Conduct Committee Update

Following in the steps of many Burning Man regional communities, GVIAS has initiated the formation of a Conduct Committee. The Committee will be comprised of community volunteers who are nominated or step forward to take on the task of looking into incidents that violate our community Code of Conduct. The committee’s first task will be to present an updated Code of Conduct which is relevant ... »

GVIAS News Letter – November 28th, 2017

Conduct Committee Announcement and Call Out Our local Burning Man community is growing rapidly and so is the creativity and passion our participants bring to GVIAS events. Thank you for continuing to show up with so much AMAZING to celebrate together! As we grow, we have been faced with numerous challenging situations and we want to build a culture of accountability that aligns with our mission an... »

GVIAS News Letter – November 2nd, 2017

Storage Locker Move – Call out for Volunteers for November 9th GVIAS has secured a larger and more convenient storage locker to house the materials we maintain to produce events. We need to move from the existing locker in South Vancouver to the new one on Terminal Ave. We need 4-5 people to help with with the move for approximately 3 hours, on Thursday November 9th starting at 11am. The tim... »

GVIAS News Letter – September 20th, 2017

Welcome back from Black Rock City friends! To ease your transition back into the default world, GVIAS is pleased to present: Dustcovery 2017 – Vancouver’s Official Decompression Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society presents Dustcovery 2017, Burning Man Vancouver community’s Official Decompression event! Saturday, November 11 at 8:30 PM – 3:30 AM Cloverdale Rodeo 6050A... »

GVIAS News Letter – July 31st, 2017

Burner Skool / Newbie Picnic Heading out to Black Rock City this year, or checking out our local Regional Burn in the Forest? Come out to this event, meet local burners, ask questions and get them mostly accurately answered! This is for all members of the community to network and learn about attending Burning Man events, with an extra focus on BRC. This is an opportunity for burners new & old ... »

BITF 2017 Fire Safety Review

I wanted to put out a huge thank you to the fire safety team, whose work allowed us to continue to use fire in a conscientious fashion despite the province-wide ban, and to all the participants who were careful with their stoves, fire pits, and cigarettes. BITF is 0-for-14 in actually Burning the Forest, because of you! The effigy fire in particular requires significant coordination, as fires of t... »

Dustcovery Production Call-out

Hello there Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society Members!! ALL the art & planning for Burn in the Forest are well underway! As usual, a big juicy team of inspired people are ALL working together on it!! Everyone who comes together (wink wink) to build these super fun and inclusive events truly loves connecting in collaborative and creative ways! THANK YOU again from GVIAS’s board of dire... »

Notice of GVIAS 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Hello everyone Come one come all to the GVIAS AGM!   We’d love to hear your input, questions, suggestions on all things Vancouver Burningman, and our local events schedule! See you all there!   ~Ryann Please RSVP at the following link: If you cannot see the link, please join the GVIAS FB page at: »

GVIAS News Letter – February 22nd, 2017

GVIAS Newsletter AGM Announced – March 23rd, 7 PM! Three Board Seats Available! Upcoming Dates (AGM, BitF & Recharge)!   AGM Date Announcement Mark your calendars, the AGM for GVIAS has been set! March 23rd, 7 PM The Croatian Cultural Center – (The Coat Room) We’d like to welcome all society members to join us in the most exhilaratingly bureaucratic time of year! See how you c... »

GVIAS Equipment List Created

Recently, some brave members of ours entered into the unwieldy GVIAS storage locker and compiled an inventory of all our equipment. This equipment has been acquired over the years, primarily for use at GVIAS events. The equipment is available to GVIAS members upon request, the use of these items is meant to fall within the mission statement of GVIAS and is at the discretion of the board. You can s... »

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