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Jock McKeen writes: Ken Faris, a long-time friend and supporter of The Haven passed away this fall. He was a fine artist, and a gentle man.His daughter sent me this information which she asked me to share with the Haven community. Ken passed away peacefully on September 8, 2016 at the age of 84. He...Read more
It's that time of year, the 2017 Haven program catalogue is here! The online catalogue is presented in a beautiful magazine-like format that automatically adjusts to match your viewing device, from mobile to desktop. We are expecting delivery of the printed catalogue during the week of December 5...Read more
Congratulations to Talia Peckel who has been chosen to be the Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence in 2017. Talia is a Toronto-based artist who was born in Canada and raised in Colombia. She moved back to Toronto and completed her BFA with a major in Drawing and Painting at OCAD...Read more
By Rachel Davey, on behalf of the design team (Jessica Sedlock, Don Mattson, Roz Arscott). The Landscape Management Plan is a vital part of the overall Haven Masterplan. It was created to elucidate The Haven’s landscape management values and goals and so help guide decisions in the future. The next...Read more
Moving into Connection is a new program created and led by Catherine Fallis​ coming to The Haven November 4-6. Authentic movement is used to explore and repair your attachment and relationship styles. Read more about the program and register online.
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By Cathy McNally Last evening, I asked two loving beings to hold me … and I sobbed myself empty. Today I sit at home in awe of this magnificent gift – and how unusual it is for me to ask, how easy it was to do, and how whole and peaceful I feel today. Amazing. My context: In three days it will be...Read more
Catherine Fallis is leading Moving into Connection at The Haven, November 4–6 I’m very excited to be offering a new workshop that brings together two of my passions. The first is a well-seasoned passion, since I have been practicing Authentic Movement for about thirty years now, and I still love it...Read more
Sexual Intelligence for Body, Mind and Heart is a dynamic program in The Haven's core curriculum that teaches erotic literacy for body, mind and heart. A recent participant in the program put in quote form some of his thoughts on Sexual Intelligence, from his point of view as a heterosexual man...Read more
By David Hatfield Hello Haven community! I'm just returned from a 3 month contract in China. It was super hot, humid and the air quality is truly challenging to me. I found myself not wanting to sing much there, due to these factors. The people were beautiful and gentle, so the human experience was...Read more
By Rachel Davey. Photo of Justin Kautz, the 2016 Artist in Residence. The Haven, in collaboration with the Gabriola Arts Council , began an Artist in Residence program at The Haven in 2012, offered to emerging artists aged 30 and under in the year of application. The 2017 Artist in Residence...Read more

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