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.

Burning Man is just around the corner – the Man burns in just 25 days! Many burners are busy planning, packing and preparing for the journey to the desert – what better way to prepare than to attend one last community event to compare notes or learn something new?


Join us at Burner Skool – Monday, August 9th

GVIAS is hosting a Burner Skool potluck in the park at Trout Lake on Monday, August 12th, starting at 5 pm! Are you heading out to Black Rock City this year? Come out to meet local burners, ask questions and get them mostly accurately answered!

Burners new and old are welcome to network and learn about attending Burning Man events, theme camps, and general tips and tricks to improve your burn!. If you know anyone preparing for Burning Man for the first or second or third time, bring them!!

More information at:

Burner Skool

Interested in speaking or volunteering? Anyone interested in leading a topic and/or volunteering to help out, please contact us at: [email protected]

If you have questions, comments, etc, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected].



GVIAS needs you! Do you know how to throw an amazing party? Are you interested in learning about event planning or developing your leadership skills? Are you passionate about our community and driven to contribute? GVIAS needs leads and volunteers for its upcoming decompression event, Dustcovery! We’re hoping to build on last year’s success – please help us by getting in touch at: [email protected].


Give the gift of your feedback! 

Look for a number of surveys coming out shortly – GVIAS would greatly appreciate your participation in helping to shape our events by completing the BitF 2019 Census and the Volunteer Survey.

Also, don’t miss out on an important community consultation coming up in September – look for an email from GVIAS in your inbox!


Wishing you all safe travels and an amazing burn! And if you’re staying in the Vancouver area, enjoy the rest of your summer.


The GVIAS Board

(Brodie, Ryan, Sarah, Jennifer, Adrian, Monica, Jennie and Tyler)



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