Sunday, May 15, 2011

Labyrinth Fest - Schedule of Events

“Labyrinth Fest” which takes place on Saturday, June 18th from 10 am to 4 pm, is a celebration to open our new community labyrinth! Labyrinth Fest will be a community wide and beyond celebration, the schedule for the day is unfolding wonderfully!

Schedule of Events (as of June 2nd)
  • 10:00 am  Welcome - Harpist Marion Miller and Janice Parton
  • 10:15 am  Opening Ceremonies - Mayor Wendy LeBlanc
  • 10:30 am  Blessing of the Labyrinth & Facilitated Walk - Vanessa Compton
  • 11:00 am  The Saturday Singers: Gloria Baker, Peter Brown, Frak and Mary Martens
  • 11:30 am  Learn About Labyrinths, Presentation - Debby Lytle
  • 11:30 am  Drumming Group
  • Noon         Yoga Demo with Tamara and Tomasz from the Yoga Station
  • 12:15 pm  Lunch
  • 1:00 pm    Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration
  • 1:15 pm    Sara Mitchell, Singer/Songwriter/Musician
  • 1:30 pm    Learn About Labyrinths, Presentation - Debby Lytle
  • 2:00 pm    Facilitated Labyrinth Walk - Marie-Chantale Noël
  • 2:30 pm    Barley Shakers Musical Group
  • 3:00 pm    Pets in the Labyrinth, Facilitated Walk - Christine Hume
  • 4:00 pm    Close
Finger Labyrinths in Glass and Polymer Clay, Handcrafted Journals - Joanne Foster
Meditations in Watercolor and Pencil - Jacquie Christiani
Swirlicious Jewellry - Teri White
Labyrinth Pillows and Hangings - Joyce Layman

Food Vendors
Saigon's Delight
St. James Anglican Women's Council

Other Attractions
Children's Activity Table
Carleton Place in Bloom/Carleton Place & District Horticultural Society
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Hall of Valour

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We Walked as One at One!

A small group of enthusiastic walkers, some with their dogs, joined together to walk the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth at 1:00 pm on Saturday May 7th, 2011. At the very same time around the world, there were others walking labyrinths in honour of World Labyrinth Day!  The simple objective is to effect a rolling wave of peaceful energy as the world turns.  How profound is that!
Walking the Path Together Makes a Difference!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Our Dream Becomes Reality!

 “The labyrinth is a larger-than-life metaphor of the spiritual journey. It calls you to trust the path and to experience directly what is happening. The path, the turns, the center, and all that you encounter on the walk have something to teach you.”
Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, The Sacred Path Companion

It feels absolutely wonderful to have a long-awaited dream come true!  Here are some photos to show recent changes - as the labyrinth space starts to come together.  We are working towards having everything ready for our Labyrinth Fest celebration on Saturday June 18th... Hope to see you there.

A place to rest and take some time for reflection.

Garden beds full of promise.

A Welcoming Sign invites you to Walk the Path

Inspiration underfoot.