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OFFERINGS

Offerings are an opportunity to ask for support or assistance.  We, at WBFIT Center are doing just that,  We are offering to share our teachings in hopes of activating a ripple, as the stone does when thrown into water. Each person we connect with to learn, teach, and share from is another stone creating ripples. 

MEDICINE WHEEL TEACHINGS

WITH ELDER PATRICK AIRD

Learn some of the teachings of The Medicine Wheel.  The Medicine Wheel is a way of life, a guide to support us upon our Earth Walk.  

Elder Patrick Aird is the cousin of the facilitator at WBFIT Indigenous Center, Grandmother Sabrina CicaWa Wolf Woman. He is Anishnabe. He has worked for years sharing his teachings at the Indigenous Friendship Circles and in the Public School Systems. He was raised by his Grandfather in the bush to ensure his safety from becoming a victim of the residential school system.

Offering  1 day

Day of week - Saturday

Time: 10am - 2:30pm

Date: TBD

Location: Balderson, ON

Age: 10 + (There will be a lot of sitting and listening with )

Fee: Donation to the center which can be sent to wbfitinfo@gmail.com 

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MIni  Birch Bark Canoe Build

 Build a mini canoe (12") with traditional materials and learn from 
Chuck Commanda , a traditional craftsmen.  He has preserved  the teachings and continues to honor the ways of our Ancestors.  This opportunity will give a little insight into the work that goes into creating a traditional birch bark canoe.


 

Offering  1 day

Day of week - Friday

Time: 10am - 2pm

Date: February 16, 2024

Location: Balderson, ON

Age: 10+

Fee: $100

7 Grandfather Teachings

The 7 Grandfather Teachings are the teachings that provide one guidance, protection, and support to keep one on the Red Road.  They are the essence that connects all living things in the circle of life.  We will flow through each teaching, learn to connect with the medicine of the drum and essence of ceremony, and so much more! The development of the Seven Sacred Teachings book was funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

Offering 1 day 

Day of week - 

Time: 10am - 2:30pm

Date: COMING SOON

Location: Balderson, ON

Age: 7 + (adults welcome)

Fee: $40 - The Seven Sacred Teachings Book and interactive book included.

 

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Mother Earth's Medicines

Growing, Gathering and Guiding

a Sharing Circle fostering the art of medicinal preservation

Join us for this beautiful offering where we will have the opportunity to learn, teach, and share from one another in ceremony as we honor the medicines of Mother Earth.

Opening with a traditional Sacred Fire followed by an open discussion led by CicaWa Wolf Woman, Liza Parr Swale, and Nataliya Chabanyuk.  During this circle we will discuss a variety of medicines and their traditional uses.  Each participant will be given a medicine package with clear instructions in how to be prepared for our closing ceremony which will consist of creating a salve, soap, tincture, and medicinal tea blend. 

There will be an online support group available for any questions during the preparation time between the opening ceremony and closing ceremony. 

During the closing ceremony each participant will come prepared with their medicine package and  will leave with the beginnings of  their tincture, soap, salve, and medicinal tea blend. 

Whether you are new to working with Mother Earth’s medicines or have experience, this offering is for you! 

Offering  2 day

Day of week - Sunday

Time: 10am -3pm

Date: May 26, 2024 & September 15, 2024

Location: 109 Ennis Road, Balderson, ON

Age: Adults

Fee: $111

Whirling Rainbow Sound Healing

We are honored to offer another Whirling Rainbow Sound BATH session with Olenka. With a university degree in music and years of experience as a music teacher for the Ontario Public School Board, she brings her sound healing to a whole other level. You do not want to miss out on an opportunity to raise your vibrations to an entirely new level. move stagnant energy, and experience her unique methods of working with instruments, sound, and voice.

Offering 1 day

Day of week -Saturday 

Time: 10am - 12pm

Date: MAY 4, 2024

Location: 109 Ennis Road, Balderson, ON

Age: suggested 10 and up

Fee: Adult $40 Children $20

 

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Wood Working Shop

With 22 years of experience as a rough and finished carpenter, Oscar will be sharing his passion for working with the Standing Ones -.wood - in creative way.  With the use of mostly hand tools the children will create and take home their finished project and so much more!  

Offering  TBD

Day of week - 

Time:

Date: 

Location: Balderson, ON

Age: 

Fee:

Pysanka - Ukrainian Egg Making

During this workshop you will learn how to turn your eggs into magical Pysankas: a traditional Ukrainian Easter egg decorated with hot wax with numerous dye bathes. The technique is wax resistant, also called batik technique and used for dying silk fabric. This workshop is your meditation, mindfulness journey to yourself and to ancient technique which goes back to pre-Christian times. We work with dangerous, challenging and fragile mediums: open flame, hot wax, raw eggs and dyes.

Natalya is our facilitator  and she came from Ukraine to Ottawa in 2006 as an international student and was swept away by the beauty of Canadian nature and by the similarities between Indigenous culture and Ukrainian folk traditions. She enjoys exploring art and craft with heart and hands and invites you to jump along on the journey of meditation and mindfulness through creativity.

Offering 1 day 

Day of week - Saturday

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Date: May 11, 2024

Location: Balderson, ON

Age: 12+ 

Fee: Adult $40 Children $30

 

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REGISTER FOR AN OFFERING OR EVENT

 If you have a group that is interested in any of the courses please send a message through our contact form and we will try and accommodate with a private course.

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