TLS Members e-Newsletter

Members eNewsletter
At least four times a year, TLS members are rewarded at their inboxes with a copy of the Labyrinth Society e-newsletter. It serves as a means of direct communication with the membership and provides an historical record of the Society.

TLS 2013 Gathering Updates

Momentum, excitement, and registration continue to grow for the 2013 TLS Gathering in Parksville, BC, Canada! It is not too late to register.  Registration information is still available on the TLS website.


Here are updates on a few highlights.

  • Twenty-three of the twenty-four seats are filled on the Pre Gathering Pilgrimage bus from Victoria to Parksville from September 17-19. Will you be the lucky last person to join this one-of-a-kind opportunity? For this pilgrimage, flying into Victoria and out of Nanaimo Airport is a good idea.
  • In preparation for the Gathering, Holly Letcher is painting a permanent labyrinth in a public park in Parksville. It will be on the World Wide Labyrinth Locator, won’t it, Holly?? Be sure to catch the video of the construction on Facebook or YouTube.
  • Jerry Etzkorn and Lars Howlett are practicing making sand labyrinths on the beach for the full moon low tide.
  • Submissions for the Member Images Labyrinth Slideshow are still being accepted through September 1. This is open even to those not attending who want to share labyrinth installations, art, designs, and photos from the last two years. 
  • It’s not too late to Advertise in the Annual Gathering Program. Submit black and white ad copy and/or include your postcard business card, postcard, or flyer! The deadline for this also is September 1. Contact Lars Howlett for information.
  • The Saturday, September 21st Mid Island Peace Pilgrimage Bus tour from 1:30 pm -10 pm is a perfect way to celebrate the International Day of Peace. It is a combination of market shopping, sight-seeing, forest walks, ceremonies and labyrinth walks. Be part of a ceremony with members of The Nuu chah nulth First Nation on the "Circle of Peace" Labyrinth and enjoy Potlatch dinner with the Port Alberni Labyrinth Society (PALS) before returning to Tigh Na Mara to sleep.  
  • Join the half-day Oceanside (Parksville-Qualicum Beach) Equinox Pilgrimage Bus Tour on Sunday, September 22nd from 9am-2pm. Visit the Children's Handprint Labyrinth, The famous Milner Gardens and Woodlands on the Salish Sea (The Queen of England has stayed in the Milner House), and Solace Cottage HeartStone Labyrinth. A delicious organic lunch will be provided by Rawthentic Eatery and musician Peter Jack Rainbird will share his ethereal sound while you walk the Chartres style labyrinth overlooking the ocean, the mountains and the horses. Holly's therapeutic dog, Daisy, also might join us!  
  • Sunday also offers a full day North Island Labyrinth Bus tour, including Anderton Therapeutic Gardens, and the infamous Driftwood labyrinth at Ocean Resort. A wine stop and an organic vegetarian dinner will complete this circle. We hope you will join us!
  • Share updates, images, experiences in preparation for and during the Gathering on the TLS Facebook page. Use hashtag #LabyrinthGathering when posting on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Want to build a Labyrinth on the Grounds or bring a labyrinth? Space for building is limited to the beach. Contact coordinator Les Blydo to confirm your plans. 
  • Transportation:  There are many options to get to Vancouver Island. If you haven't booked yet and are coming by air, Nanaimo Airport is the closest and easiest option if you are coming directly to Parksville. Please see website for other travel options.‚Äč