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Whistler Nominee: How the Light is Spent

We’re thrilled to announce that Gail Sidonie Sobat’s book of poetry, How the Light is Spent, has been long-listed for the Whistler Independent Book Awards for 2016. How the Light is Spent is published by Wintergreen Studios Press. How the Light is Spent is a meditation on love and loss, on time and tempo. From the Drumheller Badlands to Istanbul, Turkey and back to Canada, Read More

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An evening with Lorna Crozier

We are thrilled to welcome Lorna Crozier once again at Wintergreen, and to experience her delightful and witty wisdom. Join us for what promises to be a memorable event on Thursday, May 19. The evening will begin with a gourmet dinner, followed by Lorna’s reading. Tickets available online. Lorna Crozier has published 17 books of poetry which have garnered Canada’s top awards, including the Governor-General’s Award, Read More

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Quick Sketches

The Wintergreen Sauna With the buds becoming noticeable on the trees there is the usual feeling of expectation, wanting to get on with it, this wet and messy thing called Spring. But there is another part of me that laments the passing of winter; the walks on snow that make the woods so much more accessible, the way the shadows fall vivid blue on white in the Read More

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Preparing for a Camino

Hundreds of thousands of people set out every year, making their way to Santiago de Compostela. Most walk the Camino, but some travel by bicycle or by horse or donkey! Some travel the Camino as a religious pilgrimage, and others hike the route for travel, for the physical challenge of walking a long distance, or for a break from our modern (and technology-driven) lives. The Read More

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Workshops coming up in 2016

As we approach the shortest day of the year (can another year have passed already?), we at Wintergreen are turning our thoughts to workshops for 2016. There are some exciting programs coming up! Some are already posted — Lorna Crozier will be spinning her spells on poets and prose writers in May, we’re planning a BioBlitz for June (free of charge to the public), there Read More

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Welcoming Diane Black

Many visitors to Wintergreen will already have met Diane Black, our new Operations and Facilities Manager. Diane has been volunteering and working in the kitchen since the spring, and has been gradually taking over the role that Karen Smereka has been in for the past five years. We’re thrilled to be adding Diane to the family of Wintergreen employees, and equally thrilled that Karen isn’t Read More

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Death and Dying

There are still a couple of spaces for Saturday’s workshop, On Death and Dying. Register online or give us a call at 613 273 8745. Join us for a day of thoughtful repose as we contemplate the many ways that our physical bodies might leave the Earth. Enjoy meaningful conversations, beautiful surroundings, and fine food as we talk about a topic that affects us all Read More

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Change in the Canadian Climate

There is change in the air. With the new cabinet announced this week, Trudeau is sending a strong signal that climate protection is high on his agenda. Quoting an article from the National Post, “As signals go, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put a big green light on his Liberal government’s promised climate change agenda. Catherine McKenna, an international lawyer with an eye-popping resume, was Read More