“There is something about the smell of the damp forest floor, the sound of the birds singing and leaves jostling in the wind. We slow down, we breathe deeper, we feel our mind slowly release the tension of the day. This is forest bathing.”
Kristie Virgoe, Director, Stewardship & Conservation Lands at Kawartha Conservation is coming to our AGM as our guest speaker to give us a peek in the world of Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing. Kristie is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. “It is more than just a walk in the forest, it is about deepening our relationship with the more than human world. The health benefits are well documented in scientific study, but more importantly, you will FEEL them simply by participating. Shinrin-Yoku is the practice of immersing yourself in the natural environment. This art is centuries old, but became a formal program in Japan in the 1980’s as a response to an ailing population. Through this gentle wandering we boost our immune systems, reduce our stress hormones, lower our cholesterol and improve our mental health.”
Come out and enjoy Kristie’s presentation and take part in our 3rd AGM.
DATE: Saturday March 24, 2018
TIME: Doors open at 12:30 pm, meeting starts at 1:00 pm until about 3:30 pm. Light refreshments served at 2:00 pm.
PLACE: W.R. Best Memorial Public School, on the Old Barrie Road, about 1 km east of the village of Dalston
Elections will be taking place for three positions on the Board for the following user groups: Snow Sports, Naturalists and Horse Back Riders. If you are not currently a paid member and wish to have a vote in the elections, please purchase your 2018 membership by February 24, 2018. You can do this on our website.
Here is a copy of the minutes from our 2017 AGM: