CANADA UKES IS AN ALL-AGES FESTIVAL WITH PROGRAM
ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTZ, TEENZ and KiDZ 7+
FRIDAY, MAY 22
SATURDAY, MAY 23
SUNDAY, MAY 24
Midland is 1.5 hours north of Toronto on beautiful Georgian Bay.
Click here to launch a Google Maps view of the Festival vicinity. You can get directions from where you live there.
\\TO AND FROM THE MCC
The Midland Cultural Centre is a very short drive - a less than 20 minute walk - from our Festival hotels.
There is ample free and reasonable parking in the festival area.
May 22-23-24 | Friday night thru Sunday noon
canada UKES gets underway officially at 8pm, Friday May 22 with a mass jam in Rotary Hall of the new Midland Cultural Centre. Our program runs from 8am Saturday morning through 11pm. with activities planned throughout a busy day that culminates in The BiG CONCERT.Sunday begins at 8am and we wrap up the Festival at 12:30pm with our best-in-fest finale of The Strüm, our competition.
Click here to buy your Festival Pass. Capacity is limited: registration is limited to the first 250 people. Unfortunately we can not offer à la carte options for non ukulele players. Our suggestion? Ain't no time like the present time to learn to play and get in on ALL the action. Earlybird rates are in effect until midnight, March 31, 2015.
Our earlybird All-Access Festival Pass for adults is $148 ($153 with PayPal fees) and $128 for students under 21 ($133 with Paypal fees).
After March 31: $188 ($194) / $148 ($153)
Payment is through the PayPal system. You do not have need to have a PayPal account in order to facilitate your credit card transaction through PayPal.In addition to all ukulele activities, your Festival Pass includes Saturday lunch and our supper Feast prior to The BiG CONCERT. There are delectable options for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
\\NO TICKET AVAILABILITY ON SITE
No tickets will be available on site. Particpation is limited to those who purchase their Festival Pass in advance, here at this site.
\\À LA CARTE PARTICPATION FOR NON-UKE PLAYING FAMILY MEMBERS
Space and capacity limitations prevent us from being able to open participation in program segments like concerts and meals to non-uke playing family members or the general public.
1) There is lots to do and discover in the Huronia area for those not participating in the festival.
2) This a perfect opportunity to introduce non-players to all the fun you've been having. Bring them along as full festival participants!
Register at the MCC upon your arrival and pick up your All-Access wristband. Participation in Festival activities will be strictly limited to those wearing our wristband. Please have yours on at all times. Registration will be open from 6pm Friday May 22 through 10pm and then again Saturday morning from 8-10am.
\\MINIMUM AGE IS 7
We have a tremendous Saturday afternoon program for kids 7-12 and anticipate that teens will want to get in on the adult workshops. Children will integrate into all other aspects of the Festival schedule (concerts, ūkestra, The Strüm, jams meals).
Saturday afternoon (May 23), you will have the opportunity to particpate in 2 workshops, one at 1:30pm and the second at 3:30. Each session is 1.25 hours in length with a 45 minute break in between. There will be four workshops running simltaneously during each of those periods, so you can select the 2 that interest you most. Each workshop will be presented in their own space with comfortable seating, video projection and appropriate sound reinforcement.
We will finalize our complete workshop program within the next 2 weeks with descriptions for the Small World Project and David Woodhead sessions on Saturday afternoon and our program for children. At that time, we will email all who have registered so that they sign-up in advance for the workshops they are interested in by online selection on a first-come basis. Capacity for most offerings is 70 people so i doubt anyone will have any difficulty getting what they'd hoped for.
To be fair, we will email all who have registered with advance warning of when we will open up workshop selection (about 2 days prior).
Saturday lunch and our Saturday supper "Feast" are included in your All-Access Festival Pass.
In addition to all ukulele activities, your Festival Pass includes Saturday lunch and our supper Feast prior to The BiG CONCERT. There are delectable options for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
If you stay at one of our two partner hotels, Saturday and Sunday breakfast is included in your special rate.
The MCC is licensed to sell alcoholic refreshments throughout its premesis. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available along with cool snacks in the on-premesis Café.
We love blue skies and sunny days. Fortunately, canada UKES is not dependent on weather in any way. Rain or shine, the Midland Cultural Centre is your ukulele happy place May 22-23-24.
\\THESE ITEMS ARE ALLOWED
Don't bring more ukes than you can carry. Grab a towel from your hotel for Yoga. You won't need a full-on mat.
\\THESE ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED
Guns, knives and guitars ;)