The Victoria Event Centre (VEC) was established in 2003 and ...
Open / Operational
Ollie Happyness and the Initial Universe Crew | Friday, July 30th
Purchase tickets at: https://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
All-Ages / ID Required for Alcohol Service
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Ollie Happyness is a simian fella. Eating, drinking, and sleeping are all completely normal for him.
Surrounded by an excruciating amount of talent, Ollie Happyness brings in musicians to shred over his changes and support his tunes so they are simply be the best they can be. After playing in numerous bands on Vancouver Island, and co-fronting Downtown Mischief, Happyness started his own project which allows him to play whatever he wants with no restriction.
Although most shows are played on an acoustic guitar, don’t let that fool you, the energy is high, the genres are bent, and the pocket is heavy. You would be dancing if there wasn’t a pandemic.
In the event that public health restrictions prevent this event from going ahead, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next rescheduled date. Refunds will be made available as needed - please email [email protected] to arrange.
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 80 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6. You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived.
▪︎ The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Masks are required when not seated. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
Read the VEC's full safety plan here:
≫ We're Livestreaming ! ≪
The show will also be available as a livestream at facebook.com/VictoriaEventCentre and twitch.tv/victoriaeventcentre
This livestream will be available without admission fee.
If you’re able to donate and support these artists and the venue so they can keep it happening, donate here:▪︎ Credit Card: http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/donate/▪︎ Etransfer (please put "Ollie Happyness" in the message line and the password as "livestream"): [email protected]
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Accessibility ≪
Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the ‘Getting Inside’ section)
If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet.There are two stalls in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5'x5' wheelchair clearance.
More detailed venue accessibility info is available at: