Thanks to everyone for a very successful Showcase to wrap up the first Girls Rock Camp Victoria program!
The Spencer mansion at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria was completely packed with Rock camp families, friends, the general public and GRCVI volunteers who cheered on three new bands as they played eight(!) new songs between them.
You wouldn’t have known it from their performance but that night some of the campers played an instrument that they had no previous experience with a week ago. On the night of the Showcase it was wonderful to see the campers take up space onstage with the certainty of a veteran musician. Their confidence in playing a newly written song shone through their set and radiated throughout the crowd.
Rock Camp Families – you should be very proud of your campers! During the week of camp, their skill development was exponential – the pace they were learning at and their growing creativity was exciting to witness everyday.
This was an unforgettable and inspiring night that could not have been possible without the community support of local businesses, charitable non-profits as well as government agencies including: Larsen Music, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the CRD and Long & McQuade.
During the past year over 50 community supporters have provided GRCVI with venue space for fundraisers, info booths and meeting space; shared their musical talents at our fundraising events; donated items and services as raffle prizes; provided coffee to sustain our volunteers and gave generously from the heart.
I am also incredibly grateful to every single member of the Girls Rock Camp Victoria team for bringing their A+ game to camp every single day. Their collective knowledge, skills and passion for this project was uplifting to observe every day – by day two, the campers were already rocking out! This couldn’t have happened without the dedicated support of everyone on the camp team.
Thank you so much again to everyone for making this project possible. This city has become a more vibrant place because of you.
GRCVI Camp Director
Board of Directors, President
Larsen School of Music
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Capital Regional District
Long & McQuade
Night of Lights at Hillside Mall
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver
Girls Rock Camp Alliance
Burnside Gorge Community Association
UVSS Women’s Centre
CFUV Radio 101.9 FM
CFUV Women’s Radio Collective
Shelter Creative Services
Eves of Destruction Roller Derby
Moka House on Hillside
Bells & Cannons
Born in Cities
The Grand Larsens
North Park Bicycle Shop
Mike & Mary-Anne McNeney
Tom Tom Magazine
Rocky Mountain Soap Company
Fish Hair Salon
Olive the Senses
Cobbs Bread in Harris Green
David’s Tea on Government st
John’s Place Restaurant
And of course, all of the amazing and rad camp staff & volunteers!