Stick Camp Canada 2020

August, Vancouver, B.C.

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

Stick Camp Canada 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

Stick Camp Canada 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 Emmett Chapman’s Free Hands technique.

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.

The Georgia Strait is a part of the Salish Sea and separates mainland British Columbia from Vancouver Island.  It is home to the Northern Gulf Islands (those islands north of the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo) and the Southern Gulf Islands (south of Nanaimo).

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.