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... »

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... »

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... »

New Board Members Needed & AGM Announcement

New GVIAS Board Members Needed Are you interested in giving back? Stewarding our community into the future? Being behind the scenes for all the things? The GVIAS Board of Directors is looking for new dedicated individuals to fill a minimum of 3 vacant positions for the upcoming term. We need YOU to fill them! If you are interested in joining the board of directors, please send your written express... »

BitF 2020 Leadership Recruitment

A new and perpetually available place to learn about, contribute to and raise your hand for volunteering in the Vancouver Burner Community. Creative, motivated doers make the Burnerverse go ‘round! Without folks inspired to action by their ideas, motivated by love of community or driven to ply their skills and expertise where they’re needed we’d have a hard time supporting art and pulling off the ... »

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: Conduct Leads organize monthly committee meetings, handle incoming reports and oversee all assessments. With the Committee, they discuss newly reported i... »

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 ... »

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