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1 Labyrinth & Memory Arboretum Project Located at Wallace Cumming Park Alma

2 Park History 1996 – Wallace Cumming donates land 2003 – Approval for 25 acres of parkland 2004 – perimeter walking trail 2007 – toboggan hill 2008 – picnic shelter 2009 – children’s playground 2010 – community hall built 2012 – Wetland Boardwalk 2013 – Labyrinth build begins 2014 – Labyrinth & Memory Arboretum dedication

3 Labyrinth Planning Committee Linda Scott, Chris Grose, Deb Noble, Lenora Arbuckle 2009

4 Represented & supported by 2009

5 Represented & supported by 2009

6 Walking other labyrinths Kincardine Labyrinth and Peace Garden Clifford Community Labyrinth 2010

7 Walking other labyrinths Five Oaks, ParisSt. Ignatius, Guelph 2010

8 Labyrinth Designed by Gord Grose 9’ centre 18” path 1183 linear feet of 4”X6” concrete curb edging 54’ diameter 2011

9 Workshops & Training with Lauren Artress 2011

10 Building Community Awareness and Partnerships North West Cluster of Waterloo Presbytery Congregations of Alma United & Presbyterian Churches Alma Community Recreation Association Township of Mapleton Parks & Recreation Committee Alma Public School Alma Optimists 2012

11 Stages of Development  STAGE ONE – Preparation of Site  Spring $3,  STAGE TWO – Installation of Labyrinth Paths and Lines  Spring – Summer $14,  STAGE THREE – Landscaping centre & perimeter  Summer – Fall - $2,  STAGE FOUR – Communication, Usage and Maintenance  Spring 2014 and ongoing  Ceremonial opening May 3, 2014  $1,

12 Project Funding Community Donations Community Fundraiser Grant Applications (applied for 6 – received 3) 2013

13 Investment In Mission and Ministry Fund $7,

14 The Peace and Justice Endowment Fund $7,

15 Community Conservation Grants Program $1,

16 Generous Gifting from Alma Community Recreation Association Community Donations Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira Alma United Church St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Women’s Institute Alma Garden Club Husky Farm Equipment Township of Mapleton Lloyd Scott Enterprises 2013

17 Made in Alma! Acquiring Local Service Providers Skerritt Excavating Les & Shelly Skerritt The Garden’s Edge John, Jamie & Marg Gollinger Garden Walkabouts Deb Noble C&A Signs Anita & Collin Diefenbacher 2013

18 Wallace Cumming Park bird’s eye view Labyrinth site here 2013

19 Preparation of Site Stage One Skim topsoil 3.5” – smooth 60’ area July 2013

20 Installation of labyrinth lines Stage Two August 2013

21 Starting with the 9’ centre working out Installation of labyrinth lines August 2013

22 Extruded concrete curb edging Installation of labyrinth lines August 2013

23 Installation of labyrinth lines Les fills in middle area with topsoil Turf consultant Allan Beeney August 2013

24 Installation of labyrinth lines Finishing the outer curbing September 2013

25 Can’t wait…gotta walk!! September 2013

26 Top soil on remaining path September 2013

27 Stage Three Time to plant the path & prepare the centre! October 2013

28 Trees transplanted from trail work done by Township of Mapleton October 2013

29 Project Signage Stage Four April 2014

30 Temporary Sign Installation Gord Grose, Jeff Scott May 2014

31 Centre Bench donated by Alma Garden Club

32 Dedication Day Preparation Alma United and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Folks May 3 rd, 2014

33 Dedication on World Labyrinth Day May 3 rd, 2014

34 Labyrinth Cake Cutting Local Service Providers: Deb Noble, Les Skerritt, John & Marg Gollinger May 3 rd, 2014

35 “Walk as One at 1” World Labyrinth Day May 3 rd, 2014

36 “Walk as One at 1” Finger Walking May 3 rd, 2014

37 Permanent Sign Installation Bob Noble & Gord Grose June 2014

38 Landscaping around signs June 2014

39 The Rock is the finishing touch! June 2014

40 Let the journey begin…

41 Organized Labyrinth Walks and Events Sign the contact listing to receive notifications through or by phone of upcoming events. LIST AT CASHIER TABLE TODAY! Beginning Fall 2014

42 Memory Arboretum Dedicate a tree for $ to 8 foot tree with engraved 5”X7” plaque Last Sunday in September Annual celebratory planting Contact the Township of Mapleton to donate a tree ORDER FORMS AT CASHIER TABLE TODAY!! Ongoing…

43 Mapleton Township donates the first Maple Tree! In honour of all those who shared time, talent and treasure with the Labyrinth and Memory Arboretum Project!

44 Thank you volunteers for walking with us!  Chris & Gord Grose  Deb & Bob Noble  Linda & Jeff Scott  Lenora Arbuckle  Marion Loree  Andrew Song  Sharon Grose

45 Thank you volunteers for walking with us!  Allan Beeney  Troy Grose  Bonnie Koeslag  Doris White  Carol & Dave Geddes  Debb Greer  Barry Johnson  Monica Michalek

46 “Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16


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