The Vancouver Island Branch began in March of 2021 and meets regularly the third Sunday of each month, on zoom for the time being. For more on this branch, contact Mark McGivern (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PROJECTS LOCATED ON VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THE GULF ISLANDS
Sunrise Waldorf School
2148 Lakeside Rd, Duncan – 250-743-7253
The Sol Centre and Freya-Sophia Waldorf Store and Steiner Bookstore
Location: next to The Community Farm Store and Glow Juicery and Cafe. No. 3, 5380 Hwy. 1, Duncan BC. V9L 6W4
Ongoing anthroposophically-inspired talks, workshops and study groups sponsored or organized by the Freya Sophia Waldorf and Steiner Bookstore at the Sol Centre. Please email to be on our email list for regular notifications. Nicolette111@icloud.com
Freya-Sophia Waldorf Store and Steiner Bookstore
All things natural for children; toys, wool clothing, art supplies, handwork supplies, books. Warmth, wonder and wisdom for children and adults. Our BOOKSTORE has hundreds of anthroposophical titles on all subjects together with a huge selection of educational and parenting resources. Open 11 – 3 Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays and holidays. Call 250-597-4763 or contact Nicolette111@icloud.com for questions, orders or requests for after hour visits if you are from out of town.
The Ita Wegman Study Group
Meets every second Saturday @ 3:00 pm in Trillium at Glenora Farm (4766 Waters Rd, Duncan, BC). We are reading the last volume from the series of Steiner lectures in Karmic Relationships and will be choosing a new book for our studies in the new year. All are welcome.“ Please check first for the covid protocols required & any changes to our venue or schedule. Email email@example.com if you wish to be on the mailing list for this group or call Patricia (250)748-0699 for more information.
Living into Anthroposophy Series of Explorations with Josef Graf
These explorations, based on the spiritual science of anthroposophy, are not lectures. They are explorations via discussion. They are held at the Sol Centre, in Duncan, every first and third Sunday, from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. All are welcome. The explorations will proceed on a donation basis. Appropriate for all levels. Josef Graf teaches anthroposophical watercolour painting in Duncan. He also offers life issues counselling, lends support for study groups, and facilitates educational forums for several different anthroposophical themes, in the form of interactive explorations. For more information email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Devotional Circle (connected to the Christian Community)
Every first and third Sunday of the month.
Marilyn Lange 250-737-1881 or email@example.com`
Cultivate Courage Workshops
One day community and courage building workshops to experience the arts such as eurythmy, storytelling, nature study, spacial dynamics, painting, from drawing, singing and much more. Contact Nicolette111@icloud.com to indicate your interest to attend or to be a presenter at one of our workshops. Class size is limited but we are encouraging other members of the community to host their own. For information regarding the format or sharing your ideas, contact Nicolette.
Eurythmy workshops with Mary Brian
firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-929-1874
Contact: Michael Gallant, email@example.com or 250-221-8686
To be put on the e-list for notice of anthroposophical events in the wider Vancouver area, contact Anthony Perzel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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