Harm Reduction

Given the current public health crisis in British Columbia, we are particularly concerned about the risks involved in consuming illicit substances. We encourage abstinence from drug use.

In accordance with Canadian law, Bass Coast Festival is a drug-free event. However we realize, regardless of the law, our harm reduction plan and gate policies, and the inherent dangers of illicit drug use, some may still choose to use these substances.

With this in mind, we have a proactive approach to harm reduction. Our goal is to empower our peers to positively influence their own health and safety by providing some tools and information regarding harm reduction, and will do so leading up to and throughout Bass Coast Festival through education for and communication to our community around safer partying.

We want everyone to have positive experiences at Bass Coast Festival for years to come.

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Informational PDF's

If you or someone you know is struggling with their relationship with substances, we encourage you to explore the following resources:

  • BC211 for free information and referrals to social services including treatment and detox. www.bc211.ca
  • BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services www.bcmhsus.ca

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