Jun 3, 2020

Legacy Labyrinth

Parksville Community Park Legacy Labyrinth

What is a labyrinth?
A labyrinth is an ancient circular winding pathway found in cultures worldwide. It is a tool that promotes peace, health and wellness. Different than a maze, the labyrinth has only one path to the centre and the same path out. Walking a labyrinth offers an opportunity for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth, healing and connection. Often used as a moving meditation, it provides a time for quieting the mind or for contemplation, a chance to manage stressors of daily life. It is also used as a joyful space in celebration and community building.

There are many ways to walk the labyrinth; ways as unique as each individual who enters.

  • Have no expectations, there is no wrong way to walk or wheel
  • Allow your individual experience
  • At the entrance, take several deep breaths
  • Find your own pace
  • You may meet or pass others along the way, always respect each other on the path
  • Simply notice your thoughts
  • When you arrive, spend some time in the centre
  • Return along the same path when you feel ready
  • Reflect, journal, create or share your experiences in trust

Wishing you peace, relaxation, joy and healing on the path.

This labyrinth was completed in September 2013 as joint project between the community and the City of Parksville. It is located on the concrete pad at the north end of the waterfront walkway, in the area referred to as the old hovercraft landing pad.

The City wishes to thank Holly Carnegie Letcher, volunteer coordinator of the Legacy Labyrinth special project and the 15th Annual Labyrinth Society Gathering (Parksville 2013). Thank you to the volunteer artists and assistants who contributed to this meaningful community-building project: Crystal Burgess, Helen Utsal, Gina Finotti, Kaeden Letcher, Mason Frew, Beth Ross, Vivien Frow, Bonnie Evoy, Greg Ackerton, Diane Jones, Beth Anderson, Roo Whetstone, Jamie Black, Bonita Finotti, Carol Ann Carnegie, Zoe Letcher, Tessa Letcher, Joyce Peeke-Vout, Katherine Zimmer, Derek Morawetz, Joyce Tinnion, Myrna Howarth, Wendy Needham, Anna, Zoe and Haydn Earnshaw and others who happened upon the path as the labyrinth was created.

For more information:

      Labyrinth Society   

      Official Opening Ceremony, September 6, 2013

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