Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 At 07:30 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2013
PACIFIC TATTOOSATURDAY, JULY 13TH, 2013
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE - VICTORIA, BC
SUNDAY, JULY 14TH, 2013
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE - VICTORIA, BC
THE PACIFIC TATTOO MARCHES TO
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE THIS SUMMER
MILITARY TATTOO CELEBRATES POLICE AND FIRE SERVICES
The Victoria Military Music Festival Society today announced that this summer’s Pacific Tattoo will take place July 13 at 7:30pm and July 14 at 2:00pm, at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC), featuring hundreds of performers from Canada, Europe, Australia and the United States.
Speaking from the SOFMC during a reception for supporters and volunteers, the Chair of the Victoria Military Music Festival Society, Jim Maxwell, announced that the move to Victoria’s downtown arena will increase not only the size of the audience but the scale of the show. “The inaugural Tattoo, held last summer at Bear Mountain Arena, was a great success and the overwhelmingly positive response by our audiences and the performers has made the move to a larger venue a natural progression. We look forward to establishing a home for the Pacific Tattoo at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, to continue to provide exciting family entertainment each summer, far into the future.”
“The Pacific Tattoo showcases military and civilian performers in marching bands, drill teams, dance teams and skills demonstrations”, said Maxwell. “A highlight of the Pacific Tattoo, and of most military Tattoos around the world, is the Massed Pipes and Drums, which this year will feature a line-up 100-strong.”
Maxwell shared a sneak preview of this summer’s show, but stressed that more performers will be announced in the weeks ahead. The two-hour production will include “a celebration of police and fire fighting services, with confirmed participation by the Australian Federal Police Pipes and Drums as well as the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band, the Delta Police Pipe Band and our own Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band, and contributions from The Greater Victoria Police/Fire Services Colour Guard, and members of the Victoria Fire Department and the Victoria Police Department”, he said. Brass-reed bands include special guests, the Royal Military Band “Johan Willem Friso” of the Netherlands and the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Ida Chong, MLA for Oak Bay/Gordon Head, was one of thousands who attended last year’s show. “The Pacific Tattoo is a festive treat for the eyes and ears!” she declares. “I encourage everyone to come to Western Canada’s Musical Extravaganza this summer.”
Ticket sales for the 2013 Pacific Tattoo begin Saturday, March 2, 2013, at www.selectyourtickets.com, by phone at 250-220-7777, or in person at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard St. in Victoria.
A number of ticket options are offered, priced between $35 and $50, plus tax and service charges, and a special Family Pack is available, in limited supply, in recognition of BC’s first Family Day holiday. “We are offering a Family Pack of four tickets for just $99”, announced Maxwell. “Only 144 Family Packs are available and we are confident that they’ll be snapped up quickly.”
Victoria City Councillor Pam Madoff congratulated the Victoria Military Music Festival Society on behalf of Mayor Fortin and her colleagues on Victoria City Council. ”Based on the international military tattoos in Edinburgh, Basel, and Halifax, BC’s Pacific Tattoo is the only tattoo on the west coast of North America and has the potential to develop into a signature cultural event for the region”, she said. “We look forward to welcoming visiting bands and Tattourists to Victoria. I’m sure the show will delight people of all ages, while reminding everyone that our police, our fire fighters and our Canadian Armed Forces are worthy of celebration.”
The Pacific Tattoo is a partnership of military, police, civilian, amateur and professional performers from here and abroad, led by a Victoria-based Board and production team, ably assisted by a remarkable team of volunteers. It is the only military tattoo on the west coast of North America and completes a national quartet of annual international military tattoos that includes the Royal Nova Scotia International Military Tattoo in Halifax, the Quebec City Military Tattoo, and the Canadian International Military Tattoo in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Pacific Tattoo is grateful to Larchgrove Marketing Group, Ovation PR, Trapeze, Elite Sportswear, Digital Direct, and Ben Leather & Associates, for their continued support.
For more information visit www.pacifictattoo.ca, follow Pacific Tattoo on Twitter, or “like” Pacific Tattoo on Facebook.
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 2ST @ 12:01AM
Charge by Phone 250-220-7777
Tickets also available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office
Tickets (incl. HST) $35.00, $53.25, $60.00, $65.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
For Tickets call (250) 220-7777
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT DRALION
EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY FROM JUNE 22 - 26, 2011 AT SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE
Exclusive Discounted Tickets Available Online Now for Cirque Club Members Tickets for General Public On Sale from December 6
Victoria, November 30, 2010 - Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”), will be performing in Victoria from June 22 - 26, 2011 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre for eight performances only.
Advance discounted tickets for Dralion are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through December 5. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting December 6 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion or by calling 250-220-7777.
Thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. In Fall 2010, Dralion will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas throughout North America, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
The name Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”) is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters.
Category 1 and 2:
Adults: From $45 to $85
Children (12 & under): From $36 to $69
Military, Seniors & Students: From $40.50 to $72
Through December 5 only, special discounts on tickets in Category 1 and 2 are available online to Cirque Club members. Join now at www.cirqueclub.com.
Adults: From $100 to $105
Children (12 & under): From $80 to $85
Military, Seniors & Students: $90
Show Schedule (June 22 - 26, 2011):
Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 23 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 24 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, June 25 at 4pm and 8pm
Sunday, June 26 at 1pm and 5 pm
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. The company has received such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix, and Rose d’Or de Montreux. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Online Press Room
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