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Drum Circle for Drum Run Adventure Tour

September 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Drum Run is coming to Prince Rupert on September 28th! Take part by joining the drum circle!

The Drum Run Adventure Tour, presented by the Rhythm of Life Society and led by Founder and Executive Director Lyle Povah, is a 1,500 km run and 25-city drum circle tour throughout BC. Our mission is to fundraise for the Child Life Department at BC Children’s Hospital. In partnership with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we seek to “Help Kids Shine.”

Along with a dedicated team of volunteers, Lyle, an international musician, is leading the tour. Since 1991, Lyle has brought a weekly drumming and music program to kids, families and staff at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. He is also an endurance athlete who has run many marathons, including the Boston and Great Wall of China marathons, and recently completed the “Vancouver 100”, a 100-kilometre ultramarathon.

The focus of Lyle’s decades-long career as a musician and Drum Circle Facilitator has been on promoting all aspects of health. A Community Drum Circle becomes the container within which people gather together to drum in community. An event like the Drum Run Adventure Tour seeks to bring health and well-being to the community.

The Drum Run Adventure Tour launches in Victoria on September 10 and makes its way throughout the province, returning for a Closing Ceremony at BC Children’s Hospital on November 21. Throughout the tour, Lyle will run 1,500 km and stop in 25 communities to host drum circles.

The tour will cover four legs:
1) Vancouver Island (to the West) – Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay, Campbell River
2) Highway of Tears (to the North) – Prince Rupert, Terrace, Hazelton, Smithers, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George
3) Okanagan (to the East) – Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Osoyoos
4) Lower Mainland (to the South) – Hope, Mission (TBC), Abbotsford, Port Moody, Vancouver

Drumming and drum circles are fun, family-friendly events that bring communities together and connect people. In addition, research shows that drumming strengthens the immune system, produces feelings of well-being, and helps release emotional trauma. Drumming also induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. We would like to invite your community to join us to drum and have some fun!

By helping The Drum Run Adventure Tour, your city will be supporting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in their efforts to improve health care for children in the province. If you would like to know more about our project, please visit drumrun.org and help us spread the word within your community. Everyone can donate to this cause at gofundme.com/f/help-children-in-british-columbia-to-thrive

Venue: Moose Lodge #1051, 745 1st Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1B2

Organizer: Drum Run Adventure Tour and Rhythm of Life Society


September 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Moose Lodge #1051, 745 1st Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1B2
745 1st Avenue West
Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J1B2 Canada