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Defining the Moment
Jun 22 at 5:00pm - 9:00pm$65 – $125
Nanaimo’s Bethlehem Centre’s Gala Fundraiser 2019, A Defining Moment: Spirituality & The Environment in the Age of Reconciliation will take place at 2371 Arbot Rd. in Nanaimo, BC Saturday, June 22rd, 2019 at 5 pm featuring guest speaker Kwulasultun, Doug White, B.A., J.D.
Mr. White is a former Chief and current Councillor of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, lawyer, and negotiator for First Nations governments across Canada, and is the current Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University.
In addition to his many accomplishments, Doug led the First Nations Summit from 2010-2013 as a member of the FNS Task Group. Formerly a director of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada, he was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2008 and represents First Nations across the country.
Growing up learning from the practical and spiritual teachings of an elder, his grandmother the late Dr. Ellen White, Kwulasulwut; Doug learned the rich and vibrant traditions within his culture while being guided towards leadership by his father and family. The former Snuneymuxw chief has a passion for initiating the necessary actions needed to globally sustain the next seven generations. With his far-reaching vision through the clarity of the present moment, White will lead Gala attendees through engaging story and reflections on the topic of Indigenous people within society and the country as seen through the lens of spirituality and the environment.
The evening commences at 5:00 pm with arrival and mingling. Starting at 5:30 pm, dinner will be prepared by Certiﬁed Chef de Cuisine, Margot Bodchon, and her team. At 7:00 pm the evening program arrival and mingling will begin. At 7:30 pm speaker Doug White will present. Music will begin at 8:00 pm with mingling, desserts, and a cash bar.
Guests can enjoy a silent auction from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Ticket Option 1 – $125 per person includes: Dinner, Evening Program, and Dessert Buffet plus charitable receipt. Only 45 tickets are available.
Ticket Option 2 – $65 per person includes: Evening Program and Dessert Buffet plus charitable receipt.
Add a Stayover – $90 per person includes Room Accommodation and Continental Breakfast on June 23.
Bethlehem Centre is the perfect setting to nourish your spirit on a meandering path through the sacred woodlands of Mt. Benson on the shores of Westwood Lake surrounded by nature. The property offers an 8300 stone labyrinth and a peaceful chapel. Taking in the water views on strolls by the lakeside is serene, gentle, calm and soothing to one’s spirit.
Visiting the gift shop or meditating in the garden are other activities to enjoy while visiting Bethlehem Centre. The unique Bill Godden Finger Labyrinth Museum is a must-see, along with the Centre’s Peace Pole and impressive outdoor labyrinth. It’s a nice break from the bustle of the city to restore and renew.
The Bethlehem Centre relies on the support of the community and visitors and is seeking financial assistance to continue offering services and support to the spiritual community in Nanaimo and surrounding areas. To reserve tickets to the fundraiser, A Defining Moment and reserve a table contact the Bethlehem Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org. By phone:(250) 754-3254.
Photo credit: OISE-University of Toronto.
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