Woodstove Music & Arts Festival takes the safety of our guests seriously. Providing a safe space for you to enjoy means that we must ask you to act in accordance with protocols and plans that we believe support the common good. Restricted activities or items will result in order - correction, warning, ejection, ban, arrest.
FIRST AID & HARM REDUCTION:
The vision of the Woodstove Festival is to create a safe and fun gathering space for artists and community to share creative energy and communicate during a time of seasonal transition and as part of that vision, we ask that we all act responsibly and be respectful of one another in our efforts to maintain personal physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
AVI HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Harm Reduction and First Aid teams will be onsite throughout the festival and will include members of Aids Vancouver Island and their Drug Testing program. The FREE Drug Testing program will be available
Saturday at 12-5PM ONLY at the ARTISAN MARKET. Harm Reduction/First Aid will be onsite from 8pm to 2am both Friday
and Saturday evenings and will be located at an outdoor area next to
the Waverly. Roaming team members will be recognizable by
Harm Reduction & First Aid lead Max Lyman 1 604-379-4790
Non-Emergency RCMP: 1 250-338-1321
FOR ALL FIRE/CRIME/MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: 911
NURSE HOTLINE 811
We will not tolerate any harassment, excessive intoxication, intimidation, violence, or antisocial activities including cultural appropriation, acting in willful ignorance, or generally disrespectful behaviours to the community or site.
The Woodstove Music &Arts Festival has partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to provide online reporting for unwanted sexualized behaviours. REES allows festival-goers, performers, staff and volunteers to Create a Record of the incident and share it
with festival organizers. REES also provides information about community-based resources such as sexual assault centres, healthcare and other support services. REES can be accessed online at any time, year-round. Go to https://www.reescommunity.com/festivals/ and select Woodstove Music & Arts Festival from the drop-down list to make a report.
Alcohol service will take place at a variety of the venues and will require proof of age. Specifically licensed areas are the Masonic Hall, the Cumberland Cultural Centre, the Waverley Hotel, Alley Cuts, and Buchanan Hall. Service will be in accordance with B.C.’s liquor laws and regulations Special event permittee resources and information - Province of British Columbia
CIGARETTES, MEDICINALS, & DRUGS ON SITE
Smoking areas will be provided and clearly marked. Please follow MOOP guidelines for disposal of any trash. Woodstove Festival recognizes the complicated discussion around medicinal use as well as recreational use of drugs. While we cannot condone illegal activity, we have provided Harm Reduction Teams to support best circumstances. Please use these resources.
Absolutely no weapons are allowed.
As a condition of entry, all guests must comply with relevant public health orders and guidelines at the time of the event. Guests must observe all signage, and always follow the instructions given by festival staff and volunteers.
Woodstove Festival has adopted the following standard procedures for the festival:
-Hand sanitizer will be available at dispensers located at entryways throughout the event site.
-Face masks are a personal choice and are not required.
-Please stay home if you are unwell.
The festival will provide several propane fire pits to warm yourself by in the evenings. Please do not build campfires within the village.
Please leave your glass products at home. Glass is difficult to clean up during and long after the festival is over. Transfer necessary items to other types of containment.
The contracted security team for this festival is JTF Canada.