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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... »

February News

ReCharge is happening! Thank you so much to our amazing community members who have stepped up to rescue ReCharge! The team is in the process of finalizing the date and the venue, so look for more details to be announced very soon! BITF: Hindsight 2020 – Dates Announced Burn in the Forest will be held from July 15th to 19th this year. It’s official! We’re happy to announce that we’re returnin... »

Application Process Open for Conduct Committee Lead

The GVIAS Conduct Committee is comprised of 2-3 leads, who oversee 6-10 members; all are vetted by the community to take on the task of reviewing incidents that violate our community Code of Conduct: http://gvias.org/participant-code-of-conduct/. Conduct Leads organize monthly committee meetings, handle incoming reports and oversee all assessments. With the Committee, they discuss newly reported i... »

Help Save ReCharge from Cancellation!

⚠️URGENT: ReCharge on the verge of CANCELLATION⚠️ ReCharge needs a producer ASAP, or unfortunately GVIAS will be forced to cancel the event. ReCharge, typically in February or March, is an important fundraiser for our local artists and theme camps. Volunteering as a producer is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in event production – and mentoring is available if needed! The Pro... »

ReCharge Needs You

❄️Urgently in Need of ReCharge Producers!❄️ Dear Community, We need your help to put on ReCharge, our annual late-winter fundraising event. Are you looking to share or upgrade your skills, and to take your radical participation to a whole new level? ReCharge is a great opportunity to gain experience in event production – and mentoring is available! A producer needs to be identified no later ... »

Winter News

Dustcovery Volunteers Still Needed!Follow this link to access details and sign up Teardown/LNT: Sunday noon-4pm (Bar, sound and general tear down, plus LNT) Not too early, not too long. Snacks and coffee provided. Door: 9-11 pm and 10pm-midnight shifts still open Bar: 1-2:30am; need 3 volunteers who have Serving It Right Rangers: 9:30-11:30pm, 11:30pm-1:30am, 1:30-3:30am Khaki (requires past ... »

A Busy Month Ahead!

Reminder – Town Hall on Monday, October 21st at 7 pm!   Join us at Trout Lake Community Centre for the Community Visioning Town Hall – and visit the Facebook event in advance to let us know what topics are most important to you. The town hall is an opportunity to discuss your feedback and vision for BitF – members of the GVIAS Board, Production Team and Grants Committee will... »

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