The Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth


Artistic drawing by Friesen Tokar Architects

The Labyrinth _ Tai Chi 2012

with Anne Nesbitt Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Bethlehem Retreat Centre, 2371 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo

This workshop is an expansion of Anne’s session at The Labyrinth Society international conference in Minnesota. Tai Chi and the Labyrinth have many similarities that bring us into a deeper awareness of ourselves, our bodies, the divine, the earth and the world around us. Come explore the circles of life that connect us to the energy in and around us as we enjoy this delightful combination of basic Tai Chi and labyrinth walking. No previous Tai Chi experience is needed. Please wear loose clothing _ comfortable shoes. Bring a folding lawn chair if you have one.

Contact the Bethlehem Retreat Centre at 250-754-3254 or email: bethret@shaw.ca http://www.bethlehemretreatcentre.com

Brechin Labyrinth Walks 2012

Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd., Nanaimo, B.C.

Tuesdays during April: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., group walk with coffee afterwards, Free [donations accepted]

Sunday, April 15 – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Drop in Labyrinth walk. Drop in to walk the labyrinth and volunteers will give you assistance if you need it.

Lunch in the Labyrinth, Saturday, April 28 – 11:00 a.m. We will meet at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre, 2371 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo to walk their outdoor labyrinth. After the walk we will have lunch by the labyrinth and Anne Nesbitt will talk about Medieval Christian labyrinths. Please wear outdoor weather appropriate loose clothing _ comfortable shoes. Bring a folding lawn chair if you have one.

Free - donations accepted

Finger Labyrinths 2012

Bill and Anne Godden donate 30 finger labyrinths for use in cooperation with Brechin United Church.

Garden Tour 2011

The Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth was featured in the Nature Manitoba 2011 Garden Tour on Saturday, July 23rd.

Earth Day Lunch in the Labyrinth 2010

Karen Toole offering a reflection to the crowd

Exploring Sacred Space - Labyrinth Experience

Sunday, May 24, 2009

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click here for Karen Toole's reflection

Official Opening, Sunday May 10, 2009

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The University of Manitoba and the
Manitoba Labyrinth Network Unveil the Quote Walls

The University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Labyrinth Network unveiled two Quote Walls on Tuesday, September 23. The quote walls are a unique component of The Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth. No other labyrinth in the world has an entry way designated in this manner.

The two Quote Walls feature engraved granite tiles of different textures which display a myriad of quotes from Carol Shields’ works. Anyone entering the labyrinth will pass through Carol’s words. This will physically signify the escape from daily life and the entrance into story, myth and imagination through sight, touch and experience.

We are raising funds for Phase 2 of the project which will include interpretive signage, a gathering area and reading circles.

To Donate or Buy a Brick, Section of Garden or Bench! click here


October 30, 2007

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October 23, 2007

Ecole St. Avila Pumpkin Labyrinth Walk


Red River Nordic Ski _ Biathlon Club

October 25, 2007

Tai Chi in the Labyrinth

October 25, 2007
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"A labyrinth is a complex path. That's it. It's not necessarily something complicated or classical as you might think. . . A maze, though, is different from a labyrinth. . . A maze is more likely to baffle and mislead those who tread its paths. A maze is a puzzle. A maze is designed to deceive those travellers who seek a promised goal. It's possible that a labyrinth can be a maze, but strictly speaking the two words call up different ideas."
Carol Shields, Larry's Party

The Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth is a story.

A story that is growing and evolving!


And the story started with - Carol Shields!

 

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