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Clubs and Groups

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VANCOUVER & AREA:

Vancouver Ukulele Circle - Vancouver, B.C. Formed in September 2000 by Ralph Shaw, Vancouver's own "King of the Ukulele", and Virginia Ise, the Vancouver Ukulele Circle provides a place where ukulele enthusiasts can meet monthly, play some songs and have a few laughs. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month, and you're welcome to join us.

Coquitlam Ukulele Tiny Instrument Enthusiasts (CUTIE) Circle - The Coquitlam Ukulele Tiny Instrument Enthusiasts Circle was formed in the summer of 2014. Led by the talented musician and luthier, Paul Joaquin, the Cuties are a bunch of fun-loving people who all share the joy of playing the friendly ukulele in a song circle on the second Sunday of every month at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. The goal of the Cutie Circle is to bring joy and music to the community through the playing of the ukulele as a group. For more info, visit cutiecircle.com

South Surrey / White Rock Ukulele Circle - The South Surrey / White Rock Ukulele Circle meets on the first Saturday of the month (starting March 2013) from 2 pm to 4 pm at Semiahmoo House Society, 15306 - 24 Ave. Surrey, B.C. Founded by alumni of the Vancouver Ukulele Circle, it offers a place for ukulele players of all skill levels who live on the south side of the river to meet and play. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Port Moody Uke Night,  Port Moody, B.C. - Meets every 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Rocky Point Tap House, 2524 St. Johns St. in Port Moody, B.C. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is a suggested drop-in fee of $2-$5, and the group uses the "Heritage Uke Club" Songbooks for their sing-a-longs on Wednesday. There's two new songs added each time they meet - available through email. Attendees are invited to bring their own ukes, or use one of the limited numbers available on loan. Enjoy the "Open Mic" time each time they meet. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info. or ph. (604) 626-1464.

Other clubs and groups in B.C. - List of other Ukulele clubs and groups in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area. (information courtesy of the Vancouver Ukulele Circle)


BC - INTERIOR:

The Underground Ukulele Circle (TUUC) - "A small but fierce ukulele circle" in the heart of the East Kootenay region in the interior of BC. The Underground Ukulele Circle (or TUUC) is part of the Fernie Ukulele Orchestra. They meet for jams at 7:30pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Clawhammer Letterpress Gallery (661-2nd Ave, Fernie BC). This circle encourages drop-ins, but also has a year round membership. All ages are welcome. Contact: Anie Hepher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Penticton Ukes - Formed November 2014, the group meets for a friendly community "Strumalong and Sing" every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Main Senior's Drop-in Centre, 2965 South Main Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 5J7. Everyone is welcome! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ukulele 'Chord'inator, or phone (250) 488-7613.

Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops - Officially named as such in 2013, the Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops meets regularly, and hosts ukulele workshops, lessons, circles and performances at various venues. Regular meetings are held on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Plura Hills United Church, 2090 Pacific Way.   Beginner / intermediate players meet on Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Hills Community Centre (Cottonwood Manor), 730 Cottonwood Avenue. For more information contact: www.ukuleleorchestraofkamloops.com/contact-us.html


VANCOUVER ISLAND - SOUTH:

Esquimalt Rec Centre - offers both fall and spring eight-week courses on Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Please contact the Rec Center for up-to-date times and fees. The sessions are held at the Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser St., Equimalt, B.C., V9A 6H6. For more information: Ph. (250) 412-8500. (250) 412-8500 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monterey Ukulele Club - Victoria, B.C. The group meets year-round on Mondays from 1-3 pm (except for statutory holidays) at the Monterey Recreation Centre in Victoria, B.C. Membership. Membership has grown to over 50 since the resurgence in the popularity of the ukulele in recent years.
For further information contact: The Monterey Rec Centre (250) 370-3700

Valley Seniors Ukulele Group - Duncan, B.C. The group meets on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. at the Valley Seniors Organization (Centre), 198 Government St., Duncan BC., V9L 1A2. You must be a member of the Valley Seniors Organization. The group allows two free visits to check it out.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph. (250) 709-2171 for more info.
website: http://valley-seniors.org/  VSO Centre ph: (250) 746-4433

Victoria Ukulele Orchestra - has begun rehearsing at the Collaboration Hub at 1038 Hillside Ave.Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm.  This group is open to all players that play by tab and or by notes.  Baritone and “C” ukulele parts are included.  The music is international and of various genres.  Our focus to begin with is on skill building.  The group will be mainly instructional and mostly instrumental, with some performance opportunities.  Instructor is Anna Lyman, B.Mus. Contact: www.viuke.com


 VANCOUVER ISLAND - NORTH:

Nanaimo Ukulele CircleThe Nanaimo Ukulele Circle meets once a month at various times and locations in Nanaimo, B.C. The group offers "opportunities to 'jam', showcase, learn, and support others who share a passion for making music on the ukulele". Please visit their website or call Ph. (778) 265-1074 for further details and meeting times. 

Evergreen Ukulele Club - Comox Valley, B.C. The group meets regularly every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays as part of the "Evergreen Seniors Club" in Courtenay. Since starting up 2 years ago, the group averages between 25-30 members for some fun, singing and stumming on the uke.
For more information, Ph. (250) 338-2163 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fretted Friends - Black Creek, B.C. The group meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings at the Black Creek Hall. The meetings provide instruction and group playing for beginners and experienced ukulele enthusiasts in the Black Creek area on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo and Parksville Ukulele Orchestras - For all ukulele players who wish to play in an orchestra-like group. Play by tab or play by notes. Baritone and "C" ukulele parts are included. All types of music. 
In NANAIMO: Rehearsals on Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 at  1125 Thunderbird Ave, Nanaimo. 
In PARKSVILLE: Rehearsals on Tuesdays 11:30 - 12:30 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Nanoose, B.C.  
Contact : www.viuke.com or ph: Anna Lyman at Ph. (778) 265-1047. Some private lessons available.

Time For Uke - Courtenay, B.C. - An amazing group of retired ukulele teachers who perform regularly and provide entertainment to young and old alike. It just goes to show that music is a life-long gift that continues to give pleasure to all. This talented group plays everything from Classical to Pop / Rock. Check thier website for local performances in the N.Island area.