Summer Sundays in the Kohan
South End of Centennial Park, New Denver , BC
June 30-Aug 25/2019 1:00pm-2:00 pm
“A different event every Sunday to pique your curiosity”
June 30, 1:00-2:00 Advance Birthday Acknowledgement for Canada Day
Who says birthdays must be celebrated just on the one day? Drop by the Kohan Garden for an advance “Happy Birthday”, with a piece of cake.
July 7, 1:00-2:00 Sansei: The Storyteller – Theatre Dance with Mark Ikeda
Mark Kunji Ikeda uses dance, theatre, and humour to tell the story of his family, labelled as enemy aliens in Canada during WWII. Mark is a member of the Dancers Studio West, has taught at the University of Calgary, and has served as the Artistic Director of MoMo Dance Theater. In 2015, he was named as the Emerging Artist by the Calgary Arts Development Authority. (Bring blankets or beach chairs. We will have a few chairs available for elders.)
July 14, 1:00-2:00 Horticultural Tour with Moonbow Rutkowsky.
Moonbow is known as one of the expert local organic gardeners, one of the go-to guys for advice on anything from pruning trees to growing decent vegetable (The Talking Spade , page 71). He is also a long term board member of the SLUGS and a Master Gardener at the Kohan. On July 14, he will lead a horticultural tour of the gardens sharing all he knows of the plants contained therein.
July 21, 1:00-2:00 Heartfulness Meditation with Sarah Sherk
Sarah Sherk, a long time resident of Nelson, has been a spiritual seeker most of her life, practicing Heartfulness Meditation (www.Heartfulness.org) for 23 years and a trainer in it for 10 years. Sharing this meditation with others is her passion. Sarah will lead a short meditation (15 min.) and answer questions afterwards. Bring a cushion or beach chair if unaccustomed to sitting on the ground
July 28, 1:00-2:00 Foreshore Ecology with Sally Hammond
Sally Hammond, a longstanding board member with the Slocan Lake Stewardship Society (www.slocanlakess.com) will facilitate a presentation on the transition zones between Slocan Lake and the adjacent land. As the Kohan Garden is right on Slocan Lake, come see and hear how the SLUGS manage this very critical “ribbon of life”.
Aug 4, 1:00-2:00 The Japanese Garden Aesthetic with Ray Nikkel
Ray Nikkel has been president of the S.L.U.G.S for numerous years, as well as owner of a popular local landscaping outfit (Ray Nikkel Designs). His signature look is found all over the Slocan Valley and up to Nakusp. Ray designed and has also supervised the development of the Kohan Gardens since their beginning in 1989. He will tour the gardens focusing on the Japanese garden aesthetic and highlights of the natural landscape.
Aug 11, 1:00-2:00 Gardening as Landscape Painting: CBT Art & Culture Tour
The Kohan Garden has been listed in this years’ Columbia Basin Tour (cbculturetour.com). A SLUGS board member is on location both August 10 & 11 from 10:00-5:00 to tour patrons through the gardens and to answer questions.
Aug 18, 1:00-2:00 Botanical Illustration with Margaret Hartley
Margaret is a board member with SLUGS, and hardworking environmentalist. She is also a landscape designer, artist, and published illustrator. She has studied botanical illustration at Emily Carr College of Art. For this event, she will lead an introduction to botanical illustration, covering some history and techniques. Bring your favourite art supplies for an en plein air session after the talk.
Aug 25: Understanding Karate Do with Sensei Neil Dunnigan
Sensei Neil Dunnigan has studied traditional Uechi Ryu Karate-Do for 45 years, training under an Okinawan Cultural Living Treasure, Master Tsutomo Nakahodo (10th degree) for 30 years. During this event, Sensei Neil talks about the underlying meaning of Karate Do (including body, mind & spirit), as well as demonstrate it’s practical application.
Rain or Shine. donations welcome. memberships available.
bring blanket, notebook, pen/cil. pick up schedule at usual local locations
SQUARE DANCING!WHEN? May 25
WHERE? Bosun Hall, New Denver
TIME? 6:30 – 7:30 pm “lesson” (no experience or partner necessary)
7:30 – 9:00 pm “dance”
COST? Admission by donation ($5 – $10)
(to cover rental of the hall)
LIVE MUSIC by ….. ELDORADO HOEDOWN
PLEASE RSVP TO (250) 358-7158 SO WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO MAKE UP AT LEAST ONE SQUARE.
Looking for a long-term rental in the Silverton New Denver area. Avid gardener, willing to help with some of the fixer upper projects and yard work. I am employed full time and have good references. Also willing to vacate the home if it needs to be used for summer vacation or annual holidays. Call Betty 358-7188 or email@example.com.
What: Authentic karate in a welcoming setting that values respect, effort and life-long learning
When: Tues and Thur, 10:45-11:15 am (mature adults) and 6:00-7:30 pm (adolescents & adults)
Where: New Denver Fitness Centre (starting March 5)
Cost: Adults: $25 for 3 Introductory classes.
Instructor: Sensei Neil Dunnigan, Hachidan (8th degree)
…teaching self-improvement of body, mind and character since 1981