Canada Day on Granville Island – Call for Performers

It’s that time of year again! We are getting close to another Oh Canada Day! on Granville Island. As many of you know it is an incredibly busy day with programming all over the island. We will create a schedule for this day for busking.

The busking schedule runs from 9AM-9PM on this day.

If you are interested in performing on Canada Day and hold a valid 2018/2019 Granville Island Busking License, please email your availability to


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White Rock Buskers Festival – Call for performers

White Rock Buskers Festival – Call for Performers Application
March 5, 2018 at 4:30pm
The City of White Rock is organizing the inaugural White Rock Buskers Festival. The festival strives to broaden the scope of work, improve visibility and skills of the artists involved in the craft of street performing, to increase community engagement and awareness as to the artistry and talent of street and busking performers both locally, nationally and internationally.
We are seeking a wide variety of street performers to busk at four locations in Uptown White Rock. Successful applicants will perform two 45-minute sets on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Performers will be remunerated $250 and have the opportunity to collect funds from audience members.

Performance Locations:
– Five Corners (15223 Pacific Ave)-White
– Rock Clock Tower (1237 Johnston Rd)
– Saltaire Amphitheater (15231 Thrift Ave)
– Miramar Amphitheater (15154 Russell Ave)

Performance Date and time: -Saturday May 5, 2018 from 11:00am- 5:00pm
Performance Remuneration: -$250 for two 45- minute sets, plus collecting funds from the audienceWe are seeking a wide variety of street performers including magicians, clowns, acrobats, puppeteers, jugglers, musicians and dancers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2018 at 4:30pm
Please submit questions and completed applications to:
Claire Halpern
Manager, Cultural Development

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Whalley Community Improvement Association is looking for performers

The Whalley Community Improvement Association is hosting their first ever Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair fundraiser on December 2nd, 2017. We are currently looking for a few more entertainers to delight attendees with Christmas/seasonal tunes.
If interested, please kindly contact either via email at or via phone at (604)961-2170

Kind regards,

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Japanese TV would like to hire you

Hello GI buskers, below is the letter I received from Sean Mukai of Japanese TV.
If interested in the gig, please contact Sean directly at:


I am writing on behalf of a Japanese TV production company wishing to showcase some of the local street performance talent when they visit Vancouver at the end of the month.

The filming will be for a Japanese TV special titled “Datsuryoku Times Kurios”, which will air on the Fuji Television network. The crew will be visiting Vancouver in the final week of this month to feature the Cirque du Soleil production “Kurios”. The episode will be supplemented by attractions around Vancouver. The producers would like to include some local street performers to tie in with their Cirque du Soleil feature.

We wanted to see if you could connect us to some local street performers that we could film with our reporters from Japan. We will most certainly compensate them for their time.
We would prefer if they were more of a circus act rather than musicians.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sean Mukai”

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Variety and Circle Acts – Tour de White Rock event on Saturday, July 15th


hello everyone,

The Community Events Assistant at the City of White Rock is hoping we could provide assistance with their Tour de White Rock event on Saturday, July 15th. This event will take place surrounding the White Rock Elementary School on Saturday July 15th between 2:30pm – 8pm. This event includes interactive sport activities, a kids bike race, and hours of entertainment.
They are looking for non-musical buskers to perform at our Family Fun Zone.

If you are interested in participating, please contract Kaitie Szabo at


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Canada 150 event on July 1 – International drumming circle wants you!

Dear GI performers,

My name is Maria and I am writing on behalf of the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Drumming Celebration organizing committee.
On July 1st, a countrywide drumming celebration known as the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration ( will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and the success of Canadian multiculturalism.

Through eight regions including Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary and Vancouver, drummers will come together to drum simultaneously on July 1st.  This celebration will celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and hopefully, set a Guinness World Record for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle” of a recognized orchestral piece of music lasting at least five minutes.

A federal non-profit organization, The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society, took initiative in organizing this special event.

I am writing to ask for your support with this exciting national initiative. Since this world record will be based on the number of nationalities participating, we are looking for many multicultural drummers to partake in this event. 

Please contact me if you are interested in participating!
We are dedicated to having as many cultures as possible participate in our community event!

Thank you,


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