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VICTORIA KITE FESTIVAL 2014
Greetings Kite flyers
Only a few more weeks until the Victoria Kite Festival begins . Here is some useful info regarding the itinerary , etc for our event
FRIDAY: BE AWARE … There is a bicycle race scheduled for that day . Parking is prohibited at Clover Point as well as on Dallas Road. Barriers are usually removed by 5pm .
SATURDAY: The point is open to traffic , there will be traffic calming in effect . Get there early to find a parking spot.
SUNDAY: Clover Point will be closed to traffic . There will be No parking except for invited flyers with permits. Kiters can unload their gear before 8:30 am and find parking on Dallas Road.
BANNERS: If you have a banner and a pole, bring them along , we want to ring the point with colour . Ground conditions are grassy in spots and gravely in others.
KITES: BRING LOTS
RADIOS : For team flying …. Please bring your hand held radios ( walkie talkies ) .
FOOD/RESTROOMS: Food Trucks and Portable washrooms on site .
SEATING: Bring your lawn chairs …..
NIGHT FLY: There is a night fly planned for Friday evening . Bring your single line, quad line . dual line kites and light them up.
KIDZONE : The BCKA will be on site with their kids kite making tent. Face painting etc Penny Lingenfelter and Bethanie Wilson will be present engaging children in their kids and kites demos.
FREE FLY DAY FOR THOSE WHO ARRIVE EARLY “REMEMBER THE BIKE RACE”
BBQ FOR KITERS HOSTED BY THE LOCAL FLYERS … DOGS AND BURGERS … 6 OR 6:30 PM
NIGHTFLY FROM ? TO 11 PM WHEN POINT OFFICIALLY CLOSES
SATURDAY 9AM T0 5PM
FREE FLY DAY “NO” SCHEDULED DEMOS COME “EARLY” TO ENSURE PARKING AT THE POINT
THE LOWER BOWL WILL BE ROPED OFF
FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE ON SITE VENDORS WILL BE PRESENT
“FLIGHT NIGHT AT THE IRISH TIMES” …. 3 COURSE CURRIE BUFFET, APPETIZERS AND CASH BAR
AT THE IRISH TIMES PUB , 1200 GOVERNMENT STREET
7 PM TO 10:30 PM $20 DOLLARS CANADIAN AT THE DOOR
R.S.V.P REQUIRED … PLEASE CONFIRM TO : firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM
SCHEDULED DEMOS . LOWER BOWL AND BIG KITE FELD WILL BE ROPED “NO ” PARKING AT THE POINT EXCEPT FOR INVITED FLYERS WITH PERMITS . COME EARLY BEFORE 8:30 PM TO DROP OFF GEAR . THE POINT WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 9 PM TO 5
MOST OF ALL LET’S HAVE WAY TO MUCH FUN
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com
Come celebrate the Rhodo Fest and help volunteer making kites with kids. The BCKA requests volunteers to help out with their kite making workshop: Sunday May 4th from 10:00 – 4:00. Visit this beautiful park in central Burnaby, and enjoy a day with fellow kite members.
Your help is kindly appreciated.
Please contact Dianne O’Brien for more information.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Deer Lake Park
6450 Deer Lake Ave
This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities. It presents a very unique venue for both horticulture and arts groups.
Festival highlights include variety entertainment, rovers, mini-workshops, horticultural and nature tours, plant sales, and interactive arts activities. A silent auction, artisan, and pottery sales are always crowd-pleasing favorites at this fun-filled festival!
Just a reminder that there is a Fun Fly this Sunday March 9th at Ambleside beach in North Vancouver.
Let’s hope for sunny (or at least) dry skies!
For those wishing to attend the first annual Victoria International Kite festival May 30 to June1, the James Bay Inn has graciously offered to be the host hotel.
For rates, please check their website, click on reservations, and when prompted for the promo code enter: KITES. Rates are available from May 28th to June 5th. The Inn is an easy walk to Clover Point and a 10 minute walk to Victoria’s beautiful downtown .
Book Early …. for more hotel info, see below.
Just announced! Plans for this year’s sewing retreat in Parksville May 9, 10, and 11th have just been finalized. Please see the attached document for information and registration. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, meet up with like-minded kite-flyers, and take home a one of a kind hand-made kite.
Click below for more information :