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Vancouver area AoH practitioners


Vancouver area AoH practitioners

A group for the community of practice in Vancouver, BC, Canada and the surrounding area.  

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Members: 14
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2014

Conversation Forum

Vancouver Pro Action Cafe Evening November 19, 2014

Join us this coming Wednesday, November 19th evening for creative, generative and inspirational conversation as part of a Pro Action Cafe, sponsored by the Art of Hosting Vancouver Community of…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton Nov 16, 2014.

AoH Vancouver Community Open Space September 13, 2014 2 Replies

Hello friends!The Vancouver Art of Hosting community is hosting an Open Space on September 13 on Bowen Island to kick off our Community of Practice series of events. Please come along for an…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton. Last reply by Laura Cameron Sep 10, 2014.

Art of Hosting Water Dialogues - June 23rd, 2014 event in Vancouver

Hi everyone,Wanted to share this event happening in Vancouver on June 23rd @ 6pm with the Water Dialogues community - and the Art of Hosting community is welcome too! There is still time to register.…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton Jun 16, 2014.

April Gathering 5 Replies

Hello all,Shall we meet again soon for another AoH drinks? I can't believe March is almost half-way over, and I confess my schedule is hectic the next few weeks. We could look at some options in…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton. Last reply by Tamara Connell Mar 17, 2013.

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Comment by Chris Corrigan on May 25, 2013 at 2:08am

Hey folks...the Group Works pattern Language crowd is hosting a learning event June 29-30 in Vancouver - a deep dive into using the Group Works Pattern Language.  


Details are here:

Comment by Rebecca Beaton on November 21, 2012 at 9:19pm

Sorry you are not feeling well Chris - but thanks for organizing the meet up last night regardless!

I am also a yes to another one in the future... great to meet you awesome folks last night and would love to connect again  :-) 

Comment by Chris Corrigan on November 21, 2012 at 7:06pm

Was really disappointed not to be able to make it into town last night.  This cold is not treating me well, and I have to watch out before I travel again.  

Glad this went well...and yes to one in December and January and, and, and...!

This is the way to go eh folks>

Comment by Lisa Dymond on November 21, 2012 at 4:01pm

Thank you also to Chris & Caitlin for setting it up!

Comment by Lisa Dymond on November 21, 2012 at 4:01pm

Thank you to Vince, Rebecca, Mark & Amanda for our get together last night.  I felt wonderfully bewildered by the collected energy & wisdom in our small group, that  is part of the bigger group - so exciting to connect with other souls, connecting.  Starhawk is perfect.  Looking forward to meeting again & sharing with all of you. xo

Comment by Amanda Fenton on November 21, 2012 at 3:04am

Hi Laura - I believe it is from Dreaming the Dark, and it was quoted in Christina Baldwin's book Calling the Circle. 

And for sure understand about the distance to travel from the valley. Will be great to mix up the locations to make it easier for you and other folks to gather at.

Comment by Laura Cameron on November 21, 2012 at 2:56am

Beautiful piece from Starhawk Amanda!  Which of her books is that from?

So glad the Vancouver AOH community created space and time to meet up. I think you nailed it on the head with that piece Amanda, why this is so important!  Wish I could of joined with - but it is a fair distance to travel on a work week evening all the way from the 'wack' (Chilliwack). Looking forward to hearing about upcoming gatherings with this community as I too, live for these valuable connections.

Bee love, 


Comment by Amanda Fenton on November 21, 2012 at 2:45am

Welcome Lisa, Vince, Rebecca and Marc to our local community of practice. AoH drinks was good - like soul-good. Energy to do it again. Maybe December or January - we'll pick a date and who ever shows up are the right people.

Also - as requested here is the link to the prezi on the 12 Principles for Supporting Healthy Community, and my post which is a re-post of something from Chris' site ;)

Gathering tonight reminded me of this piece from Starhawk:

Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free. 

Comment by Amanda Fenton on November 4, 2012 at 7:39pm

Brilliant! I've just emailed this out to a few folks from the CoP to see if they can join us as well. 

Comment by Lisa Dymond on October 31, 2012 at 10:05am

Great!  6:00pm at Steamworks on Tuesday Nov 20th.  See you there!  Yay!


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