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Here is what we get up to when we're not greeting cruise ships.

Friday, 04 March 2016 10:32

A great breakfast meeting!

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VicAM is pleased to say that it's first breakfast meeting in some time went extraordinarily well.  John Vickers gave an excellent talk on Festival Tourism to 19 attendees... a substantial increase over our earlier breakfast meetings.  The audience was engaged enough that I had to go ask the hotel if it was OK if we ran over our allotted time.  

Stay tuned for our next meeting.


Festival Tourism by John Vickers

Building fun events to promote tourism & community

This is the first of our 2016 Speaker Series breakfast events.  John Vickers will disuss how fun events build community, bringing both local residents and tourists together to experience Victoria at it's finest.

Ticket price includes seating and a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, home-fried potatoes, juice, coffee and tea.

You must reserve in advance for this event.  Space is limited.  Ticket prices are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  Purchase now at EventBrite

About John:

John Vickers is known as Victoria's Mr. Festival. He produces the Victoria International Kite Festival in May, the Victoria International Buskers Festival in July and the Victoria International Chalk Festival in September. He is also the pumpkin artist behind Oak Bay's 'Pumpkin Art on the Ave' each September.

John has been an avid booster for both community and tourism through the formation of fun, free, family oriented festivals. Join us to hear John discuss how festivals play an important role in our community.

This event sponsored by PixelSplash, quality graphics design, web design and PC repair services.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 13:23

It was the last ship of the year

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... and Victoria AM was there!

A long-term lease deal with the province means security and stability for Black Ball Ferry Line and a chance for the 56-year-old company to look long-term.

Monday, 09 November 2015 08:42

It's time to up our social game

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As some of you know (and have pointed out to me), VicAM's presence on Facebook has been... uh.... how shall I put this delicately.... infrequent.

Saturday, 28 February 2015 00:00

Victoria AM Association is looking for new greeters!

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Do you Love your City? Do you enjoy Interacting with People? The VICTORIA AM Association ' Meet & Greet' Team welcomes New Volunteers of ALL ages, to assist in Meeting the over 200 Cruise Ships, Passengers and Crew, visiting Victoria during this 2015 Cruise Season. We require dedicated and personable people who can be scheduled to Greeting at least two Ships per week. Local Tourist information is provided along with souvenir hand outs to make the Visit here in Victoria more memorable. For your use, and at no charge, we supply attractive Victorian Period Costumes in celebration of our History, and to be immediately recognized by the disembarking passengers. The Parking is Free, and you can pick the Days, times, and the Ships that suite your busy schedule. For additional information contact our President, Lee Howarth:


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office phone:  250-743-2963

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 00:00

A new web site!

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It's been a long time coming but VicAM's new web site is live (and you're looking at it).  

Now, all we need to do is get all of our members published, find everything that is missing from the old site, and fix everything that's wrong with the new site.  it's a piece of cake!

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