Happy January Newsletter

Happy New Year! GVIAS is happy to share our first newsletter of the year, jam-packed with important info!


RECHARGE 2019: Imaginarium: A Portal To All Realities

Our annual spring crowd-fundraising event is fast approaching! Recharge brings together artists and their ideas with the Greater Vancouver community for support, collaboration and funding. Last year, over $7700 was raised for 18 art projects for burner events. Help bring the visions of our talented community to life – all the while dancing the night away, enjoying an awesome DJ lineup! The event will be held at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am on Saturday, February 16th.

Recharge artist applications are still open through Feb 3rd: http://recharge.gvias.org/art-projects/application/

Tickets are still on sale at: http://recharge.gvias.org/tickets


In late 2017, GVIAS began plans for a Conduct Committee, to look into incidents that potentially violate the community Code of Conduct, to make our events safer for all participants. In early 2018, the Conduct Committee formed and spent the rest of the year working with the Board and the community – first to update the GVIAS Code of Conduct, then to develop a process for reported incidents.

The Conduct Committee has been busy with meetings, training and holding community town halls. One challenge encountered was that the more we learned, the more apparent it became that there was no way to be perfectly prepared for every situation. The Committee is now ready to begin accepting reports from the community.

On February 18, 2019, we will release an online form that can be used to submit reports directly to the Conduct Committee. We will also publish more details to the GVIAS website, along with answers to questions about our process for handling reports.


The tentative dates for Burn in the Forest 2019 have been announced! The production team is happy to share that the event will be held July 18-21, 2019.


The Burn in the Forest 2019 Production team is looking for leaders! Leads help to organize their team for the event and coordinate the volunteer crew onsite. Leads participate in some production meetings and decision-making conversations, to learn about the inner workings of the event, and share in the responsibility of ensuring the event runs smoothly.

Please apply at https://burnintheforest.com/leads/ for the following positions:


Onsite Placement


Safety Services Coordinator



Site Placement




GVIAS will hold its annual Annual General Meeting at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27th. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only GVIAS members will be able to vote. Membership signup can be found here: https://gvias.org/gvias-membership/.


Membership Is Free

But Some Assembly Required

We are guided by the 10 principles of Burning Man. These principles guide our interactions with one another and the environment and have a strong ethos of participation. As such, our events and the society are entirely dependent upon community participation.

Membership isn't required to participate, but members enjoy a number of perks including access to a community of doers and dreamers.

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