Regional Writers Group

Hosted by local singer/songwriters, these groups are a great way to connect more intimately with other S.A.C. members in your community.  The time is usually spent working on songwriting skills together and sometimes sharing a song or two.

Please see Events Listing using "Regional Writers Group" filter to find a RWG in your area. The S.A.C. is not currently accepting applications for new Regional Writers Groups in Canada.

Please email the coordinator listed below for the date & time of the next meeting or check our events page.  We encourage you to join the Facebook Group for each of these groups.  

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ALBERTA 
Calgary
Contact(s): Craig McIvor, craigmcivor@ shaw.ca
The Dog and Duck Pub
5340 2 St SW
Every 4th Tuesday 7:00PM
Visit for more info:
Facebook Group

Edmonton
Contact(s): Gordon Gow, gow.gordon@ gmail.com
Leigh Grendon, ford.blows@ gmail.com
Regina Landeck, reginalandeck@ prolingua.ab.ca
Currently on hiatus- stay tuned for updates
McLuhan House
Visit for more info:

Contact(s): Leigh Gendron, ford.blows@ gmail.com?Regina Landeck, reginalandeck@ prolingua.ab.ca?Gordon Gow, gow.gordon@ gmail.com?11342 - 64 Street NW, Edmonton?Next meeting:  Every 2nd Tuesday 6:30pm-9pm?Regular meeting dates to be decided.  
Visit for more info:?Facebook Group?Location info
Contact(s): Leigh Gendron, ford.blows@ gmail.com?Regina Landeck, reginalandeck@ prolingua.ab.ca?Gordon Gow, gow.gordon@ gmail.com?11342 - 64 Street NW, Edmonton?Next meeting:  Every 2nd Tuesday 6:30pm-9pm?Regular meeting dates to be decided.  
Visit for more info:?Facebook Group?Location info
BRITISH COLUMBIA

Campbell River
Contact(s): Kenneth Cooper, kp_cooper@ hotmail.com?Sybil Andrews Cottage, 
2131 South Island Highway?Every 3rd Thursday of the month - 7pm?Visit for more info:?Facebook Group
Contact(s): Kenneth Cooper, kp_cooper@ hotmail.com?Sybil Andrews Cottage, 
2131 South Island Highway?Every 3rd Thursday of the month - 7pm?Visit for more info:?Facebook Group
Contact(s): Kenneth Cooper, kp_cooper@ hotmail.com
Roy Ashdown, royashdown@ icloud.com
Sybil Andrews Cottage
2131 South Island Highway 
Campbell River, BC V9W 1C2
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month - 7pm
Visit for more into:

East Kootenay/ Fernie
Contact(s): Hartt Goldman, harttgold @yahoo.com 
The Fernie Hotel
691 1st Ave
Fernie BC V0B 1M0
Every last Saturday of the month starting at 7pm
Followed by Song Stage at 9pm.
Visit for more info:
Facebook Group

Vancouver
Contact(s): Michael Nowak, michael @ sagarecording.com 
Heather Meori, meorimusic @ gmail.com
The Tipper Restaurant & Review Room 
2066 Kingsway
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month - 7pm
Visit for more info:

Victoria
Contact(s): Robbie Hancock, robbiejhancock @gmail.com
Gorgeous Coffee
103-300 Gorge Road West
Victoria BC V9A 1M9
Every 4th Wednesday of the month - 7pm
Visit for more info:
Facebook Group

Whistler
Contact(s): Kim Elton, kimelton @mac.com
HI-Whistler
1035 Legacy Way,
Whistler BC V0N 1B1
Every 4th Thursday of the month - 7pm
Facebook Group

MANITOBA

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Winnipeg
Contact(s): Darren Sawchuk, Vinylrevivalwinnipeg@ gmail.com
Vinyl Revival
Last Sunday of the month - 7pm
Visit for more into:
Facebook Group


NEW BRUNSWICK

Currently there is no regional RWG Songwriter representative for this area.  

NEWFOUNDLAND

Currently there is no regional RWG Songwriter representative for this area.  

NORTHWEST TERRITORY

Currently there is no regional RWG Songwriter representative for this area.  

NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax
Contact(s): Joanna Butler, joannabutler @gmail.com
Lisa Birt, lisa_genge @ hotmail.com
Flex Schedule: One Thursday each month.
Contact Joanne or Lisa for date and venue details!
Visit for more info:

NUNAVUT

Currently there is no regional RWG Songwriter representative for this area.  

ONTARIO

Barrie
Contact(s): Sarah Melody, infosarahmelody@ gmail.com 
Every 4th Thursday of the month - 7pm 
Unity Market Cafe
25 Toronto Street 
Barrie ON
Visit for more info:

Guelph
Contact(s): Peter Boyer, petercboyer @ gmail.com 
Peter Light, avidpeter @ yahoo.ca
West End Community Centre (Parkwood Gardens community room)
21 Imperial Rd South 
Every 2nd Monday of the month 
Visit for more info:

Hamilton
Contact(s): Les Smith, smithlm62@ gmail.com?Co-coordinator: Mark McNeil, mlmcneil13@ gmail.com?Artword Artbar 
Contact(s): Les Smith, smithlm62@ gmail.com
Co-coordinator: Mark McNeil, mlmcneil13@ gmail.com
Birchway Sound
47 Grant Avenue
Hamilton ON L8N 2X4
Every 2nd Tuesday, 7PM
Visit for more info:
Hamilton ON L8R 2G2?The 2nd Tuesday of every month - 7pm  ?Next meeting is Tuesday, February 9th, 2016?Visit for more info:?Facebook Group

Kitchener/Waterloo
Contact(s): Lisa Golem, icanrawc@ gmail.com
The Breithaupt Community Centre
Room 206
350 Margaret Avenue
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month - 7pm
Visit for more info:

Leamington/Windsor
Contact(s): Francine Honey, francine@ francinehoney.com
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month - 7:30pm
Breaks for the summer.  
Visit for more info:
London
Contact(s): Steven Hardy, stevenhardy@ ody.ca
Every 1st Tuesday of the month - 7pm
London Public Library
16 Wortley Road
London ON
Visit for more info:
Facebook Group

Markham
Contact(s): Ron Beer, ronbeer @ ronbeer.com 
Mauricio Morales, morales.m.21 @ pg.com
15 Heritage Road 
Unit 6
Every 3rd Saturday of the month - 3pm
Visit for more info:
Facebook Group

Ottawa
Contact(s): North Easton, North.Easton @ hotmail.com?Sandy Hill Park and Community Centre 
Contact(s): North Easton, North.Easton@ hotmail.com
Sandy Hill Park and Community Centre
250 Somerset East
Ottawa
Every last Tuesday of the month - 6:30pm
Ottawa?Every last Tuesday of the month - 6:30pm?Visit for more info:
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The City of Kawartha Lakes
Contact(s): Gwen Darling, mgwendarling @gmail.com
Martin Saunders, thedeep@ shaw.ca
1st Tuesday of the month - 7pm
Join us!

St. Catharines
Contact(s): Angela Siracusa, angela@ songpieconnectioninc.com
Neil O'Shaugnessy, lyricsatlarge @gmail.com
Tel: 289-969-4496
SongPie Connection Inc 
13 1/2 Chestnut lane 
St. Catharines 
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month - 7pm to 10pm 
Visit for more info:

Toronto - Don Heights
Contact(s): Janis Daly, jdaly@ rogers.com
Sheila White, words@ rogers.com
Don Heights Unitarian Congregation
18 Wynford Drive
Suite 102
Toronto ON M3C 3S2
Every first Thursday of the month - 7pm
Visit for more info:

Toronto - Mid-town
Contact(s): Peter Linseman, musicmentorproductions @ gmail.com
Free Times Cafe
320 College Street
2nd Wednesday of the month - 7pm 
Visit for more info:

PEI

Currently there is no regional RWG Songwriter representative for this area. 

QUEBEC

Montréal Contact(s): NJ Taylor, info@ njtaylor.com Yellow Door 3625 Rue Aylmer Montréal 1st Wednesday of the month 6-8PM Visit for more info: Facebook Group

SASKATCHEWAN

Regina
Contact(s): Wanda Gronhovd, wgronhovd@ sasktel.net
Scott Anthony, scott@ scottanthonyandrews.com
SaskMusic Offices
1831 College Avenue 3rd Floor
Every 3rd Thursday of the month - 7pm
Visit for more info:
Saskatoon
Contact(s): Michael Lander, admin @ studioxii.ca
Studio XII Music & Dance Co.
#9 - 1025 Boychuk Drive
Every 1st Sunday of the month - 1pm
Visit for more info:
Facebook Group

YUKON

Currently there is no regional RWG Songwriter representative for this area.