Festivals join forces in one centre

Victoria International Buskers Festival, Victoria Chalk Art Festival and Victoria International Kite Festival combine into one office

Three Victoria festivals are joining forces in one office next month.

Festival Centre, a storefront opening in the Bay Centre on May 1, will house the Victoria International Buskers Festival, the Victoria Chalk Art Festival and the Victoria International Kite Festival.

“This new umbrella is a way of bringing it all together so it now is being presented as one to the community,” said John Vickers, executive director of all three societies.

He added it will also help save on costs.

“[It] enables these societies to reduce operating expenses by consolidating a lot of things under that umbrella so that we can just be more efficient.”