Inter-faith group started from Festival

The inter-faith celebration at the annual Ashcroft Wellness Festival has spawned a new group.

Steve “Elvis” Elliott at the Wellness Festival

It seems like so many things have happened since our third Annual Wellness and Music Festival this July. It was a fantastic event with “Elvis”, aka Steve Elliott, headlining the event and other local and imported musical groups. Remember Company B Jazz Ensemble? They were a fantastic group of Vancouver musicians and were much enjoyed by the people in attendance as were Flat Busted from Spences Bridge and Richie and the Fendermen from Lytton.

We organize a great variety of musical acts and workshops and wellness and children’s’ activities at this Festival which is a free event for all who attend. Chris the Clown was a big hit with the children and performed for them three times throughout that Saturday. There were many activities, too, in the Children’s tent that Jessica had organized for their enjoyment and painting with Jo is always a hit!

And then there is the Spiritual Gathering that happens on the Sunday morning of the Festival. We have people from the First Nations, the Hare Krishna, the Baha’I and several Christian communities who come together to plan and celebrate the spiritual component of wellness. It is a well-received and lovely experience worshipping  in the outdoor setting. And it is followed by Steve singing a set of Gospel music that Elvis made famous.

To deepen our spiritual community, we are planning to gather throughout the year to get to know our traditions and beliefs better and to become a community of worshippers. And we would like to invite all other faith traditions to join us. Are there any Muslims or Buddhists or other faith traditions practicing in our communities who are interested in being part of this event? We’d love to have you join us!

We will be meeting again in September to begin that part of our journey together, as well as at least two more times before the Spiritual Gathering next July. Please call 250 453-2022 for information and the meeting date, and let’s move and grow in Love together!

Martina Duncan

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