Helping Hands

Last minute set up going on. Few volunteers called to cancel. Are you still thinking of joining in on the village? (games & rides) Call the hotline (778) 926-3378 or info@bcrenfest.com

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So close now

A few volunteers are still needed and we have some lovely gifts for those who pitch in.  Set and teardown (set up – Tuesday Aug  12, Wednesday Aug. 13 and Thursday Aug. 14 Teardown – Monday August 18 and Tuesday Aug. 19)  and we still have some spaces for helping over the weekend as well.  Contact Martin at: martin@bcrenfest.com

The program books are printed and they look great!

Kendall tells us that the horses and planning for the games and joust is going well.  We have offered to make any of the Renfest related incentives/gifts available at the font gate as well.

http://www.gofundme.com/historicalhorses

The baby changing table is cleaned up and ready for the little ones while on the other end, our pub master tells us that all is well for the Pub.  As he ‘IS’ the pub we have no doubt that everything is in order and he’s ready for all of you to enjoy!!

The animals for the petting zoo are ready and the Canadian horse is eager to shine.

The shows are signed up and the main cast is rehearsed.

The Vendors have their spots.

The parking is free and the transit schedule is available on line.

So the only question left is……

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE THE REVELRY!?!?!?!

 

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Horses/Joust and Masquerade

HORSES AND JOUST

With the incredible assistance of Hazelnut Grove Clydesdales we are able to bring you a joust once more.  The joust horses and riders are visiting us from Southern lands in order to compete for your enjoyment.  Or local Clydesdales will continue to compete in the Medieval Games while our new visitors will compete in a full on joust.   This will be the first try at a competition at our renfest and we are delighted that Kendall (Hazelnut Grove) is able and excited to help.  Kendall has begun a gofundme Campaign in order to support continuing the joust at the renfest and bringing the sport to BC.
www.gofundme.com/Historicalhorses

MASQUERADE
Our story this year has a Masquerade theme.  Our characters will be decked out in Masks for the first two scenes.  The unfortunately part is that our favourite Mask Maker (Dana at Elemental Illusions) is healing so she isn’t traveling far.  However!!  She is sending a selection of her masks down (she is in Alberta and is sending them with one of our out of town volunteers) to us in order to be sold from our BCRF product tent.  Her masks will not count with the $2.00 off coupon but they will available and, in our world of historical imagination, are the most incredible masks you can find at these events.

 

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Saturday’s Cast and Crew Sale and Bottle Drive

We are having an afternoon to evening lawn sale and bottle drive in order to gather funds for the cast and crew’s greenroom and behind the scenes, supplies, costume repairs and ‘cooling supplies’ (ice, buckets, fans, canopies, electrolytes, etc). ALL money raised will go towards the renfest.

Address for the sale is Gilmore & Dominion (signs will be up) at the dead end of Dominion st. For some reason FB won’t let us put a specific address on this event.

Come on out and purchase, bring your empties for one of our volunteers to return or donate items to sell. If you are donating items please contact us for drop off times this week.

If you are donating items also feel free to list those items here. We know everything won’t be listed but a nice idea would be great!!

P.S. Want to be a performer or vendor and missed the pre sign up deadline? Come on by and take advantage of your one last chance. We will have forms ready. Come prepared (vendor fees, photos – digital or printed, etc) and we’ll get you in right on the spot.

For more information:

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/gms/4594994150.html

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Help Hazelnut Grove Clydesdales Bring Back A Joust!!

We are so blessed to have Kendall and her team with us.  Kendall has decided to step up to the plate and bring Jousting and Medieval Games competing to the BC Renfest.

To help her in this venture the BCRF is providing the space and audience for her (and visiting jousters) to perform at the 2014 BC Renfest. What this means is….

JOUSTING IS BACK FOLKS!!!!

She is asking for some help in this adventure and she has set up a gofundme campaign to help the team on it’s way to success and a yearly Medieval Games and Joust.

For more information please visit:
http://www.gofundme.com/historicalhorses

If you can donate please do so. If not then please pass it around. We would love to see this wonderful drill team take all of this to the next level.

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Program Book Ads

Now with the property completely signed and the dates solid, we are offering advertising space in the program book for those who want to reach a new audience in a new place.
please see image for all of the information:
Ad Rates 2014

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Tickets are now on sale! You can find them on Brown Paper Tickets at this link:

http://bpt.me/758288

Beat the lineup at the gate! Advance sales guests can still bring a non-perishable food item for Friends In Need Food Bank, and receive a $2 voucher at the gate good for games tokens or BC Renfest promo merchandise.

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FLYER!!!

The flyer is on it’s way to the printers.  This is a 150 DPI version.  If you would like a higher resolution one or an actual copy of the flyer itself please let us know.

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If you are not seeing updates (like the date in the title) please hold down your shift key and reload.  All the new info should come up.

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Change in Dates AND Location!!!

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MAJOR NEWS!!!  The property owner’s battle with property issues and changes in laws is still yielding us a ‘no to maybe one day’ answer.  Albion Fairgrounds has negotiated a realistic price tag for us in a grand show of support BUT we won’t be able to be on their property and operating on our chosen dates.  SO…
We have signed a contract with Albion Fairgrounds for August 15-17.  One less day then we normally run but still.. A weekend and a place we can call home for 2014 and not have to shut down.
What this means though is:
Positive:
1. We have a property!
2. It’s Maple Ridge and we have connected with the food bank.  We’ll be offering $2 off on tickets for food donations.
3. We get to connect with a new community and see how they ‘play’.
4. Transit!
5. Horse support.
6. Meeting new folks.

Negative:
1. We lose some cast and villagers to obligations that they have already made for those dates.
2. We lose some vendors, volunteers, stage shows, etc., due to obligations on those dates.
3. We must find new folks and keep the ball rolling.  We will also have to promote LIKE MAD and call in all favours.
4. We won’t be at Pacific Stables who REALLY want us there and we REALLY want to be there.  :-(
5. We loose the weekday when senior homes and daycares who do the group outings on the weekday.

BUT!!  We may, if Pacific Stables can resolve, do a mini version (BCRF Light?) at anther date and maybe on a weekday for those who missed out.  But we’ll worry about that once we see how this does and how the battle for property works out.

So.. Change your calendars and start helping us find the people we need.  info@bcrenfest.com is a good everything contact address.

Thank you and see you at Faire.
P.S.  Webpages and forms will be updated ASAP and flyer printed right away.

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