This fall, we’re inviting you, the amazing people who live, work and play in Greater Victoria to share how downtown Victoria provides the perfect canvas for you to be everything you are… And anything you want to be!

Click here to submit your story now


Who are you when you are downtown?

Are you a creative genius? A bestie? A quirky dancer? A social connector or a daydreamer who enjoys the solitude of lunchtime walks?


  • You’re invited to share your most-loved downtown stories for a chance to be featured in the “Your Place to Be” video campaign.
  • When you apply, you’ll get to choose a descriptor that best reflects who you are, when you’re downtown. We’ve compiled a list of close to 60 descriptors, and you’re also welcome to submit your own.
  • No previous video experience is required. Storytellers of all ages are welcome to participate. Any minors will need parental approval. It’s free to participate.
  • Applications close on October 4, 2018, at 10 pm PST.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can apply?:

  • Anyone currently residing in the Greater Victoria Region.
  • If you’re under 18, you’ll need permission from a legal guardian to participate

How to apply?:

  • Fill out the form at
  • Choose one descriptor and tell us your story.

When can I apply?:

  • Anytime between Friday September 21st and Thursday, October 4th, 2018, at 10pm PST.

When will I know if I’m selected?:

  • The DVBA marketing team will contact storytellers on or before October 9th, 2018

What are the descriptors?

  • A complete list is available on the application page, here.

Who can I contact about the project?:

  • For any questions, about the project or campaign, the general public is welcome to contact the DVBA marketing team at

Creative Team

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The original concept, creative direction and project coordination are led by Anne-Sophie Dumetz, the lead of the marketing team for Downtown Victoria. Our videos will be shot and produced by Dave Wallace of Riptide Videos Inc. Rick Collins is our photojournalist on hire. He’ll be documenting our participants’ journey, and our campaign through words and images we’ll share in 2019. The project is also supported by several experts, including Becca Blachut (Marketing Specialist) and Gillie Easdon, our resident wordsmith.