Vancouver Stick Weekend 2022

August 24 - 28, Vancouver, B.C.

Celebrating 20 years of Stick events in British Columbia!

The Vancouver Chapman Stick Weekend is a Musical Vacation for people who play the Chapman Stick, the 2-handed tapping instrument developed by Emmett Chapman.

Vancouver Chapman Stick Weekend is a gathering of players of all skill levels, in order to share ideas and make music together.

It is a 4-day Stick immersion experience in the heart of Vancouver – Gastown!l

Vancouver Chapman Stick Weekend is an opportunity to mingle, learn, compose and perform with fellow Stick players from around the world. Stick Campers share accommodations in a rustic retreat nestled in the woods, along the shores of Gabriola Island. Stick Camp is a great opportunity to share ideas and techniques.

It is a celebration of the life and creations of Emmett Chapman (1936-2021).

Stick Camp Canada 2021 is the 19th Chapman Stick gathering in British Columbia hosted by Vancouver Stick player Jim Meyer, each featuring international Stick players.

This year we take over 2nd Floor Gastown – a dining and performance space above the Water Street Cafe in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver.

Historic Gastown, Vancouver’s first neighbourhood, was names after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a seaman and steamboat captain, but best known for opening the first saloon in the area.