Tour Overview

Celebrating glass, grass, music, and culture for over 10 years.

The GREAT CANADIAN GLASS GATHERING (GCGG) unites the market in the pursuit of a more creative and connected world. As a team, we share knowledge, plan events and promote gatherings to nurture distinctive glass blowing techniques. The GCGG is a rustic multi-day festival that celebrates glass, grass, music, and culture. We look to inspire a sense of belonging, culture and communal engagement.

What to Expect
  • Camping and lamping event
  • Lights up dozens of torch stations
  • Live music bands & DJs
  • Delicious food, aroma & water
  • Annual Canna Cup for cannabis growers
Special Guests
1000+ People
Canna Cup
3 Day Event

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Glass Blowers & Cannabis Growers

GET EXPOSURE & SHOW OFF YOUR BEST PRODUCTS TO LOCAL & NATIONAL CLIENTS
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDING: GLASS, GAS & COLOUR ARE PROVIDED ON SITE. TO JOIN, EMAIL HI@GCGGTOUR.COM

Tour Schedule

June 29th - July 1st 2018

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High Society

Music Performance

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Mike Rita

Comedian

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MudSharks3

Music Performance

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Tavis Weir

Music Performance

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Hotels nearby:

Fairways B&B | Hillcrest Farm Market B&B | High Rim Bed and Breakfast

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Special Guests

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Red Beard
Glass Blower/ Founder

Check out Redbeard Show! With over 115 episodes on YouTube, these entertaining tutorial videos are educational, at times.

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Lewis Wilson
Glassblower

Lewis C Wilson started teaching himself how to work with glass in 1972 using a handheld propane torch and sunglasses.

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Matt Eskuche
Glassblower

Matt Eskuche began working with flameworking in 1998 and has studied with many talented contemporary makers including Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo.

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Gibsons Glassworks
Glassblower

Started melting glass in 2004 he was 18 and haven't stopped since! The interest turned into an addiction and a love for the fire and molten glass and endless possibilities.

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Vagabond Glass
Glassblower

"Playing with fire" since 1988, Vagabond Glass has been traveling With his family up & down the west coast.

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Keshav
Glassblower

Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Keshav Gupta now lives in Vancouver, BC where he's creating beautiful artwork, adding his unique touch to the Canadian Glass blowing scene.

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Drewski Glass
Glassblower

Drew began blowing glass after a trip to Toronto where he was able to try the art. After a few years of accumulating equipment he now has the space and ability to blow glass in the comfort of his own home.

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Solid Flow
Glassblower

After he apprenticed in Vancouver for 6 months, Dustin then moved to Cherryville where he continues to create art in his self-made octagonal studio.

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Kahuna GlassArt
Glassblower

Kahuna started melting glass in November 2008 in BC. After years of making random creature pieces, he wanted to do something unique, thus the Scaliens were born.

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Deb Tarry
Glassblower

Works in Glass is a small studio in Scotch Creek where the artists work with glass and related medium to create beautiful pieces of art.

Sponsorship Packages

Reserve your spot at GCGG's platform to promote products and reach a targeted local & national market. Every business is unique. So, if our packages don't suit your needs, please email us at hi@gcggtour.com and we can work out a custom package for you.

FULL TOUR

$5000

  • Double booth in all 6 cities
  • Five 3-day camping passes [in each city]
  • Logo & Link on website's top banner
  • Inclusion of brand on all tour materials
  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • On-site banners/TV screens Promotion
  • Promotion on Tour's Social Media Platforms
  • Dedicated sponsor spotlight video on-site
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1-CITY SPONSOR

$2000

  • Double booth in 1 city
  • Three 3-day camping passes [in 1 city]
  • Logo & Link on website's top banner
  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • On-site banners/TV screens Promotion
  • Promotion on Tour's Social Media Platforms
  • Dedicated sponsor spotlight video on-site
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1-CITY VENDOR

$1250

  • Single booth in 1 city
  • Two 3-day camping passes [in 1 city]
  • Logo featured on website
  • Feature in advertising materials
  • Access to VIP Lounge
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1-CITY TABLE

$350

  • 1 Table in 1 city Market
  • One 3-day camping pass [in 1 city]
  • Logo featured on website
  • Canadian-made products only
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Glass Blowers

Join the tens of talents and showcase your work at this year's Great Canadian Glass Gathering Tour

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This event is designed to empower glass blowers and pipe makers. For $250, glass artists receive:

  • A Torch Spot
  • A 3-day camping pass
  • A Vendor Table at 'The Market'
    [run by knowledgeable employees to sell your glass]
  • Access to materials (glass, gas & colours)



CannaCup

Participate in a friendly competition between top Cannabis providers in Canada!

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Are you a Grower? Dispensary owner? Seed Breeder? Do you have the Best Cannabis on your top-shelf? Come celebrate the world of ganja with our annual CannaCup competition. Along with being a GCGG champ, the winner will receive a custom-made, signature Redbeard trophy and ample online exposure through our various online media platforms. (including a 1 month ad on CannaTube.ca)

  • Winning Title
  • Social Media Promotion worth $500
  • A Custom-made Redbeard Trophy worth $1000



To join, email hi@gcggtour.com
Submission Deadline: June 22 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Can't find what you are looking for? Give us a shout

Aside from the targeted exposure & enhanced voting system, this year's CannaCup includes an edibles competition that all on-site vendors can participate in & all attendees get to have a voice.

Flower: 2 Categories | Indica & Sativa

Extracts: 5 Categories | 2 Indica, 2 Sativa & 1 CBD

Edibles: On-site Vendors [unmetered]

Hybrid submissions fall under the type they are dominant in (ie. Indica-dominant is Indica)

The Glass Gathering is a family event, focussing on Glass Art, and Cannabis. No other drugs are allowed to be consumed at the Glass Gathering and Canna Cup. All of our safety depends on it. The future of this event depends on it.

LEAVE THE HARD DRUGS AT HOME.

LEAVE THE MUSHROOMS AT HOME.

LEAVE THE ACID AT HOME.

BRING GOOD SPIRITS, LOTS OF CANNABIS, and maybe a few beers.

If you don't like the rules, then don't come to the party. It's that simple.

Glass Gathering is a family event, focussing on Glass Art, and Cannabis. As a 3-day camping event, there will been constant live entertainment - including 80 odd flameworkers blowing glass live under a hugh tent.

It is usually a gathering a couple hours away from the city, and completely kids & (well-behaved)pets friendly!

As the founder of GCGG, Redbeard keeps kin and kiln under Okanagan Valley’s surreal dreamscape, inspiration fecundated in flower, family, fluid media, and fire. Autonomous operation has enabled Redbeard’s distinctive technique to emerge, to become internationally-beloved and sought-after, blossoming from recognition to renown. (Limited instruction space may be made available to select students).

Celebrating 18 years at the torch, Redbeard has designed a series of spectacular new Canadiana functional art, and decorative stemware, while enlarging his gallery portfolio of feature display pieces (i.e. higher headies). His newly-renovated mountainside shop is turning out masterpieces designed to blow your mind (or deliver your medicine with uncommon panache). And they’re gone before they are cool – so get’em while they’re hot!

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Become a Volunteer

GCGG’s strong track record provides a platform for event planners, businesses and retailers to promote their products and reach a targeted-local market. All of this is sustained by our dedicated volunteers. GCGG values their contribution by offering free access, food & generous incentives.

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Get In Touch!

Got a comment, question or suggestion? Give us a shout

1(403) 700-0163

Multi-City Tour

News & Updates

What We've Been Up To

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Posted on 23 February, 2018

Canadian Glass Kicks Ass

For the last 10 years, Redbeard Glass has sponsored a live glass-blowing event in Birken, BC. That gathering is now hitting the road and going on a 6-city tour starting June 29 2018

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Posted on 20 January, 2018

GCGG-The Movie

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth millions of words. Watch the full video of Dave Mai’s Great Canadian Glass Gathering: The Movie.

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05 January, 2018

Who is Redbeard?

Redbeard keeps kin and kiln under Okanagan Valley’s surreal dreamscape, inspiration fecundated in flower, family, fluid media, and fire.

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