Promoting the enjoyment of Bluegrass music
in the Durham Region


Dear Pineridge Members,

This is to inform you that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the May 3rd and June 7th meetings of the Pineridge Bluegrass Club are now cancelled.

As you know, all Oshawa facilities, including community centres such as Woodview Park, are now closed until further notice. As it seems highly unlikely that things will be open by May 3rd or even by June 7th, the Pineridge Executive has made the decision to cancel both these meetings.

Hopefully we will be able to meet again on September 20th as scheduled. However, we will monitor the situation over the summer and keep you informed about this date as well.

We are endeavouring to let all our members know about this cancellation. As you can imagine, it is difficult to get in touch with everyone. Therefore we would ask you to please take some time to let your friends know, especially those people who do not have e-mail as well as those who are not members but who attend our meetings regularly.
We hope that you will all stay healthy during this difficult time and that everyone will be back together grinnin' and pickin' soon.

Best Regards,

Your Pineridge Executive,
Don Adams, Gerry McCaie, Paul Puckrin, Sheila Meyer and Len Sutton

Join us at our monthly picking sessions!

    Woodview Community Centre
151 Cadillac Avenue North, Oshawa, Ontario
    One Sunday of each month, except July & August (see schedule below) 12:30 p. m. until 4:30 p. m.
    $2.00 for members, $4.00 for non-members
Yearly membership $20.00
    Picking, singing, jamming, performing and listening.
Musicians, beginners and listeners of all ages are welcome. Snacks, hot and cold drinks available.
Family atmosphere.
What to bring:
    Acoustic instruments suitable for playing Bluegrass (electric bass allowed), Voices, lyrics, etc.

How to get there:

Exit Highway 401 at Ritson Road. Drive north on Ritson to King Street (Highway 2). Drive east on King to Cadillac Avenue. Drive north on Cadillac until it turns the corner and becomes Beverly. On the east side of Cadillac, right at the corner, is the Woodview Community Centre.



2019 Picking Session Dates:

November 3 (Annual meeting/Elections)

December 1


2020 Picking Session Dates:

January 5

February 2

March 1 (plus Pot Luck Supper)




July and August - no sessions - we're off to the festivals! (maybe...)

September 20

October 18

November 8(Annual meeting/Elections)

December 6

Club Activities:

Picking (naturally) - Here are lists of popular instrumentals and songs, and a page about jam etiquette.

Stage show - sign up and play, or sit and listen.

Slow jam - Here's a list of tunes to practise.


Luthier's Corner


Coming Events table


Here's a link to the club's Facebook Page.

Lots of Club photos are at Photobucket.

You can join or renew your membership in the the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society at any of our club meetings. If you would like to renew by mail, please print out the membership form, fill it out, and send it to:

Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society
51 Cherrydale Court,
Scarborough, Ontario.
M1C 3H1

Our Advertisers:




Pineridge Executive


Don Adams


Paul Puckrin

Vice President/Director
  Gerry McCaie
  Len Sutton
Hall Manager /Director
  Sheila Meyer
  Alanna Jenish  
"Strings" Editor
  Rod Craig
  Bill MacDonald  
Stage Manager
  Sheila Meyer  
Membership Manager
  Marcella McCaie,
Darla Killingbeck
& Glory Adams
Reception Desk
  Betty Hass, Carol
Doyle & Ruby
Social Convenors
  John & Carol Doyle  
Strings Mail Assistants
  Ann Adams  
Merchandise Manager
  Anne Delong  





For more information about the Pine Ridge Bluegrass Folklore Society, contact:
Don Adams  Phone:  905-985-1475   Email:

Club bylaws (1.4Mb)

For information about other Bluegrass organizations, take a look at Ottawa Valley Music Association's listings at .

This site is maintained by Anne Delong.