Friday, April 29, 2011

Inspirational Stones

These stones will be set
into the pathway leading to the labyrinth entrance.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Labyrinth Fest! June 18th - 10 am to 4 pm

Come and Celebrate the Official Opening of the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth!

On Saturday June 18th, a festival of fun for all ages will showcase the official opening of Carleton Place’s newly built permanent labyrinth on the grounds of Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum (formerly the Victoria School Museum). Organizers from The Labyrinth Committee (TLC) are planning an informal daytime festival theme, where visitors are welcome to drop in between 10 am. and 4 pm. on Saturday the 18th. We invite you to experience our newly completed labyrinth, enjoy a wide variety of music, visit artisan booths with labyrinth themes, and enjoy lunch or snacks from the vendors on-site. Children of all ages can visit the activity table to make a lantern for future evening walks.

Make a lantern for an evening labyrinth walk!
It’s a really exciting time for the Committee - after three years of planning, fund-raising, and holding several public events, the labyrinth will now be a permanent fixture in Carleton Place. We are proud to bring this experience to our community! ” exclaims Debby Lytle, TLC chairperson.

A Grand Opening and Official Ribbon-Cutting will kick off the festivities. For those who are new to the labyrinth experience, facilitated walks will be held throughout the day by qualified instructors. A slide presentation will also be shown inside the museum for those interested in knowing more of the history and reasons for the labyrinth's modern revival.

We decided that a fun, festival-like feeling is a perfect way to open the new labyrinth, and thank our many community supporters and volunteers,” adds Lytle.

For those who are new to the labyrinth experience, a labyrinth is a circular path - an ancient spiral form that has been used for over 4,000 years. A single entrance point guides the walker through a series of turns that lead to the centre of the pattern. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth holds no tricks or dead ends. The walker can focus on a thought, a prayer, or simply enjoy the walk itself. Walking a labyrinth has been used for centuries to support healing, meditation, and personal growth.

For more information call Debby 613-257-1014
A full schedule of events will be posted here soon!