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.
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)
Beachcomers Ukulele Group Singers (BUGS) - "A Happy musical group of Ukulele Friends who meet weekly to play together, and sometimes take ourselves out into the community to share the joy and fun of strumming and singing along". The group is located in on the Sunshine Coast B.C. The group meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Gumboot Cafe in Roberts Creek from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and also at the Gibson's Public Market every 3rd Saturday afternoon 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
BC - INTERIOR:
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:
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.
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 Circle- The 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.
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.