Bright Nights in Stanley Park

One of our favourite times of the year is Christmas! One of our favourite events at Christmastime is the Bright Nights in Stanley Park Volunteer Appreciation Night.

Many (hundreds?) of firefighters volunteer their time to create a festive, sparkly Winter Wonderland by the Stanley Park Train, then invite families from the whole Lower Mainland to come and enjoy the scene. Even better, they start working on it in October! (Ever wonder how they get the Maple Leaf flag — made of […]


MP3 and CHART: Why Musicians Can’t Dance

Band members: Click on the red title above (MP3 and Chart: Why Musicians Can’t Dance) to view the full post with the downloadable resources in it. This front page index just shows a headline and an excerpt (kinda like when you view a newspaper on your iPhone)!


GIG: May 18, Wed, 11:30-1:00, Burrard and Robson

Thanks to Brian and Judy for these details!

To all of you that have volunteered to play – here are the details.

Please bring your lyres – this is a stand up job.

EVENT: Firefighters’ Ride for Cancer – Wednesday, May 18.

LOCATION: Burrard and Robson in Vancouver.

DRESS: Uniform issued pants, long-sleeved light blue shirt, tie, belt, black shoes and black socks.

TIME: Call time – 11.30 a.m. Downbeat – NOON. It will last only an hour.

PARKING: Space should be available at Vancouver […]


GIG: Ocean Concrete Event Details

Hey Everyone,

Here are the details on the Ocean Concrete gig on April 30:


Call time (depending on your instrument) 11:15 to 11:30
Downbeat: 12:00 noon
Play time: until 1 or 1:30 (1300 or 1330)
Post-gig: Munchies on the Island as per Rod’s recommendation


Uniform: Navy pants, blue shirt, tie, belt, black socks, black shoes, no hat
IMPORTANT: MUST have alternative clothing to wear if going out afterwards — no identifiable uniform pieces are to be worn inside any licensed facilities. Either cover up with a jacket […]


Test post for Advisory Committee

This is just a test to see if band members can also see this post. Testing an advisory-committee-only area. Oh yeah, and Steve Prestage, too. I gave him ninja-rights to the site, even though he doesn’t actually know it yet! LOL! And don’t forget ea/… she gets to see everything! (heh heh)