The editor of the Canadian Friend is looking for you to submit articles, pictures, poems, letters, rants, art, or anything else that could be published in black and white 2-D form. Please consider contributing something.
If you’re an older Friend and want to write something reflective about your experience of being a young quaker, or you want to dig into the old files and pull up something that you wrote or created when you were under 35, I’m sure it would be most welcome.
Submissions are due by Sunday, May 5th, 2013.
For any questions or clarifications or to submit something, please contact Canadian Friend editor: Sherryll Harris.
Hi Friends –
In February, David and I escaped from the damp and dark of Victoria to spend 2 beautiful snowy weeks at Ed and Viv Abbott’s home at Rowanwood, a rural co-operative on 92 acres of land near Orillia, Ontario (only half an hour from Camp NeeKauNis). We were warmly welcomed by members of the co-op – pot luck, movie night, tea and conversation.
They are looking for a young family or couple interested in community living and I thought that Friends would be a good fit. Rowanwood was incorporated in 1981 based on principles of consensus decision-making, shared leadership and a commitment to the stewardship of the land. There is a working sugar-bush (David pitched in with the tapping and we got a taste of the first syrup this year!), a communal organic garden, a pond and beautiful trails throughout the wetland/mixed hardwood acreage. The 9 member families each live in their own home, one of which (a 4-bedroom living unit) is now available for a prospective new member-family.
To enquire please contact Miriam Owen or Laird Keith; email: miriam.laird AT distributel DOT net
— Celia Cheatley