BC Children’s Hospital Foundation needs performers!

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation would like to invite upbeat, family friendly volunteer Buskers to perform at our 26th Annual Slo-Pitch Tournament at Softball City in South Surrey! This event brings together up to 1,000 participants for a fun day of industry networking, corporate team-building and of course friendly competition, as players go to bat for BC’s kids.
This year marks the event’s 26th year and we are excited to be able to showcase local, family-friendly talent in our KidZone. Here are a few more details about the event:

  • Entertainers are needed on May 28th and 29th anytime between 11 am – 4 pm rain or shine
  • Entertainers will be in or around the Kid Zone tent (approx. 15 x 15)
  • We kindly ask that performers not ask for tips, but we’re happy to promote your acts at our Registration Table nearby and on our website as a Community Partner
  • Buskers do not require a permit
  • No amplification will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided
  • We will follow up with entertainers regarding time slots closer to the event day

If you’re interested in participating in this event, please email Lana at lmador@bcchf.ca!We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, the Slo-Pitch Team

Fleurs De Villes is looking for a French style performer

We are planning a French-style pop-up flower market on Saturday, May 7th, outside of Oakridge Mall from 10am-4pm. I was wondering if any french-style buskers would be available to pop up on this day? I think this would provide a nice element for the market.
If you are interested, please contact me at the info below.


TEL 1 604 916 5784

LAUNCH! Festival 2016 – uninteresting opportunity

Calling all professional emerging artists! Do you have 2-3 years of experience in the performing arts? Are you juggling work with trying to get your start as an artist? If so, you should apply to the 4th Annual Festival LAUNCH!, presented by SFU Woodward’s and the 149 Arts Society

Application deadline: Tuesday May 24th 2016, 5:00 pm. Submission is free!

Jurors are looking for short, original works of music, theatre, dance, film, & new media. New and innovative work is encouraged! Successful applicants will be paid to perform in a public talent showcase at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, receive career mentorship, and meet top industry experts for advice on how to grow a career in the arts! 

All applicants, whether chosen for the paid showcase or not, are invited to attend a day-long career-building workshops led by industry experts on Saturday, June 18th, focusing on: how to survive in the arts, developing a “plan B’ strategy, financial planning, marketing, and building your resume and online profile.

Apply by May 24th at 5pm at www.sfuwoodwards.ca

Event Details Here:  https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2016-spring/Launch2016.html

Simon Thistlewood
Festival Coordinator
LAUNCH! Festival
Presented by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs & 149 Arts Society

LAUNCH! Festival 2016
June 17-18
Vancouver’s Festival for Professional Emerging Artists

Broadway Pentecostal Lodge is looking for buskers

Broadway Pentecostal Lodge is a long term care facility that plans monthly events for the elders in their care. We would like to invite Buskers to perform at our care home on a monthly basis. Each performance is for one hour starting at 1:30pm on weekdays. We offer a 80 dollar honorarium as well as promoting your creative talent. If you are interested in participating in an event please email me with some info about you and dates you would be available at svickets@broadwaylodge.ca

Busking location closures in the month of April

Dear GI buskers,

Please note the following location closures in the month of April:
April 14: PMC closed 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm : High School performances scheduled
April 16: PMC closed until 3pm : Cherry Blossom festival events
April 17: PMC closed until 3pm : Cherry Blossom festival events
April 28: PMC closed 2pm – 4pm : High School performances scheduled

Best to all,

Una Memisevic
Busking Program Manager