Thu Dec 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discussion, Labyrinth, Music, Solstice

Bethlehem Centre presents a Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 2371 Arbot Road, welcoming the festive ‘celebration of lights’ season. Join us for our community winter labyrinth walk facilitated by Holly Carnegie Letcher (Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator). Enjoy the serene mountain and lakeside setting nestled in the woods on beautiful Vancouver Island.

All are welcome to attend.

Admission is by donation.


4:00pm Singing workshop lead by Leah Hokanson (by donation)
5:30pm Simple Supper (suggested donation $10.- Please RSVP below, only 40 seats available
6:00pm  Enjoy lantern-making in preparation for the Labyrinth walk
7:00pm Labyrinth Walk, or stay warm in our Godden Finger Labyrinth Museum.
8:30pm Hot Apple Cider & Cookies inside the Bethlehem Centre

The labyrinth walk starts at 7 pm. Bethlehem Centre’s Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk facilitator Holly Carnegie Letcher will guide us through a peaceful walk accompanied by the tranquil glow of candle-lit lanterns. For those who don’t wish to walk the outdoor labyrinth, well-known Nanaimo labyrinth author Carol Matthews will introduce participants to Bethlehem Centre’s impressive Godden Finger Labyrinth Collection in the museum. Warm up after the labyrinth walk with a chat and a cup of hot apple cider with cookies in the main building and a tour of the Godden Finger Labyrinth Museum.

Since 430 BC, labyrinths have consisted of a single path that always returns to the center. By contrast, the common winding maze has multiple paths leading to deceptive dead-ends. Experiencing the labyrinth is a calming and centering experience that offers a tranquil meditation in motion, always returning to the balanced center. Labyrinths are thought to enhance right brain activity and can be useful for problem-solving, conflict resolution, meditation, and modern-day pilgrimage.

Join us for a fun day of activities, a wonderful meal and the unique peaceful and transformative experience of walking the outdoor labyrinth together as one to celebrate the joy of winter solstice. Bring comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate attire for a peaceful and blissful day of reflection and unity. Hope to see you there!

For more information about labyrinths, please visit the Labyrinth Society 

For interviews and further information: please contact Bethlehem Centre Executive Director Kathleen Darby by phone at (250) 754-3254

If you would like a tax receipt you can donate here.


Carol Matthews, & Holly Carnegie Letcher 


Our simple supper will include a delicious stew and bread. You can RSVP here until December 17 or call us to put your name on the list at 250 754 3254. There are only 40 seats available for the supper.


no restrictions