Category Archives: Policies and Information

Clarification: Admission of Under 19

We have receive numerous questions about the need for minors to be accompanied by adults. The following is from the relevant coordinators:

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Just to clarify anyone 18 or under, will  NOT be welcome on to the grounds (ie. camping, day passes, weekend passes, volunteering)  without a parent, guardian, and/or a responsible adult*. While in the past this was only in relation to camping, this year it is in relation to ALL passes.

Camping is the same as years past, in that ALL minors MUST camp right beside their “parent, guardian, and/or a responsible adult*”.

*(A “responsible adult” is not a 19-20ish friend. So the gate will need to use their discretion and judgement regarding this one. ID is a great way to help with this judgement. )

Minors will need ID.

ANYONE under 19 (aka. 18 and under) WILL BE required to have different wristbands marking them  as such.

We have advertised this in all our promotional material and press releases and have made it clear we have the right to refuse anyone entry.

Campfires

There is currently no ban on campfires. However, there is still a ban on any fire larger than a campfire. According to regulations, a campfire is an “open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a first nation for a ceremonial purpose.”

For those who are not yet fully metric, 0.5 metres is roughly 19 inches.

More info is available here: http://bcwildfire.ca/Situation/Glossary.htm#Campfire

…and here: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayBan.asp?ID=441#CampfireBans

Bring Water

Please note that there is currently a boil water advisory on the festival grounds. All festival goers are advised to bring their own drinking water.

Also, there is currently a campfire ban in place in our region and it seems unlikely that the ban will be lifted even if we get some rain. So, if you plan to cook while at the festival, you will need to have a CSA or ULC-approved camp stove.

See the BC Wildfire web site for more information: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayBan.asp?ID=441#CampfireBans