To all attendees,
You may have heard about the announcement of new temporary restrictions in BC. These restrictions order the cancellation/postponement of all events and gatherings until after February 5th, which unfortunately means we'll need to reschedule this event to a TBA date.
We will be emailing ticket holders with this information and will honour your tickets for when the event is rescheduled. If you would like a refund, please email [email protected]
We are always so thankful for your support as ultimately, it’s our community who keeps the Victoria Event Centre thriving. Your support keeps art, entertainment and our core values -ALIVE-. If you wish to support the space and its artists, please donate at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/donate/ so we can keep contributing to our non-profit community space.
Thank you so much and be calm, be kind and be safe. ❤️
This is a recurring event with two shows on the same date, Wednesday, January 20th
Ollie Happyness with Mikey Viperteeth & Friends
All- Ages / ID Required for Alcohol Service
In the event that public health restrictions prevent Ollie Happyness from going ahead on January 20th, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next scheduled Melanin Magic date. Refunds will be made available as needed - email [email protected] to arrange.
Ollie Happyness is a simian fella. Eating, drinking, and sleeping are all completely normal for him. Surrounded by an excruciating amount of talent, Ollie Happyness brings in musicians to shred over his changes and support his tunes so they are simply be the best they can be. After playing in numerous bands on Vancouver Island, and co-fronting Downtown Mischief, Happyness started his own project which allows him to play whatever he wants with no restriction.
"Its pretty rad, I don’t have to depend on anyone really..although Mikey Viperteeth certainly pulls through extra hard on the co writing and live show sneeze” - Ollie Happyness
Although most shows are played on an acoustic guitar, don’t let that fool you, the energy is high, the genres are bent, and the pocket is heavy. You would be dancing if there wasn’t a pandemic. Check out his single “Special” that came out last month, only on YouTube, Or perhaps his Instagram for tonnes of cool musical content.
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 50 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6. You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived. Physical distancing must be observed between groups.
▪︎The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time. We’ve installed groovy high-tech foot switch-activated lights. Please tap the foot switch on when you are going in, and tap it off when you exit.
Read the VEC's full safety plan here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/covid19/
≫ We're Livestreaming !≪
The show will also be available as a livestream at facebook.com/victoriaeventcentre and twitch.tv/victoriaeventcentre
This livestream will be available without admission fee. If you’re able to donate and support these artists and the venue so they can keep it happening, donate here:
▪︎ Credit Card: http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/donate/
▪︎ Etransfer (please put Ollie Happyness in the message line and the password as "livestream"): [email protected]
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Accessibility ≪
Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once). See further details in ‘Getting Inside’ section)
If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet. There are two stalls, in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5'x5' wheelchair clearance.
More detailed venue accessibility info is available at: http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/