Drawing on Bikes – Draw By Night #19 – Whoa! Nellie

Winter is coming and our next party celebrates the cold-weather bike commuter. Even if you don’t ride, please join us as we create bicycle-inspired drawings and also enter for your chance to win a (drawn-on) Linus Dutchi bike donated by Christopher Quine of Whoa! Nellie Bikes. Chris and VFS Instructor, Myron Campbell, will both partake in “warming up” the bike on the night of the event.

Raffle tickets are $5 and $10 if you are a member of Western Front, one of Canada’s first artist-run centres. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Western Front.

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GDC/BC Hosts Design Industry Associations BBQ

On Thursday, August 25th, 2011 the local chapter of The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) hosted the 5th annual Associations Summer BBQ. Creative professionals from associations such as GDC, CAPIC, BCID, SIGGRAPH, TAAC, IXDA, and SEGD got together at Trout Lake on a gorgeous summer evening to enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and a few games of bocce and croquet!

As usual, this was FREE for all to enjoy, and numerous VFS students and alumni were among the nearly 100 people, including kids and dogs, who showed up to network, swap industry stories and otherwise just have a great time in the sun together.

If you missed it this year, photos of the evening can be viewed on GDC’s Flickr page. Keep your eye on BC’s page on GDC.net and subscribe to their e-newsletter to keep informed of upcoming industry events.