Victoria, BC- January 22-24th
Friday evening (set-up) starting 4 PM until Sunday 4 PM
Photo- "Old Town" by Diane Gillespe c/o Tourism Victoria
Join us for a full weekend of uninterrupted clay time with good friends.
No scheduled workshops but impromptu
demos may occur and are welcome.
An atmosphere of sharing is encouraged.
COST – A very reasonable $50 Cdn per person which includes wine (& non-alcoholic punch) &appetizers Friday evening as well as coffee/tea/juice & muffins/scones on Saturday& Sunday mornings.
Photo "Gateway to Chinatown" by Tyler Ahlgren c/o Tourism Victoria
VENUE – The RCMP NCO’s Mess, 211 Harbour Rd., Victoria. This unique venue is across the “blue bridge” (Johnson St. Bridge) from Chinatown, downtown and Market Square. And with two fantastic bead shops just a couple of blocks away, it’s the perfect location!
Photo "Market Square"c/o Tourism Victoria Image Bank
SPECIAL FEATURES – The Island Guild will host and supply items for a Garage Sale of clay-related items with profits going to their guild. (If you have anything you’d like to donate it would be most welcome).
If you would like to book a table to sell your work or associated supplies please contact Gera at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tables may be shared but space is limited. Vendors are responsible for shelving, display grids etc. The $10 table fee may be added to your registration cost.
Exhibition of Polymer Clay Art and Craft
We will feature an exhibition of Polymer Clay Art and Craft. If you would like to participate in the exhibition please email Gera at email@example.com before January 20 indicating the type of item(s) you have for display, the price (if the item is for sale), the size & the title of your piece or pieces. Please limit your contributions to the exhibition to three items. Gera will set up the exhibition on Friday afternoon as participants arrive.
TRANSPORTATION – Carpooling is encouraged but we will be available to pick up and drop off from the Swartz Bay or Coho ferry terminals – on Friday and Sunday afternoons only.
Ferry information from Tswassen to Swartz Bay (Sidney) and for Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay (Nanaimo) is available here (note the drop-down menu when choosing schedules): http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/tssw-current.html. Fares are available here: https://www.bcferries.com/bcftravelcentre
The Coho Ferry is only running on Jan. 22nd. It leaves Port Angeles only at 8:20 a.m. Details here: http://cohoferry.com/main/?Fares. You may purchase a reservation if you wish. NWPCG members will have to return to the US via BC Ferries through Vancouver.
Pacific Coach Lines (bus) drops passengers off downtown at their terminal and arrangements can be made to pick up and drop off there on Friday and Sunday afternoons only.
ACCOMMODATION – Hotel arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the attendees. Please be prepared to arrive Friday afternoon or early evening to set up your work space. The venue will be open until about 7:00 p.m.
There are dozens of hotels in the area but here are a few that you may consider:
(1) Delta Ocean Pointe – a very short walking distance from our venue this is a beautiful hotel on the waterfront and Songhees Walkway. Address: 45 Songhees Rd. Victoria V9A 6T3. Phone 1-800-667-4677. Best rate: $109 for 2 queen beds (book through www.hotel.ca), up to 2 persons with $30 extra each to a max of 4 persons. Parking $15.
We recommend this hotel as it will be the quietest of the four and the most luxurious. It is a beautiful building with a view, several great restaurants and a wonderful spa.
(2) Swans Hotel – just across the bridge from our venue located at 506 Pandora Ave., Victoria V8W 1N6. Ph: 250-361-3310. Best rate: $99 for 2 person studio. $209 for 2 bedroom suite – 4 person occupancy with $35 per person extra to a max. of 6 people. Parking $9/day. http://www.swanshotel.com/hotel/suites_rates.php
This is a beautiful “boutique” hotel near Market Square but be advised there is a brewpub downstairs and it is in the nightclub district.
(3) The Bedford Regency Hotel – a few blocks from our venue in downtown Victoria. Address: 1140 Government Street, Victoria V8W 1Y2. Ph: 1-800-665-6500. Best deal: $85 for 2 queen beds, double occupancy, $20 extra per person up to a max of 4 persons. Book at www.travelocity.ca. Parking $10/day.
This “boutique” hotel is right in the heart of the shopping district of Government St. Be sure to ask for a quiet room as some rooms will face Wharf St. where the nightclubs tend to be and Government St. might be a little more active at night than you wish.
(4) Best Western Carlton – across the bridge and a block from our venue. Address: 642 Johnson St., Victoria V8W 1M6. Ph. 1-800-663-7241. Best deal: $71 for a variety of rooms (book at www.travelocity.ca 14 days in advance); $79 if not booked that far in advance. $20 extra per person. Parking $9/day.
As everyone will be working on their own projects, it is up to you to bring what you need. The Island guild will supply ovens.
small lamp for detail work
extension cord (if you need to plug anything in)
tiles for baking
dremel tool (if desired)
your own coffee or tea mug (optional)
Please cut and paste this registration form
(Please print clearly or type)
HOME PHONE _____________________ CELL ______________________________
DO YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION FROM THE FERRY OR BUS? _______________
IF YES, PROVIDE EXACT DETAILS OF YOUR ARRIVAL TIME AND LOCATION
DO YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGIES? IF SO, TO WHAT? _________________________
PROVIDE NAME AND PHONE NUMBERS FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT__________
WILL YOU BE BUYING A SALES TABLE (COST $10/PERSON)? _______________
IF YES, DO YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH SOMEONE? IF YES, WITH WHOM? ______________________________________________________________________
WILL YOU BE BRINGING ANY ITEMS TO DISPLAY IN THE GALLERY? __________
(Maximum of three items per person). Please advise Gera at firstname.lastname@example.org before Jan. 15th.
ON FRIDAY EVENING WILL YOU BE DRINKING WINE OR NON-ALCOHOLIC PUNCH?
PLEASE MAIL YOUR CHEQUE FOR $50 (MADE PAYABLE TO GERA SCOTT CHANDLER) TO
BARB ALEXANDER, 953 KENTWOOD TERRACE, VICTORIA, BC V8Y 1A5.
SPACE IS LIMITED AND ATTENDANCE WILL BE APPROVED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
THANK YOU! WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR COMPANY!!
We need a commitment to attend ASAP – no later than January 9th and space is limited
so please indicate your interest by emailing Barb Alexander at email@example.com.
Your attendance can only be confirmed when your cheque is received so don’t delay.