975 vernon drive [map] upstairs & out back
~SECRET STOREFRONT HIVE (SSH)
~ PIVOT LEGAL SOCIETY PARKADE
laneway entrance, 678 e. hastings [map]
~ SPARTACUS BOOKS
2nd floor, 319 w. hastings [map]
SOCIAL LOCATIONS friday & saturday night
~ INTERMISSION ARTISTS' SOCIETY
1009 e. cordova [map]
~ THE CHAIR FACTORY
1624 franklin street, 2nd floor [map]
fri night launch of de bee, oct 20 6pm
intermission artists' society, 1009 e. cordova
ALL ARE WELCOME
come & meet us
even if you aren't planning on taking workshops
6:00 pm potluck dinner
buzz up for admission. valet bike parking provided. if you don't have a bike, send us an email & we will loan you one!
8:30 spin-off ride & bike tour of the hive
(aka workshop locations)
also feel free to loll around & watch movies with us
sat night bike movies & social, oct 21 9pm
the chair factory - 1624 franklin street, 2nd floor
(between commerical drive & woodland)
BYORefreshments, but there will be popcorn & 'brown juice' available
THE BIKE BEE NEEDS YOU!!
~ check out the schedule above & see what we got goin on this weekend ~
& maybe you wanna roll up your sleeves & lend a paw! we've got over 50 volunteers, but with 17 workshops & 6 locations, we're still hungry for braaains! caring brains. like....yours...
[CUE MUSIC, 'Tomorrow'. ENTER BIKELESS ORPHANS.]
ORPHAN 1 [wiping nose]: you see, i used to have a bike...but it was stolen...by a kid with parents.
ORPHAN 2 [scratching]: my bike has been broken all summer, & the nuns don't have sh*t for tools. if this keeps up, i'll never be able to run away.
throw your weight in anytime:
fri set up: 1pm - 5:30pm & 9:30pm til 11-ish.
sat set up: 9am - 11-ish
sat/sun all day
sun evening tear down
monday morning/afternoon tear down
FRIDAY OCT 20, starting 1:00 until about 5:30, & again from 9:30pm till 11 or so.
setup begins at 1. meet us at the pivot legal parkade (678 e. hastings, in the lane). you could show up later than 1, but maybe send us an email if you're thinking of coming down so we can coordinate with you (& get excited!).
WE NEED HELP:
-moving stuff around
-setting up tool tables
-making cozy spaces
-sorting parts & bikes
general supplies we need (feel free to bring em anytime over the weekend, preferably to the pivot legal parkade)
-arty supplies: markers, sharpies, sparkles, stickers, pencil crayons, paper, scissors, glue old magazines/newspapers for collage
-rags for dirty hands & bikes
-non-fragile cups for coffee
-portable bike stands (extra doesn't hurt!)
***the potluck at intermission starts at 6pm.
after the potluck & bike tour of the workshop locations, we will continue with the setup, starting around 9:30pm, for an hour or two
SATURDAY - HELP SET UP 9am start =o
we will meet at the pivot parkade again at 9am. in addition to the things mentioned above, we need help:
-hanging banners & signs
-moving more things around
-looking cute & rumplyhaired
***saturday workshops start at 11. sunday workshops start at 11:30.
GENERAL WEEKEND HELP -
ANYTIME SAT/SUN you can spare
some teams need a few good wo/men while the weekend is in motion. even an hour or two of your time would be appreciated. we won't let you miss the workshop/s you want to attend!
-ROVERS: help welcome newcomers into workshop spaces. if you are friendly & like people, it'll be a lot of fun. coming into a bustling hive full of busy people can be confusing or intimidating, so you & the other 'rovers' will offer resources from the info table, keep an eye out for people who look a little lost, answer questions. basically you'll be a bee interpreter. don't worry if you don't know anything about the big picture, all the rovers will help each other!
-CANTEEN: help the canteen prepare lunches & clean up from prep (late mornings or early aft). no exp necessary. good music while you work.
-BIKE TEAMSTERS: help deliver lunch to workshop locations, as well as snacks once in the afternoon. bikes & trailers provided. you help load & supply the horsepower. visit all the locations, & be greeted with huge outpourings of affection (sure it's for the food, but so what! you know you're worth it).
-SWEEPERS: at the end of Saturday's workshops, load the welding equipment for transport & safekeeping overnight, & shut down the inside of the purple thistle.
-TEAR DOWN CREW: sunday evening will be the start of teardown. we will continue monday. please, bless us with your fresh faces! we will be wearing dirty clothes & droopy eyelids.
[CUE MUSIC: '40 Acres and a Bicycle.']
ORPHAN 1 [scratching miserably]: i heard bikes are better than parents. zat true?