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The Great Dust Off

Vancouver regional Decompression 2011

Stage Managers, appointed

Posted by jdeane on September 13, 2011
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I would like to welcome a couple of very important people to the Dust Off team today.

Adrian Wilson (DJ tango) will be coordinating the D3/Dance stage
Cal Nairne will head the Live performance stage

you guys ready to make some magic happen..?


If you’ve got artistic idea’s of grandeur, but need a little financial help making it reality,
click the link, and apply for some dough to turn your art into reality.

Art Grant Application – Click Here

be the art you want to see..


First Site visit

Posted by jdeane on September 10, 2011
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It’s Saturday afternoon, I’ve gathered the core team at the venue,door,bar, DPW, fire, there all here looking over the space, getting the lay of the land. So
many idea’s so much inspiration. Dust Off is going to be awesome,I can feel it!

If you have an art project, or a need to preview the venue, we will be doing another site visit Saturday Sept. 24th at 12:00 noon. Come on out and
reserve your mini theme space, and work with the decor team to place your art project. Lets share a communal vision for the space.

21 days till we dust off….


We Have a Volunteer Survey

Posted by jdeane on September 8, 2011
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That’s right, we have the ability to take your gift of time. Thank you very much to those people that make this
event happen, without you, it would not be possible.

How do I volunteer you ask…

Click the Volunteer tab on the left of your screen


had a little moment today…

Posted by jdeane on September 6, 2011
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Driving home from work, and I passed a car all covered in playa dust, 2 bikes strapped to the back, motoring down the 99 towards Vancouver. That was the moment i realized I missed
burning man.

My heart felt real heavy, and I almost wanted to cry. I really wanted to stop them, and touch the playa, smear it on my face. But then I got up along side this playafied vehicle, and saw the tired weary travelers,that looked like they hadn’t showered or slept is days. Then I wasn’t so sad anymore… In fact I was a bit relieved.I can only imagine the creativity you dusty fuckers experienced out in that magic place this summer. You’re a lucky bunch, believe it. Nobody else except you and 52,000 of your closest friends got to experience the temple’s magnitude, or got to climb that big ass sculpture out in deep playa, feel the heatof the fire balls around the man burn. You did it, you lived it, I just watched on Ustream. You are bringing that flame of Burning Man back into our lives for all to experience, all of it’s creativity, love, and excitement.spread it all around, cause it’s your gift, to tell the tale of the playa.


The Man burns in 0 days

Posted by jdeane on September 3, 2011
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So this is it… it’s burner new years today, and I just ate a nice breakfast free of playa dust, I even have running water for washing my dishes, and life is good. I thought I would really miss the playa, but it’s been OK. Watching the CORE burn on FB was a bit tough, I wanted to be there with my peeps…

Organizing Dust off has been a very good distraction from the lack of playa dust in my life, I just hope you all aren’t to tired from your life changing experiences and other hippie manifestations to make this party go off, like it should!

28 days till we Dust Off.


Volunteer roles

Posted by jdeane on September 1, 2011
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So far the following peeps have stepped up to take on these roles:

Volunteer Coordinator:Amara Smith
DPW:Jake DeNiro (Internationally renowned super star DJ)
Bar Mangers:Sinja and Jalo
Tickets – Dianamite
Door Manager:Yvonne
Fire Show: Demanda
Fire Safety: Roberto
Producer:Jimmy Deane

We are looking for volunteers to contribute some time to help shake the dust out of this moth!

Perhaps you want to sling beers, work a door shift, maybe even take over a section of the movie props and set up a theme space, dudes they have life sized pirates out there!!! Aliens too! Giant Santas and even a
massive birthday cake you can jump out of!!!

Click the Contact Us link and let the Dust Off crew know all about what you want to contribute to the event.


Dust Off, Vancouver’s Decompresssion 2011

Posted by jdeane on August 23, 2011
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Mark your calendars to save the date because Vancouver has it’s very own decompression event.October 1st,that’s a Saturday night ladies and gents, we’ve got us a HUGE film studio, filled with movie props and decorations.All we need is YOU to come out and set the stage for a performance like Vancouver has never seen before.

GVIAS is proud to present –Dust Off

October 1st – 9PM – late

$20 pre -sale