Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vic Slam Team - Membership

Update: Two of our winning poets Anne Petitclerc and Megan Ann Ward, have had to step off the team to pursue other opportunities. Both poets are touring the country this summer and moving to Montreal in the fall and we wish them all the best!

Filling the 2 vacant spots Matthew Christopher Davidson moves from alternate to core, and is joined on the team by Keenan Proud. Jeremy Loveday becomes the alternate.Come see the (new) new team perform at their first official fundraiser July 21.

Your Vic Slam Team:
Justin McGrail
Scott Thompson
Keenan Proud
Matthew Christopher Davidson
Jeremy Loveday

Missie Peters
Vic Slam Master

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vic Slam Recording Party

It's the first official fundraiser for the Vic Slam Team - and they need your help to get them to Nationals in Toronto.

Come out and be part of the live audience as they record an album - and you'll get to take home a copy too!

Vic Slam Team Recording Party
Thursday, July 21
Cabin 12, 607 Pandora
8pm, only $10 @ door

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209197019117086

Recap of Finals Night

Standing room only in the Victoria Event Centre as the sacrifical poet Tom Fowler (and this is a poet who likes sacrifices...) takes the stage. And does dada. And the crowd loves it, but the judges do not.

And we're off. Poem after poem of blood, sweat and tears left on the stage and the top tweleve poets gave everything they had the crowd went wild. Tough competion and some early favourites didn't make it to the second round: Miss Marie (2x winner), Jeremy Loveday (2x slam team member) and shaye avec i grec (veteran poet).

Young fresh faces filled the second round, with a show-stopping performance from youth slam champion Savannah Rain-McDermott, for a photo-finish for the alternate spot ultimately going to Matthew Christopher Davidson.

Megan Ann Ward took the Slam Champion spot, head and shoulders above the rest in points - although Scott Thompson almost caught up... It was a night of smiles, of cheers and of community.

Well done to ALL the poets in the Finals. Thank you - and see you next year!

Missie Peters
Vic Slam Master

Introducing the Vic Slam Team

Your Victoria Slam Team: Matthew Christopher Davidson, Anne Petitclerc, Justin McGrail, Scott Thompson and your Slam Champion MEGAN ANN WARD!

Here are tonight's scores (checked and double-checked - wink):
Scott Thompson R1: 24.4 R2: 26.5 R3:27.4 Total: 78.3 Place: 2
Matt McKenzie R1: 25.2 R2: 23.9
Jacob Arts R1: 22.9
Justin McGrail R1: 24.3 R2: 25.2 R3: 25.6 Total: 75.1 Place 4
Jeremy Loveday R1: 24.0
Miss Marie R1: 23.4
shayne avec i grec R1: 23.6
Keenan Proud R1: 24.5 R2: 23.2
Anne Petitclerc R1: 25.0 R2: 25.3 R3: 25.5 Total: 75.8 Place: 3
Megan Ann Ward R1: 26.2 R2: 27.7 R3:28.1 Total: 82.0 Place: 1
Matthew Christopher Davidson R1: 24.4 R2: 24.9 Total: 49.3
Savannah McDermott R1: 25.3 R2: 23.3

Recap to be posted tomorrow.

Night all.