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Coffee Hose Jam
I can not begin to tell you how great these Coffee House Jams are but I will try my best anyway. On Wednesday the 13 of January folks gathered together at the Shilo Inn, in SpruceWoods, Manitoba for another evening of our monthly Coffee House Jams.

Now folks, if you have never been to these Coffee House Jams then you should make it a point to attend one. They are a smaller jam, usually, with fewer musicians and a smaller audience. It’s closer, in format to a kitchen or living room jam and is somewhat less formal. Sometimes there are as few as  six or seven musicians or as many as sixteen when the weather and season permits.

New faces pop in from time to time to show us their music. This month a helicopter pilot, from the armed forces, dropped in for the evening and played us some rather nice soft rock from the 60’s. Joel hails from Quebec, and he heard that some folks were having fun in the back part of the dinning area and didn’t see why he shouldn’t have a little bit of the fun himself. You see… that’s the attitude to take when it comes to jams. They are an open invitation to participate. Everyone is always welcome. Joel didn’t have his guitar with him but there were plenty of folks eager to lend him theirs and we all enjoyed his music.

What am I trying to say with this? Well I guess I just want you folks to consider what you are missing. It don’t cost a dime to join in on one of these jams and if you don’t have an instrument, don’t be shy to ask if you can borrow one. I am sure that you will be inundated with folks eager to lend you theirs. It’s a whole different atmosphere then the big jams and an extremely enjoyable way for a musician to spend an evening.

If you haven’t attended one of these Coffee House Jams yet, come on down to the next one and I think that you’ll be hooked just like I am. The Shilo Inn Coffee House Jams occur once a month at the Shilo Inn in SpruceWoods, Manitoba. That’s just a kilometer or two North of the Shilo, armed forces base on highway 340. It usually begins at 7:00pm and ends around 10:00pm. That’s on the second Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise stated here on this site, (we often close these jams down during the Summer months).

Why don’t you come on down and find out, for your self, what’s so special about a Coffee House Jam. We look forward to seeing you there.




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Our bottom line goal is to keep our local live music alive and well in our area. So c’mon out to Spruce Woods the last Sunday of each month and bring your music with you. We’d love to see ya…

Here’s a map to find your way to Sprucewoods, coming from Brandon Manitoba or the surrounding area. (Click on the map to enlarge it.) Route to SpruceWoods Here’s a map so’s you can find your way around SpruceWoods. (Click on the map to enlarge it.) Spruce Woods Map If you would like to join us in our jams or would just like more information call Wayne at (204) 834-2130 or any of the executive listed on the executive page under “Members”. ________________________________________________________________

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DO YOU WANT A JAM IN YOUR TOWN??

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Here are the requirements: Westman Jams does not pay rent for the venue: i.e The hall/auditorium/ must be donated. There is NO charge for admission at the door. Westman Jams takes a silver collection Your town can put on a supper to raise money. Most of the Jammers will participate and buy a ticket. If you would like arrange a jam in your community call Wayne at (204) 834-2130 or any of the executive listed on the executive page under “Members”.


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CANADIAN NORTHERN LIGHTS

The Canadian Northern Lights are a group of Motorhome enthusiasts from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota that get together approximately once a month to enjoy fellowship and fun. On the weekend of May 26 to 29, 2016 we enjoyed the hospitality of Carberry, Manitoba.

Occasionally we enjoy live entertainment. It was arranged that a club called the Westman Jammers would try to bring together some members and play some old time music for us to enjoy. We ended up with 15 players, singers and family members that joined us for an evening of good music and dancing. They travelled from different parts of the province to get together. The music and dancing lasted a full two hours and it was apparent that they truly enjoyed what they were doing.

I would like to pass on a big thank you from the Canadian Northern Lights to Wayne and all the Westman Jammers that joined us that night to give us an evening of entertainment that will be remembered and talked about for some time to come.

Vice President

Bryan Paquin