Each of us would like to lead a healthy, fulfilling and meaningful life for our own sake as well as that of our family and community; this can often seem overwhelming, especially when we try to balance those goals with environmental and social responsibility.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Edmonton Resilience Festival April 29th to May 1st at the Boyle Street Plaza.
The Resilience Festival consists of hands-on practical Workshops, guided Conversation Cafés and a Fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair that boasts a family and kid friendly space with indoor and outdoor activities.
The Festival includes workshops, conversations and events that contribute to personal, community, and global resilience. It’s our belief that community resilience requires us to not only care for ourselves and to help our neighbours, but to build trust and cooperation between community members. By coming together to celebrate and share skills and ideas through the festival, we will create a stronger, happier community which will increase our capacity to work together and to adapt to coming changes.
A small sampling of the Workshops includes: Basket Weaving, Meditation & Yoga, Cider Making & Fermentation, Tiny homes, Permaculture & Building Healthy Gardens, Bike Repair, Bee Hotel Making, Creative Adventuring, Detox your Home with Essential Oils… and the list goes on. To avoid disappointment, get your tickets now as they are going fast.
Here is the Eventbrite listing for paid workshops (and free ones that require pre-registration): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edmonton-resilience-festival-2016-workshops-tickets-24336852180
The Edmonton Permaculture Guild will have a table located in the Community Connections Fair, Make sure to bring your children down to enjoy all of the fun activities happening at the Children’s Permaculture Table as well!
Interested in Volunteering for this Event? Please sign up here!
The Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen community resilience through skill sharing workshops and other events, inspiring participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future. The festival will also help to restore a sense of community that is often lost in cities experiencing rapid development and population growth. By bringing together diverse participants and creating opportunities for learning, sharing and connecting, we hope to expand our horizons, our skill sets and our community networks.
WHAT IS RESILIENCE?
Resilience is the quality that makes a community strong, healthy and able to handle unexpected change. Communities that are resilient are closely linked together and can cope well with the effects of disruptions and change to the systems within them. The Festival includes workshops, conversations and events that contribute to personal, group and global resilience.