Hi - sorry for BUGging you again but I was at the Ottawa Farmers'
Market today to check out details for BUGs jam sessions on Sunday July
29 and Sunday August 5 and I wanted to pass on the latest news!
First of all - THIS MAY BE THE UKULELE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SUMMER!
We're going to be playing in a beautiful park - no stage - just our
ukes and our music! So there's lots of room for everyone to join in
the jam! Mark and I will bring all 21 music binders - I'm just in the
process of filling them with BUGs' 65 top hits - woohoo! That should
keep us going! So all you uke players - drop on by and feel free to
bring friends! Even if you can't stay for the whole time - no problem!
And there are lots of wonderful vendors with all sorts of neat food,
beverages, etc. that we can enjoy before and after. The market was a
happening place when I was there today!
- We will be playing in the shady area just south-west of the Brewer
Arena (between the Brewer pool and the Westboro Academy - there's a
grove of trees and a few picnic tables. There is supposed to be a tent
set up but Mark and I will also bring our tent as we did for
- There are evidently lots of plastic folding chairs available that we
can use at the market (but CERTAINLY feel free to bring your own comfy
chair if you wish).
- I'll put together a list of all the songs I'm putting in the BUG
binders and send it out later this week so that you can check out what
songs you' might like to play and in case you want to make up your own
There's lots of free parking in and around the Arena and Westboro
Academy - as well as at Carleton University in parking lots #5 and 7
which are directly across the street from the market (there are
pedestrian crossing lights from the parking lot to cross safely). You
do not need a parking pass.
Jammin' in the park - surrounded by good friends and good food! YEAH!
See you there! Mark and I will likely plan to be there between 9:30 -
10 to bring out chairs and set up the tent.