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Fun with drums & Boomtown Drums ~ Sunday Aug. 30, 1:30 ~ 4:00 pm

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
Sunday,  August 30, 1:30 ~ 4:00 PM ·
 Such N Stuf with Deb the Seer ~ Wellness Center & GiftShop
 1818 McAra St, Regina
Such N Stuf has a very good sized activity area where we will be able to observe social distancing.  Bring a mask, depending on group concensus.
Sanitized drums provided or Bring your own.  Primarily an adult or mature youth event.
~ Movement, sound, voice, and drumming ~ all welcome ~ no experience needed ~                                                                                                                We will enjoy healing vibrations of sound.
Emotional and Spirit healing with social drumming ~ entraining to the beat of our hearts.
I am so looking forward to having this time together.  $10/person.  Let us know if this is a hardship so you don’t get left out.                                            Let Lee-ann know if you are attending so we save a space for you / /  leeannhoeft.1999@gmail.com

What’s the Happening in the Drumming Field ~ ~ ~

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

July 2, Boomtown is open.  Visit or shop by appointment.  We will ensure health guidelines are followed during your visit.

News:  Jim Boneau, experienced in life and facilitation, member of the worldwide Drum network has just launched a new book on Amazon.  Those who signed up participated in a heartfelt exchange with Jim and other well-known facilitators to explore the insights and share our own experiences.  It was so amazing.  I don’t travel much and it was the first time I have encountered many of my ‘drum heroes’ in person on Zoom.  Such a thrill and a boost to my soul to know we are all out here, adding to the field of positive sound vibrations in the world, as people joined in from many countries and many ways we connect to healing, music, mind, body, and spirit.  Creating the courage and momentum to move in positive directions.

Here is Jim’s book:  THE RUMBLE ZONE, also recommended by Arthur Hull and many more.
Thank you so much for supporting the launch of The Rumble Zone: Leadership Strategies in the Rough & Tumble of Change.                     With your help, we accomplished some great things.  The ideas are provocative and it is a book for these times.
Stay posted on Facebook or Website, or Boomtown newsletter for upcoming events.  Annual August clearance sale.

Groovemaster presents new drums.  The TUBOLO – 10″, 12″, and 14″.  Versatile, playing in the bass zone, providing a good “bass note” for chants, and songs.  Tuning to “THE ONE NOTE” that is your starting platform for improvisation.

Check out Chloe Goodchild on the shift network.  The INSTINCTUAL VOICE, and come together with the voice of your soul, not the voice of your ego.  It is about spirit, not just about technique.  For me, Chloe brings a very missing element to myself and many others who believe “we can’t sing” have lost our voices and now are in the Singing field, rediscovering our instinctual voice.

Re-Launch of Boomtown Product Sales

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Missed you at the Cathedral Village Arts Fest but we are still here.  Photos, Price quotes, etc. provided on request. New program options for the fall will be provided in August Newsletter.  Hope the future is a bit more clear by then.  Marlene, Vic, and I have missed all our drum friends and look forward to some new programming.  So, stay tuned, we will be here for you, somehow.

Call or text for an appointment so that Covid protocols can be followed and we all remain healthy to drum into the future. If you are interested in Covid information on sanitizing Hand Drum and Percussion equipment, just email me and I will send a copy.  Hope to get it loaded up shortly but on the run at the moment.  Homeschooling is not my best skill.  Hurray to all the teachers keeping on track with the kiddos.




Worth Reading ~ new insights ~ April 3

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

From Dr. Melanie Bozard: Please share widely. * * * Hey everybody, as an infectious disease epidemiologist, at this point feel morally obligated to provide some information on what we are seeing from a transmission dynamic perspective and how they apply to the social distancing measures. Like any good scientist I have noticed two things that are either not articulated or not present in the “literature” of social media. Specifically, I want to make two aspects of these measures very clear and unambiguous. First, we are in the very infancy of this epidemic’s trajectory. That means even with these measures we will see cases and deaths continue to rise globally, nationally, and in our own communities in the coming weeks. Our hospitals will be overwhelmed, and people will die that didn’t have to. This may lead some people to think that the social distancing measures are not working. They are. They may feel futile. They aren’t. You will feel discouraged. You should. This is normal in chaos. But, this is also normal epidemic trajectory. Stay calm. This enemy that we are facing is very good at what it does; we are not failing. We need everyone to hold the line as the epidemic inevitably gets worse. This is not my opinion; this is the unforgiving math of epidemics for which I and my colleagues have dedicated our lives to understanding with great nuance, and this disease is no exception. We know what will happen; I want to help the community brace for this impact. Stay strong and with solidarity knowing with absolute certainty that what you are doing is saving lives, even as people begin getting sick and dying. You may feel like giving in. Don’t. Second, although social distancing measures have been (at least temporarily) well-received, there is an obvious-but-overlooked phenomenon when considering groups (i.e. families) in transmission dynamics. While social distancing decreases contact with members of society, it of course increases your contacts with group (i.e. family) members. This small and obvious fact has surprisingly profound implications on disease transmission dynamics. Study after study demonstrates that even if there is only a little bit of connection between groups (i.e. social dinners, playdates/playgrounds, etc.), the epidemic trajectory isn’t much different than if there was no measure in place. The same underlying fundamentals of disease transmission apply, and the result is that the community is left with all of the social and economic disruption but very little public health benefit. You should perceive your entire family to function as a single individual unit; if one person puts themselves at risk, everyone in the unit is at risk. Seemingly small social chains get large and complex with alarming speed. If your son visits his girlfriend, and you later sneak over for coffee with a neighbor, your neighbor is now connected to the infected office worker that your son’s girlfriend’s mother shook hands with. This sounds silly, it’s not. This is not a joke or a hypothetical. We as epidemiologists see it borne out in the data time and time again and no one listens. Conversely, any break in that chain breaks disease transmission along that chain. In contrast to hand-washing and other personal measures, social distancing measures are not about individuals, they are about societies working in unison. These measures also take a long time to see the results. It is hard (even for me) to conceptualize how ‘one quick little get together’ can undermine the entire framework of a public health intervention, but it does. I promise you it does. I promise. I promise. I promise. You can’t cheat it. People are already itching to cheat on the social distancing precautions just a “little”- a playdate, a haircut, or picking up a needless item at the store, etc. From a transmission dynamics standpoint, this very quickly recreates a highly connected social network that undermines all of the work the community has done so far. Until we get a viable vaccine this unprecedented outbreak will not be overcome in grand, sweeping gesture, rather only by the collection of individual choices our community makes in the coming months. This virus is unforgiving to unwise choices. My goal in writing this is to prevent communities from getting ‘sucker-punched’ by what the epidemiological community knows will happen in the coming weeks. It will be easy to be drawn to the idea that what we are doing isn’t working and become paralyzed by fear, or to ‘cheat’ a little bit in the coming weeks. By knowing what to expect, and knowing the importance of maintaining these measures, my hope is to encourage continued community spirit, strategizing, and action to persevere in this time of uncertainty.