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Drumming up Peace Lanuch!

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Wow!  over 200 people gathered on Friday at our regular drum circle for a special evening to launch a Summer of Peace Project.  With Drumming, Live Music, Poetry, a Pece Rock Ceremony and we all committed to do an act of peace ths summer to reach our goal or One Million Acts of Peace by the end of 2012!

Join us this summer for more great events.   www.summerofpeacecalgary.com

 

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Canadian Burn Conference, “Renewal of Spirit!”

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Last week I had the great privilege of offering a closing synergy keynote session at the National bi-annual Canadian Burn Survivors Conference.  I was touched to my core by their courage, confidence, hope and belief in the power of community, health care professionals and Spirit to heal.  My hat is off to you all, blessings on your inspirational journey!

Their theme was Renewal of Spirit, and I can tell you that my spirit was renewed hearing their stories and also their tips for surviving tragedy and loss.  Here are three tips that one woman shared, who had lost most of the skin on the entire front of her body, and three children in a terrible gasoline truck accident.  They are what she uses to cope with going out into public wit her scars.   Amazingly smple but powerful for any of us who are feeling low, lost or our of hope:

1.  Smile

2.  Direct eye contact

3.  Great posture

WOW, how simple and empowering is that!

People from all across Canada were there.  Every one of  you are amazing Spirits, I honor you all!  Judy

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Drumming up Team Spirits at Suncor

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   Suncor and Worley Parsons joined us for a drum circle at Heritage Park in the Gun Dairy Barn.  40 participants, most men, engineers, skeptics galore!  However the drum circle did its magic once again and smiles were on every face as they left the circle.  The metaphors, messages and key learnings were used the next day in their seminar on the 5 dysfunctions of a team.

“The drum circle really enhanced our day, I continually referred to the drum circle experience to “drum in the messages” I was trying to deliver”  Consultant with Suncor.

Yea, Drum Circles, you did your job once again in the Corporate world!  Give us a call to explore how we might bring a whole new spirit to your team and workplace!

 

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Seniors Drum Circles!

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Senior are eating this up!  Bringing a new sense of purpose, life, energy and spirit to residents and staff alike, drum circles are taking the Seniors community in Calgry by storm!  Call us to discuss your needs, we are ready for you!

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Fundraiser for an African Music School!

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AN EVENING FOR THE KOOMBI CENTRE

Join us for a night in support of the Koombi center (Bourkina Faso), Arnaud Sparks will be sharing his experience teaching at the center with a short presentation of photos and stories.  This will be followed by a performance in traditional African dance and music, starring threeteenagers from the center and storyteller KPG. The evening will be concluded with a danceand music lesson. Voluntary donation at the door.

Saturday February 25, starts at 7pm at 19:00

2036 – 20th Avenue S.W.

Calgary Arts Academy, Knob hill campus

BEHIND THE OLD CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

plsart@shaw.ca 403-249-1331

 

 

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Used Drums for Sale!

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REMO 10″ Pre-Tuned Valencia 50 Series Tubanos

REMO 10″ Tunable Mondo Djembes

REMO 16″ Black Bahia Buffalo Frame Drums

REMO 22″ Standard Buffalo Frame Drums

Loads of hand percussion, shakers, maracas, LP Jam Blocks, and others.

All of these have been used in my drum circles and I am looking to move my inventory around.

For sale at out Friday night drum circles, every Friday from 7-9, Inglewood Community Hall, 1740 24 ave se.  Call Julien for more info 403-479-6968

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Welcome

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Welcome to the new Circles of Rhythm blog.  Here you can keep up to date and comment on upcoming and recent events.  Drum Circles are growing l iek weeds.  They are an amazing opportunity to let go, lift your spirits and refresh your tired mind and body.  Come see for yourself, there are many drumming events and ongoing workshops to choose from. 

Bless Your beating Hearts!

 JudyAtkinson, President and Founer

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