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Ellery Littleton and Jock McKeen remember Leslie Alexander, a long-time friend of The Haven, who passed away on December 30, 2016. Ellery Littleton writes: Leslie Alexander and I were friends for over 60 years. We first met in September of 1954, each of us 13 years old, in our grade seven home room...Read more
By Cathy McNally In the second half of this year I have made new friends. Three particular new male friends in this mix. My wise friend Maria Gomori, aged 96, advised me in August to reach out and explore relationships with these people, and others. “Be villing to make compromise, Caty!” she...Read more
By Cathy McNally Approaching the new year, I find myself thinking about the next stage of my life journey. The word I am choosing is: ‘reach’, the noun, for which there is a definition: an individual part of a progression or journey . What will be my ‘reach’ in 2017? Reflecting on 2016, I notice...Read more
Jock McKeen writes: Ken Faris, a long-time friend and supporter of The Haven passed away this fall. He was a fine artist, and a gentle man.His daughter sent me this information which she asked me to share with the Haven community. Ken passed away peacefully on September 8, 2016 at the age of 84. He...Read more
It's that time of year, the 2017 Haven program catalogue is here! The online catalogue is presented in a beautiful magazine-like format that automatically adjusts to match your viewing device, from mobile to desktop. We are expecting delivery of the printed catalogue during the week of December 5...Read more
Congratulations to Talia Peckel who has been chosen to be the Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence in 2017. Talia is a Toronto-based artist who was born in Canada and raised in Colombia. She moved back to Toronto and completed her BFA with a major in Drawing and Painting at OCAD...Read more
By Rachel Davey, on behalf of the design team (Jessica Sedlock, Don Mattson, Roz Arscott). The Landscape Management Plan is a vital part of the overall Haven Masterplan. It was created to elucidate The Haven’s landscape management values and goals and so help guide decisions in the future. The next...Read more
Moving into Connection is a new program created and led by Catherine Fallis​ coming to The Haven November 4-6. Authentic movement is used to explore and repair your attachment and relationship styles. Read more about the program and register online.
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By Cathy McNally Last evening, I asked two loving beings to hold me … and I sobbed myself empty. Today I sit at home in awe of this magnificent gift – and how unusual it is for me to ask, how easy it was to do, and how whole and peaceful I feel today. Amazing. My context: In three days it will be...Read more
Catherine Fallis is leading Moving into Connection at The Haven, November 4–6 I’m very excited to be offering a new workshop that brings together two of my passions. The first is a well-seasoned passion, since I have been practicing Authentic Movement for about thirty years now, and I still love it...Read more