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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:...by me, Meenik (aka Nick Woolsey, of thevenue.org/playpoi.com and the videos nickwithfire and Dervishly Yers). ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile



My little Brother and I are driving across Canada, mid August - Mid September. I will be stopping to teach workshops and/spin fire anywhere that I'm wanted. Currently confirmed: Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and PEI. Hopefully we'll fill in the blanks rolleyes



It started like this: my little brother was going to drive to Halifax from Vancouver to visit our family, and he said to me, "you have to come, we may never get another chance to drive across the country together."



I couldn't deny his logic, and since I'd already been emailing with somebody in Montreal for months about teaching my scales-of-poi workshops I figured, heck, why not launch a GREAT CANADIAN POI TOUR ADVENTURE?



So, anybody want to help organize workshops? Just email me at nickATplaypoi.com. I can also bring cool poi gear. And we'll make a movie of the whole thing and you and your town/village/city can be part of it. You'll be famous!



If you're wondering who the heck I am anyway, I invite you to visit www.playpoi.com and check out the videos and photos, or theveue.org to find out about all my other artistic exploits.



Swoosh,



nick weavesmiley weavesmiley

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:im not usualy around that part of the world, but i am in ottowa (sp) for a month from july 1st onwards, so would love to spin with some poeple smile

Bryn


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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*robyn*
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

*robyn*

member
Location: canadian in canada

Total posts: 111
Posted:would you be back tracking by going to victoria first? or would you see it as an opportubity to spin near the petting zoo at beacon hill park?

my state of mind creates my world

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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:Hmmm... I'll be as close as Salt Spring Island a couple times. I could be convinced! But maybe not with my little brother. The Beacon Hill Park jams are Sundays, yes?

"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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*robyn*
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

*robyn*

member
Location: canadian in canada

Total posts: 111
Posted:i do believe sunday is fire day in victoria. but i can't be sure as i don't live there at the minute....i'm a londoner, i emailed you about a retreat as i'm home for august....

anyhoo, i've heard the scene is really good and loyal. but salt spring is great fun too! i had a seriously joyous poi day there last summer. my friend has contacts with a marimba band on the island...a musical/poi jam could be arranged...


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rowanlee


member
Location: west coast

Total posts: 99
Posted:Hmmn Robyn, would that be Shawna( sp?) by any chance? Just ran into her yesterday...

We love the music /poi jams here! Should be some drum and dij jamming at the Mad Hatters Party tomorrow night, then workshops on Sunday...

Fun!


wherever you go, there you are

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:I'm in the works on organizing a workshop for Toronto sometime, if anyone wants to join in or wants to come or anything, let me know biggrin

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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

enthusiast
Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:hey im very rarely in that part of the world but I have to go over to Tronoto and montreal for a conference at the end of the september and i want to talk some holiday before then so might see you en route

Grow old but never grow up

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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:That can probably be arranged. It looks like I'm doing workshops in both Toronto and Montreal, so take your pick. smile

I think I'll be in Montreal for a little longer. And I have more extracurricular activities there.


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

enthusiast
Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:If you could pm you schedule i will try to sort out something cheers.

hope i get to meet some canadian spinners


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Sukoon
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Sukoon

Member
Location: Montreal

Total posts: 5
Posted:I guess this spot is a better angle huh Nick?

Greetings poi-friends!!
The original message debuted at the "Introduction" part of this forum, but I guess (thank's Meenik) that putting it here will work better.

I'm hosting poi retreats for Nick (AKA Meenik) in Montreal!
We've been emailing for months, and I was supposed to head over to Vancouver for a poi retreat at his studio, but then I couldn't make it happen
However, Nick's Great Canadian Poi Adventure will be making it to Montreal!
ye!
So who's in for a friendly gathering of incredible poi experience?
Stay in touch, let this thread grow, write me, and he should be arriving in end of August, beginning of September.
I really think we should make a sweet group by the time he arrives and all greet him with hugs hugs hugs. He's coming a long way.

May the weaving begin,
SukoOn.


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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:OK, a few details are coming out of the woodwork. Boy, this is more last minute than I'd hoped. Please spread the word to any Canadians!

Sept 14th/15th: Revelstoke, BC
Sept 18th Calgary, AB
Sept 19th Edmonton, AB
Sept 20th: Saskatoon, SK
Sept 21st: Winnipeg, MB
Sept 24/25th: Toronto, in that big province in the middle
Sept 27/28th: Ottawa, ha ha its called Ontario
Sept 29th-oct 2:Montreal
Oct 4th-6th: Charlottetown, PEI
Oct 11th-13th Halifax, NS

More details will be posted on playpoi.com as they... you know, get born or whatever.

Or just get in touch!

nick


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Are you not now going to Pakistan?

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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LiquidFire
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

newbie
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Total posts: 3
Posted:If you do stop by winnipeg i would definatly be down for a work shop.

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newbie but learning fast

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BansheeCat
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

veteran
Location: lost

Total posts: 1247
Posted:Argggh! I thought you were leaving on the 18th! Did you change plans while I was gone?!
Stay til the 18th! Arghhh!


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:I bailed on Pakistan. It was just too much to take on. I was already getting ready for the final round of filming, moving out of the studio, moving out of my home, and organizing the tour. Also, they couldn't give me any references... and when I really checked in with myself, I felt like it was a bad idea for me to go. I've done wilder things, but I'm pretty vulnerable right now.

I'm in contact with the person who did go though. So far it's ok but she's pretty confined to her hotel quarters for security reasons. I'm looking forward to the full report. smile

But back to the tour: Yes, new dates are posted on playpoi.com/touringpoiworkshops.htm. I leave this thursday.

-nick


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:Alright, the details are set for the Toronto Workshop wink We've got a place and a time and everything.

Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St East (Just East of Greenwood and almost right off Dundas [I believe])
September 24 & 25
1030 - 1300 (or for those less partial for my beloved 24 hour clock, 10:30am - 1:30pm)
$35 for one & $60 for both

Bring your selves, bring your poi, and bring an appetite to learn and play!
Hope to see everyone there, contact me for a pre-reg spot, it's first come first serve, and pre-reg can make sure you get a spot.
R.S.V.P at anime_lover_gram@hotmail.com or at 905-877-1179 (will probably be long distance).

Cheers
Gram


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Sukoon
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Sukoon

Member
Location: Montreal

Total posts: 5
Posted:Montreal's dates are as follow:



September 30th at the Centre de Tai Chi Chuan at the train station Roxboro Pierrefond.

We will be meeting at the train station downtown (metro Bonaventure) to hop on our ride at 4:50pm.

We reach the center at 5:20 and will stay there till sun sets so Nick will give us a little fire show as an appetizer for the two following days of Workshop downtown.

This "demo-workshop" will be on donation to the Tai Chi Chuan Center ($5.00 or more if you're feeling generous).



Then the 1st and 2nd of October will take place at La Caserne on Ontario street, right outside Frontenac Metro; from 1 to 3 pm.

(Exact address just came in: 2633 Ontario Est) rolleyes

$35.00 for one day and $60.00 for both.

The weather looks like no rain so we will most probably head out to Park Lafontaine after we're done with the indoors and pursue our workshop outside in open air.



For reservation or more info, dial (514) 802 - 4552 .

The password is "Meenik Sukoon"





Weeee smile

Chi.

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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:...and we're still looking to make friends in Saskatchewan, and western Ontario. Anybody want to put up weary poi spinners?

Revelstoke and Calgary were great. The tour is off to a very bood start. We're posting a blog on www.playpoi.com/poinews

Canandians?


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BansheeCat
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

veteran
Location: lost

Total posts: 1247
Posted:bood? what is a bood start ;-)

bad or good? make up your mind, silly...
kiss from me, and one from the french girl
love ya, Andrea


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Hope you're having fun Nick...

Love and hugs
Clare xxx


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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:I just found out about the Toronto workshops this morning when I got out of work and really want to attend. I messaged ImmortalAngel about it but was wondering if someone might have a place to put me up for a night between workshops. I'm putting my paycheck into this so a hotel is asking alot. It doesn't really matter though I can always sleep in the car. Hope to see some of ya there.

Peace, Love, Circles

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:Hey Rovo, I already emailed you about it, also, I have another guy coming up from NY, a town called Bativa or some such? How close are you guys etc? If you two can carpool up here, he can save money on the bus, and you can save money on gas (considering how expensive it is, it's not a bad idea). I'll get you in touch with him via email. It's so nice to see interest from all sides of the border smile
ALSO,
For the toronto workshop, if anyone wants to come back to my house on the saturday night, I'm gonna see if we can go to a local park (not hard considering I have half a dozen nicely sized parks within a 5 minute walk in any direction), and have a spin session.
If you're interested in coming my mailing address is on the Meet Others directory, or you can contact me in PM or email wink
Cheers
Gram


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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:I made it! biggrin

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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:Round 2
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Peace, Love, Circles

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