Feel the rhythm in Spirit Square

Columbia Valley Drumming hosts weekly sessions in July and August

Golden is about to feel the rhythm in Spirit Square all summer long, when Columbia Valley Drumming hosts weekly drumming sessions in Spirit Square.

Columbia Valley Drumming has teamed up with Kicking Horse Culture and the Golden Youth Centre to run a summer drumming program in Spirit Square everything Thursday evening at 7 p.m. through July and August.

Patrick Carrick from Columbia Valley Drumming, has hosted a handful of drumming sessions in Golden already, and with the interest people have shown, he has been able to bring the weekly sessions to town.

People are invited to show up with a drum if they have one, or they can use one of his to join in the fun.

“The Golden community will gather together in the setting sun to send positive vibrations through the Town, for all to enjoy,” Carrick stated.

Each participant will be guided through the session by a professional drum circle facilitator, learning about drumming cultures from around the world, and developing rhythmic skills and techniques along the way.

Participants are invited to show up and pay a drop in fee, or they can sign up for a summer season pass, which includes seven drumming sessions, and is interchangeable to other people in case the purchaser cannot make it. The summer season pass is recommended for people who want to develop their rhythmic skills ad build a strong connection within themselves and their community.

Carrick describes drumming as an “inclusive, engaging, and therapeutic experience” that induces deep relaxation, helps control chronic pain, stimulates the immune system, creates a sense of connectedness, and more.

The weekly drumming sessions are open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. Every Thursday, from July 4 to August 22, except August 1. The drumming session will be hosted at Spirit Square, and will move indoors in case of rain to the Golden Youth Centre down the street.

For more information about the weekly drum sessions, e-mail Carrick at columbiavalleydrumming@gmail.com.

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