Recharge with Forest Therapy

Pender Harbour Wildlife Society

With the increasing use of technology, our lives have moved indoors, in front of screens, and away from the green world of nature. A new Forest Therapy movement (known in Japan as Forest Bathing) has evolved out of the need to reconnect people with the more than human world for a multitude of health benefits, cultural repair, and other positive inspirations. You are invited to hear more about Forest Therapy, what it is and why it just might be one of the answers to help saving our wildlife, saving our wild places and saving ourselves.

Haida Bolton, born and raised in Nelson, is now a local here in Pender Harbour. With a BSc from UBC, she has connected children and nature for over 30 years. In 2016, Bolton became the first Certified Forest Therapy Guide in BC.

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The Pender Harbour Wildlife Society will host Bolton on Tuesday evening, March 19. Please note: Due to the March spring break, our regular location, the Pender Harbour Secondary School, will be closed. We will hold our March presentation and meeting at 7 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church (13625 Sunshine Coast Highway), next to the high school.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the talk. A gathering of wildlife chat and information will then close the evening. This is a free event. All are welcome.

– Submitted by Carole Logtenberg,


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