Sunday, November 19, 2006


The third event in the “Imagine the Commons” series will be an art walk, led by Dianne Bersea through the proposed site of the Whaletown Commons. The walk will start at 1:00 on Sunday, November 26. (In the event that the weather is windy and raining, the art walk will be rescheduled in the new year.) These walks are completely free of charge, and everyone is invited. No art experience needed!

Dianne will take us on a slow, alert walk through the Commons and teach us simple exercises designed to enhance seeing, hearing, sensing, and creative awareness. Dianne is a wonderfully accomplished artist and teacher who works in a number of media and is best known for her watercolor paintings of Cortes Island, which have sold throughout North America and Europe. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Color (cspwc). Feel free to browse Dianne’s website for information about her work, upcoming workshops, and online shopping for prints, greeting cards and original artwork:

“Imagine the Commons” is a community outreach effort, centering around a series of thematic walks, sponsored by the Whaletown Commons Project. Novelist and writer Ruth Ozeki led a Haiku Walk in October, and photographer Richard Trueman led Photo Walk in November, capturing in images and words the beauty of the Whaletown Creek autumn. The walks have been loads of fun and very successful, and will be repeated once a season throughout the next twelve months, so that by this time next year, we will have a gallery of images depicting the four seasons in the Commons.

Other planned events include a silent walking meditation and a bird walk.

The walks are an invitation to appreciate this unique piece of land and to make an imaginative investment in its future. Every person will experience the Commons differently, and from this diversity we hope to build a common vision of our community’s future. Please come join us!

MEET: at the entrance to the proposed Whaletown Commons site, on Whaletown Road, next to the Firehall.

WHEN: on Sunday, November 26 from 1-3 pm

BRING: A pencil and a small notebook. Warm clothing recommended.

QUESTIONS: Please email Dianne at,
or call 935-6791.


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