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:

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.

Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth Location

To get to the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Come south on Pembina Highway. Turn down University Crescent. Keep on University Crescent, driving right past the University of Manitoba which is on the left. Drive past all the stop lights. Keep driving around the curve at the south end of the University until you get to the stop sign at King's Drive. Turn off of King's Drive into King's Park which is on the left. Drive past the first parking lot. Park in the second parking lot. Follow the Trail with the gate past the pond. The Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth is at the south end of the pond.

Garden Tour 2011

The Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth was featured in the Nature Manitoba 2011 Garden Tour.

Earth Day Lunch in the Labyrinth 2010

Community volunteers _
Ecole St. Avila weeding

Environment Friendly Weed Killer
4 cups vinegar
¼ cup salt
2 teaspoons dish detergent
Mix all ingredients together and spray on weeds in bright sunlight.



Community volunteers _
Ecole St. Avila weeding

Exploring Sacred Space - Labyrinth Experience

Sunday, May 24, 2009

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click here for Karen Toole's reflection

We would like to thank LIGHT for their help in planning theExploring Sacred Space - Labyrinth Experience event

Official Opening Sunday May 10, 2009

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Trinity United Church Labyrinth Walk

Maundy Thursday Labyrinth Walk

Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth Sod Turning

Ecole St. Avila Student

Anne Giardini and Allison Howard
reading from A Memoir of Friendship: The Letters Between Carol Shields and Blanche Howard

Dignitaries holding umbrellas for Ecole St. Avila students

Some Interesting Media:
CBC Newsworld
CBC Arts
Winnipeg Free Press 

The Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth Architectural Renderings
were unvieled Tuesday, April 3, 1:00 p.m.
Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Hwy.

See also: Freisen Tokar Architects

Chantal Alary, Landscape Architect, Friesen Tokar Architects; Stefan Fediuk, Landscape Architect/Urban Designer, City of Winnipeg

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Buy a Brick, Boulder or Bench! click here

Portage and District Arts Centre
Clear Pathways - The Labyrinth Exhibition
Oct. 2 - Nov. 3 - 11 -2nd NE, Portage la Prairie, MB

Shoe Labyrinth - Jennie O'Keefe _ James Culleton

Food Donation Labyrinth - Manitoba Labyrinth Network

Book Club Labyrinth Walk

Pembina Trail Library, April 14
We created a labyrinth from books that were recommended from national and local authors, public personalities and book clubs. As the public walked the book labyrinth they could see who had recommended each book. When they reached the centre they could pick up the book list. It was fun and we all took home some wonderful reading ideas!

click here for the Book List

Marjorie Anderson, author of: Dropped Threads 3, reading from the new book, Blessed: Portrait of Asdis Sigrun Anderson by Katrina Anderson at The Book Club Labyrinth Walk.

Soup Tin Labyrinth Walk

Ecole St. Avila students creating the labyrinth

The Soup Tin Labyrinth!

Ecole St. Avila students walking the labyrinth
Bruce Michalski, Winnipeg Harvest, _
Gordon Campbell, Principal Ecole St. Avila

The Manitoba Labyrinth Network helped Ecole St. Avila students create a labyrinth in their gym with soup tins and food items that they collected for Winnipeg Harvest. The students and staff walked the labyrinth this afternoon and then donated the food items to Winnipeg Harvest. A grade 5 class made a presentation about labyrinths and the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth at the school assembly in the morning. Then a grade 6 class helped set up the labyrinth, magically moving soup tins, pasta, cereal boxes, diapers, shampoo and other donated items into a labyrinth pattern. The labyrinth was a new design that they altered and improved as the labyrinth progressed. Some of the students decided that we should include gym mats for the outside path of the labyrinth. One teacher brought down some Christmas lights that flickered and another teacher found some small Christmas trees. The whole labyrinth mushroomed into a creative collaboration in keeping with the focus of the holiday season!!

Pumpkin Labyrinth Walk, 2006

Ecole St. Avila walking the Pumpkin Labyrinth
Creating the Pumpkin Labyrinth

Carved Pumpkin Auction

Fort Richmond Collegiate student's
carved pumpkins
Dalhousie Elementary School create decorations

St. Avila School - walking a snow labyrinth at King's Park


Path of the Labyrinth

River Heights Library

Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth

Pembina Trail Library

Native American Labyrinths
St John’s Library

Labyrinth and Myth
St. James Library


Grosvenor School

St. Avila School


1st. year students

pre-master's landscape architecture students
Labyrinth projects - Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba

Community Groups

Riding Mountain Heritage Committee
September 11 walk

Native Labyrinth presentation
Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation

L’Arche Winnipeg

Wolseley Family Place

Labyrinth Companions

Manitoba Labyrinth Network facilitators who participate in ongoing learning, information sharing, relationship building, developing connections and mentoring. Facilitator, presenter, trainer: Anne Nesbitt

Next facilitator training session: To be announced

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If you get a chance, go see the Labyrinth mural at Creative Retirement,
270 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
click mural for more.

Events and activities related to the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth will be announced.

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