Archive for November 2nd, 2016

1.Call to Order

2.Confirmation of Agenda

2.1 Motion to Confirm Agenda THAT the agenda for the Athol Ward Recreation Committee meeting of November 2 , 2016 be confirmed.

3.Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

4.Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting

4.1 Minutes from the meeting held on October 5th, 2016 at 7:00pm

THAT the Athol Ward Recreation Committee Minutes from the meeting held on October 5th be adopted as presented.

5. Deputations (Maximum time per deputation 15 minutes each)


6.Items for Consideration

Hall Renovation Update (Glen and Susan)

-Prints (Historical)

-Kitchen Completion


-other (clean up)

Upcoming Events:

Lantern making workshop (Susan) Nov 6th

Clothes Swap (Shannon) Nov 12th

Stillness Session (Shannon) Nov 9th – Dec. 21st

Ongoing Yoga (Susan) November 3rd to December 8th

Games nights (Donna)

Review Past Events:

Halloween Dance ( Janet)

Possible other events: (set dates)

Pantomime (Susan)

Bowling (Shannon)

Pub nights

Scrabble Tournament

Ping Pong Tournament

Storytelling evening

Coffee Evening

Review of spending for 2016

6.1 Treasurers Report THAT the Treasurers report for the month of September 2016 be adopted as presented.

Other Business:

6.2 Correspondence  THAT the Correspondence received from________regarding __________ be received

7.Adjournment            MEETING adjourned at     p.m. Next Meeting Date Wednesday December 7th at 7 pm.

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The Art of Stillness!



Weekly Group Practice Sessions in Foundational

Sitting Meditation, Mindful Stretching, and Qi Gong

Athol Recreation Centre, Cherry Valley

Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm.

(excluding 1st Wednesday of each month)

Starting November 9th, 2016. $5/Session.

10 minutes of sitting practice to calm & prepare your mind, body and spirit.

20 minutes of stretching practice to soften and open your physical body and energy pathways.

10 minutes of sitting practice to gently turn your awareness further inward.

20 minutes of qigong practice to circulate and vitalize your energy body.

20 minutes of sitting practice to acknowledge & assimilate the effects of the three practices.

Closing with a short discourse to address questions, concerns, and thoughts about the practices. Follow along to these simple practices with mostly silent demonstration.  These Practice Sessions are being offered in an effort to encourage consistent practice.

Taking at least a few Instructional Sessions (provided by Dia) is highly encouraged.  Please register in advance with

Dia. dia.in.pec@gmail.com 613 847 3535

On Facebook? Please join our STILLNESS SESSIONS Group to keep informed.


Sessions begin with quiet sitting practice, so please arrive early & calmly settle in.  If it is your first Session, please come 15 mins early to complete Intake Form.  Conversation should be kept to a minimum, as this is a time for inward reflection and awareness.  Follow along to the best of your ability, and be gentle with yourself.  Move, stretch & breathe at your own natural pace. No need to always ‘keep up’.  If floor sitting is too daunting, chairs, sofas, and even pews are available.  However, core & spinal strength, hip flexibility, and energetic grounding are to be gained from developing an ability to sit on the floor unaided. So this can be something to work towards. Please bring a stretching mat and sitting cushion. However, if you intend to chair sit, then a cushion is not necessary. A throw blanket may be useful for Sitting Practice during Winter Sessions. Dress comfortably, in non-constrictive clothing, and perhaps layers, including socks. Try not to plan to do too much afterwards. It’s beneficial to maintain the stillness as long as possible.


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Great food, drink, music and dance was had by all who attended the Halloween dance in the Valley on Saturday night!  Thank you to the lead organizer of the event Janet who also rocked the bar and took the stage later for a song with Little Bluff!  Thanks to barkeepers Shannon and Donna.  Glen and Susan, Bonnie and Peter and Ryan who all helped in various ways to make the night a success!



Little Bluff rocks!


Super hero spotted on dance floor!




Masked drummer!


Later in the evening things did get a bit Daffy!

Shannon taking a whirl on the dance floor!


A little lipstick touch -up!


A bejeweled Janet takes to the stage!


Martin smoking a ………


Marilyn looking lovely!


Fingers anyone?  (Thanks Bonnie for this yummy treat!)


Who are earth is that?

shannon_imgp4207Our bar team Shannon and Princess Donna!


Peter flirting with the girls, Donna and Bonnie!  What gym do you work out at Peter?

band_imgp4296Big thanks to Little Bluff for the great tunes!


Susan and Glen looking a little zombied.


One has to wonder what the Queen would of thought of all  this?


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