And now a few glimpses into the weekend, with accompanying feedback from participants. Enjoy!
Captions are not necessarily linked to the people in the photos.
"IGNITE gave me inspiration to be more present, to move differently, to sing more,
to be more brave, to face my fears without fear."
"It has helped me open channels, feel connected to the creativity of others-it elevated and
nurtured and reaffirmed my simple impulses toward creating and being."
"Been living on the edge so this just helped it make sense...that this is where to live...."
"Allowed me to get back in touch with my power and leadership around creativity."
"I was most grateful for the BODY CENTRED, EXPERIENTIAL, GROUNDED focus of the weekend."
"The weekend provided ample time to walk away from regular life deadlines and 'rushing' time,
to reflect on what is really important."
"Wonderful mix of participants who are now part of my network of creativity contacts."
"Subtle wisdom was imparted and woven through us."
"I felt I learned lots in terms of my own self and I also learned to appreciate and value the gifts of others. Your selection of presenters were very well chosen and the threads (intentionally or not) were lyrical. I am all about the energy-big, small, loud, intuitive, introverted, extroverted, obvious.... For me it was a rewarding meta-cognitive journey."
Greetings to all IGNITE participants and interested others!
Its been three months since we had that wonderful weekend in Ottawa, exploring our connections to the arts, ourselves and to each other.
We wanted to share a little of that magic with you to spark a memory or two of personal changes, thoughts and intentions you may have had while we were together.
To start you off, here are photos of the graphic recording done at the opening conversation, keynote evening, and closing session of the weekend (double click on them to enlarge). Facilitated and drawn by Jennifer Shepherd of Living Tapestries
The fantastic IGNITE weekend is fast approaching, including the keynote session Saturday October 15th, 7-9:30 pm with Margaret Wheatley and Jerry Graneli. Read about Jerry's local concert and his work with us, in the Ottawa Citizen (note that the original story lists the keynote as Friday the 14th but it is actually the 15th).
There are a few spots left in the full weekend retreat, please call us at (613)791-6994. The Saturday night keynote is open to a wider audience and is at St Brigid's Centre for the Arts 310 St Patrick. St in the Byward Market. Tickets will be available at the door $50 (cash or cheque only). Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
For more information please click on the above tabs.
With less than two weeks before the conference, we are happy to report that IGNITE is poised to be an engaging, thought-provoking, stimulating weekend for all involved! We’re delighted that so many have made the choice to invest in themselves at this creativity retreat!There are still spots available in both the retreat style weekend and the keynote alone. Please click on the above tabs for registration, accommodation, schedule and workshop descriptions.
We are excited to announce that the opening Friday evening session will take place in the Fritzi Gallery, upstairs at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre , located at 1233 Wellington St. West,at the corner of Holland Ave. at the heart of Ottawa’s newest arts district. It is within walking distance of an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.
The rest of the weekend, as planned, will take place at St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts at 302 St Patrick St. (entrance on Cumberland) an inspiring limestone heritage building from 1890. St Brigid’s is in the Byward market, another one of Ottawa’s great neighbourhoods for food and entertainment.