• Conversation Café & Meaningful Dialogue @ 7 PM

    Online event

    From the comfort of your own space, you are warmly invited into dialogue with others and to discussing different topics each week while exploring some deeper questions along the way.

    In this safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment, dialogue is encouraged over debate as each person has opportunity to share from their own diverse perspectives and experiences.

    Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! Diverse perspectives, beliefs (or creeds) are most welcome.

    Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you.

    Hope to see you there!

    DATE/TIME: Weekly on the Fridays @ 7:00 PM EST (Ontario, Canada)

    ZOOM ONLINE: Follow the link to the right to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC from the comfort of your own space. ===>>>

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    PHONE: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    OUTSIDE ONTARIO: Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial

    MEETING ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend.

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    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action.

    For more information contact [masked] or to find a connection group near you visit www.creatingconnection.info.
    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial contributions to our ongoing efforts. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase that will benefit our partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Thank you for your support!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • “Stories From the Heart: The Lady Bug Wish” Book Discussion @ 3 PM EDT (CAN/US)

    Learn to experience creation from a different way of perceiving.

    This book contains thirty delightful stories. Imagine reading each one as if it was your own experience. Does it touch your life or how you experience life? Most stories include a question to assist in deepening our personal walk within.

    Heather relates messages from nature as she understands and knows Divine communication comes in many forms. Although she had felt the call to write, she wondered where on earth they would come from. She was guided from her quiet place within to write seven stories. Again, she wondered where and how she was to write the stories. Heather figured she best find a quiet space and open herself to listen. The universe continued to present more experiences to share.

    You will be surprised, touched and invited into a way of experiencing your life that will feel like a breath of fresh air. You’ll be encouraged to open your heart to life. If you have pondered the true meaning of life, in these pages you will find answers from a fellow explorer who has discovered marvelous treasures on the path. Heather approaches life with a presence and an openness that is rare.

    “These stories from the heart are a powerful reminder to notice the beauty and magic that surrounds us. Seen through Heather’s eyes, the ordinary events of our life can become extraordinary opportunities filled with possibility.” Alison Normore, PhD

    You can purchase a copy of Heather’s book from Amazon. Available in either Kindle (https://amzn.to/30YXRKJ) or Paperback (https://amzn.to/3vBiQS3) format.

    Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, a safe, supportive space to deepen connection to Source, self and all, while seeking to become a bridge of peace and oneness across a diversity of faith and spirituality.

    Find out more...
    Website: www.awakeningspirituality.ca
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/

    DATE/TIME: Sundays, Mar 28, Apr 11, Apr 25 @ 3:00 PM EST (CAN/US)
    Each week will cover 9 stories, preface included in week 1.

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone: *[masked] (local to Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • A Course in Miracles Discussion Group @ 3:00 PM EST (CAN/US)

    Would you like to feel peaceful even in difficult circumstances? Would you like to feel more connected to your Source?

    In this online discussion we delve into how A Course in Miracles can enhance our spiritual journey and teach us peace in the midst of chaos.

    ABOUT A COURSE IN MIRACLES
    “It..aims...at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all encompassing can have no opposite.

    This Course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:
    Nothing real can be threatened.
    Nothing unreal exists.
    Herein lies the peace of God.” (T-In.1:7-8,2:1-4)

    A Course In Miracles (ACIM) is a unique spiritual self-study program designed to awaken us to the truth of our oneness with God and Love. It teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others.

    The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. ACIM also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum, of which there are “many thousands.”

    The language of the Course is of traditional Christianity while it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. ACIM is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion.

    Access course material here: https://acim.org/workbook-lessons-overview/workbook-table-of-contents/

    Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. www.awakeningspirituality.ca.

    DATE: Three times per month
    Every First Wednesday @ 8 pm EST (CAN/US) Facilitator: Chris T.
    Every Second Monday @ 3 pm EST (CAN/US) Facilitator: Johan K.
    Every Fourth Monday @ 3 pm EST (CAN/US) Facilitator: Dan M.

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. ===============>>>>

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    Outside Ontario: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices.

    People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

  • Vinyasa Yoga Flow @ 8 PM

    Online event

    Create space in your week for some “you time” - Get out of your head and into your body!

    You are invited to attend our weekly Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Danica Beth, our certified instructor, and connect live with her on-line from the comfort of your own space.

    In this class you will coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next (e.g. from Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog, etc.​)​

    Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, all skill and experience levels are welcome and accommodated. Please consider having a water bottle on hand and, if interested, a notebook and pen to journal some reflective notes in.

    Don't forget to connect 10-15 minutes ahead of time to check your set-up and sound levels (but please be aware the session may be locked at 8:40 pm for security reasons).

    We can't wait to share in this practice with you!

    DATE/TIME: Weekly on the Mondays @ 8:00 PM EST (CAN/US)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone:[masked] (Toronto and area)

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    Hope to see you there.

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only a partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices.

    People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all.

    By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

  • Qigong Level 1 Six-Week Series Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM EDT (ON, CAN)

    LEARN & PRACTICE QIGONG LEVEL ONE

    Improve health, stress and life in six weekly sessions to learn and practice the gentle breathing and moving exercises of Qigong Level One.

    Qigong (and the Shinsei Way) develops and promotes wellness through gentle breathing and moving exercises, meditation and facilitated discussion that helps improve your health, reduce your stress, and enrich your life.

    Long-time instructor William Kennedy will take you through six weekly sessions of the ancient practice of Qigong , demonstrating the movements, postures, and breathing meditatios that make up Level One.

    CLICK HERE to view our "Intro to Qigong" class: https://tinyurl.com/383mktae

    The additional classes in this six-week series are designed to take you from introduction to the more involved movements of Level One Qigong as you develop your practice creating a more positive, energized and relaxed focus to life and living. Each session will build on the previous week's class.

    QIGONG LEVEL 1 SIX-WEEK SERIES

    DATE/TIME : Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM from April 27th-June 1st
    *Time is Eastern Daylight Time - Ontario, Canada

    COST: $60 CDN ($10 per week x 6 weeks)
    *Recordings will be made available for all classes

    REGISTER THROUGH THE EVENTBRITE LINK BELOW
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    ZOOM ONLINE : Attendees will receive a link to these session after purchasing their ticket (as well as 48 hours prior, 2 hours prior, and 10 minutes before each class begins) for you to join the online class on your phone, tablet or PC from the comfort of your own space.

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    CLOSED CAPTIONING: Live Transcription will be available for this meeting. Learn more here https://tinyurl.com/4ebyn2ht

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial (*long distance charges may apply).

    THE SHINSEI WAY is about change. It is a Japanese word signifying rebirth, starting over, and renewing one’s self. This unique program helps develop healthier, happier, and more satisfying lifestyles in a congenial and professional setting. Learn to control and manage the negative stress and lifestyle issues that damage our lives.

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    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Or support us when you shop on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

    Your generosity is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Guided Watercolour Art Class @ 1:00 PM

    Online event

    "When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the uncertainty of current world issues with this on-line art class featuring guided watercolour techniques. Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness.

    For the purpose and timing of this class, we will focus on a watercolor art piece, but feel free to use whatever tools you have in your art bag (crayon, lead pencils, colored pencil crayons, charcoal, marker, etc.)

    Your guide will be Cathy Wild, a Barrie resident who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey through self discovery after brain surgery. Some of her art has been on display at The Edge Gallery and at The Barrie Art Club.

    Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations.

    MATERIALS:
    Regular paper or craft paper, or sketch paper for pencils and pencil crayons. Watercolor paper for watercolors, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies.

    Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes Curry’s #0, #3 & #6, water dish (for rinsing brushes), water dish, paper towel, access to computer or cell with camera to see and follow demonstration.

    All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged.

    DATE/TIME: Weekly on Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM EST (CAN/US)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. ===================>>>>

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone:[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *long distance charges may apply

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    Be sure to sign in a few minutes early as Cathy does like to begin at 1:00 PM SHARP. Hope to see you there.

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some of the attendees as this event is posted in many places.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices.

    People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all.

    By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - http://donations.creatingconnection.ca. Tax receipts are provided.

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

  • Seekers Circle - Bi-weekly Tuesdays @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

    You are invited to explore spiritual topics in an evening of open and casual discussion about all aspects of spirituality. The night will flow wherever people want to go with their perspectives and questions.

    Check out Awakening Spirituality website for scheduled topics and bring all your questions. (https://awakeningspirituality.ca/seekers-circle)

    Facilitated by Tina Heathers. Tina loved growing up in a traditional Christian church until it was time to let go of church and develop her attraction to energy healing and meditation. With increased intuition and emotional sensitivity, she also discovered the great peace that comes with solitude and silence. Tina loves to talk about inner peace, spiritual healing, meditation, the metaphysics of personal reality, card readings, A Course in Miracles, Goddess and the Divine feminine.

    RULES OF PLAY

    - Openly share your thoughts and perspective
    - Accept that others will have different thoughts
    - Watch for your own internal resistance to ideas that are different than yours
    - Self reflect on how your mind prefers your own opinion
    - Practice listening without judgment of right or wrong
    - Have fun and help to create a supportive and accepting environment

    Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, a safe, supportive space to deepen connection to Source, self and all, while seeking to become a bridge of peace and oneness across a diversity of faith and spirituality.

    Find out more...
    Website: www.awakeningspirituality.ca
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/

    DATE/TIME: Every second Tuesday @ 7:00 PM EST (CAN/US)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone: *[masked] (local to Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices.

    We uphold that by creatively embodying guiding principles that transcend fixed rules and conventions and how they apply in our lives, we are better able to graciously and intentionally participate with one another in community.

    By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link
    https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com

  • An Evening of Nurturing Spirit - "Conquering The Pain" @ 6:00 PM EDT (ON, CAN)

    This week: Peripheral Neuropathy - Conquering the Pain with Dr. Debra.

    Dr. Debra will be discussing Peripheral Neuropathy, a nerve disorder common to diabetics and others. She will explain what it is, who it affects, how to treat it, and the consequences of not treating it.

    Debra Guevara, DC, is certified in posture, trained in the Activator Method, and specializes in patients with peripheral neuropathy.

    Debra has made it the mission in her practice to treat the whole person through healthy diets, exercise therapy and chiropractic adjustments. She has developed a treatment protocol for people who suffer from pain, numbness, and tingling in their legs, feet, or hands and has been successful treating her patients for the last six years.

    Debra is an eight year Veteran of the US Coast Guard, a graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a B.S. in Spanish/Biology. She then stayed home and raised her two sons before returning to Parker University, Dallas TX to earn her Chiropractic degree.

    Debra has resided in Germany, Korea, and Mexico and has traveled extensively, giving her a unique perspective on living. She now resides in Plano, TX with her husband Richard, her two sons, a dog, and a cat.

    Website: www.gentlehandschiroonline.com
    Facebook is: facebook.com/drdebraguevara
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    Email: [masked]

    In this time of physical distancing and social isolation, Creating Connection Vancouver invites you to an hour (or so) of meaningful community as a pick me up in the middle of the week to learn a little bit more about how to care for ourselves from home.

    SESSION FORMAT
    - Welcome and Introductions
    - Opening Meditation
    - Guest Speaker followed by Q&A
    - Closing Meditation

    Join in an inspiring and informational conversation with others who are going through the same emotions as you, and who crave the same uplifting support. Feel free to bring along your questions too.

    DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial (*long distance charges may apply).

    MEETING ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Or support us on Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

    Your kind generosity is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Intermediate Watercolour - Guided Art Class - Thursdays @ 1 PM ET (ON, CAN)

    "When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the everyday with this on-line art class featuring intermediate level guided watercolour techniques.

    Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness.

    Your guide will be Cathy Wild, who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey of self-discovery following brain surgery.

    Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020, Cathy has taught her level 1 watercolour class to students on-line every Tuesday, a community that has grown to nearly 100 artists any given week.

    Now many folks are ready to take their skills up a notch, so Cathy has opened up a second weekly class to develop and draw in the intermediate skill-set and style.

    TECHNIQUES COVERED
    - Coarse Salt Process (2 weeks)
    - Negative Painting (2-3 weeks)

    MATERIALS NEEDED
    - Watercolor paper for watercolours, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies.
    - Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes (Curry’s #0, #3 & #6), water dish, paper towel, 2nd water dish (for rinsing brushes), access to computer or tablet with a camera to see and follow the demonstration.

    These classes are geared to an intermediate level of skill and experience. All are welcome to give it a try.

    You can check out videos of past workshops, view pictures of finished pieces and follow updates at http://watercolour.creatingconnection.ca or visit our YouTube channel at http://watercolourtv.creatingconnection.ca

    DATE/TIME: Weekly on Thursdays @ 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ON, CAN)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial
    (*long distance charges may apply).

    Be sure to sign in a few minutes early as Cathy does like to begin at 1:00 PM SHARP. Hope to see you there.

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
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  • Coffee & Meaningful Conversation: "Your Legacy" @ 1:30 PM EDT (ON, CAN)

    This week's topic: "Your Legacy"

    You are warmly invited into meaningful discussion with others while exploring some deeper perspectives along the way.

    - What do you want your legacy to be?
    - How would you like your friends to remember you?
    - If you could choose, who would you pick to do your eulogy?
    - What would you like written on your tombstone?

    Creating Connection West (Vancouver) hosts this safe, casual, inclusive, and accepting online group, where dialogue is encouraged over debate, and each person is encouraged to share openly from their own diverse understandings and experiences.

    Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! Diverse perspectives, beliefs (or creeds) are most welcome.

    Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you.

    SESSION FORMAT
    - Introductions
    - Overview of discussion etiquette
    - Ice Breaker topic - a light topic to get us warmed up
    - Featured topic - each person is invited to take a turn sharing as the group holds space open for thought and active listening.
    - Visiting and back and forth questions.

    WHEN: Weekly on Thursdays at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

    ZOOM ONLINE: Follow the link to the right to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC from the comfort of your own space.

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    PHONE: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    OUTSIDE ONTARIO: Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial

    MEETING ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend.

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    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action.

    People of every walk of life, culture, faith and tradition, participate together in multi-faceted ways, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all, realizing that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even contrary viewpoints.

    By creatively embodying guiding principles that transcend fixed rules and conventions - and how they apply in our lives - people are better able to graciously and intentionally engage with one another in discovering purpose and belonging, thus establishing profound relationships of trust. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial contributions to our ongoing efforts. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
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    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase that will benefit our partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Or support us on Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

    Thank you for your kind generosity!

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