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  • Canada Day Uke Jam in Vernon (with BUGs, VUPs, UKEs) - July 1, 2017!

    Sharon Baird posted on July 01, 2017 07:03

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    For the fourth year in a row, ukers will once again be entertaining southern Ottawa residents and visitors on Canada Day in Vernon this July 1st from 2:00-4:00pm! Unfortunately, Mark and Sue are unable to participate this year, so the hosting Vernon Ukulele Players (VUP) group will do their best to fill their big shoes. BUGs,  VUPs, and UKES (Ukulele Kemptville Enthusiasts) - 3 groups playing together under the big tent!

    After playing, we can support the Vernon Community Association's BBQ by purchasing a hamburger or hot dog and having dinner together. 

    After dinner, the ukulele players are invited to stroll up the road to Sharon's place for a cool brew and junk food/munchies (I'll put a box of beer on ice, but please BYOB). Bring your bathing suit for a cool swim and/or hot tub at Brian's if you like. At dusk, we'll head back down to the community centre to watch the impressive fireworks display. We had a great time these past three years, and the audience loved us! 

    RAIN OR SHINE! If it's raining, we'll be inside the community centre!

    WHERE:  Vernon Community Centre, 7950 Lawrence Street. Just a 20 minute drive south of Hunt Club via Bank Street. Once you enter Vernon, turn left at the flashing yellow light. The community centre is just down the road on the right-hand side.

    JAM TIME: 2 - 4 (please try to arrive by 1:30 for set-up)

    PLAYLIST: Posted above - we'll be handing this out to audience members and letting them request songs!


    • comfortable chair
    • music stand
    • clothespegs or clips to keep the song pages from flipping in the wind
    • ukulele, tuner (and kazoo)
    • water
    • sunscreen
    • hat
    • BUG or VUP t-shirt, if you have one, or anything else that suits your fancy for Canada Day!
    • sunglasses
    • bug spray (if desired, for the evening hours)
    • BYOB for Sharon's party 
    • bathing suit/towel if you'd like to swim or hot tub



    Posted in: Calendar of Special Events, Other BUG gatherings (1 Comments)


Sharon Baird
# Sharon Baird
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:11 PM
We have a BUG member looking for a ride, if anyone can help her out that would be great! From Debbie Rose: For those going to Vernon on Saturday, would I be able to carpool with someone? I do not own a vehicle, but would love to join in! I live near the RCGT baseball stadium. Thank you so much, Debbie.