Led by ukulele enthusiasts Jen Chang and Harvey Soon, we are a bunch of fun-loving people who all share the joy of playing the friendly ukulele (aka uke) in a song circle normally on the second Sunday of every month at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam.
Cutie Circle is pleased to partner with the 411 Seniors Centre Society in Vancouver to offer aspiring ukulele players a free 4-week Ukulele Workshop Series for Absolute Beginners on Monday afternoons this fall.
Intended for absolute beginners with little to no background in music, this workshop will give participants some basic knowledge to begin a journey into music using the happiest instrument on earth from September 10 to October 1. The workshop will conclude with a performance to celebrate our National Seniors Day before the final class.
Date: Mondays, September 10 to October 1, 2018 Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm Location: 704 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver. Admission: Free Registration is required. Please contact Mariko Takashina at 604.684.8171 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own ukulele, music stand, digital tuner and copy of the textbook, Ukulele for Dummies, 2nd Edition. (Please do not be offended by the title of this rather good publication.)
Cutie Circle volunteers will be holding free ukulele lessons and sing-a-longs at the 7th Annual Bees and Blueberries Festival in Pitt Meadows on August 18 and 19. Come celebrate the importance of bees and taking care of the environment! Admission is free or by donation to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation for this family friendly event.
Bring your uke and sing with us. Learn to play a song on the ukulele in one minute! Participants taking part in our ukulele lessons will receive certificates of completion. Get your free stickers and/or hand stamped with a ukulele. Our Cuties will be on hand to share their ukulele passion and stories with you.
The Festival will be giving away some honey and fresh blueberries to early-birds! Be there or be square!
Learn more about bees by taking part in the free guided tours which include a live bee hive opening! Also come see what you can do to keep bees healthy and support our planet by heading over to the planting corner to take home your very own free bee-friendly flower. There will also be free pony rides, face painting, and a petting zoo if you want to connect with nature one step further.
Visit the main stage to enjoy a lineup of performers and local favourites, including Dilly the Clown and Juno-nominated children’s singer-songwriter Ginalina. Children entering grades 1 to 4 in September can enter the Sylvan Learning Centre’s spelling bee contest. Pie fans can register for the blueberry pie eating contest. Last but not least, be sure to stick around for a LIVE bee beard performance at the end of both days.
Cuties’ Song Circle Dates for the 2018 – 2019 Season
Cutie Circle’s Regular Meeting Dates
We’ll be meeting from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on the following dates.
August 12, 2018 September 9, 2018 October 14, 2018 November 11, 2018 December 16, 2018 ** (moved back due to room availability) January 13, 2019 February 10, 2019 March 10, 2019 April 14, 2019 May 12, 2019 June 9, 2019
July 14, 2019 (Cutie Circle’s 5th Year)
Complete Event Calendar
Venue Location – Address, Directions and Facility Map
The Evergreen Cultural Centre’s address is 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC.
We’ll be meeting in the Rehearsal Hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. As in the past, we will have free parking on Sundays and evenings.
From Hwy# 1 take exit 44 and take Highway #7 NORTH (Lougheed) towards Coquitlam Town Centre. We are located just north of Coquitlam Shopping Centre at the corner of Guildford and Pinetree.
From Barnet Hwy travel east through Port Moody, (along St Johns Street), and Coquitlam (along Barnet Hwy). Turn north (left) on Pinetree Way just east of Coquitlam Shopping Centre.
The Evergreen Cultural Centre is located on the northeast corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way, four blocks north of the Coquitlam Shopping Centre.
Evergreen Cultural Centre has a north and south parking lot operated by the City of Coquitlam. Parking is free on Sundays and statutory holidays. Parking is also free in the designated 30-minute parking spaces.
North Lot (Studio Theatre/Art Gallery/Box Ofﬁce)
Travelling northbound on Pinetree Way, turn right at the traffic control signal at Town Centre Boulevard. Travelling southbound on Pinetree Way, turn left at the traffic control signal at Town Centre Boulevard.
South Lot (Rehearsal Hall)
NEW – note that there is no longer access to our south lot (backstage lot) from Guildford. Access to the lot via the North Lot and then via the driveway on the west side of the building.
NEW LOT – there is a new City of Coquitlam PAID parking lot located at the SE corner of Pinetree and Guildford. Parking is free after 6pm and on Sundays and statutory holidays.
Beginning December 2, 2016, patrons will be able to travel to the Evergreen Cultural Centre on the Evergreen Skytrain Line extension. We are located immediately adjacent to the Lafarge Lake – Douglas station at the north end of the Evergreen Line.
For more information and a transit schedules, please visit the Translink website.
Evergreen Cultural Centre is an entirely wheelchair accessible facility. There are three wheelchair parking spaces next to the drop off area and in close proximity to the centre.
Once you arrive at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, refer to this Facility Map for finding the parking lot, the ramps, the Rehearsal Hall and the Studio Theatre. (Click the image below for a larger version.) The doors to the facility will be opened 15 minutes before our meeting time.
Cuties are ready to celebrate Canada Day on July 1 with ukulele players of all ages at the City of Coquitlam’s big birthday bash! Join us between noon and 6pm for some singing and strumming! We thank the City of Coquitlam for hosting this family friendly event once again!
For the first time, Cuties will attempt to build a ukulele float to partake in the Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day Parade this year! Come help us decorate our float.
1. Canada Day Parade (11:40 am to 12:30 pm)
Assemble at 11:40 a.m. at the gravel lot adjacent to the tennis courts. The procession starts at 12 noon.
2. Outdoor Ukulele Jam (1 to 4 pm)
Our outdoor ukulele jam starts at 1pm. Bring your songbooks, a chair and your music stand. Come with a song to perform! Meet new friends and sing your heart out on Canada Day!
3. Free Ukulele Lessons (Noon to 6 pm)
We will be giving free ukulele lessons from noon to 6pm to all guests wanting to try their hands at a fun and happy instrument.
Students earn certificates for participating in the ukulele lessons! Come also for some mini ukulele bumper stickers and the multi-colour ukulele hand stamps, too!
Learn to play “O Canada” on the ukulele with us!
Our booth will be located on the Community Drive. Look for the tent with lots of ukuleles, flower leis, music stands and happy smiles!
See the map below for the Community drive where our tent is located.
“Named one of the top 20 festivals in Metro Vancouver by Business in Vancouver, this is a free community festival with live music and entertainment, food, beverages, family activities and fireworks.”
Limited parking will be available. We encourage you to walk, bike, carpool or take transit to the event site. A free bike valet (11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.) will be available to keep your bike safe and secure during the day. Check out the site map for location. CloseRide the SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas station, it’s located right beside Town Centre Park and is a short walk from the event site.