Earth Day at the Commons

Mary Aitken

The Gabriola Commons

Monday, April 16 2012

What better place to participate in the intensions behind Earth Day than the Gabriola Commons?
Celebrated every April 22, this special day is “the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide.”
At our Commons, on Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be walking tours of the gardens and the trails through the property, a big bonfire, poetry, music, drumming and a “sneak preview” of the G.R.O.W.L.S. puppet show project, Walk on the Wild Side. There will also be eye-opening displays of the perils of oil tanker traffic off our coast by the Positive Energy Quilters, and the Gabriola Vegetarian Society representing Liberation BC.
Very special this Earth Day is a group walk to celebrate the Spirit of the Labyrinth at the Commons, the spiritual essence of land and community.
Labyrinths are ancient devices used in many cultures to bring about transformations in consciousness.
Their emergence in our time and culture serve as bridges between established institutional practices and those elements that have been lost, notably the use of the body in worship, a veneration of the feminine in us all and the intimate relationship between spirit and land.
Join your friends and neighbours for Earth Day. Please bring a couple of pieces of firewood and a chair to sit on.
Come rain or shine – with gumboots and umbrellas if necessary!