BENEFITS OF WALKING A LABYRINTH?
Some say a labyrinth is a sacred place, a place of contemplation, a place of prayer, a healing pilgrimage. Some experience pleasant, calming and centering when walking the labyrinth. Why don’t you join us in Kwomais Point Park and Mil Lake Park, out in the fresh air and enjoy the nature at hand. As you travel the labyrinth, clear your mind and listen to the songs of nature and of the land singing. The walk to the center is a quieting of the mind in helping to release the tension and conscious thoughts, opening us to receive or release whatever is needed. You might have to walk the labyrinth a few times before you feel comfortable with this experience. Allow yourself that benefit of the space a labyrinth can provide. It’s an opportunity for yours to explore.
First built “Eagles’ Nest” labyrinth located in Kwomais Point park in South Surrey, B.C. We enjoyed the planting event which took place on October 13, 2012 with help from City of Surrey staff, Whiterock South Surrey Hospice volunteers and Labyrinths of Hope Society staff and volunteers. Indigenous plants make up the gardens surrounding the labyrinth. What a worthwhile community effort that took place that morning. We had rain however, once the planting was finished the rain came out and we were able to give the Surrey Firefighters a tour of the labyirnth.
Photo before Eagles’ Nest Labyrinth was built.
Kwomais Point Park Labyrinth (click on link to see aerial map of Eagles’ Nest Labyrinth)
Co-Founder of Labyrinths of Hope Society, Al Bailey
‘Mill Lake Park’ labyrinth has completed a platform bridge for those in wheechairs can complete the labyrinth. We are accepting funds for a dedication stone to be erected on site. We are proud of the Mill Lake Park labyrinth, 7,500 sq. ft garden.
Most of the plants were donated by a local community garden and others bulbs from local garden stores. We installed a second installation of plants for the garden to come up this Spring 2014.
To assist us with future growth of plants in the garden, please send your donation to help maintain the garden year after year. This labyrinth is a permanent site for many years to come.
Labyrinths of Hope Society, Vancouver, B.C. V5V 2B1 – 778-938-4150.
Mill Lake Park Labyrinth is located on Bevan Avenue between Emerson & Ware Street, in Abbotsford, B.C. Labyrinths are open from dawn to dusk. Open everyday for the public to enjoy.
CITY OF ABBOTSFORD
We want to thank the City of Abbotsford for endorsing the land to Labyrinths of Hope Society. Our Society is fully responsible for the construction and maintenance of the garden labyrinth. We will be taking care of the garden labyrinth year after year with garden plants.
Mill Lake Park Labyrinth is located in Abbbotsford on Bevan Avenue between Emerson & Ware Streets. To access labyrinth enter off of Bevan parking lot. Labyrinth open from dusk to dawn.
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers who have a passion for gardening. Interested volunteers please click highlighted form below:
Please send your scanned form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 1008 E 24th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5V 2B1
Building Communities, One Labyrinth at a Time!
How did Labyrinths of Hope Begin?
Two dedicated semi-retired persons joined forces to create a wonderful vision. Combining their love of plants & soil; creating a place of peace, silence & solace, an outside garden is now a platform to share their passion while helping others in the local community.
People who are suffering in ”silence” can go to a public meeting area and go through their own healing process. Walking a labyrinth, hence, the creation of Labyrinths of Hope Society.
This journey took three years of meetings with people in the community and with City of Abbotsford and City of Surrey where the Society obtained full support and partnered with their vision to build outdoor labyrinths. We are very thankful to all the people who help us make this dream possible!
Labyrinths of Hope Society was established in November 2009 with a first board of directors .
Workshops are in the planning stage and the public will have the opportunities for healing the mind, body & soul. If you are a practitioner and would like to put on a workshop for us, please contact us.
You can help us by choosing to make a donation today.
Please mail your donation to:
Labyrinths of Hope Society, Vancouver, B.C. V5v 2B1
You may inquire 778-938-4150.
We are always seeking volunteers of all ages and abilities to spent in the labyrinth or putting together community activities: i.e. music, relaxation, healing, education, and recreation.
Please fill out the volunteer template and mail and/or email: email@example.com
We as a Society are always grateful to receiving volunteer time and/or donations as this helps us continue to care for the garden labyrinth and put on education workshops on labyrinths.
If you are a labyrinth facilitator and would like to donate a few hours educating the public on the process of walking a labyrinth please contact us.
- We can be contacted for details on events in your community.
- Community workshops and talks in your local area can be arranged by contacting us.
- Please check our tweets on the front page of our website for any upcoming events at the garden labyrinth in Abbotsford, B.C.