Why 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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Bass Coast’s Reset Resort
We have proudly paired up with the team behind Shambhala’s Camp Clean Beats, to offer peer-based festival supports for those who are abstaining from substances and / or in recovery during the festival. While this program does not include a sober camping area this year, Reset Resort is offering 2 meetings a day (watch the Bass Coast Facebook page for location), and a workshop focused on sober partying and supporting your friends who are choosing to party sober. If you want to know more about Reset Resort, or offer feedback about the expansion of these services please email email@example.com.