Recent Events

Since 2010, VestaFire has had an amazing time performing at both big and small Festivals, Private Parties, City events, and Corporate functions! Stilting, stage performance or fire- we love it all!

Here are just some of our past appearances! Check out our Testimonials from event planners and guests too! Remember to opt-in for our newsletter to be notified of upcoming major shows and lessons!

Dec 31- First Night Celebrations, Mt Seymour Ski Hill

Dec – March- Quinn heads to Malaysia and then Thailand to perform and tour with SPARKCircus!

Jan- March- Kat heads to Thailand with SPARKCircus!

Jan 24-26- Victoria Juggling and Flow Festival – sponsor and Gala show producer, Workshop organizer

Sept 7th- Lantzville Mine Town Day Parade (Roving)

Sept 6-7th- Beer Festival, Victoria (Roving)

Sept 13-16- Pacific Fire Gathering, Oregon

Sept 29- Child Development Centre Telethon, Port Theatre (Stage show)

May 30th- Snaw-Naw-As First Nations- birthday, kids lessons, fire show

June 8th- Elevate The Arts, Courtenay, BC (day show, fire show)

June 28-July 1- Otherworld, Shawnigan Lake (roving, fire shows)

July 1st- Canada Day Celebrations, Nanaimo BC

July 1st- Canada Day Celebrations, Ucluelet and Tofino, BC

July 12-14- Vancouver Island Music Festival (roving, circus workshop)

July 18-28- Victoria International Busking Festival (day and evening shows)

Aug 17th- Gabriola Theatre Festival (evening show)

Aug 20- Fire show, BCFFC Living Forest Campground (fire show)

April 27th- Fire Dancing Expo, San Francisco (fire performance)

April 28th- How Weird Street Fair, San Francisco (Stilting)

May 19th- Empire Days, Nanaimo BC (Day show and roving)

Feb 9th- Lunar New Year, Courtney BC

Feb 14th- Artworks V- day Erotica Gallery Showing, with the Shemanigans- Gabriola Island

March 30th- Night at the Kasbah, Fire Show, Victoria BC

New Years Eve- First Night, Fire Show, Mt Seymour Ski Resort, Vancouver BC.

Jan 26th- Masquerade Ball, Parksville BC http://www.facebook.com/events/299387860180705/

Dec 20- Harmonies of Faith- Port Theatre, Nanaimo

Nov 3- Private Party Fire and LED shows!

Nov 11- Prom Night- Kindle Arts Society, Victoria BC- Stage and Fire!

Nov 16- Winter Festival and Light up- a night of fire and magic! Courtney BC

Oct 27th- Clockwork Indigo- Steampunk Halloween Party! Nanaimo BC

Oct 31- Errington BONE-fire and Fire show with the Sacred Storyteller

Sept 8- Beer Festival Victoria
Sept 8- Lantzville Mine Town Day Parade

Sept 13-16- Pacific Fire Gathering, Oregon

July 26- Fire show, Parksville Beach

July 27th- Kids Help Phone fire performance

July 28- Fire show, Parksville Beach

Aug 4th- Spectacular Fire Show, Parksville Beach Festival!

Aug 11- Co-op Street Fair

Aug 17-19- Gabriola Arts Festival!

Aug 18- Spectacular fire show, and Fireworks, at Parksville beach!

July 6-8- Vancouver Island Music Festival!

May 27th- Ladysmith Marine Festival- taking Hot Pirate Wench to a whole new level! ūüôā

April 29- Sultry burlesque and Fire performances in Victoria at the annual Carnivale Cabaret show, hosted by BurnVic- Victoria’s Burning Man Community! http://www.burnvic.ca/d6/cabaret

January 15-Feb 28th 2012- SPARK Circus- Karina and Jenna are heading to Thailand for 6 weeks to perform and teach circus in the Burmese refugee camps! For more information, check out http://www.sparkcircus.org

 

Sept 3- Little Woodstock West Street Festival. VestaFire will be providing Mini Lessons, Facepainting, and a Fire show. All hat proceeds to SparkCircus!

Sept 10th- Lantzville Mine Town Day Parade, VestaFire will once again be providing Roving Entertainment, Stilting, and Fire show at our local town celebration.

Oct 29th- GoreLesque halloween show!

August 23- VestaFire is always honoured to be part of the evening fire show at BCFFC Family French Camp at Living Forest Campground, Nanaimo

Aug 13-14- The Big Time Out, Cumberland BC. VestaFire is once again partnering with Nova Fire Spun Arts to provide roving entertainment and ambience at this major music festival. Come Play With Us under the illuminated black light dome!

July 22 – 23- Nanaimo Marine Festival – BATHTUB!! Roving entertainment and stage show!

July 15 – 17- Vancouver Folk Music Festival!! VestaFire is excited to partner with ChristaHoops to provide roving entertainment and hooping joy!

 

July 8-10- VestaFire is excited to once again partner with Nova Fire Spun Arts to provide spectacle and ambience at the Vancouver Island Music Festival!

June 30th- Dry Grad!

July 1st- Come Celebrate Canada Day in the park with VestaFire!

http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=8db9ff16-1137-494e-bd3c-13a3a443afb7

May 22nd- VestaFire is excited to be part of the 2011 144th Annual Nanaimo Empire days Parade!

May 7th- We’re excited to be performing at Carnival in Victoria with our friends from the Victoria Burning Man community, http://www.BurnVic.ca.

April 22nd- Karina and Jenna will be performing with the LasQuirkus Circus at Errington hall! http://www.boltingbrassicas.ca/events.html

March 19th- We’re delighted to be heading up island to participate in the Happy Love Hoop Show, March 19th. Jenna will be rockin’ it out on stage, doing a Hip Hoop fusion to Pink’s Raise Your Glass.

New Year’s Eve 2010 – Come join the Gypsy Caravan on New Years Eve! VestaFire Entertainment is performing on stage and roving at Beban Park, for the City of Nanaimo’s Finale 2010! Bring the whole family and come play with us!

“Vesta Fire’s performance at Finale 2010 was dynamic, engaging, and fun for kids and parents alike. Their unique skills brought the “wow” factor that no one wanted to miss! Thanks Vesta Fire for a great show!” Megan Noakes, Recreation Co-Ordinator, City of Nanaimo

Winter Solstice 2010- VestaFire is welcoming back the light with a fire show, 5:00 on Dec 21st, at the Unitarian hall on Townsite road, Nanaimo.

“Vesta Fire performed twice at our Solstice ritual on December 21, 2011.¬† They began by firedancing at the entrance to the building before the ritual began, setting a fun and magical atmosphere.¬† Those of us who were organizing inside could hear the excited buzz as people came through the door.¬† Right from the beginning attendees knew that something special was happening.

Vesta Fire also performed during the ritual.¬† Karina’s lighted staff work was stunning in the darkened room.¬† Her dance dramatically expressed the themes of the ritual–the turning cycles of the seasons, and the return of the light.

I was very impressed with Vesta Fire’s professionalism and attention to safety, as well as their skills in creative interpretation.¬† They arrived on time, followed cues given to them, and cleaned up afterwards.¬† Troupe Coordinator Karina talked with us about safety, and her recommendations¬† were very helpful.¬† We were confident that our event was safe as well as exciting.

I would certainly recommend Vesta Fire to anyone looking for a dramatic way to mark a special event. “

Sincerely,
Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz
First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo