Show Details

The show will be at the Lecture Theatre of the Victoria Conference Centre, and the Expo Floor will be in the Pre-Function Area just outside the theatre.


Sunday, Apr 23, 2023

720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

Pre-Function/Expo Area will open at 9:00 AM

Pre-Judging 10:00 AM

Finals 4:00 PM

The show is expected to run till about 7:00 PM


TICKETS: Each silver/booth Sponsor will receive two vendor passes that will give you access to the expo floor and theatre. You can purchase additional tickets online at $70 per show or $130 for the entire day


PARKING: The VCC has a two-level, 305-vehicle underground parking garage with access from Douglas Street. The parkade is open daily (year-round) from 5:00 a.m. until midnight with an attendant on duty.


HOTEL ROOMS: Special Rate available for all vendors, volunteers and athletes (starting at $219 per night before Sunday, March 25, 2023). Book your discounted hotel room online. 

Market Your Business

SWAG BAGS: For those providing gifts for the swag bags (100 units), reminder gift items must be delivered and received at Truth Gym Gallery 3 weeks before the show (Sunday, April 2, 2023). Swag bag inclusion is an excellent opportunity to get your brand into all attendees’ hands. 


ATTN: Vancouver Island Showdown

Truth Gym Gallery

1035 Alston St, Victoria, BC V9A 3S6

Front Desk Hours are 10 AM-6 PM

*before Sunday, April. 2, 2023

Loading and Setting Up

All Silver/Booth sponsors will receive a 10ft area with one 6ft table and linen.

LOAD IN NOTES: Reminder to bring your extension cords (the Conference does not have extension cords for everyone).

Any LARGE items that require the loading dock are available Saturday between 7 PM-10 PM. 

Once you are at the loading dock, you must call Client Services (250-704-6752)  to access the building. Smaller vendors can use the courtyard and Douglas street lane for move-in. Douglas street doesn’t have ramps, so that would be more pop-up banner vendors and lighter move-ins.

We will have access to the Pre-Function area at 7 am on Sunday, but as I mentioned, the loading dock will not be available in the morning until after 10 AM. VIS Team Staff will be on-site at 8 AM. Athletes will arrive at 9 AM, and the first show is at 10 AM.


LOUT OUT NOTES: Reminder to kindly dispose of or remove any garbage, floor wraps, merchandise, etc., following the event (7 PM). Then, you can use the loading dock for the move-out.

LOADING DOCK: This is a reminder to please unload and move your vehicle. This space is not for parking. Access is available Saturday between 7-10 PM and Sunday after 10 AM.  


Call time will be Saturday, April 22, 2022, at 10:00 AM and Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 8:00 AM.

I will send out details about roles and responsibilities in a separate email closer to show weekend.


We cannot wait to see all of you at the show #VanIsleShowdown ❤

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