The Victoria Event Centre (VEC) was established in 2003 and ...
Open / Operational
Pablo Cardenas & The West Coast Cuban Ensemble Present "Viva Latin America"
All-Ages | ID Required For Alcohol Service
Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM
Purchase tickets at: https://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
Cuban pianist Pablo Cardenas and his project The West Coast Cuban Ensemble are presenting a journey through the Latin American musical legacy at Victoria Event Centre, with music from Astor Piazolla (Argentina), Chabuca Granda (Peru), Violeta Parra (Chile), Antonio Antonio Carlos (Brazil), Simon Dias (Venezuela) and more.
Latin American music is considered by many the resource of some of the most beautiful melodies ever created, the cultural richness of this continent is endless, with thousands of years of history in some areas of Central and South America. This music is also very spiritual and romantic, full of passion and energy.
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 "Pablo Cardenas" 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:http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/