On Saturday, May 20th, for the first time ever, three ecologically conscious communities of Manitoba came together to share their stories. Sam’s Place, a social enterprise of MCC Canada was the venue for the conversation. A jam session took place with musicians familiar with Sam’s Place and Justin Lecocq of Myriad Village.
Reiki master Twyla Twalis opened the event with an intention and guided visualization. Jim Pappas of 93.7 CJNU emceed and kept the event moving. The host, Jacob Buller, talked briefly about the history of how the newsletter ‘The Co-Creator’ came together.
Myriad Village, represented by co-founder Justin Lecocq was the first community we heard about. With a campground design, people are able to camp and begin building community. Holly Dyck also shared her heartfelt perspective on Myriad and why even though she may not be a founder, she is involved.
Marcus Rempel with Ploughshares took the stage next. He talked about his background with MCC and how lot of it came together.
Northern Sun Farm, the largest and oldest ecovillage in Manitoba had two members present. Gerhard Dekker talked a little about his background as a co-founder. He and Candice Humeny shared a slideshow and talked about permaculture and how it influences their community.
Jacob came back on stage and wrapped up the event with why he feels these communities need attention.
It was a great conversation with people who are living examples of sustainable community.