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Kraft
09-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Hello UU! I have a couple quick questions for you. Are there any Canadian ukulele events/festivals/conventions? Also, are there any UU members in Alberta that would want to help start a yearly uke meetup for all skill levels and ages? I think meeting and playing alongside other UU members would be great fun! Let me know what you think and feel free to leave suggestions.

Thanks,
~Kraft

ichadwick
09-08-2012, 01:40 PM
Nothing much yet - in Canada the uke is still behind the USA and Europe in popularity. I believe there are some uke events within other events - at folk festivals in Nova Scotia and Ottawa. The Corktown Ukulele Jam happens every Wednesday night in Toronto, and there's a monthly uke jam at Broadway Music in Orangeville. Aside from that, I don't know of other regular uke events in Canada.

ukuloonie
09-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Hello UU! I have a couple quick questions for you. Are there any Canadian ukulele events/festivals/conventions? Also, are there any UU members in Alberta that would want to help start a yearly uke meetup for all skill levels and ages? I think meeting and playing alongside other UU members would be great fun! Let me know what you think and feel free to leave suggestions.

Thanks,
~Kraft
I'm in Calgary
I think James hill has something in B.C. once a year that's a convention for all types of players. .
If you goto this site it's his site that promotes music in Canadian schools. Here (http://www.ukuleleyes.com)
There is a Uke group that meet at 'big note music' here in Calgary every Tuesday
James Hills website also has lots of information as well .
Here (http://jameshillmusic.com/links)

Kraft
09-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Thanks for the information, I Hope the uke becomes more popular here, its never a bad thing for the community to grow.

ukuloonie
09-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Hope it helps

Dwjkerr
09-08-2012, 03:08 PM
British Columbia
Aloha Ukullele Weekend Nanaimo/Parksville July
VIVO ! The 2012 Langley Ukulele Workshop October 2012
Vancouver Island Ukulele Workshop January 2013
Vancouver Ukulele Festival February 2013

I don't know if any of the above are of any use to you, as they are in BC.

salukulady
09-08-2012, 03:12 PM
You guys have Zoe! What more could you want?

Dwjkerr
09-08-2012, 03:15 PM
I don't know much about Alberta, but BC seems to have a bunch of Ukulele Circles scattered around.