World Labyrinth Day Walk at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth on May 4th

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

PLUS Help kick-off 200 Labyrinth Walks for CP 200!

Join us on Saturday May 4th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. as we officially open the Carleton Place Community labyrinth for the season.  We will “Walk as One at 1 PM” in celebration of World Labyrinth Day. And to help celebrate and honour Carleton Place’s 200thAnniversary – we will be launching “200 Labyrinth Walks for CP200”.

Whenever someone walks the CP Community Labyrinth from May 4th to September 13th in 2019, they will be encouraged to record their participation. We are hoping to meet our goal of 200 labyrinth walks by Friday, September 13th, 2019– and will celebrate our achievement during our annual “Light up the Labyrinth” event.

If you are new to the labyrinth experience, this Saturday walk will be a perfect introduction for you. Information about the history, benefits and unique aspects of the labyrinth will be available onsite.

World Labyrinth Day, declared in 1998 by The Labyrinth Society, brings people together globally to recognize the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace.  This will be the 11th annual World Labyrinth Day, as we join individuals or groups around the globe who will walk their local labyrinths at 1:00 pm in their local time zones.  This world-wide event included walks in over 35 countries last year, and it is estimated that more than 5,000 people participated.

Labyrinths exist in many forms, in places as diverse as Peru, Iceland, Egypt, France, and the United Kingdom. There are more than 4,000 labyrinths active today. Some labyrinths have been built on private lands, while others, like the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth, have been created as a public space for all to enjoy.  

The Community Labyrinth is located at the corner of George and Baines Streets, beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum. The labyrinth was built in 2010, and construction was made possible by the Town of Carleton Place, individual, business & community sponsors, and a Trillium Foundation grant. 

For more information contact Christine Hume: christinehume@bel.net or 613-859-2136 http://carletonplacecommunitylabyrinth.blogspot.com

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