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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2016, 04:37:39 PM »
We now have more details of the itinerary for the city tour - apologies for the delay.

Before you read the itinerary please read the proviso : all locations mentioned are dependant upon traffic delays and local conditions on the day, including locations being off limits should filming be taking place.

There may also be extra drive-by locations added between now and the tour.


THE ITINERARY

Stops are planned at the following locations:
  • The Planetarium and Observatory, Vanier Park - 30 minutes
  • Stanley Park (lunch stop) - 40 minutes
  • Jack's Cabin (yay) - note access will be via the public footpath around the lake and NOT onto the property itself. Please respect the privacy of the people living there - 45 minutes
  • Bridge Studios - 20 minutes
  • Bloedel Conservatory - 30 minutes
  • Steveston - 60 minutes



Drive-by locations will include:
  • Shaughnessy Hospital
  • Seaforth Armory
  • Hamburger Mary's Diner
  • Tealc's Apartment
  • Plaza of Nations
  • BC Place
  • Rogers Arena
  • Law Courts
  • Art Gallery
  • Georgia Viaduct
  • MacGyver Building
  • Sam's House
  • Element Cafe
  • Accent Inn
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Central Park

Each bus will have a bus mom who is there to make sure everyone knows when to be back on board for departure from each stop. Please do keep an eye on the time and make sure you are back at the bus in good time for departure as it may not be able to wait for you (ask Mike Amowitz!!). The buses must be back at the hotel on time.

We will be including wristbands for the tour (and the other events - banquet & cruise) in your welcome pack so please remember to wear it on the day.

You will be given an information sheet for the tour on board the bus.
Tips for the drivers are always encouraged if you feel inclined.
Packed lunches will be available to pick up in the hotel reception area from 8am.

I will post the list of bus allocations on here nearer the time. These will also be posted on the Gatecon notice board in hotel reception. If you requested to sit with friends on a certain bus we will try to accommodate everyone. We cannot accept any new seating requests now.

The plan is for Gary Jones to spend time aboard each bus during the course of the day. He will try to spend a roughly equal amount of time on each although this cannot be guaranteed. He will mingle with everyone during the stops of course.

A huge thank you to Lorna for putting together the route for us including driving it on more than one occasion to get the timings right.
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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2016, 04:49:30 PM »
I AM SO EXCITEDDDDD
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #77 on: July 13, 2016, 05:11:11 PM »
LOL, what don't I remember? It's only been 6 years. I know whatever happened, it would be typical. If anyone misses the bus, be ready for a cab  :D
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #78 on: July 14, 2016, 03:46:55 AM »
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #79 on: July 14, 2016, 06:52:35 AM »
I am currently looking at adding a 5th (and final) bus to the tour but it will really depend on how many people come forward and pay for tickets. We would need everyone on the waiting list to do so plus a few new purchases.

Once I hear back from the bus company I'll post more info.
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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #80 on: July 14, 2016, 03:00:48 PM »
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P

im so excited for this,

a first aid person would me nice im clumsy  ;D
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #81 on: July 14, 2016, 03:34:17 PM »
Do you think there will be enough time to get to the airport and through security with a 4:25 flight to the US ("international" travel always adds extra time)?
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #82 on: July 14, 2016, 03:46:39 PM »
The bus tour is an all day event...9-5
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #83 on: July 15, 2016, 04:12:00 AM »
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P

im so excited for this,

a first aid person would me nice im clumsy  ;D


Well, there is clumsy and there is CLUMSYYYYYY ! Let's hope you won't need my help all the same (if you fall in the lake near O'Neill's cabin, do keep an eye out for fish !  ;D) ! But.... stil...  8) *pokes wood until hand bleeds*
But still... I'll keep an eye out for you  :P
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2016, 11:18:15 AM »
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P

im so excited for this,

a first aid person would me nice im clumsy  ;D


Well, there is clumsy and there is CLUMSYYYYYY ! Let's hope you won't need my help all the same (if you fall in the lake near O'Neill's cabin, do keep an eye out for fish !  ;D) ! But.... stil...  8) *pokes wood until hand bleeds*
But still... I'll keep an eye out for you  :P

haha thanks you will know who I am, I'll be the girl with her mouth hanging open standing 10 feet away so I don't trip, then I'll realize that I need to be 11 feet away and hit a tree as I try to back up
 
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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #85 on: July 21, 2016, 04:47:43 AM »
Tour is FULL and bookings are closed. I will post the seating assignments in due course. They will also be posted in the hotel foyer on Wednesday

Extra bus for the Filming Location Tour

We are now looking at the possibility of laying on a 5th and final bus for the filming location tour on Monday 12th September 2016.

We need to reach a minimum number of tickets sold in order to go ahead with this extra bus. If we do not reach that number any payments made will be refunded in full.

For this reason we are setting a deadline for new bookings of one week. Bookings will close on Friday 29th July 2016 and a decision will then be made on whether the final bus is viable (we need to cover the costs involved).

If you wish to go on the filming location tour that includes a stop at Jack's Cabin** (public footpath not the property itself) please email me at gatecon.events@gmail.com putting City Tour as your subject line. Seats will be offered in the order in which requests are received but payment must be received by the deadline in order to secure your seat.

As soon as we reach the minimum number I will confirm with you that the bus is definite.

**EDIT - in case of confusion, if you have already paid for tickets on the filming location tour you are doing the cabin stop...it's not a separate tour.

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2016, 08:52:40 AM »
I read above that the tour will be from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Is that information correct?  Also, I'm hoping that if we bought 2 tickets together, we will be on the same bus.  I never specifically requested it, but...
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2016, 10:48:18 AM »
Hi Marcia,

Yes and Yes :)
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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #88 on: August 05, 2016, 06:10:25 PM »
5 busses!!! SWEET!!!!! So happy they were able to add a 5th bus for everyone! We are going to be rolling around Vancouver like BOSSES!!!!!!  8)
 

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Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
« Reply #89 on: August 16, 2016, 05:23:16 AM »
Here are the seating assignments for the Filming Location Tour on Monday 12th September. The lists will also be posted on the Gatecon notice board in the hotel foyer.

Each bus is colour coded so please make a note of the bus you have been assigned. The person highlighted in gold on each bus is the Bus Mom. The Bus Mom has volunteered to watch over the bus and to ensure everyone knows how long they have at each stop. However you are responsible for being back onboard at the correct time as the bus will NOT be able to wait.

The Bus Mom will be holding up a Gatecon card that matches your bus colour. There will be a similar card in the bus window so you will know which is your bus throughout the tour.

Packed lunches will be available to collect from 8am but please do not leave it until the last minute to get yours - again the buses will depart on time at 9am. Please head for the lunch collection table that matches your bus colour.

We have managed to seat everyone who requested to be together on the same bus, but we cannot make any further changes to the seating assignments.

If you have paid for a ticket but you do not see your name on the lists please let me know ASAP.





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