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... »

Early Fall News Flash

Looking for Production Team Chair The BitF Production Team is in need of a Chair! Are you an experienced facilitator? Are you a self-motivated, talented organizer? Do you have awesome interpersonal skills? Please have a look at the attached role posting! Previous BitF Production experience is not required. The chair will need to be available as soon as early November to start planning and to parti... »

Dustcovery Needs Your Help!

DUSTCOVERY NEEDS YOUR HELP! Do you know of an awesome venue? Please let us know! Dustcovery’s producers have investigated a number of venues but have not yet found a home for Dustcovery 2019. Basic Requirements: Minimum capacity: 1200 1000 inside with the option for outdoor space to add at least 200 more people Outdoor space:  Based on the GVIAS tents, sound stage if possible with permitting... »

BitF 2019 Participant Survey Reminder

WE’D REALLY LIKE YOUR FEEDBACK! PLEASE DO THE SURVEY BY SEPTEMBER 15TH. If the “submit” button, or anything else, doesn’t work, please email us: [email protected] Tell us how we’re doing!! BitF is yours, and it’s mine – it’s EVERYONE’S! – and we’d like your feedback. Survey Link: »

The most wonderful time of the year!

Thank You, Production Team Burn in the Forest’s first year at Snug Lake Amphitheatre was a huge success! 1600 attendees braved the wind and unseasonably cold temperatures to explore new (sometimes challenging) terrain, share experiences, enjoy amazing interactive art, and dance at nine sound stages! An extra special thank you to all the volunteers who made this year’s event possible. B... »

Ten Days Until Burn in the Forest!

Happy Burn in the Forest! Our community has been hard at work for months, planning, building and bringing amazing art and ideas to fruition, for the biggest celebration of the year. We’re so excited to see how it all works out at the new site! GVIAS congratulates all of our fantastic volunteers for their dedication and vision; we are so thankful to have such a vibrant, engaged community. Let... »

May News

ParticiParty on Sunday, May 5th!  The ParticiParty will be hosted at Makerlabs from 4-8 pm this Sunday, May 5th! Did you know that Burn in the Forest is completely volunteer-run? Are you curious about the different volunteer roles? Come find out what might suit you, and even sign up for a shift! Volunteers who donate at least 4 hours of their time at BITF this year will qualify for a past voluntee... »

Creativity in Bloom! Spring Newsletter

Spring has arrived and our community is busy getting ready for the upcoming burn season! Be sure to also follow the BITF blog at for the latest updates.   Art Grants Deadlines – This Friday! The Art Grants Committee would like to remind everyone that the Application Deadline for the following types of grants is this Friday, April 12th! Medium Chill Space Mut... »

AGM Reminder

A reminder that the GVIAS Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) in Vancouver. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only GVIAS members will be able to vote. Membership signup can be found here: Join us to review annual reports covering our events, yearly financials, the budge... »

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