Upcoming Programs & Events
The Ukulele Strum-A-Long is back starting on September 4! We'll continue meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Hope Bay Studio from 4-5pm. It's a $5 drop-in fee to cover the venue rental and photocopying. All ages and abilities are welcome!
Even if you're a beginner ukulele player, you're welcome to come join us! Each week we'll work through a selection of songs, learning new chords and having fun playing and singing together. If you don't have a ukulele we will have some available for you to borrow.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
Hope Bay Studio
4301 Bedwell Harbour Rd
$5 drop in
We’re revamping the Pender Island Youth Orchestra this year, calling it the Youth FOLKestra! Facilitator Ben McConchie will be leading the students through studies in more contemporary music for all abilities.
This is a great way for students to get better at their instruments and learn to play in an ensemble with performance opportunities throughout the year.
NEW DAY Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30
Starting September 17, 2019
Pender Island School (Band Room)
5714 Canal Rd
$150 for 14 week session
$120 for siblings
Singing for fun, singing for joy
Mary Reher, accredited music therapist, is facilitating another session of Singing for Fun, Singing for Joy this fall. With gentle instruction in a safe and supportive environment, Mary guides participants through songs, chants, harmonies and more to break down the fear often associated with singing and replace it with fun and joy!
Caregivers are welcome to join the class for no extra cost. Subsidies are available, so please contact us if the fee presents a barrier.
Thursdays from 1:30-2:30pm
September 26 - October 31, 2019
Community Hall Upstairs
4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd
$45 for six sessions
Caregivers can accompany at no cost
We’re excited to be hosting the 2nd annual Fall Crawl Studio Tour this year! Many of Pender Island’s visual artists will be opening up their studios to the public to give us a glimpse into their creative spaces. It’s a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look into an artist’s world.
Maps will be available from Talisman Books, Slow Coast, and Hope Bay and watch for the road signs at the entrance to each studio.
October 5 & 6, 2019