Summer Drumming in Spirit Square

Hello Golden Drummers!

KHC is very excited to announce that Patrick Carrick of Columbia Valley Drumming has teamed up with the Golden Youth Centre and KHC to run a summer-long, community-focused drumming program in Golden’s Spirit Square, through July and August!

Here’s the info you need from Patrick Carrick of Columbia Valley Drummers:

Every Thursday night at 7pm the Golden community will gather together in the setting sun and send positive vibrations through the town, for all to enjoy.

As a participant, you will be guided through each session by a professional drum circle facilitator. You will learn about drumming cultures from around the world, develop rhythmic skills & techniques, and experience all the benefits that group drumming and collective music making can have on the individual and your community.

In order to make this exciting new program a success and for it to continue for years to come, we are offering a ‘Summer Pass’ with a 15% discount! The first 30 people to register will be guaranteed a seat the circle, every Thursday evening, with a selection of instruments to choose from.

Summer can be a busy time and you may not be able to make every session, which is why the ‘Summer Pass’ is interchangeable and you can choose to have a friend or family member come in your place.

Scroll down to the ‘Welcome Letter’ with all the information you need. It would be greatly appreciated if you could share this information with your community and help spread the word about this inclusive, engaging and therapeutic experience!

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Welcome to Columbia Valley Drumming!

Thank you so much for expressing your interest in the ‘Summer Drumming in Spirit Square’ program! This summer long event is designed to be as inclusive as possible so regardless of your experience or skill level, you will receive all of the benefits an Integrative Community Drum Circle can have on one’s mind, body and spirit.

Aside from learning about the history of the drum, drumming cultures and drumming techniques, here are some other reasons why this program is for you:

• Allows you to connect with your community in a unique and fun way• Induces deep relaxation
• Helps control chronic pain
• Stimulates your immune system

• Creates a sense of connectedness
• Aligns your body and mind with the natural world• Releases negative emotions
• Provides a sense of empowerment
• Allows you to communicate without saying a word• Puts you in the present moment
• Allows for personal transformation
• It makes you happy!

There are a couple of options on how you can be a part of this exciting new activity. Please read through the following, make your choice, and reply to columbiavalleydrumming@gmail.com at your earliest convenience to secure your seat in the circle.

The Pre-Paid, Summer Season Pass:
This is the most recommended option for those who really want to develop their rhythmic skills, and build a strong connection with themselves and their community.

Priority will be given to those who sign up for the Season Pass. It guarantees you a seat at the circle, a drum to use and with a 15% discount, it is more cost effective than if you were to pay week to week.

If you have your own drum, a further discount is available, however; it is important to know that you must use your own drum during the sessions. You are welcome to ask other participants to swap and try other instruments but those instruments are reserved for those paying the full price.

Discounts are also available for youth aged 10 to 17. Children under the age of 10 are welcome, however; for the enjoyment of all, we ask that your child is fully engaged, mature, and supervised.

Adult – $90
Youth (10-17) – $60
Bring your own drum – $60

Payment can be made by E-transfer to columbiavalleydrumming@gmail.com (transaction password – drumming). Upon receiving payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you. If you wish to pay in cash at your first session, please use the same email to confirm your interest in the seasons pass ahead of time.The first 30 people to reply will receive a guaranteed spot!

Should you come to the first session and feel that the program is not for you, a full refund will be available at that time but not thereafter. Missed sessions will not be refunded or carried over however, you can arrange for someone else to take your spot. The Pre-Paid Summer Season Pass is perfect for those who want to attend every Thursday at 7 pm for seven consecutive weeks. NOTE: The event will not take place on Thursday August 1st, 2019.

Drop-in Rates:
For those who cannot commit to the Season Pass but would like to participate casually, drop-in rates are available. It is recommended to contact CVD ahead of time to ensure there is an instrument available to you. If you have your own drum, you do not need to do this, although it is helpful.

Adult – $15
Youth (10-17) – $10
Bring your own drum – $10

Payment can be made in cash upon arrival to the session. Credit card or Debit card is not availableWhen and Where:

Beginning Thursday, July 4th at 7 pm and running every Thursday at 7 pm until August 22nd (Excluding Thursday August 1st) The Summer Drumming Program will be held at:

Spirit Square
500 – 8th Avenue North Golden, BC

In the event that the weather is unsuitable for an outdoor event, the drumming will take place only a short walk away at:
The Golden Youth Centre 421 9th Avenue
Golden, BC

Thank you for taking the time to read through all this information and I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s Get Drumming!!!
Patrick Carrick

Columbia Valley Drumming
Ph: +1 (250) 409 4110
email: columbiavalleydrumming@gmail.com

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