If you attended last year’s Fringe Festival and filled out a Membership Card, you’re a part of our team! Join us at the Annual General Meeting on July 3 and help make decisions for this year’s Vancouver Fringe.
It’s your Fringe and you can cry if you want to. But don’t cry! Join us at the AGM and see the new Fringe logo before its big debut! We’ve been fantasizing about a new logo for more than a year and after enlisting the help of Saint Bernadine Mission Communication Inc., we’ve got it and we can’t wait to show it off.
Mark your calendar:
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Location: Tyee Hall at the False Creek Community Centre on Granville Island (Directions).
Who Can Attend: Anyone who is a member of the First Vancouver Theatrespace Society. Who’s that?:
- Anyone who activated their Membership Card at the 2012 Fringe Festival by filling out the information and dropping it off at any of our venues
- 2012 Fringe volunteers
- Anyone with $5 who wants to purchase a Membership at the door! (Memberships sold at the door are 2012/2013 Memberships are only valid until August 31, 2013 and will not be valid for the 2013 Festival.)
Last month, we asked you, the Fringe community, to Spring for the Fringe and the results are in: we’re excited to announce that with your help we raised almost $10,000! We want to extend a great big thank you to everyone who donated to the 2013 Vancouver Fringe and especially to those monthly donors who keep us afloat all year round. With your generous support we can cover the basic costs of the 350+ Mainstage Performances coming to the Festival this year. We’re still hoping for a few tardy donations to come in and put us over last year’s total of almost $11,000, but what can we say—we dream big.
The official campaign is now done but it’s never too late to donate, renew, or increase your support to contribute to the 2013 Festival, and join (or re-join) the ranks of the Fringe Lovers, heroes to the world!
Help us raise the final $200 to beat our 2012 record! Donate by July 1 and your name will be included in the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Program Guide. Thank you again for all your support. See you at the Festival!
Our Volunteer Department is searching for Volunteer Team Leaders to help schedule, train, and organize our 600 Festival volunteers! This volunteer position is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in learning skills in volunteer management, human resources, arts administration, and event planning. Read on for a complete job description.
And stay tuned for regular Festival volunteer recruitment coming soon! Read more about the positions available and find the right role for you. Donate your time and we’ll make it worth your while with a Fringe T-Shirt, a rush pass redeemable for free admission to an unlimited number of Fringe shows, an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party, and more!
This year, the Vancouver Fringe has a hot new logo (debuting July 3 at the AGM) and creative, but no Fringe would be complete without Jimmy’s trademark cut-offs, pencil ‘stache, and party posse. Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s creative by none other than Jimmy’s dubious creator, Zuzanna Juszkiewicz. We have a feeling it will be love at first sight.
Learn more about Jimmy, the Vancouver Fringe’s designated debaucher, and his mastermind illustrator.
Use the promo code LOVETHEFRINGE (online, by phone, or in person) and Riverview High will donate $2 from every ticket sold back to the Vancouver Fringe. This offer is valid for 8:00pm shows on August 7, 14, 15, 21, and 22 with no other limits or restrictions on use.
So will it be Cathy? Will it be Erica? Who’s it gonna be? Just wait and see!
Last month, Vancouver’s arts community lost a friend and tenacious fighter to cancer. Si Garber was known to many in our Festival community as a technician and lover of Festivals and music. He worked as a sound technician at Folk Fest since 1979. His other loves were working for the Powell Street and Heart of the City Festivals.
Si’s great precision as a technician translated into work as a database programmer as well. Back in 2007, he made a major impact at the Fringe Festival by orchestrating the implementation of a database system customized for our needs. With this system our volunteer department’s efficiency was greatly improved, allowing us to more effectively manage the more than 600 volunteers needed to operate the Festival. Over the years he tweaked the system to make it work better every year. Si was known for his night owl schedule and we’d come in in the morning to find changes made. If there’s a database in the afterlife we’re sure Si’s tinkering away in the wee hours to fix a bug!
He was dedicated to our Festival community and we are saddened by this loss. Our thoughts are with his long time partner Diane and his son Travis (who continues Si’s work on our database).
Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc. is a new branch on the Fringe family tree this year, bearing some of the gifts of their patron saint upon the festival: a new logo design (debuting July 3 at the AGM), fresh web design (coming soon!), gambling, and respiratory issues. It’s a match made in heaven.
You can see their fresh and fruity work for the Granville Island Public Market rolling around Vancouver, in this Annual Report for Arts Umbrella on inspiring kids through the arts, and of course at the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival—not to mention, on the breakfast table of the Fringe staff. St. Bernadine is our angel of the morning every morning at the Fringe office with the gift of their trademark Morning Miracle Toaster.