Stick Camp Canada has 2 main objectives: performance and sharing, and our schedule each day is driven by these two objectives.

A Musical Conversation – Share Your Ideas

Time is set aside each day for our Musical Conversation – an ongoing discussion on this year’s topics. Everyone attending is encouraged to share their musical ideas, experiences, and techniques. And we don’t have to be in a classroom, either!

Musical Conversation Topics for Stick Camp Canada 2019:

 – Getting Started with the Stick

 – Speed Learning a Musical Instrument

 – Developing Technique

 – Optimizing Practice Time

 – Improvisation

 – Bach on the Stick

 – Audio and Video Recording and Internet Promotion

 – Using Effects

 – Controlling Stress Under Live Pressure




3pm Check-In at The Haven

6-8pm Surf Lodge PERFORMANCE

8:30 Informal gathering in the Dining Hall at Haven



10-11am Feldenkrais with Gwen

11:30-Noon Musical Conversation (Swallow Room)

Noon-1pm LUNCH

1:30 Emmett Online (Swallow Room)

2:30-3:30 Musical Conversation (Swallow Room)

3:30-6pm Group rehearsal and one-on-one time

3-6pm Set up and sound check (Phoenix Theatre)

6-7pm DINNER

7:30pm Phoenix Theatre PERFORMANCE



9:30-11am Musical Conversation (Swallow Room)

10-Noon Private 15 min. sessions with Gwen

Noon-1pm LUNCH

1-4pm Group rehearsal and one-on-one time

4pm Solo and Group PERFORMANCE in the Swallow Room

6-7pm DINNER




9:00am GROUP PHOTO!!

10am-2pm Farmer’s Market Performance

4-5pm Musical Conversation (Swallow Room)

6-7pm DINNER

7pm-Sunset Sticks at The Beach





Noon Checkout

Emmett Online

This is our 4th year visiting with Emmett Chapman online.  We’ll have a couple of Skype sessions with Emmett, who is entertaining, informative, and answers pretty near every question we throw at him.  Emmett is super friendly in these sessions, so if you’ve ever wanted to ask the Master . . .

Need a little time to yourself?

Stick Camp Canada is about spending time with other Stick players! Open hours are scheduled for reflecting, relaxing and sharing ideas.  But Gabriola Island is also a lovely place to find solitude. Perhaps while walking along the shore at low tide. Unwind and catch the sunset down at the beach.

Or a quiet spot in the woods with a view of the Salish Sea.  Both are only steps away!

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