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#21 nagel

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 10:04 AM

No way. I want our pedestrian street to not have buses on it, period. How are we going to allow restaurants with mid street patios if buses need to go through now and then?

Phase in bro.  Buses only and then 2 years later, patios.



#22 Nparker

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:30 AM

From CFAX:

 

 

 

The Victoria International Buskers Festival has been hit with an unexpected invoice for thousands of dollars.
 
Executive Director John Vickers says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority wants them to pay for the use of the pier, which they've been using for free for the past five years in return for sponsor rights....

 

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#23 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:33 AM

It's hard to see how the GVHA gets much value from "sponsor rights" to the pier.  So I can sort of see their point.  


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#24 LJ

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:47 PM

^I can see the end of the Buskers Festival.


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#25 Nparker

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:57 PM

^I can see the end of the Buskers Festival.

Alas, so can I. 



#26 Danma

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:27 AM

If the festival dies, then the GVHA gets nothing, AND we lose a festival. A win-win, and by that I mean a lose-lose.


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#27 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:33 AM

If the festival dies, then the GVHA gets nothing, AND we lose a festival. A win-win, and by that I mean a lose-lose.

 

There may be other groups that would rent that space though.


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#28 Nparker

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

There may be other groups that would rent that space though.

For $8000?



#29 Mike K.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

Is the buskers festival a popular event?


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#30 aastra

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:47 AM

 

There may be other groups that would rent that space though.

 

The tourist-trap huckster mentality always regards things in this manner. It's really not a big deal if we squeeze you so hard that your eyes pop out, because somebody else will come along eventually to take your place. And when they do, we'll wrap our coils around them, too.


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#31 Nparker

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:50 AM

Is the buskers festival a popular event?

In the times I have attend it has been VERY popular.


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#32 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:54 AM

For $8000?

 

That's less than $1000/day.


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#33 Nparker

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:14 AM

That's less than $1000/day.

I guess time will tell if other groups line up to pay the GVHA this amount.



#34 lanforod

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:02 PM

Is the buskers festival a popular event?

Some people come here solely for that, I think.



#35 LJ

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:57 PM

^Yeah, I make one of my infrequent visits into town to see it.


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#36 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:43 AM

Langford is loaning some bleachers to the buskers festival.


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#37 Jill

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 02:00 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but hooray for Langford.


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#38 Jill

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 07:43 PM

We went to opening night last night and had a great time. I really love this festival.


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#39 A Girl is No one

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 08:10 PM

I love the buskers festival. I look forward to it all year!!!
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#40 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:46 AM

DVBA announces Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival: July 11-16

       

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Downtown Victoria Business Association, with the support of partners including the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, Tourism Victoria, and the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria have announced the addition of the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival. This festival adds to the strategic mandate all partners released recently.

“We are proud to bring more animation to downtown Victoria with the addition of the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival,” says Kerri Milton, Executive Director of the DVBA. “We anticipate several days of dynamic performances in Downtown Victoria.”

The new festival will be a six day festival with several stages in Downtown Victoria from July 11 – 16, 2017 with programming throughout the day and into the evening. There will also be a variety of “Busk” stops throughout the Downtown.

“The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority looks forward to partnering on this exciting new event, under the stewardship of the DVBA,” says Ian Robertson, CEO of GVHA. “It’s a great opportunity for us to enhance a vibrant lineup of summer activities at Ship Point in 2017 and beyond.”

The new festival will support the DVBA’s new vision for community events in Downtown Victoria, offering more free exciting, enticing and unique street performers from Victoria and around the world. The festival will culminate with a Buskers Brunch on Sunday, July 16.

“Tourism Victoria is pleased to be supporting the DVBA in this exciting new endeavor. We strongly believe this is a right-sized, affordable and sustainable model going forward to ensure that our guests in July have a vibrant experience in the downtown core,” says Paul Nursey, President and CEO of Tourism Victoria. “Festivals are one of many drivers of visitation to our destination and we are pleased to see a strong organization such as the DVBA lead this initiative.”

The DVBA has hired a new Events Manager, Ian Piears to head up the logistics of this new event and contracted Michele Montgomery as the Talent Coordinator. Artist applications are now online atdowntownvictoria.ca/buskers.

 

 

Interesting, that there is no mention of John Vicker's festival.


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