Confabulation Presents: Dinner Time | Stories of food, fights, feasts and famine
Thursday, December 16 | All Ages | ID Required for Alcohol Service
Doors: 6:30PM | Show: 7:30PM
Purchase tickets at: www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
Join Cassandra Togneri & Carol Lynne Michaels and a half-dozen fabulous storytellers for a night of all-true stories told by the people that lived them – inspired by the theme “Dinner Time”.
Did you outwit your parents and feed the dog all your brussel sprouts? Maybe you accidentally made some enemies when you brought meat to a vegan potluck? Maybe you were about to become a reality tv show with your superb chef skills only to find you were disqualified for oversalting? Expect personal stories centred around food, fights, feasts, famine, family and so on...
Storytellers will be announced soon. To tell your story, please email [email protected] & [email protected] with an outline of your story idea.
We encourage our Confab family to book your tables as a group so we can accommodate as many of you as we safely can. There is limited seating available, so book in advance before taking a chance at the door!
Confabulation is an all-true storytelling series that takes place regularly in Montreal and Victoria!
Confabulation shares space and stories on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples The Esquimalt and the Songhees Nations.
Poster design by Juan Ramirez | jramirez.co
Confabulation.ca | IG: @ConfabStories
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Tickets should be purchased online in advance, through our website, to ensure availability. If space remains, additional tickets will be available at the door.
▪︎ The bar will provide table/seated service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Masks are required, except when seated.
▪︎ All ticketholders will be required to show proof of full vaccination at the door. More information about the BC Vaccine Card is available at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html
▪︎ Hand sanitizer is available on tables and at wall-mounted dispensers throughout the venue.
Read the VEC's full Covid safety plan here:
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.
≫ Safer Spaces ≪
▪︎ At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at this event. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund.
▪︎ If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let a VEC staff person know and we will try to support you in the best way possible.
≫ 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: