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Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time

Join us for meaningful conversation, connect with others and meet new friends, as we discuss the week's topic "How do you know what you believe to be true?" and some deeper questions together.

We offer a safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through sharing from our diverse perspectives and experiences.

We enjoy going beyond small talk, while at the same time building community, creating meaning, and valuing the worth of all persons, in an effort to promote peace and understanding in the world by envisioning our role together... and your voice matters!

Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came.

Come, listen, share, and find meaning here.

We welcome you.

Upcoming events (5+)

Scrabble Club Open Game Night

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Good conversation can happen while having some fun too! This enthusiastic group of Scrabble players meets each week for an evening of games, friends and community every Wednesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm as Barrie's newest Official Scrabble Club (https://scrabbleplayers.org/w/Recreational_Clubs#ONTARIO). All players and all levels of skill are welcome to take part in a round of three recreational games each week. You are invited to this casual time of meeting and connecting with others. Participate in all three games or sit out a round or two while hanging out with others in the lounge area over soft conversation or as a spectator Rounds are 50 minutes long with a short time of socializing between games. A nominal cash prize is awarded for highest combined individual score and word played with the most points. Entry fee is $5 for 3 games and includes snacks and treats. Coffee, tea, water and cold drinks will also be available. Please bring your own scrabble board if you have one (but its not required). Doors open at 5:30 pm. Game play begins at 6:15 PM. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message and one can be arranged. NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. LOCATION: Creating Connection Barrie located at the bottom of Bayfield St., next to the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army. Please consider visiting our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. These communities are diverse and multi-faceted, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessings of all. In embracing this unity we discover a dialogue that is enriched by different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This inclusive outlook helps build relationships of trust, belonging and inner peace. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Spring Retreat Friday Sept 6 - Sunday, Sept 8, 2019 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

Community Conversations

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Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time Join us for meaningful conversation, connect with others and meet new friends, as we discuss the week's topic and some deeper questions together. We offer a safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through sharing from our diverse perspectives and experiences. We enjoy going beyond small talk, while at the same time building community, creating meaning, and valuing the worth of all persons, in an effort to promote peace and understanding in the world by envisioning our role together... and your voice matters! Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came. Come, listen, share, and find meaning here. We welcome you. P.S. Street parking is free in the evenings, but can be difficult to find. We recommend using the parking garage next to the TD Canada Trust on Collier Street. Its also free and only a block and a half away from the coffee shop.

Facilitator Workshop Weekend

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Have you desired to start your own Coffee and Conversation group, or a different type of group to bring people together and connect over a meaningful interest or activity? to organize or facilitate a connection group in your area? This weekend is an opportunity to be introduced to facilitation, exchange ideas and best practices with others, and take your skills to the next level. Over these two days you can… - Experience an active Community Centreplace - Learn practical models for forming inclusive and meaningful communities - Explore a marketing/networking starter kit - Participate in a community experience activity - Share ideas and learn from others Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided. The cost to attend is a nominal $50 to help cover expenses. More details will be added as the planning continues. Space is limited so be sure to register today. https://workshop.creatingconnection.ca If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at[masked] or email to [masked]. See you there!

Community Shared Meal (Potluck)

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Community IS the experience, and what better way is there then over good food and social networking. Every month the community is warmly invite to share in a potluck meal together. There will be conversation, stories, laughter, caring, reflecting, connecting, and getting to know others a little bit better. The experience is sure to create many memorable moments of meaning. Please RSVP if you do hope to be there and what dish you might bring along with you. This helps with numbers, knowing who will be there and what food will be available. There is an oven available if you need to heat anything up. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Food is available after 6:00 pm. Drop in anytime. Stay as long as you are able. This month our meal will be followed by a TED Talk video and discussion group, so please consider staying afterwards. All are welcome. Feel free to bring a friend (especially if they are new in town), and if you need a ride, just send a message and one can be arranged. See you there. Bon Appétit! NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend as this event is advertised through several other on-line and print channels. LOCATION: Our new community centreplace located at the bottom of Bayfield St., next to the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army. PS: Though there is no cost for this activity, goodwill donations are welcomed (and gratefully appreciated), which help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Fall Retreat Friday Sep 6 - Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

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