Caught several of the excellent skits along the Galloping Goose Saturday in Victoria’s new summer ritual Bike Ride: A Mobile Feast of Live Performances.
For those who missed it, 12 stations are set up at spots along the Goose from Burnside Gorge Community Centre all the way up to the Bay St. Bridge. Short plays are enacted at each for the benefit of pods of cyclists, who do the circuit. Brilliant idea.
What does this have to do with advertising? you might ask.
> I spied Copeland’s favourite actors, David Radford and Christina Patterson, at Station 10 near The Railyards.
They are the remarkably gifted voice-over talents we’ve used for just about every radio spot we’ve done in the past 3 years: BC Ferries, Island Savings, Columbia Fuels, Vancouver Island Brewery, The TC, Academy of Learning, Ellice Recycle … you name it, David and Christina have done it.
They’ve been mobsters, courtroom lawyers, stand-up comedians, Italians, Brits, Yanks.
These two can really bring it and it’s a treat to watch them in full comic flight.
At Bike Ride, they collaborated with local actor Chris Cooley on a hilarious crime-scene spoof about the murder of a mermaid.
It’s on again next Saturday and Sunday. Great chance to put faces to some of the best voice talents working the West Coast.