Information about Vending
How do I apply to be a Canada Day Food Vendor?
The adjudication and registration period for Food Vending will begin April 01st in 2023. If you have not received an email invitation and link to our event registration page on April 01st, or you are making a new inquiry to provide food service on July 01, 2023, please contact us starting in April 2023 via our contact page.
How do I apply to be a Canada Day Market Vendor?
The adjudication and registration period for Canada Day Market vendors will begin April 01st in 2023. If you have not received an email invitation and link to our event registration page or you are making a new inquiry to be an Canada Day Market Vendor on July 01, 2023, please contact us starting April 01st, 2023 via our contact page.To set up stalls at our market, you have to register beforehand. For 2023, there will be 60 Vendors permitted due to space restrictions. You must register via our event registration webpage, pay the fees, and be on the list before the event for a 10'x10' spot at the Picnic. On the day, stall set-up is permitted from 7:30am to 9:00am. Individual spots are not numbered or assigned.
How do I apply to be a Gorge on Art Artist/Artisan?
The Gorge on Art zone is a showcase of local artists who produce their own artistic works. To set up an Artist Stall in the Gorge on Art zone, you have to apply and be approved beforehand.The adjudication and registration period for Gorge on Art in 2023 will be April 15th to May 31st. Late applications will be considered if space permits. If you have not received an invitation or you are making a new inquiry to be a Gorge on Art Artist/Vendor on July 01, 2023, please visit Saanich's website and complete the application form (under the 'Call for Artists' section). Saanich staff will correspond with you with regards to your application and provide instructions on registration and fee payment if you are approved.
Information about Car Show Participation
How do I participate in the Gorge Tillicum Canada Day Show and Shine Car Show)?
This is not a judged event and there is no entrance fee — just plain old hanging around showing off your vehicle and enjoying the day. For information about participating in the car show, please fill out the form on our contact page.
The RULES:1) Please enter the car show zone by driving down Gorge View Drive ONLY. An attendant will greet you at the bottom of Gorge View Drive. Entrance is permitted from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The road is NOT closed before 7:30am and residents are sleeping, so please DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 7:30 a.m. As there are large crowds, a parade just after 9 a.m., and the road is closed, please understand that we must absolutely cut off any access and we regret that late arrivals cannot be admitted. 2) Cars must be parked on the south side (water side) of Gorge Road from Tillicum Road to Heath Drive. Please do not park in the bus bays, these are reserved Food Vendor zones. If you park on the north side/west-bound lane, a bus bay, or past Heath Drive we regret that you will be towed if we cannot find you and ask you to move. 3) Vehicles MAY NOT DRIVE on Gorge Road between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The main intersections and ALL SIDE STREETS WILL BE BLOCKADED with unattended police and other vehicles so as to prevent entry/exit. As there are large crowds and the road is closed, please understand that IT IS DANGEROUS to drive a vehicle (to enter, move, or exit) during these times and cannot be permitted.
Information about Performing
How do I apply to be a performer?
If you would like to perform on the Main Stage, Roving Entertainment, or Gorge on Art Stage in 2023, please fill out the form in March 2023 via our contact page.
We also have another stage at Busker's Corner intended for musicians interested in a casual performance, to play here for 2022, please contact Rob Wickson.
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