VIMW - Creating Musical Community
If you’re looking for somewhere to get started in music, hone your musical skills or kick start yourself back into music after a period of time away from it, you’ve found the right place in the Vancouver Island Music Workshop.
VIMW Spring Retreat May 10-12, 2019
VIMW Fall Retreat Sept. 6-8, 2019
and our friends at the
Beyond Trad Summer Workshop
July 22-26, 2019
Seven Springs Retreat Camp & Centre
1888 Kaye Road, Nanoose Bay BC
***Please note this year's change of format***
After 13 years of organizing the workshop we decided that, for this year, we would simplify things a bit and do 2 retreat events. There won't be any paid instructors doing formal lessons. The participants are encouraged to offer or request workshops, as has happened at the retreats for the past years. We always really enjoy the freedom of the retreat weekends when the timetable over a whole weekend is relaxed. A special kind of spontaneous magic seems to develop, with lots of jamming and sharing.
We, (the organizers), are excited at the prospect of being able to participate more fully in the fall event. The workshop weekends are a huge undertaking for a few of us, and we are looking forward to trying the new format for 2019.
We would also like to advise that we have a strict "no pet policy" for our events at Seven Springs and that all smoking or vaping of any kind should take place at considerate distance from all campers, especially away from the main lodge.
VIMW Spring Retreat is a great place to get your Jam on, meet some new people and play lots of music... without worrying about cooking, emails, phone calls and the rest of our busy world. Step outside of the daily grind into a space of creativity and community. Ad hoc workshops and Hat bands are offered by fellow campers and the jamming just never stops.