Location and General Info

sunny summer daytime scene looking out from inside dj booth structure

LOCATION

Not far from Robert's Creek on the Sunshine Coast. 

Exact directions will be released closer to the date.  Watch for an email around end-of-day on Wednesday, June 27 (probably after midnight) with detailed directions to finding the location.

- BC Ferry fares (save on fares with an Experience Card or someone else’s) https://www.bcferries.com/files/fares/pdf_format/BCF_Fares.pdf

- BC Ferry departure, arrival and service notices for Sunshine Coast http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/vasc-current.php

Please note bus and ferry times often change this time of year, so please make sure you are looking at the correct schedule!

RIDESHARE

Intention works as a community to get everyone and all their stuff to Intention and back. This means people who have cars help where they can if they can manage it, people who need rides arrange them early and everyone communicates about any changes in plans.

If you need a ride or have  a ride to offer, enter the details on the Intention Rideshare spreadsheet which is coming soon!

Please remember to come back & update the sheet once your status changes!

SHUTTLE SERVICE

The gathering is very close to being totally accessible by transit (ferry and bus). If you do not have a ride, you can always ship your gear up with a friend, walk on to the ferry, and take transit to the Robert's Creek Store. From there, we have a shuttle that can pick you up at specific times.

Shuttle schedules will be posted a week or two before the event.

(for full Bus schedule see http://bctransit.com/sunshine-coast/schedules-and-maps/route-overview?route=1

Shuttle service back to Roberts Creek for the return trip will be arranged on an as-needed basis, but if you took a shuttle to Intention, you WILL be able to get a shuttle back!

ABOUT THIS LAND

We would like to acknowledge and bring attention to the fact that the land on which we will be gathering is the traditional, unceded  and illegally occupied territory of the Shishá7lh (Sechelt) Nation.  

We have tremendous gratitude for this land and everything that it provides, and invite awareness and consideration of how and why the people of the nation of Canada have access to all of its beauty and abundance.  We always strive to leave no trace and to protect the land where we gather. This requires everyone to take part in this responsibility.

The history of the various Coast Salish tribes here is about 10,000 years old or more. We encourage participants at our gatherings to self-educate about the history of the land we live upon and its original peoples.

Further resources and discussion about understanding our status on Turtle Island and ways of supporting indigenous sovereignty:

http://rabble.ca/news/2013/01/choosing-not-look-away-confronting-colonialism-canada
http://thetalon.ca/an-introduction-to-settler-colonialism-at-ubc-part-one/
http://indigenousfoundations.web.arts.ubc.ca/home/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DecolonizeConsciousness/

This acknowledgement was written with support from Full Moon Medicine in Unceded Coast Salish Territories and former Intention organizer Sobey Wing (Intention 1 to 13).

CAMPING

Camping in/with your vehicle is not possible, you will be sleeping in a tent or other temporary structure that you provide, and dropping your stuff off in the main area but then parking back on the logging road.  If this isn't going to work out for you for some reason, please email info[at]intentiongathering[dot]org and we can discuss it.  There is VERY LIMITED space for RVs/vans for people who MUST camp in them, please contact info[at]intentiongathering[dot]org ASAP to check in with us.  There will be a wagon available to help transport gear from the vehicle drop-off area to the camping areas.

CELL PHONE COVERAGE (if that matters to you)

Cell phone reception at the location is spotty and works better in some areas than others.  If you walk just downhill from the gate then you will be on the network pretty much for sure.  Just do that every couple of hours and you should get all your texts :-)

ACCESSIBILITY

This site is on a hillside and quite rugged and rough.  All trails are dirt trails and most are fairly uneven.  Currently Intention doesn't provide wheelchair accessible washroom facilities at this site, and the terrain would be very difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. 

We will have a few parking spots reserved closer to the eating, dancing and workshop areas for people who must camp in their vehicles, with preference given to those with mobility issues, but there is still a bit of a walk up a gravel road.  

We would like to make our events as accessible as possible within the limitations of the venue.  If you have any specific needs (i.e. you would require wheelchair accessible washrooms), please email info[at]intentiongathering[dot]org to discuss with our organizers how we might make improvements.