Announcing ReCharge 2020: Transpose

ReCharge is back in its 6th year, and better than ever! Each year Vancouver’s Burner community comes together to crowd source funding distribution to many of the projects that will be on display at events like Burn in the Forest and Dustcovery. Over the last 5 years ReCharge has raised over $45,000 to help regional artists build and display their work! With your help we can break records MAKE MORE... »

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