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The Hooping Life Ottawa - wow, what a night!

We had a great turnout and a full evening of hooping fun! Here's the slideshow of photos from last Fri. Mar. 30, 2012. Photos by Tiana Kluchert ( and Trish. (The Flash slideshow won't play on iPhone or iPad, but you can click to view the photos on Picasa). 


The Hooping Life movie, this Fri. March 30 at Dovercourt

The countdown is on for the Ottawa Screening of the Hooping Life at Dovercourt this Fri. March 30, 6:30pm (movie at 7:15pm, hoop jam to follow)! In addition to the movie and jam, there will be door & raffle prizes of great hoop merchandise. Click for the poster (pdf). 

Tickets ($15) can be purchased in advance from Jenny, Trish, Sophie, Brigitte, Bryana and Robyn as well as by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person at Dovercourt; they will also be available at the door for $20.

This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with local hoopers, learn about the origins of the hooping phenomenon and give it a whirl at the jam. Come out to celebrate & support the Ottawa/ Gatineau Hoop community! 



Hoop Jam this Friday March 16, 7-8:30pm at Dovercourt

Beka makes it look easyCome out and hoop or — for those who attended Rebecca Halls' inspiring Floorwork workshop last sunday— roll, fold, slide, push & pull! (For those of you who didn't, don't be surprised if you see lots of foot hooping, graceful floor rolling, and starfish imitations from those who did!)

I will be in Toronto at Baxter's Toronto Hoop Path Event weekend #2, so Brigitte will provide some hoops & tunes. 

Our NEXT jam night falls on Fri. March 30th, which is our OFFICIAL "The Hooping Life" screening + Hoop Jam evening! Things kickoff at 6:30pm, screening at 7:15pm and hoop jam follows at 8:45pm. Get your ticket at Dovercourt (upstairs or downstairs desk, or by phone 613-798-8950 ext. 0) or from ticket sellers including me (Trish), Jenny Anderson, Brigitte Ethier, Sophie Latreille, Bryana Katz, Amanda Halladay and Robyn Brehaut. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Bring friends, family, neighbours…anyone who wonders what this crazy passion of yours is all about. You do not have to be 'into' hooping in order to enjoy this movie. Note that the subject matter is mature, and not suitable for children. 


The Hooping Life movie event in Ottawa - Friday March 30!

"With a hoop and a dream, they changed their worlds"

This special movie is available for community-organized screenings only, and will make its Eastern Ontario premiere at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa on Friday March 30th! Support the movie and our local hoop community by attending. 

The Hooping Life is a movie about a grassroots movement where teachers and performers, healers and fitness gurus -- with a hula-hoop and a dream -- build self-esteem in South Central, heal abuse in South Africa, develop a spiritual practice in the deep South, and become entrepreneurs of their own lives.

Filmed partly by the subjects themselves, and traveling from Burning Man to Time Square, from South Central to South Africa, The Hooping Life captures the birth and addictive growth of a new subculture. Featuring Hoopalicious, Hoopgirl, Karis, Tisha, Baxter, Sass, Jeffrey, Groovehoops, Art Linkletter and Shaquille O'Neal.

Arrivals, refreshments and mingling 6:30-7pm. Showtime at 7:15pm (running time is approximately 78 minutes), followed by a hoop jam. The movie deals with some mature themes and is recommended for those 16yrs and up. 

Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and are available for sale from Dovercourt Recreation Centre and local area hoopers. For more information please email Trish at

Check out The Hooping Life trailer below.