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: media@wonderland-inc.com


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 kszabo@whiterockcity.ca


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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 (www.canada150drumming.com) 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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WE ARTS on Davie Street is looking for performers

We have an opportunity for paid buskers at our WE ARTS Art Market again this year located  at The Jim Deva Plaza on Bute & Davie Streets in the West End.
Weekly Sunday WE ARTS Art Market is 11am-6pm starting from Sunday, June 4th - end of October.

Sets are : 12-2pm and 3-5pm ($100/a 2 hr set) ** 2 different musicians at each market for variety **

Buskers interested contact: events@wearts.ca with the contact information: (phone #, website or other links to their music, personal or band photo if they have for media if selected)
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Sunday April 23 : Vancouver Sun Run – getting to the Island on the day

Once again, street closures will be in effect on both 4th and 6th Avenues from 8:30am until noon for the Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday, 23 April, restricting regular access to Granville Island. However, we are still open for business and want to make sure everyone knows how to get here that morning.

The designated alternate route begins at Columbia Street and 1st Avenue and continues west from 1st Avenue to Lamey’s Mill Road. (View map of detour here.)

Note also that local bus access to Granville Island (via the #50) will be unavailable for the morning of April 23rd. The #50 bus will resume service to Granville Island at 2pm and will follow the regular route from downtown Vancouver.

Other options to consider:
• Take a ferry. False Creek Ferries or The Aquabus
• Use the Laurel Street land bridge (from Fairview Slopes across 6th Avenue to Charleson Park) to walk, bike or blade.

Reminder that the seawall is still closed for upgrades from Foundry Quay to Old Bridge Walk, so pedestrian and cycling detours remain in effect along Lamey’s Mill Road.

For more information call the SUN RUN at 604-689-9441.

If you or any of your customers have any access issues on the day of the event, please contact the City of Vancouver by calling 311.

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Michelle Khalid of Duke University needs your input in creating a busker app

My name is Michelle Khalid and I am a student at Duke University.
I am reaching out because I am taking a class in which we are trying to create an app for street performers and pedestrians. We are currently in our brainstorming phase, and I was wondering if you would be willing to take 5 minutes to answer a couple of questions to help us understand the benefits and challenges of being a street performer. We are hoping to use use this information to create an app that can better meet the needs of street performers around the US.
If you are interested in participating, please contact me directly at mashaim.khalid@duke.edu – I will send you a short questioner to fill out.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. 
Thank you so much for your time!
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC is looking for performers

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is recognized as having the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver and we want to include you in our 2017 match day experience!

We are looking for acts to provide entertainment to our fans at BC Place on match days over the season.  Individual or small music acts, magicians, jugglers, and other creative and interactive acts are welcome to apply!
We are open to review all the possibilities. Performers could be situated at a number of different locations around our match day experience from Terry Fox Plaza, on the main concourses and on our suite level.
Each engagement would require performers for approximately 2.5 hours – 1.5hour pre-match and then again at halftime.

Dates we are currently taking applications for are:

– Thurs, March 2: 5:30pm – 8pm (7pm kick-off)
– Sun, March 5: 5:00pm – 7:30pm (6:30pm kick-off)
– Sat, March 18: 11:30am – 2:00pm (1pm kick-off)
– Sat, April 1: 5:30pm – 8pm (7pm kick-off)
– Sat, April 14: 5:30pm – 8pm (7pm kick-off)
– Sat, May 20: 2:30pm – 5:00pm (4pm kick-off)
– Sat, May 27: 2:30pm – 5:00pm (4pm kick-off)
– Sat, June 3: 1:00pm – 3:30pm (2:30pm kick-off)
– Sat, June 17: 5:30pm – 8pm (7pm kick-off)

Fee offered per match would be $100.

If you are interested, please send an email with a description of yourself and your performance, as well as dates that you would be interested for (multiple dates can be submitted).

Please forward submissions to:
Caitlin Jennings
Manager, Premium Hospitality
E: cjennings@whitecapsfc.com
P: (604) 669-9283 ext 2277


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