Sunday, April 30, 2017

World #LabyrinthDay Walk on May 6th

Join us on Saturday May 6th as we "Walk as One at 1 PM" at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth in celebration of World #LabyrinthDay.  If you are new to the labyrinth experience, this Saturday walk will be a perfect introduction for you.

Also... register your World Labyrinth Day walk at the labyrinth and be part of our "150 Walks for Canada's 150th" commemorative event.
Bird's eye view of the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth - a peaceful setting for #LabyrinthDay
World Labyrinth Day, declared in 1998 by The Labyrinth Society, brings people together globally to recognize the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace.  This will be the 9th annual World Labyrinth Day, as we join individuals or groups from around the globe who will walk their local labyrinths at 1:00 pm. in their local time zones.  This world-wide event included walks in 24 countries last year, and it is estimated that more than 5,000 people participated.

Labyrinths exist in many forms, in places as diverse as Peru, Iceland, Egypt, France, and the United Kingdom. There are more than 4,000 labyrinths active today. Some labyrinths have been built on private lands, while others, like the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth, have been created as a public space for all to enjoy. 

The Community Labyrinth is located at the corner of George and Baines Streets, beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum. The stone-bordered grassy path is the focal point for Labyrinth Park, a peaceful garden filled with ornamental grasses, native trees, benches for sitting, and a wheelchair-accessible contemplation ring that encircles the labyrinth. The labyrinth was built starting in 2010, and construction was made possible by the Town of Carleton Place, individual, business and community sponsors, and a Trillium Foundation grant.

For more information contact Debby: 613-257-1014
Facebook: /CarletonPlaceCommunityLabyrinth

Opening the Labyrinth

On Monday April 10th, we gathered at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum from 7 to 8 pm, to open the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth for the 2017 season.  Thank you so much to everyone that joined us that evening - the positive energy was palpable and so inspiring!
Christine Hume introduces our commemorative event "150 Labyrinth Walks for Canada's 150th
We were pleased to offer a viewing of "Labyrinth Journeys" a short documentary which presents the stories of individuals who use the labyrinth as a tool for healing, rehabilitation, stress reduction, meditation, spiritual awareness and playful exploration.
Ribbon cutting by Connor Edwards, Carleton Place 2016 Citizen of the Year
And Connor Edwards, Carleton Place 2016 Citizen of the Year attended with his family for the ribbon cutting and official kick-off and launch of our "150 Labyrinth Walks for Canada's 150th" commemorative event. Labyrinth walkers were pleased to add their names to the sign - and at the end of the evening we had 14 walks registered - 136 walks to go!
First walker registers for our "150 Labyrinth Walks for Canada's 150th" Event
After our labyrinth walk - we returned to the Museum community room for the pot luck dessert buffet and refreshments and some good cheer and wonderful conversations.

Hope to see you on the labyrinth in 2017!  There is no admission fee and the labyrinth is open to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Upcoming events:

World Labyrinth Day walk on Saturday May 6th at 1 p.m.
Biweekly walks starting on Tuesday June 6th - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Summer Solstice Walk for Peace on Wednesday June 21st at 7 p.m.

Ongoing event:

April 10th - September 8th
Help reach our goal of 150 Labyrinth walks for Canada's 150th
Register your walk at the labyrinth