www.wildernessschool.ca, and http://www.headwatersgathering.ca/
As the gathering grows it is important for us to stay true to our roots and vision. Below is a list of expectations we ask community members to live up to if they wish to attend:
Community/Participant Expectations (please make sure you review & agree to all of these if you plan to attend):
All attendees treat each other with respect regardless of differences of opinion or cultural ways and choose their best words when communicating.
The gathering is open to people of all experience levels and we honour the gifts of all. We also believe in a mentoring culture that passes knowledge from one generation to the next.
We honour our Elders, pregnant Mothers, children and youth. If someone who is in one of these groups or someone with a disability needs help, it is expected that any able bodied community member at hand will offer this to them. We also honour our Elders and Pregnant Mothers by allowing them to eat first at the potluck dinner and allowing them and the children to sit closest to the fire.
It is all attendee's responsibility to act as good role models for the children and youth attending and watch out for their safety.
Although alcohol is not prohibited, we ask that people be low key about it and not walk around the gathering with beer and other bottles. We also ask that people refrain from intoxication. This is a family friendly event and once again we wish to be good role models for the young.
**ALL DOGS MUST REMAIN ON LEASH**
This applies to all dogs in ALL common and camping areas. Dogs can be run at the very back of the property away from any tents/workshops.
If a dog becomes a problem we may have to ask the owner to remove it from the gathering.
The Headwaters Gathering is a focused space that has been created for people who have an interest in practising earth based skills such as the ones listed as workshops. All participants are expected to be actively engaging in either taking workshops, teaching workshops or working on personal related projects.
Although music is very welcome and a part of the gathering this IS NOT A MUSIC FESTIVAL. If you are coming to jam all weekend this is the wrong gathering.
As a community we strive to be caretakers and stewards of the earth and all living things. All attendees are expected to help with chores such as: firewood, cleaning and tending wash stations, as well as helping out with the annual stewardship project that will be announced at the gathering.
Out of respect for others we ask that there is no nudity or drugs at the gathering and if you smoke we ask that you do so downwind and away from main gathering areas.
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