Monthly Archives: June 2015

March with Your Uke on Canada Day in Coquitlam

Canada Day

Show Your Ukulele Pride on July 1

Be a part of the community procession at the City of Coquitlam’s Canada Day Celebration! Join in the festivities (including live music on three stages, fireworks, Taste of Coquitlam, Arts Village, hot air balloon rides, etc.). Have some fun and bring your uke (and friends)!

We’ll have a table to give free mini ukulele tutorials to guests in the Arts Village section of the park and more volunteers are always welcome! Help new ukulele players get started. Email to sign up as a volunteer for the mini-tutorial booth!

For the procession, we would like to have everyone meet at the location for 1:45pm. The “maple leaf” (see map below) is where the participants of the living flag will be meeting. They will be wearing red or white to form a giant flag to celebrate the flag’s 50th anniversary.


We will be meeting closer to the Grand Boulevard at the #14 for the procession. There will be numbers in chalk on the road/sidewalk area of the staging area. This is where we will meet and gather before the procession begins.

The procession will start at 2:00pm, where we will go through the Canada Day site and end at the Coquitlam Stage. The opening Ceremony will begin at 2:15pm and is expected to be finished at 2:45pm.

Let’s strum and sing “O Canada” together and make it the largest Ukulele March on July 1! Here’s the VanUkes’ version of the song.


2015CanadaDayPoster CanadaDayParkingMap

There will be free shuttle buses from 11:30am to 11:30pm from Gleneagle Secondary School. Free public parking will be available (see Free Public Parking Map for more information).

Sign Up

Let us know how many are attending the Ukulele March by signing up here. We’ll have flower leis to loan to add to the summer feel. If you need to borrow a uke for the march, just let us know when you sign up!

Cutie Circle’s NEW Location and 2015 – 2016 Calendar

The Cutie Circle has found a brand new home! Beginning June 2015, the Cuties will be meeting at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (ECC), just across the street from its first home, the Pinetree Community Centre, in Coquitlam. The new venue is a beautiful facility with good acoustics and offers free parking on Sundays and evenings. This move will give the Cuties a chance to meet even during the summer months (as the nearby venues including the Pinetree Community Centre and Glen Pine Pavillion, are closed on Sundays during the summer). We thank the folks at the ECC for finding us a stable set of dates for the 2015 to 2016 season. We’ll miss the friendly crew at Pinetree for their helpful and enthusiastic service for the past year!

Cuties’ Song Circle Dates for the 2015 – 2016 Season

Cutie Circle’s Regular Meeting Dates

We’ll be meeting from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on the following dates.
June 21, 2015 ** (moved back to accommodate Paul’s schedule)
July 12, 2015  (We will *not* be having a song circle this month as we will be holding the “It’s All About Ukulele” concert and workshop by Kimo Hussey and Zanuck Lindsey.)
August 9, 2015
September 13, 2015
October 4, 2015 ** (moved ahead for Thanksgiving)
November 8, 2015
December 6, 2015 ** (moved ahead for X’mas)
January 10, 2016
February 14, 2016
March 13, 2016
April 3, 2016** (moved ahead due to an out-of-town funeral)
May 1, 2016 ** (moved ahead for Mother’s Day)
June 5, 2016 ** (moved ahead due to room availability)

Complete Event Calendar

New Location – Address, Directions and Facility Map

The Evergreen Cultural Centre’s address is 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC.

We’ll be meeting in the Rehearsal Hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. As in the past, we will have free parking on Sundays and evenings. Here is a map of how to find the way to the Evergreen Cultural Centre and the Rehearsal Hall and Studio Theatre. This road map will help guide you to the ECC entrance. With the SkyTrain construction, it is the only way to the back lot.

Evergreen Cultural Centre Map


TransCanada Route

From Hwy# 1 take exit 44 (at Cape Horn) and travel north or Hwy# 7 or 7A.

Barnet Route

From Barnet Hwy travel east through Port Moody, (along St Johns Street), and Coquitlam (along Barnet Hwy). Turn north (left) on Pinetree Way. The Evergreen Cultural Centre is located on the northeast corner of Guildford and Pinetree Way, four traffic lights north of the Coquitlam Shopping Centre.


North Lot (Studio Theatre)

Travelling northbound on Pinetree Way, turn right at the traffic control signal at Town Centre Boulevard. Travelling southbound on Pinetree Way, turn left at the traffic control signal at Town Centre Boulevard.

South Lot (Rehearsal Hall)

Access travelling westbound on Guildford Way. Please note there is no vehicle access from the main parking lot or from the eastbound lanes on Guildford Way.


Wheelchair Access

Evergreen Cultural Centre is an entirely wheelchair accessible facility. There are three wheelchair parking spaces next to the drop off area and in close proximity to the centre.

Facility Map

Once you arrive at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, refer to this Facility Map for finding the parking lot, the ramps, the Rehearsal Hall and the Studio Theatre. (Click the image below for a larger version.) The doors to the facility will be opened 15 minutes before our meeting time.

Evergreen Cultural Centre Facility Map