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VAMS Re-Imagine Radio: Mark Ash Part-Two

March 3, 2021 All day

Mark Ash holding his Fender Guitar.

On March 3rd, Graeme Wyman speaks with Mark Ash in part two of our interview about his experiences in music, and performing with VAMS. In part two of the interview, Mark chats about working with VAMS, how his injury impacted his musical journey, and winning the Courage to Come Back award, as well as his performance as part of the Strong X Virtual Concert Series. 

“It is still in me… it is in my genes. I hope my son (who plays bass) passes it on to his kids.” In part one, Mark talked about growing up in Russia, and how music was a big deal for people who sought underground recordings of bands like the Beatles. He also gets into a discussion of his early days in music, playing in bands around Vancouver, then receiving training from Rene Worst.

Check out the interview on the VAMS Soundcloud page:

Schedule 2020

Our highest priority is the well-being of our community of affiliated Societies’ participants, employees, volunteers and partners. The recent determination of the COVID-19 as a global pandemic has prompted our management team to take both short term and longer-term steps to reduce the risk of transmission.

Effective immediately, large group activities in public spaces have been suspended. These include:

  • DIGA’s workshop (March 19)
  • VAMS’s gig at Havana (March 26)
  • ConnecTra’s Abilities Expo (April 7)

All locations where programs and activities are delivered, including BCMOS hiking and paddling centres, the DSA sailing centre at Jericho, and VAMS studio, will have appropriate hospital-grade cleaning products, along with posted reminders and checklists for personal steps to take to reduce the risk of transmission.

Like all of you, we will continue to monitor the evolving development of this public health issue. In the meantime, we are all reminded to have calm and mindful consideration as to how we individually respond to and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please be well.


Ruby Ng
Executive Director