Bring Lawn Chairs to Splash, But Not Before Sunday PleaseWednesday, August 1st, 2012
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 For Immediate Release
VICTORIA, BC — The City of Victoria and Greater Victoria Harbour Authority remind Victoria Symphony Splash concert-goers that chaining lawn chairs to fencing along the harbour is prohibited on public property and the Lower Causeway due to safety concerns.
To maintain pedestrian access along walkways on days leading up to the event, lawn chairs are not to be set up on the Upper and Lower Causeway until Sunday, August 5, starting at 8 a.m. Areas where seating is permitted during the event will be marked with tape. Once lawn chairs are set up, people must remain with their seats until the concert begins.
Through education efforts over the past four years, not one chair has had to be removed.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature live music, a bouncy castle and children’s activities in the Splash Family Zone. The opening act performed by The Midnights will commence at 4 p.m., with Tania Miller, the Victoria Symphony and the 2012 Young Soloist Eehjoon Kwon featured at 7:30 p.m. on a floating stage in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The concert’s grand finale at 9:30 p.m. will feature the 1812 Overture, accompanied by bells, cannons and fireworks.
Lawn chairs affixed to public property on the Upper Causeway or on Lower Causeway property will be removed. Signs will be posted in the area. Lawn chairs will be available for retrieval by calling the City of Victoria Parks, Recreation and Culture Department on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 250.361.0369.
A passenger drop-off zone will be available on Government Street, located across the road from the Fairmont Empress Hotel on Sunday, August 5, 2012, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For more information about Victoria Symphony Splash, visit: www.victoriasymphony.ca/splash
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For More Information:
Katie Josephson Mike Simmons
Director of Corporate Communications Communications Assistant
Office: 250.361.0210 Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
Cellular: 250.217.8343 250.383.8300 ext. 237