2016 Past Events

Series: Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies

Seminars in Creativity & Wellbeing for SeniorsCoyote and the Laughing Butterlies

Indigenous storytelling offers us different ways to look at the world around us. Coyote, an ancient mythological being, is a cunning trickster who can be helpful or harmful, but always very creative! Butterflies are not only admired for their beauty but for their power of metamorphosis and flight. In this story, humans are reminded to laugh at our weaknesses and find the humour in our lives. Hopefully, these workshops will help you to achieve just that!

“Spirit of Creativity”
Bus Trip to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Demonstration of The Butterfly Dance by Native dancer Jessa Laight. Lunch in the Café followed by tour of Butterfly Conservatory. Jessa can be contacted at 905 719 3479.

“Even today butterflies remember the trick that was played on Coyote. They flutter high and low, to and fro, laughing too hard to fly straight…”

“Spirit of Interpretive Art”
Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

Presentation of the Ojibwe Butterfly Story by artist Rene Meshake with artistic creation & lunch in the Café Annex. Rene Meshake led an animated workshop in self-expression after his Anishinaabe story of the stones that turned to butterflies.

“Spirit of Meditation”
Afternoon Workshop November 18

Afternoon workshop with aromatherapy and reiki for seniors.
Leader – Peggy Logan from Six Nations
Tea & Refreshments

“Spirit of Meditation”
Afternoon Workshop December 9

Afternoon workshop with aromatherapy and reiki for seniors.
Leader – Peggy Logan from Six Nations
Tea & Refreshments