Presentations and Workshops (from our Winter 2020 Retreat)
Previous Connection Retreat - Winter 2020
Echoes of Peace (Art workshop)
Let's embody the Zulu concept of Ubuntu through acrylic painting. Ubuntu is the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. Echoes of Peace is an exploration of community art where paintings are drawn as people go from canvas to canvas placing shapes. Then each one designs over the shapes placed there by others.
Shonette Carson, an artist known as “ThreeS”, is an internationally known writer, acrylic painter, and floral designer. She is the author of “Peacetrum,” “My Dear Child, I have Gone to Heaven,” and “Ian’s Bad Choices Turned His Life Around.” Carson volunteers her time teaching community art classes to inspire others to find their inner artist. While she favours First Nation designs, Carson finds herself immersed in all forms of art, acrylic painting, and designs that inspire her to bring beauty and happiness to others. Each canvas is meant to be a celebration of life, hope, peace, love and enlighten the hearts and spaces they make home.
Sacred Circle Dance
Dance is a great way to explore the world around us and within us. Through dance and music from all over the world we share the world. We dance with all kinds of music from folk to modern in simple steps. Dances can be meditative, lively, playful, relaxing, and healing. Remember when you first try circle dance there are no mistakes, just variations.
The Baháʼí Faith (Lecture)
The Baháʼí Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people.It initially grew in Persia and parts of the Middle East, where it has faced ongoing persecution since its inception. Members of the Baháʼí community will talk about their faith, exploring the history of this tradition, the founder (Baha’u’llah). We will look into Baha’i principles like Oneness of Humanity, Progressive Revelation, and Noble Being. as well as how members are building bridges of interfaith understanding in Canada.