Alberta Chapter

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Jeff Stockton oversees the Alberta Chapter, and as such is involved with planning events, not just in Alberta but for our BC and US Conferences.   He takes care of the Alberta Ministry (Aoghair) and co-ordinates the 13 Moons Distance Training.

Jeff

Jeff is the voice and music behind many of our conference songs, bringing this beauty to our Conferences and Gatherings. These songs, our songs have become an integral part of our BC, US and UK Conferences and Gatherings, deepening the work we do together in community.

Jeff also co-hosts our podcast The Forked Stick – Download The Forked Stick.

Contact: Jeff Stockton at the Alberta Chapter albertascgmss@gmail.com


Events


WVCFWater Valley Celtic Festival

Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Songs on the Celtic Harp – Upper Schoolhouse  – 9:00AM – 9:30AM –  Stories on the Celtic Harp – Lower Schoolhouse – 12:45PM-1:15PM

More details


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Casann Roth Mór An Tsaoil – The Great Wheel of Life Turns: A monthly gathering for simple ceremony and work with our spirit allies.

Next Gathering – Sunday, July 19, 2015 – from 1:00 – 4:00PM. In Water Valley AB.

Deep Growing Roots: In the riot of summer growth, we are mesmerized by all that we can above ground. Leaf, blossom, blade of grass and a bounty of colour…but all of this comes from the strength of what we cannot see. An afternoon Shamanic gathering to attend to, to honour, and to strengthen the unseen roots and anchors of our lives.

No Shamanic experience necessary. – $15 Per Person.

Contact for details: Jeff Stockton albertascgmss@gmail.com

Further dates for 2015:
TBC


Past Events


 The Art of Stillness  Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Water Valley Church/Events Centre

stillness hearthThe Art of Stillness began with the story of the Ocean, the Lightning and the Great Tree. We spent the morning exploring the richness of being a part of the ancient conversations all around us – between the Dreaming Earth and skies above. We honoured the magic of the hands – the many things we had created, touched in the world…and the many things in life that had touched our hearts. We worked with the Gaelic phrase Tá tú in éineacht liom mar lámhlorg ar mo chroí – ‘You are with me like a handprint on my heart’.

We had a rich a beautiful weaving of time around the One Breath that breathes all of us.

The afternoon anchored around a spiral walking meditation, and the power of blessings and burdens in our lives. Then, we settled in with the magic of Honey and Holy Water – stillness spiraland opened to the senses, and the power they have to bring us stillness and focus….it was time of letting go, and embracing the new beginnings always before us.

We ended the day creating a shared bundle of gratitude, of dreams – and of hopes and prayers on behalf of others. The bundle held symbols of each of these, plenty of chocolate (for the sweetness of life), feathers (to give these hopes and dreams wings), and blossoms (marking the beauty of each moment in time). The bundle was later offered to Grandfather Fire.

It was a beautiful day!

 


 The Forked Stick


Cearr 1The Alberta Chapter is also working with John-Luke Edwards and Mojo Kemp in bringing about the Society’s new Podcast ‘The Forked Stick’.

Download latest shows here

The Forked Stick Podcast is a space, a time, a place to be in that stillness that maybe opens us to an adventurous quest, gathers us in storytelling or holds us with others who think the same way or not!“

There will be music, stories and guest speakers, who will be sharing their knowledge and wisdom on a variety of interesting and inspirational topics.

For more details please see Forked Stick Podcast

 


Fundraising


skullThe Fall 2014 Song Fundraiser:

One of the ways we raise funds for the Society’s Community Outreach Programme is through sales of our Conference Songs.

Our Fall Fundraiser ended Solstice weekend, with all proceeds going to the Soup Tent.

A big thank you to everyone who took part in this fundraising endeavour!