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Community Costume Swap & Shop
October 27 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whether you’re a performer, actor, dancer or you just like to dress up – WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU!
Come to the Victoria Event Centre on Sunday, October 27th from 12PM to 6PM for a Community Costume Swap & Shop!
Suggested entry free $2-$5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All door entry proceeds are going to the continual upgrades at the Victoria Event Centre. The bar will be open for those wanting a coffee, tea, pint or cocktail.
We will have clothing racks and tables for those who have costumes, odds/ends, props and more to sell.
CASH ONLY – there is an ATM inside. Some sellers do accept e-transfers!
We will have the main stage set up as a GIANT SWAP/FREE PILE! Have some costume bits you want to get rid of? Unload them here and grab some new pieces! Please only bring items that are in good condition. No major holes, stains or flaws.
Please bring your own bags to take your new threads home with you as we will have limited bags to give away.
The leftover free pile, we will donate to a local organization (Peers, WIN, Sandy Merriman).
VENDORS and SWAPPERS:
– Florence Fatale
– more TBA
Those wishing to sell things:
– Email email@example.com to reserve your spot and to be added to the organization group.
– There is no charge to be a vendor but we are accepting donations for the continual upgrades at the Victoria Event Centre.
– You are in charge of pricing and selling your items. Be prepared for the big day by already having your items priced.
– Please only bring items that are in good condition. No major holes, stains or flaws. Broken zippers, clasps, etc are okay as long as they are fixable. Please make note of these flaws and have your prices reflect that.
– Suggested load in time is 10/11AM on Sunday, October 27th.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
The Victoria Event Centre (VEC) is a non-profit organization (Victoria Multi-Cultual Society) that operates a multi-purpose rental venue for non-profits, arts groups, cultural communities and everyone in between.
At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. If you feel uncomfortable at any time please take care of yourself and/or find one of our community support folks to help out.
There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once). See further details in ‘Getting Inside’ section)
If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet. There are two stalls, in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5’x5′ wheelchair clearance.
More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:
Accessibility update at the here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/VEC-Accessibility-Update-June-2019.pdf