Pirate Jim's Aloha ka Poalua Kanikapila reminder - October 24, 2017

This weeks jam will be at JJ's House! 

When: Tuesday October 24, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002A 26 Ave NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila - September 19, 2017

This weeks kanikapila will be held in the lobby of The Riverside Towers - Tower One.

When: Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 145 Point Drive NW (In the main lobby)

How Much: FREE

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila & Pot Luck Lūʻau - September 12, 2017

Aloha kakou! Hau'oli au! I am very excited about tonight's kanikapila. This week is going to be different. We are starting early and having a pot luck lu'au before the jam.

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila Reminder - September 5, 2017

This weeks kanikapila will be at Bowness Park - Site 3. (If it rains we'll be at the shack)

When: Tuesday September 5, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: Bowness Park - Site 3 - 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2B2

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - August 22, 2017

Aloha kakou,

Pehea'oe? Maika'i au! I hope your adventure watching the eclipse yesterday was fun. I was inside eating a cheeseburger when it all went down. I was hoping it would go really dark here during the event, but it didn't. I guess I should have driven to Idaho Falls.  Hopefully the rest of these dog days or summer will be as fun as yesterday. How about we keep it going with a jam?

This weeks kanikapila will be at JJ's House!

When: Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002 A 26 Ave NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila Reminder - July 25, 2017

Aloha Kakou!

Pehea'oe? Hou'oli au! Hou'oli aloha ka poalua! How are you? I am happy! Happy Aloha Tuesday! 

I am now almost finished up 2 months seizure free and I am so happy that 2 of the 4 tests I have had so far have come back clear of anything bad. I have 2 more tests to do before I am cleared to go back to delivering the mail (I now miss the daily exercise). YAY!!! You may also notice that this newsletter has changed names. It is no longer The Aloha Tuesday Newsletter and will be a Tuesday Kanikapila reminder only. My newsletter will now be published every Friday instead of Tuesday. The first edition of Pirate Jim's Aloha Friday Newsletter will be released this Friday July 28, 2017. All the newsletter information and narrative personal updates will be in this Friday newsletter. I will also be including a weekly video of the newsletter information and a possible future podcast. Every Friday you will watch stories about ukuleles, ukulele history, play along songs, interesting facts about the things I enjoy, updates on my Pirate Jim projects, and more. All these things will be posted on my youtube channel and links will be distributed through all social media channels I post on.

So see you again here and on Youtube this Friday!!!

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Bring your ukulele and jam with us tonight at my Kanikapila & BBQ in BOWNESS PARK!

 *Bowness Park - Site 3 (If it rains we'll be at the shack)* 

I will be arriving early to have a BBQ dinner with my Ohana. Please join us if you want to. BYOB!!!

When: Tuesday July 25, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm (BBQ around 5:00pm)

Where: Bowness Park - Site 3 - 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2B2

How Much: FREE & BYOB for the BBQ

Why: Because we can and we should!

* Bring your music stand, a fold up chair (if you don't want to sit on the wooden benches), and bug spray! If you feel like joining in on the BBQ, please come around 5:00pm* 

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 27, 2017

Aloha kakou! Pehea'oe? Hau'oli la pōʻaluao aloha! Hello everyone. How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday! I hope you are doing well. I am in the middle of week 3 of my seizure recovery and although my muscles are still sore I feel better mentally and my creativity has exploded! I am busy working on my filmmaking course and The Ho'okipa Project. I have further details on that down below. I also am very close to announcing a performance date in Calgary for Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse. Stay Tuned! 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 20, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Maika'i au! I am good and getting better. My back is feeling much better this week and I have not had any more seizures. Woot Woot! I had a CT scan over the weekend and have more tests in July and August. Cross your fingers and let's fight whatever this is together! With luck, I'll be able to drive again by Christmas. Sigh!

My Neighbour Day Kanikapila this past Saturday was a blast too! I met many of my neighbours on the street and I even got to swap songs with one of them. He is a classical guitar player and sang some lovely flamenco pieces for me. I tried to play along, but it was hard to figure out the chords. I can't wait to play with all of you again tonight!

This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday June 20, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Ho'okipa Project Rehearsal & Organizational Meeting

It's time to get organized and creative! Starting this Thursday I am opening up the shack to rehearse and write our material for the Ho'okipa Project. 

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Thursday June 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Who: All members of Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse

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Oli Club (Hawaiian Chanting)

Many of you have come with me before to the Aloha Music Camp. Many of you have taken the Oli classes with me at Aloha Music Camp. Many of you would like to practice more and gain an even deeper connection with this ancient art. Many of you are just curious... Well, I have decided to get organized and set up a time for us to practice together.... 

What: Pirate Jim's Oli Club (Hawaiian chant)

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Sunday June 18, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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Olelo Hawaii Class - Hawaiian Song Study and Language Class

Have you been coming to my Tuesday night kanikapila for a while now and wish you could sing along with me in the Hawaiian songs? Have you heard the call to learn the Hawaiian language? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the hidden meanings behind many of Hawaii's famous songs. Well then come to my Olelo Hawaii class on Sunday's. We will slowly learn the Hawaiian language and some songs along the way and break down all the words, how to say them, what they mean, the story behind the words and song, etc... There will be no pressure to memorize, but a deep requirement to have fun and learn something while doing so.

What: Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

When: Sunday June 25, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How Much$10 per person drop in or $30 per person monthly

Why: To learn how to speak and sing the Hawaiian language and learn more about the songs.

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Coming Ukulele Events in and around Calgary:

- August FAMI Camp 2017 - http://www.fami.ca/
 
August Instructional Camp   Aug 24 - 27, 2017    **Registration May 6th, 9:00 am**

- "UKESTRA" - June 20 & June 21

Evening Workshop / Concert with Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart UKESTRA from Australia - check out this link!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHg8zg3pdQ\

One evening will be in Calgary, one evening in Millarville. Limited availability for each night!  

$40/night

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