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Cuties Perform and Teach at TCCS’s First Annual Mid-Autumn Carnival

Come join the Cuties for some outdoor ukulele fun between 1 and 6 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2017 as we have been invited to participate at the Tri-City Chinese Community Society‘s First Annual Mid-Autumn Carnival. Find us by Lafarge Lake at the Coquitlam Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

This is a multicultural festival showcasing many diverse cultural performances by groups including:

Asian Arts Bhangra Club, Colours Of Dance Academy, Cutie Circle, Eastern Strings Chinese Music Ensemble, Flying Dance Studio, Latin Fusion Dance Company, Learning Stars Arts Academy, Wang Heng Wushu Taichi Institute and

individual artists such as Sara He, Shannon Matter, Martin Mayer, Tonje Olson, just to name a few.

There will be musical performances on cello, drums, piano, ukulele, violin, zither, etc. and, Bhangra and belly dancing, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese costume fashion show, and much more.

We will be hosting an open ukulele jam and giving free ukulele tutorials to everyone who is interested in picking up a new instrument. Learn to play a song in under one minute. Participants will each receive a certificate for their achievement! Ignite your musical spark within and take the first step to becoming the musician you have always wanted to be.

The Cuties will also entertain on stage as part of an exciting line-up of cultural musical and dance performances . We can’t wait to share our love for the ukulele with you and yours. Colourful ukuleles and musical adventures await you on Saturday!

There will be information booths from a variety of organizations. Food trucks will be serving up delectable treats. Gardening enthusiasts may share their experiences and participate in a plant swap. Kids can have fun in the play area including a bouncing castle.

There will be a special Birthday Party complete with cake and moon cake as colourful lanterns are being displayed by the lake. The first 100 attendees with birthdays in August or September will receive a birthday gift at the Carnival.

The TCCS receives acknowledgements for its event.

Justin Trudeau John HorganRichard StewartGreg MooreMike ClayMike FarnworthJoan IssacsRon McKinnon Selina Robinson

See you there!

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 events@cutiecircle.com 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.


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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!