The annual Garden House Foundation book sale is this weekend. (Citizen file)

Coming up in Cowichan: Firewalking, and a giant book sale

Garden House Foundation Fund’s 11th annual charity used book sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13

Firewalking event coming to Duncan this Saturday

You are invited to participate in the ancient practice known as Firewalking, Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3-8 p.m. on Cowichan First Nations land in Duncan.

Participation costs $100.

Firewalking has existed all over the world in many cultures for centuries. People have held this ceremony to honour their ancestors, to elevate their energy, channel precision and to bring forth renewed healing.

“Fear can hinder even the most successful person and facing it with courage moves you forward into the next chapter you have chosen to write for yourself with clarity,” said instructor Liz Forrest about the event.

Join Forrest for the empowering ceremony where you will face your fears, move beyond and feel the abundant vitality transform how you live your life. In the workshop before the ceremony participants learn effective techniques to elevate their energy and maintain a clear mind to create a powerful experience.

Forrest is certified by Sundoor International Firewalking School.

“I moved past what I thought to be true,” said Colin Beamish, a firewalking participant. “My Firewalk with Liz Forrest opened me up to so much more energy and freedom in my life.”

“My first Firewalk with Liz Forrest was an experience that changed my life and way of thinking,” said another participant, Rene Sutherland. “I was in a state of fear of the unknown which after my Firewalk changed to a place of calm and empowerment.”

For more information, head to www.lizforrest.ca, or contact thekiva@me.com, or 604-809-7349.

Garden House Foundation giant used book sale Oct. 13

The Garden House Foundation Fund’s 11th annual charity used book sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bonner School in Mill Bay.

With 20,000 high quality books to choose from, including 5,000 children’s books, now is the time to stock up on your fall and winter reading. Prices are holding steady, with most books selling from 50 cents to $3. A silent auction of more valuable books will have starting bids of $20. Please note the sale is cash only.

Profits from the sale will go into the permanent foundation fund to support families in crisis or animals in need in the Cowichan Valley. Cowichan Women Against Violence, the Cowichan District SPCA and Cowichan Family Life receive annual grants from the fund and will do so forever to support them in providing many beneficial programs. For example, CWAV runs a counselling program for children who suffer from anxiety, anger and sleep disturbances, a program for mothers whose own trauma might impact her parenting skills, a healthy teen relationship program and an empowerment group to help youth heal from abuse.

For more information, visit www.gardenhousefoundation.wordpress.com or call 250-743-4627 to donate books year-round.

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