More juggling fun in February

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          First of all, let me just say that Tobi and Calder had a very successful performance at Tobi’s high school talent show last Wednesday, January 30th.  They worked hard at creating an interesting two-person show, and feel good about their performance, which was well-received by the students.  There was lots of passing, mixed in with a bit of comedy and tumbling, but they both feel that they need to work on their individual 5-ball routines, because that felt a bit rough.  Picking the right music made the show more fun to perform, according to Calder.   

         There is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks for us Bowen jugglers.  Next Saturday (February 9th) we will be sharing the BICS gym with lantern makers again, which definitely improves our attendance numbers for the day.  All the new folks come in to make a paper lantern (for the Island Winterfest celebration taking place the following Saturday), and discover the Juggling Club and all their toys, and before you know it, they are learning something new.  Yay!  New playmates.  The last lantern-making workshop brought more than 60 people over to the juggling side of the gym to try stuff.           

          The following Saturday (February 16th) we have our regular afternoon meeting at the gym, and for any jugglers who are interested, the B. I. Juggling Club is going to participate in the Island Winterfest, which meets at BICS at 5 pm, the evening of that same Saturday.  You can either juggle something that has light- or glow- in-the-dark qualities, or carry a (paper?) lantern while we follow the Black Sheep Dancers down to Crippen Park to the bonfire.  There will be dancing, singalong, juggling, storytelling, and a chocolate fondue.  I have my fingers crossed for no rain or snow.

          And then, next month the Victoria Juggling Festival is held at the University of Victoria on the week-end of March 15th.  We do not know yet if the BICS gym will be available for our regular juggling meeting, (school closes that Friday for a two-week Spring break),  but we do know that a few Bowen Island jugglers will be attending the Victoria festivities, and will not be on Bowen to run the regular meeting.  So if you aren’t going to Victoria and you would be willing to guest host the B I juggling club meeting for us, please let us know at our home phone.  Tobi and his family will be with us in Victoria, and Ken and Sue are firing up their RV to join the fun as well.  We’ve rented a two bedroom suite with an extra fold-out couch no one has claimed yet… 

       So much to look forward to!

See you soon, all.   

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One Response to “More juggling fun in February”

  1. natacha Says:

    Hello,

    I’m looking to hire a juggler to perform at my August. 7th wedding.
    Anyone possibly interested? I need about 20 min. before the dinner is served.

    Thank you

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