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Gimme Shelter Meditation Project

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
You are invited to experience a calming meditation session under a large, colourful blanket, handmade by artist Jennie Johnston.

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Relish in the comfort that only a childhood blanket fort can offer! Participants are invited to close their eyes and experience a calming meditation session underneath a large, colourful blanket, handmade by the artist and installed in a natural setting.

The fort offers an immersive art experience. It creates a tranquil space for contemplation and meditation, allowing participants to connect to their inner child and feel the security of a structure built for soothing the senses and facilitating safe outdoor connection with nature and others in their community.

Individuals or families can book a 30-minute spot to engage with Gimme Shelter here: BLANKET FORT SIGN UP

During the event, every participant will need to wear a mask; hand sanitize their hands before and after the workshop. The workshop leader/artist and a volunteer will ensure that all guidelines are followed. Only one individual or bubble group living in the same household will be allowed per session.

Each session will have 30 minutes allotted. Ten minutes for arrival, 15 minutes under the blanket, and 5 minutes for participants to exit the area and allow the next individual or bubble group to arrive.

Jennie grew up in rural Quebec and has a Fine Arts Degree from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. On the journey to find her artistic voice she began combining traditional craft techniques like embroidery and quilting with painting and fabric design. Her work has been displayed in two solo exhibits in Burnaby, group exhibits across Canada, the U.S and Italy, and she contributes to social activist art projects from all over the world including Australia and Mexico.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a charitable non-profit organization. A volunteer driven community-funded agency with a unique focus on Neighbours supporting Neighbours.


May 8
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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