2019 Temple Applications Open!

Hello Hyperboreans!

The companion to the effigy, the Temple is the spiritual soul of Hyperborea. We are wholeheartedly excited to announce Temple Applications are now open, and will be accepting submissions until January 18th, 2019.

To many, the Temple is a place of catharsis, where weary wanderers can gather to reflect, celebrate, and pay tribute to aspects of their lives past. Here, we hope to find forgiveness, closure, and resolution; a stepping stone to a new path in our earthly adventure.

Last year, we welcomed  “Temple of Release” by the Site 3 Collective.

Along with the opportunity to create a refuge in which many may find peace, we are happy to announce that a grant of $1,500 is available for this project. Details can be found in the Temple Application form.

Temple Application Form:

If you have any questions, please contact art@hyperborea.ca.

~ The Hyperborean

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Les applications du Temple 2019 sont ouvertes!

Bonjour les Hyperboréens!

Compagnon de l’effigie, le Temple est l’âme spirituelle d’Hyperborea. Nous sommes tout à fait ravis d’annoncer que les candidatures au Temple sont maintenant ouvertes et nous accepterons les candidatures jusqu’au 18 janvier 2019.

Pour beaucoup, le Temple est un lieu de catharsis où les voyageurs épuisés peuvent se rassembler pour réfléchir, célébrer et rendre hommage à des aspects de leur vie passée. Ici, nous espérons trouver le pardon, la clôture et la résolution; un tremplin vers un nouveau chemin dans notre aventure terrestre.

L’année dernière, nous avons accueilli « Temple of Release » par le collectif Site 3 Collective.

En plus de la possibilité de créer un refuge dans lequel beaucoup pourraient trouver la paix, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer qu’une subvention de 1 500 dollars est disponible pour ce projet. Les détails peuvent être trouvés dans le formulaire d’application du Temple.

Formulaire de demande du Temple:

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter : art@hyperborea.ca.

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“Temple of Release” by the Site 3 Collective. Image taken by Laura Dittmann

2019 Effigy Applications Open!


Effigy Applications for Hyperborea: Crossroads are now open, and will be accepting submissions until January 4th 2019.

The Effigy is the hearthstone of Hyperborea. A symbol of unity, an act of protest, the life of the party. A birthplace, ritual, celebration, heart. It is what you envision it to be, and is shared by all.

We are also excited to announce that the Effigy grant has been increased to $1,500. All of the details about the application process can be found in the Effigy Application form, as well as the Art Grants section of our website: http://www.tohyperborea.ca/departments/art/art-grants-program/

Effigy Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/L8Wu0iDgWRCsYZDT2

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments please reach out to art@tohyperborea.ca

Details around temple and general art grants will be made available once finalised.

~ The Hyperborean

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Hyperborea Leadership Opportunities

Hyperborea is made possible by the efforts of its volunteers and team leads. Without them (you), none of this is possible.

There are numerous leadership positions currently open for Hyperborea: Crossroads. Below is a list of the Departments and the roles we are looking to fill with eager Hyperboreans. If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out the Hyperborea Leadership Interest Form found at the bottom of this post.  

Safety Department

HQ Lead
We’re looking for one or two people to take on the position of Safety HQ Lead. This vital role will be responsible for setup, operation, and strike of the base of operations for our safety teams. It would include building and coordinating a team of HQ volunteers to fill generators, turn on heaters, hand out radios, and keep our infrastructure operating smoothly.

Volunteer Department

Volunteer Coordinator 
We are looking for individuals based in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa to help coordinate and manage all elements of volunteering within Hyperborea, or on behalf of Hyperborea.
The role involves assessing and meeting the needs of the department leads, through recruitment, placement, and retention of volunteers.

Department of Public Works

Centre Camp Lead
We require an intrepid individual to be responsible for the design, budgeting, construction, maintenance, and disassembly of the Centre Camp structure. Centre Camp should provide a place for attendees to gather, hold workshops, display art, offer classes, and other activities.

Sign Lead
A city needs signs! Signs for roads, for locations, and for other things that need to be marked. If this sounds like you, let us know!

Lighting Lead
The lighting lead is responsible for determining the lighting requirements at the event, the resources required to facilitate it, and ensuring it operates for the duration of the event.

City Department

Sound Co-Lead
On-Site Placement

Art Department

Art Grant Coordinator (Toronto & Montreal)
Responsible for start up tasks and management of the art grant program, including coordinating with artists to ensure needs are met and expectations are clear. This individual would also be responsible for the organization and administration of data. For this year we are looking for an additional individual to help facilitate this for the Montreal community.

Art Grant Logistics (Montreal)
Coordination of transportation and logistics for Art Grant projects coming from Montreal.

Artery Co-Lead (Toronto)
Assisting with the development and establishment of an on-site hub for Arts at Hyperborea. Includes coordinating with on-site placement, troubleshooting, providing info about the projects, and creation of a comfortable, interesting space to hang out in.

Info Department

French Language Coordinator (Montreal)
Canada is officially bilingual, and we have dreams of our communications being bilingual as well. If you have experience translating documents from English to French, let us know, as we would love to take you onboard.

Website/Graphic Designer
Have experience with graphic design and/or website (WordPress) development? We are currently in the process of redesigning and updating our online presence, and could use the extra set of hands.

Hyperborea Leadership Form


~ The Hyperborean

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Hyperborea 2019 announcements!

Hello Hyperboreans!

We are diligently laying the groundwork for 2019, and we are excited for you to join us on this journey back to the lands of Hyperborea.

Keep an eye on our website, emails and social media for upcoming Hyperborea 2019 announcements!

~The Hyperborean

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Last Chance for Tickets!

Hello Hyperboreans!

Last call for tickets! Ticket sales will be closing today (May 14th) at 11:59pm. You will need to register and purchase your ticket before that time, if you have not already.

There will be no tickets for sale at the gate. If you want to attend Hyperborea this is your last chance!

You can find the ticketing link and relevant information here: http://www.tohyperborea.ca/ticketing/

~ The Hyperborean

Update On Many Things – April 28th

Hello Hyperboreans,

Here is a weekly recap of what’s going on with Hyperborea!

Hyperborea is made possible by amazing volunteers just like you! You help keep our regional burn safe and amazing, and as an added bonus, we’re recognizing all volunteers who log 8 or more hours this year with a guaranteed ticket offer for 2019. We have some positions with LNT, First Aid and Sanctuary that we need willing Hyperboreans to help fill. Contact volunteer@tohyperborea.ca to follow up on these opportunities.

Leave No Trace
Does seeing litter offend you? Do you love spending time in the great outdoors? Combine the two and help return Hyperborea’s land to its pre-event state. All LNTers are able to stay for an extra day on the land and camp out with a small crew on Monday night. Sharing the workload during the day and the fire in the evening makes this an excellent way to decompress before heading back home.

First Aid
Do you like taking physical care of your fellow participants? Not squeamish about ticks? If you are certified in First Aid/CPR or would like to be, this is the department for you! A first aid training course will be held on May 3 for those who need to get certified.

Do you like connecting with people at a deeper level? Are you are able to be a source of support, with a non-judgemental, accepting, and loving attitude? Well, good listener, you’re an awesome match for this team! Sanctuary training will be taking place May 12 from 10:30-5:30. If you are the person that friends seek out when they are having a bad experience, you are a natural for Sanctuary!

Ticket sales are moving at a great pace, and there are still some tickets up for grabs.

You can register and check your current ticket position at
https://tickets.tohyperborea.ca/. Also, if you have already missed your ticketing window, you are able to login and click ‘Put me back in the waitlist’ to place yourself back in the que.

What, Where, When!!!
The submission form for the What, Where, When guide is now up! Are you running an event or workshop? Fill out the form in the link below and we will publish it in our guide leading up to the event.


If you’re bringing an RV please contact placement@tohyperborea.ca to let them know the size of your vehicle.

We have a rideshare link! https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/mq5ou4

Want to meet fellow Hyperboreans? Enjoy a presentation and get your questions answered – come out to Hyperborean Newbie Night #2 on May 1st! https://www.facebook.com/events/1959434961053563

~ The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:
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Joining our FB group – facebook.com/groups/to.hyperborea
Checking out our Website – www.tohyperborea.ca

Some Ticketing Tips

Just a friendly Hyperborean reminder that Ticket offers are good for 3 days before they cycle back into the system for the next people on the waitlist, that means most current offers are good until 11:59pm tomorrow night (25th).

That means you should :

1) Be checking https://tickets.tohyperborea.ca/ daily to see where you are on the waitlist or register if you haven’t yet!
2) When your ticket offer comes up, don’t wait too long! 3 days can go by before you know it.
3) Be patient, the waitlist should be moving on a daily basis now, keep your eyes peeled.
4) If you are unable to go, please release your ticket offer so the waitlist moves quicker.
5) Check your “Promotions” and  junkmail for important emails. If you add ticketing@tohyperborea.ca to your contacts to ensure you get the emails notifying you of your ticket status.6) Once you get your ticket, sign up for volunteer shifts to help make Hyperborea a better place at https://signup.tohyperborea.ca/

If you have any concerns please reach out to ticketing@tohyperborea.ca

~The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:
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Ticketing Update 4-23-2018

Hello Hyperboreans,

The first batch of tickets cycled at the passing of midnight last night. The current round of ticket offers are valid until 11:59:59pm on April 25th. At this point, those who have received an offer but not bought their ticket will be cycled back to the end of the waitlist, and those who are next on the waitlist will get a chance.

Also in regards to our volunteer system, we ask that you please sign up for shifts online after you have confirmed that you are buying a ticket.

~The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:

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Joining our FB group – facebook.com/groups/to.hyperborea
Checking out our Website – www.tohyperborea.ca

Update on many things!

Hello Hyperboreans,

It’s been a breathtaking ride to this point, and we are going to do our best to keep you informed.

Given that facebook can be temperamental with how it shares our information, we suggest that you sign up to our mailing list (http://www.tohyperborea.ca/newsletter), and regularly check the website (http://www.tohyperborea.ca).

The first batch of ticket offers have been released and the offer will remain active till 11:59pm April 21st. At this point any unsold tickets will be make available to those on the waitlist in order of their waitlist position.

If you are unable to to attend the event please use the “release my spot” link at https://tickets.tohyperborea.ca/ it as soon as possible so the next person can receive it and keep the process running smoothly. If you have any further questions in regards to ticketing please reach out to ticketing@tohyperborea.ca

If you are attending with an RV please contact placement@tohyperborea.ca to let them know the size of your vehicle. We want to ensure that we have enough space for every attendee. Please note that RVs that have not been approved by Placement will not be allowed in the camping areas.

Ranger Training
We are always on the lookout for more rangers!

Rangers are participants who volunteer a portion of their time to ensure the safety and well being of participants. They are not cops or security guards, or nor are they here to stop anyone from having any experience they want.  Their efforts are non-confrontational & unobtrusive. For example – they won’t stop you from climbing up that giant piece of art, but will call for help if you fall off.

If you interested in volunteering to be a Ranger for Hyperborea, being a liaise with the community, other departments and external agencies,there will be training pre-event and at the event. Please email the ranger leads at rangers@tohyperborea.ca for more information.

Hyperborea is run entirely by our team of amazing volunteers. The more hands we have making the festival run the better it is and we’d love you to be part of it. given the ability to select various volunteer shifts, below is a link to some descriptions around those positions.

Remember, if you volunteer 8 hours in good standing at Hyperborea, you get access to the volunteer directed sale the following year. If you have any questions or concerns please email volunteer@tohyperborea.ca

More information in regards to opportunities can be found here http://www.tohyperborea.ca/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/

The Fire Art Safety Team is here to help participants safely bring fire art to Hyperborea. This includes fire performances, controlled burns, and flame effects. Our department is comprised of experienced artists, fire safety volunteers, and trained professionals.

Ahead of Hyperborea we are here to inform you of requirements for fire safety.
Flame effects must comply with NFPA160 and must be inspected by FAST. When you arrive at the event with a flame effect please check in with FAST for a quick inspection. If you intend to burn an art piece you are responsible for a burn plan and staffing a perimeter. In either situation you need to contact FAST at fast@tohyperborea.ca as soon as possible.

For additional information check out http://www.tohyperborea.ca/participate/fire/

Theme camps
With everyone’s respective timetables being moved back, we are also moving back the deadline for Theme Camp registration to April 29th.

If you have a Theme Camp you want to run this year sign off on the form below, it will ensure we can properly place your camp as we design the city. If you apply for after the 29th, we will still try and place your camp, it may just not make it onto the official map. You can submit your theme camp with this handy link:

Got space in a vehicle, or looking for a ride to Hyperborea? One of our participants set up this Rideshare page to help co-ordinate things and we wanted to share it here:


Hyperborea Newbie Night #2
Have questions about Hyperborea? Want to meet your fellow Hyperboreans before the event and make new friends? Hyperborea Newbie Night #2 is happening May 1st, 7pm at the Firkin on King.

Come out, be merry, and perhaps even sort out a rideshare situation 🙂

You can find the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1959434961053563

~The Hyperborean