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Ancient Forest Alliance Year-End Celebration and Fundraiser

Nov 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - Nov 26, 2017 @ 1:00 am

Join us Saturday, November 25, at the Victoria Event Centre for the Ancient Forest Alliance’s year-end celebration to honour our 8th year of operation, and the amazing community that has helped us get to where we are today!

Enjoy some appetizers, drinks, and music with AFA volunteers, staff, donors, and supporters! The night will feature a fun and informative slideshow presented by the AFA’s Andrea Inness, Ken Wu, and TJ Watt, followed by a meet and greet, silent auction fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and then musical performances from 8:45 pm to 1 am. This is also a great chance to pick up Christmas gifts like our 2018 calendar. Come join us for a beer, relax, and have some fun!

We are also very excited to announce that Oliver Swain will be playing at our event, followed by three local djs! Music bios can be found below. http://oliverswain.com

Tickets are available for the presentation and/or music performances.

5:30 pm doors open / meet and greet
6:30-7:30 Presentations
7:30-8:30 meet and greet/silent auction
Silent Auction ends at 8:30 pm sharp
8 pm doors open for 19+ portion of event

8-8:45 pm DJ Rich Nines
8:45-9:45 Oliver Swain: https://soundcloud.com/oliver-swain
10-11 C-Frets: https://soundcloud.com/cfrets/cumbia-dub-dance-mix
11-12 DJ Rich Nines : https://soundcloud.com/richnine
12-1am Taquito Jalapeno: https://www.mixcloud.com/TaquitoJalapeno/uploads/


Presentation | meet and greet | silent auction (all ages): 5:30pm-8:00pm
$10 | $8 for students

Music Performances | Dance (19+ only): 8:30pm – late
$15 | $12 for students

Access to the entire event: $20 (reg) | $15 (students)
Buy tickets online here: http://ow.ly/8xXP30gJ3c0

No one turned away for lack of funds!

Spaces are limited, so get your tickets early!
For hard-copy tickets, please contact 250-896-4007.
Interested to volunteer? Please email Amanda at canvass@ancientforestalliance.org

If you require the elevator or need extra assistance, please call or email ahead of the event. 250-896-4007 or info@ancientforestalliance.org

All proceeds raised go toward AFA campaigns and activities. Please consider supporting our event to help protect BC’s endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable second-growth forest industry.


Oliver Swain:
Award winning roots artist Oliver Swain Has as been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment. Oliver Swain strays towards the whimsical, the spiritual, and the socially conscious side of what he likes to refer to as “chamber folk odyssey”, and it’s these beguiling and provocative elements that make him unique as an artist and songwriter. Devon Leger even called him “The Zen Rock Garden of old time music” No Depression

Oliver’s most recent release Never More Togetheris a rich and sublime example of Swain’s personal obsessions; clawhammer banjo, bowed bass and slack key guitar style, and fascination with ethnomusicology. Modern rock and early R&B are curated within the traditionally-based songs, used as springboard into the imagination.

Oliver Swain got his start performing and writing with many of the US and Canada’s most loved roots bands including The Bills, The Duhks, Outlaw Social and The Red Stick Ramblers. He’s a two time Prairie Music Award (WCMA) winner, 3 Time Western Canada Music Award nominee(2016 Roots Artist of the Year) Juno nominee and has a few “M” (Monday Magazine) and Times Colonist Music Awards under his belt. In 2011 he released In A Big Machine, hailed as “Absolutely mesmerizing”and “one of the best albums of 2011, regardless of genre”, touring across Canada and the US including Folk Alliance International(twice official), Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, The Harrison Festival of the Arts, North Country Fair and Mission Folk Fest. Between his own shows and tours, Oliver is a busy side man with artists like The Fretless, Twin Bandit and Daniel Lapp and also runs the Victoria Django Festival each February in his home city. Oliver is also one half the Leonard Cohen tribute duo project Tower of Song.

mixes roots, electronic and bass music from latin america to the balkans, bringing together folkloric sounds, hypnotic beats and deep bass for a deadly dancefloor combination.

Taquito Jalapeno:
an extraterrestrial DJ bringing the intergalactic sounds of fun to the people of planet earth!

THANK YOU to our Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors

Ashtanga Yoga Victoria http://www.ashtanga-yoga-victoria.com
Cafe Brio Cucina Rustica http://www.cafebrio.com
Expedition Old-Growth http://www.expeditionoldgrowth.com
Harmony Bellydance Company http://www.harmonybellydance.com
Hawthorne Naturopathic Centre – Andrea Renee http://www.healthcarevictoria.com/bc/victoria/profiles/andrea-whelan
Heart and Hands Collective http://www.heartandhandscommunity.ca
Hemp & Company http://www.hempandcompany.com
Il Terrazzo Ristorante http://www.ilterrazzo.com
Kleque Method (Kris Dawn artist) http://www.klequemethod.com
Logan Ford (artist) http://www.loganford.ca
Market on Yates http://www.themarketstores.com
MEC http://www.mec.ca/en/stores/victoria
Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. http://www.phillipsbeer.com
Olive the Senses http://www.olivethesenses.com
Patagonia http://www.facebook.com/patagoniavictoria/
Pelican Products http://www.pelican.com/ca/en/
Saltwater Rabbit Designs http://www.facebook.com/Saltwater-Rabbit-Designs-885578341535295/
Screef Wear http://www.screefwear.ca
Spinnackers Gastro Brewpub http://www.spinnakers.com
Wind Blossom Massage http://www.windblossommassage.ca


Nov 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Nov 26, 2017 @ 1:00 am
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1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2A9, Canada