Thursday, March 24, 2011

labyrinth launched

It was terrific to join the Healesville community at the official opening of their labyrinth. The project was borne out of an idea by local artist Julia Peddie who was undertaking a Yarra Ranges Vista Leadership Project at the time.

Many years of dedication and commitment have seen the project come to fruition. After the Black Saturday bushfires the project stalled and Julia wondered whether the community would want to continue with something that seemed so frivolous in the face of such tragic disaster.

But the Healesville community rallied around the project and have delivered a wonderful community asset that can be enjoyed for generations.

It was terrific to watch the young and not so young follow the path of the labyrinth never straying to cross the line, keeping true to course, and delighted to be part of the occasion.

Pictured left to right: Artist Julia Peddie project visionary, Aunty Dot Peters who did the welcome to country, Shane Charles who did the smoking ceremony, Cr Jeanette McRae - ward councillor for Ryrie and Peter Ruzyla - project partner and CEO of EACH.

It was a wonderful community celebration, Healesville is a beautiful part of the Shire, I encourage you to go have a look and a wander on the labyrinth as well.

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