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May 2017

WIDE SPOT: What do I know (and how do I feel) about Medical Assistance in Dying?

May 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WIDE SPOT meets again on Sunday, May 14th, to explore the question of Medical Assistance in Dying.  YES, IT IS MOTHER'S DAY.  But your mother would want you to think about this! PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION: We'll be meeting at KNOX HALL in NEW DENVER at 6 p.m. to begin this very important discussion.  Dessert will be provided. Music by Freya; childcare provided. We strongly suggest that you attend the Last Wishes Society AGM on the 11th of May to obtain more…

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June 2017

Convergence Writers’ Weekend

June 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2017 Knox Hall, 521 6th Avenue, New Denver, B.C. Join authors Gary Geddes and Carolyn Pogue for a weekend of writing workshops and discussions. “A house divided against itself will fall,” goes the old proverb. Our house—our world, our community, even our self—is threatened with many issues of ethical dislocation, injustice and dis-ease that can divide or paralyze our forward momentum. Some of these things are new, some have been with us throughout history. Whatever threats face us, one of…

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September 2017

Mystical Optimism: Contemplative in the Kootenays Fall Retreat

September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017

The theme for the September 29-October 1 retreat, to be held at the Yasodhara Ashram on Kootenay Lake, will be "Mystical Optimism." Our focus will be on the work of Julian of Norwich and Beatrice Bruteau. The retreat will be a combination of meditation (Centering Prayer), lectio divina, several short presentations/discussions, and lots of silence.   Please plan to arrive Friday, September 29th, in the morning before lunch: sessions begin Friday afternoon.  We'll be meeting again on Saturday, with breaks…

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October 2017

Death Cafe: Wide Spot and New Denver Hospice Event

October 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mark your calendars for the Death Cafe, a wide-open time to ponder the meaning and nature of death.  Details to follow!

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November 2017


November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

PRACTICES FOR LIVING DEEPLY is bi-yearly opportunity to explore spiritual practices from multiple traditions that will deepen your experience of inspired living.  Led by Kay Costley-White and Therese Des Camp, this weekend event is open to all. The theme for this event will be Optimism in a Pessimistic Time.  What is optimism and how does it differ from denial?  Why is optimism important?  How can we grow optimism in ourselves and our community? Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am to 4 pm Sunday,…

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December 2017

Blue Christmas

December 16, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This time of year, when the world acts like everyone should be happy, is a particularly difficult time for people who are grieving, struggling with painful memories or tough life circumstances. The merriment around us can leave us with a profound sense of being outside of normal life. Blue Christmas, held on Saturday, December 16th at Knox Hall in New Denver, will provide a safe space to explore grief and loss.   Offering music and poetry, people to talk to, and…

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