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 participate in Production meetings, including the annual retreat. Questions, as well as brief expressions of interest from qualified individuals, can be emailed to the GVIAS Board at: [email protected].

Posting can be found here: https://gvias.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/10/CHAIR-Job-Description.pdf

Community Visioning Town Hall 

The GVIAS Board and Production Team look forward to engaging our community on a number of important topics on October 21st at 7 pm at Trout Lake Community Centre. We are hoping to gather information to inform future meetings and/or decision-making processes.

Potential Discussion Topics:

BitF – General:

-Should we consider adding a day to BITF? (Wednesday versus Monday?)

-Timing of the event: is mid-July still the best time?

-Size of the event: by how much should we grow each year?

-Should we consider a name change, in light of the forest fire situation in BC?

-How many sound camps should BitF have? Were there too many this year?

-Should GVIAS consider removing the additional grants for sound camps? (they can still apply as theme camps)

Snug Lake:

-Feedback about the general composition and layout of BitF?

-What should be done with the lake (beach) space?

-Should we consider a long-term contract (5 years)?


-Is the current ratio of directed tickets to main sale tickets appropriate?

-What changes to timing of ticketing or ratios of tickets should be considered?


-Should it be a requirement to volunteer? (Either as an event volunteer, with an art piece or with a theme camp?)

-What barriers are people facing to volunteer more?

Burn/No Burn:

-Should we consider no longer burning the effigy for ethical reasons?


-How can we better acculturate newbies, especially those who aren’t already connected to a particular social group or camp within the community?

-What are the most challenging barriers to attending (accessibility, financial, time, etc)?


-How do people feel about providing power to sound camps?

-Should we provide power to all theme camps and art projects?

Centre Camp:

-What do people think we should do with Centre Camp? Is it serving its purpose?

– should GVIAS continue to fund Centre Camp with a specific grant, similar to the effigy and temple?


-Should they be allowed under the same policies as used by Burning Man?


-what can be done to make the site more accessible?


Please feel free to bring additional topics for discussion to the meeting as well!

If you are unable to attend this meeting and wish to comment on one of the above topics, please consider sending an email to [email protected]


Dustcovery News

Thank you to everyone who sent in suggestions – a venue has been found in Vancouver! Save the date for November 30th! More information to come shortly.

Check out the FB event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352706528774355/

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