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  • UKE Camping 2018 on the St. Lawrence River with BUGs, VUPs, and any other ukers who want to join us!

    Sharon Baird posted on August 17, 2018 10:32

    COME JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF UKULELE FUN! If you can't come for the weekend, come for the day on Saturday! Only an hour from Ottawa!

    Jams and potluck will be held at site #184!

    WHEN:  Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018. Saturday, August 18, is the main event day for organized jams and a community potluck!

    WHERE:  Riverside Cedar Campground, 13180 County Road 2, Morrisburg, Ontario

    LINK TO RESERVATIONS INFORMATION BY PHONE OR ONLINE (2 night minimum to reserve on weekends): http://www.stlawrenceparks.com/reservations/  

    NOTE: We're hoping that ukers will book their sites in the Riverside East section of the campground. There are also chalets to rent in that area as well! Most of us will be in sites 177 through 190. The rally call is "Take the Point" - mostly so that we don't have unsuspecting travellers camping in our midst involuntarily "appreciating" our jams!

    DETAILS

    There's lots of activities in the area like paddling, biking, swimming, watching the big ocean freighters chug by, etc. And music?! Oh my goodness, do we have plans for you! Please label your music stand, and how about wearing a nametag so we can see who you are and where you're from?!

    FRIDAY

    7:30 - 9:30 p.m. CAMPFIRE JAM at campsite #184: The fire ban has been lifted, so bring a chair and one of your logs for the fire! Sharon, Sue, and Mark will be hosting the jam, inviting song requests, and there'll be lots of opportunity for you to do a solo song if you'd like, or to come up to the mic to try your hand at leading the group in song. We are not going to use the BUG Event binders at night given our experience last year with the bugs bothering the BUGs :) and are going to try projecting the songs on a screen. It is recommended that you download the BUG Event Songbook PDF and the ADDITIONAL SONGS PDF posted above to your electronic device and bring that along with you.

    SATURDAY

    10:00 - 1:45 p.m. WORKSHOPS: laidback workshop gatherings facilitated by wonderful volunteers at various campsites (see chart below). Stroll around and join in any that interest you. You'll want to bring a chair, ukulele, C harmonica for the harmonica workshop. It's a good idea to label your music stand.

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m. JAM at site #184: BUG Event binders will be used in the afternoon. If you have a favourite song that you'd like to share with the group that isn't in the BUG PDFs, please bring along songsheets to hand out (probably 30 or so would do - we can share if need be).

    4:00 p.m. WORKSHOP: Learn to Line Dance "The Way You Make Me Feel" with instructor Nancy Burns! Site #184

    5:00 - 6:30 p.m. POTLUCK SUPPER at site #184:  everyone is welcome to bring a dish to share and eat with new friends (you'll need to bring your own plates and utensils etc).

    7:30 – 9:30 p.m. CAMPFIRE JAM at campsite #184: The fire ban has been lifted, so bring a chair and one of your logs for the fire! Sharon, Sue, and Mark will be hosting the jam, inviting song requests, and there'll be lots of opportunity for you to do a solo song if you'd like, or to come up to the mic to try your hand at leading the group in song. We are not going to use the BUG Event binders at night given our experience last year with the bugs bothering the BUGs :) and are going to try projecting the songs on a screen. It is recommended that you download the BUG Event Songbook PDF and the ADDITIONAL SONGS PDF posted above to your electronic device and bring that along with you.

    SUNDAY

    10:00 - 10:45 p.m. WORKSHOP: Let's play The Bucket! Please bring the 3 different songsheets for The Bucket with you. Come to site 184 with your chair, music stand, and songsheets. It's a good idea to label your music stand.

    Here's the current list of workshop gatherings! These folks are not trained instructors or teachers, but are volunteers that are happy to share time and tips with you.

    Workshop Gatherings

    Tip: label your music stand.

    Site #

    Start time

    Facilitator

    Let's play Happy! Bring the songsheet posted above 184 10-10:45am Sue Rogers and Sharon Baird

    How to Restring a Uke

    uBass for Beginners

    188

    188

    12:30 - 1pm

    1pm - 1:45

    Mark Rogers

    Harmonica Tips & Tricks - bring your C harmonica

    Barre Chords Are Your Friends

    185

    12:15 - 1pm

    1pm - 1:45

    Mike Cox
    Clawhammer Style 184 1pm - 1:45 Chris Hill
    Storytelling And Fun Songs 183 1pm - 1:45 Danielle Soucy
           
    4:00 p.m. Learn to Line Dance: "The Way You Make Me Feel" 184 4pm - 4:30 Nancy Burns
           
    SUNDAY: Let's play The Bucket! Bring the 3 songsheets for The Bucket posted above. 184 10-10:45am Sue Rogers and Sharon Baird

     

    MUSIC:

    • Mark & Sue will bring the BUG Event binders for the Saturday afternoon jam. It is recommended that you download the BUG Event Songbook PDF and the ADDITIONAL SONGS PDF above onto your iPad or Android. It will make it easier for everyone to see the songsheets around the campfire, plus you'll be able to use the songbooks throughout the weekend for impromptu jams with others on your own campsites. iPads and other computer devices can work well around a campfire because your songsheets are backlit and you don't have to rely on paper and a flashlight. If you don't have an iPad/notebook and need a light for sheet music you have printed, we'd suggest a booklight attached to the stand. If you use a headlight, it shines into other people's eyes PLUS you'll be sucking in bugs as you sing!
    • If YOU have a favourite song that you'd like to share with the group during the Saturday afternoon jam, please bring along songsheets to hand out (probably 30 or so would do - we can share if need be).
    • ALSO, if you and a few uke friends want to try a little ukulele orchestra while you're enjoying nature, print out or download copies of the MUSIC FOR UKE ORCHESTRA posted above. Here's what it's supposed to sound like....bwahahaha! https://store.ukulelemag.com/blogs/news/james-hills-arrangement-for-ukulele-orchestra
    • Or download or print Sakura, posted above, and we can give it a try in our quieter moments (will there be any!) - it may be easier. Here's what it's supposed to sound like...bwahahaha! https://youtu.be/GcPPy1D_iJM

     

    ARE YOU CAMPING ALONE? If you are camping alone, there's no need to eat your meals alone or even cart up food for the whole weekend. Contact Sharon before Aug 2ND and I'll explain!

    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: contact Sharon at sharonbaird@xplornet.ca

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