August 23 - there IS space in this workshop! Due to technical glitches, the course has not appeared on the online registration system, and if you called to register the staff may have told you that the course was full, and this is NOT TRUE! Come down to play, you can register before the workshop begins!
Archive for August, 2009
First: I am in town for the Saturday Circus this week, yay! I’ll be heading down to the Vancouver Art Gallery from 2-4ish, with music and extra hoops to share. Come play!
Second: Fall classes are filling quickly. The earlybird deadline has passed, but Season Flow passes are still a great deal at just $12 per class when you sign up for the September-December season. Wednesdays start September 9, and Mondays start September 14, woot! See details on the Weekly Classes page, and check out the various package deals on the Fees page.
Third: I’ll have a new mode of hoop transportation shortly! When we were in Seattle last weekend, we picked up a Free Radical kit by Xtracycle, from Aaron’s Bicycle Repair in West Seattle. I originally went with the intention of just going for a test-ride on Aaron’s rental Xtracycle, but after pedalling it around (and UP and down the huge hills in that area) for a couple of hours, I was in love and didn’t want to wait for an online order to be shipped! My long-term intention is to add an electric motor to the bike, to keep me riding year-round and all the way out to UBC and back for late-night waterpolo practices, or downtown and back with the bike fully loaded with hoops. Chris will be helping me build a specific rack attachment to hold the hoops - the Wide Loaders on Aaron’s bike were reasonable, but I didn’t like the way my biggest hoops fell over sideways - we’re planning something in the shape of an “A” as tall as the big guys, with an anchor point at the top of the “A” for a quick tie-on and the bottom of the “A” to have 90 degree bends to slot into the connect points of the cargo rack.
And last: if you haven’t already seen this, check out the review of my class on the Tinybites blog. I sponsored their participation in the 2009 Blogathon to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and had a great time when Karen and Dave dropped by to give hooping a spin! Jason L. won the random draw for the TinyBites Grand Prize (which included a custom rainbow hoop from me along with a bunch of amazing things from the other sponsors) and did a drop-in to class to try out different hoop sizes .. and turned out to be a natural hooper! This was a neat experience, and I was really happy to find yet another way that I could support the Food Bank - they do amazing, and unfortunately necessary, work.
How’s your August shaping up?