Quebec Virtual Guitar Lessons

Soldier On is organizing virtual guitar lessons (beginner) in collaboration with the Troubadour Music School from February 2 to March 23, 2021 for a total of eight sessions of 50 minutes each once a week.

This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and creative lifestyle. These guitar lessons will contribute as a tool to wellness and recovery for the participants.

Participants will engage in a series of eight guitar lessons of 50 minutes each. A qualified music teacher will assist the participant trough a virtual settings during the lessons. Participant must understand that this course is eight lessons over eight weeks and that they must provide their own electronic device and a good internet connection.

Important: For participants who doesn’t have a guitar, the Guitar for Vets organization will be able to provide one. Individual who needs a guitar must be ready to drive to an authorized music store to get one (more information will follow).

Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of École de musique Troubadour.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to eight (8).

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Quebec Region who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command but is not required by Soldier On because the activity is virtual.

Mental & Physical Requirements
Participants must be able to tolerate 1 hour of virtual lesson with a moderate level of concentration. Participants will be joined virtually with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
 
Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than 12 p.m. ET on January 15, 2021.
Express your interest here.
 

COVID-19
Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount. While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low.

Specific precautions, rules, regulations and observances will be communicated to selected participants for this specific camp in due course, but all applicants must be prepared to:

  • Be familiar with, and adhere to current PHM regulations and guidance;
  • Complete the respective provincial / territorial or federal government COVID-19 self-assessment tool before attending the event;
  • Refrain from participating in a Soldier On event if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of the virus;
  • Practice physical distancing during activity, including the use of non-medical mask when appropriate;
  • Follow all safety precautions provided by Soldier On and its sport service providers;
  • Adhere to a stringent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and perform rigorous hand hygiene;
  • Inform Soldier On immediately if you are not feeling well.

Soldier On, during the conduct of this activity, shall:

  • Ensure that the event is conducted following the current PHM regulations and guidelines of the location in question;
  • Ensure that all staff and participants are using PPE properly and following necessary protocols;
  • Soldier On will cease the event if participants do not respect any of the health and safety protocols that are in place;
  • Ensure PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectant supplies are available and are being used;
  • Continue to monitor the further provincial lifting of or changes in restrictions which may affect their operations;
  • Track physical interactions (time/date/attendees/location) on physical activity log.

Confirmation details
The event OPI will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity. A joining instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.


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