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Thread: Hello from Vancouver Island

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    Default Hello from Vancouver Island

    Loved music all my life (that's over half a century - eek) and finally decided to learn an instrument I can sing to. Never too old.

    I work in a school and the music teacher decided to buy a class set of Uke's for elementary students. I was inspired to learn too. I purchased an entry level Leho Concert Uke. March of 2019. I've been playing everyday since. YouTube has been a great resource as there are no Uke groups in my town.

    A friend suggest Ukulele Underground and I'm hooked!

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    Welcome from the other side of the Salish Sea!
    Glenn

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    Hi BC Island Girl,
    Welcome to the UU Forum! I lived in Vancouver many years ago. My brother is still in there, and we have relatives on Vancouver Island. It's one of my most favorite places in the world.

    Anyway, I wanted let you know about this upcoming uke event in Nanaimo:
    http://nanaimoukulelefestival.ca/

    And also check out this site. If you scroll down a bit, you'll see a list of uke groups for Vancouver Island North and South. Don't know how current the info is, but at the very least, it should give you some leads on where to find other uke enthusiasts on the Island.
    http://www.bcukulele.org/index.php/clubs-and-groups

    Good luck!
    Jan D
    KoAloha KCM-00
    KoAloha Opio KCO-10
    Thormahlen Yew-kulele
    Kala KA-SLNG
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    HI, BC Island Gal,

    Your story is similar to mine, in that I was in my fifties when fate thrust a ukulele into my hands, and I started strumming and singing. That was more than twenty-five years ago, and I'm still at it.

    Welcome to UU. You will find a lot of interesting stuff here.

    John Colter.

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    Welcome.

    You live on a great island in a great Country.
    Col.
    From the UK with a bad case of MIAS.
    Korg PA700, Korg Kross 2, Gibson LP, Fender Jazz Bass,
    + Amps, PA, Boss GT100, mixer.
    Ukes - Kala KA-TEME and Risa ST electric solid body.
    Uke wish list, a Bass, make and model yet to be determined

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    Welcome BC Island Girl!

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    Hi Jan!
    I’m already signed up for the festival and will be attending a couple workshops. Looking forward to learning some new stuff. Some coworkers are looking to join in as well!

    We be Jammin

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    Thanks John. You give me hope that it’s not too late!

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    Thanks! Enjoying life with my new hobby.

    I named my Uke Mila.... MId Life Adventure

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennerd View Post
    Welcome from the other side of the Salish Sea!
    Nothing quite like coastal living in a rainforest. Love it here 🏝

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