Burlesque Fundraising Extravaganza

Burlesque Extravaganza | A Fundraiser For The VEC
Sunday, November 14th | Doors: 6PM | Show: 7PM
19+ | ID Required

FEATURING: Rosie Bitts, Misty Moss, Cinnamon Kicks, Luna Yen, Ruby Purrl and MANY MORE!

The VEC is a non-profit, multipurpose venue for the arts, celebration and community. Opening the doors in 2003, the VEC has become a favourite venue for emerging artists, performers and organizers. Appreciated for its versatility and affordability, the VEC has been home to countless shows that have brought theatre, comedy, burlesque, cultural performance, fundraisers, and live music to the diversity of visitors who find their way into the venue. It is a space that strives for inclusion and the opportunity for creative expression through our city’s local arts, performance and cultural organizations. The VEC has seen surges of hope and moments of despair throughout its life. The current pandemic has put strains on all businesses, not the least of which are those in the hospitality industry. The VEC has been impacted enormously, as measures have cancelled shows, closed the venue a handful of times and their revenues have been drastically cut and completely eliminated at times. The Canadian Independent Venue Coalition warns that as many as 90% of all Canadian venues could permanently close as a result of the pandemic and the VEC is doing their best to be one of the few venues that weather the storm. It is our hope that through creative fundraising and the generosity of people such as yourselves, we can help cover their operating costs, pay their staff and performers, and to keep the lights on.

In the event that public health restrictions prevent this event from going ahead, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next rescheduled date. Refunds will be made available as needed – please email victoriaeventcentre@gmail.com to arrange.

≫ COVID Safety Info ≪

▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 90 tickets available for purchase. Tables will be seated in the venue once the whole group has arrived.
▪︎ Tickets should be purchased online in advance, through our website, to ensure availability. If space remains, additional tickets will be available at the door.
▪︎ The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Masks are required, except when seated at your table. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
▪︎ Unfortunately, we cannot allow mingling between tables or dancing. If you’re feeling the groove, we encourage you to shimmy in your seat!
▪︎ Beginning September 13th, in accordance with Provincial Health Order, all ticketholders will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door in order to attend. More information about the BC Vaccine Card is available at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

Read the VEC’s full Covid safety plan here:

≫ Safer Spaces ≪

▪︎ At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at this event. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund.
▪︎ If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let a VEC staff person know and we will try to support you in the best way possible.

≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪

▪︎ We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

≫ Accessibility ≪

▪︎ Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.

▪︎ There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).

▪︎ The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the  ‘Getting Inside’ section)

▪︎ If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.

▪︎ Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet.There are two stalls in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5’x5′ wheelchair clearance.

▪︎ More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/

Paint Nite Fundraiser for Isle of Tease Burlesque Festival

The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist

Join the Darcy’s Pub for a night of releasing your inner artist at Paint Nite! Not a painter? Perfect! Bring your friends to a night of fun interactive painting. Paint along with the host while adding your own twist, connect over delicious pub fare, and gain personal art for your home!

Sign up to release your inner painter HERE

When: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Darcy’s Pub – Westshore (737 Goldstream Ave)

Tickets: $45

About the cause

Isle of Tease Burlesque Festival is the first festival of its kind on Vancouver Island. Showcasing the finest local and international talent, Isle of Tease brings its audiences award winning global performers, and local dynamos alike. ITBF celebrates indigenous artists, performers of colour, artists of all sizes and body types, LGBTQ+ artists and many more artists from a wide range of backgrounds. The event includes two nights of electrifying burlesque showcases held at the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC., workshops taught by world renowned burlesque artists and performers, and exclusive community events!