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June 2019

Joy Kogawa Speaks at Langham Cultural Centre

June 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Monday, June 10th, join Joy Kogawa at 7 p.m. at The Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo, B.C. Joy's talk will be followed by discussion. For more information see this link: The Langham Cultural Centre. Photo: Yukiko Onley

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September 2019

Fall Retreat: Love and Suffering

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - September 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

The path of mystics, the path of depth, is always the result of love and suffering. Love itself draws us into suffering, because if we open ourselves to the vulnerability of love, we will inevitably suffer. So we're going to explore this most incarnate, blessed and painful way of life together. Our retreat will include multiple sits of Centering Prayer, a few talks, lectio divina on the selected texts, and of course some time to just be with each other.…

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December 2020

Christmas Eve: Light in the Darkness

December 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

There are two alternative ways to access the WideSpot Christmas worship. First, you can join in a live Zoom worship service of lessons and carols at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 24th. After you open Zoom, the Meeting ID is 829 5612 6671. The password is 491907. I had hoped to post a link to a youtube video of the Christmas service. But alas, at this time my skills are insufficient to make this happen. Please forgive me--it was a great…

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January 2021

Winter Write-Off 2021, Part One

January 14 @ 8:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm

If you’re in danger of losing your edge, your mind, or your sense of humour this winter, why not try finding it again in the Winter Write-Off? Winners will receive gift certificates to local businesses—plus the adulation that follows when friends and neighbours see your piece printed in The Valley Voice! Part One of the competition begins January 14thth, and ends on January 27th at midnight. There are two categories which you may enter: classical haikuand  haiku-like tomfoolery. Classical haiku…

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February 2021

Winter Write-Off 2021, Part Two

February 11 @ 8:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

f you’re in danger of losing your edge, your mind, or your sense of humour this winter, why not try finding it again in the Winter Write-Off? Winners will receive gift certificates to local businesses—plus the adulation that follows when friends and neighbours see your piece printed in The Valley Voice! Part Two of the competition begins February 11th, and ends on February 24th at midnight. This is a word coinage contest, for which there are three categories: 1) The…

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Wide Spot-Compassionate Community Gathering

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The New Denver Hospice Society, with support from Wide Spot, will sponsor a community Zoom meeting on Sunday evening, February 21st. Our topic will be Privacy versus Caring: When is it right to ask for help for a friend or neighbour (or even a family member!)? We'll talk about how to navigate being a good friend without overstepping boundaries. Link to be published.

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