hey there fellow harbour city dwellers!
i'm in nanaimo for the summer and i have just taken up hooping a couple months ago, and i'm wondering if there are any hoop jams/skill shares or any other hoopers who would just like to get together and spin? i'm interested in other flow arts as well and would love to find some other people in town to learn from and play with!
Welcome to the island!
There is a perfomance group called Vestafire in Nanaimo that gets together for spin jams and classes in all sorts of flow arts, http://web.vestafireentertainment.ca/, Karina Strong is the main organizer for this group.
We also have a strong hoop community up here in the Comox Valley, only an hour and a half away.
Hi VinylSkye! It's Tracey and I'm in the Comox Valley with Lyndsay (above) and Luluperuse... there are others too! Lots of fun things happening around here for the summer. Let's keep in touch!
Thanks for the reply. You say there are lots of fun things happening? How do i find out about these?
Hi Vinyl Skye
Been meaning to reply to your message. I am happy that my fellow Comox Valley Hooper and friend Tracey sent a message! Tracey is one of the main promoters and teachers of hooping in the valley and I know that between us and the others here we will have some hoop fun this summer. I have been thinking about having weekly hoop jams outside, I will let you know! Hope to hoop with you soon!
Hi I sent you a 'friend request' on Hoopcity so we can communicate through messages. Also my email is islandhulahoopla at gmail dot com. Blog for upcoming Hoopla events is firstname.lastname@example.org
I am new to the Island AND new to hooping! .... But stoked on both!!!!
Would love to find some people to join up with to help me with my skills and share good hooping energy. i am up for anything really, but I dont know where to start to conneect with people!
I checked Tracey's blog ... but the link isn't good :(
So glad to have found this thread! :)
Welcome to the island!
Yay more hoopers! A couple of us hoopers from Nova Firespun Arts and Island Hula Hoopla in the Comox Valley and some of ladies from Vesta Fire in Nanaimo participated in the Mad Skillz Juggle, Spin , Flow festival this past weekend in Vancouver. Feeling pretty pumped and ready for some serous play time!
Tracey's blog is
You can also check out Vesta Fire, Nanaimo based performance troupe.
Tracey is producing workshops with Valentina from Unity Hoops in San Diego. She will be here in the Comox Valley, in Cumberland August 15th and 16th. Super stoked for this amazing opportunity!
Look forward to connecting more and hooping with you soon!