Sacred Spaces: Stories with Sacred Spaces
Darla Rasmussen

Sacred Spaces: Stories with Sacred Spaces

Regular price $35.00 $0.00

This event took place in February 2023

The UCBC Indigenous Foundations website describes Indigenous Storytelling: "...Oral traditions form the foundation of Aboriginal societies, connecting speaker, and listener in communal experience and uniting past and present in memory."

Spiritual Path to Awakening (SPA) welcomes the community to Downtown Abbotsford for Sacred Spaces: Stories with Sacred Spaces, celebrating Indigenous Storytelling Month. SPA takes pride in our commitment to making Indigenous Knowledge and Truth and Reconciliation an integral part of our event culture.

Storytelling is a traditional method used to teach about cultural beliefs, values, customs, rituals, history, practices, relationships, and ways of life. Join Darla Rasmussen (Blackkettle), Red Elk Singing Woman from Siksika Nation, as she shares with us Stories with Sacred Spaces. 

Bring along a blanket, pillow, and bottle of water. Tea and confections provided.

Sacred Spaces: Stories with Sacred Spaces

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Downtown Abbotsford, Conference Room B, Trinity Memorial United Church 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


This event is open to all members of the community. Space is limited, please pre-register on the SPA website to reserve your spot. Upon registering, you will be prompted to download a digital document that contains all the event details. Please email if you have difficulty downloading the pdf.

Trinity Memorial United Church is located at 33737 George Ferguson Way in downtown Abbotsford, BC. V2S 2M4. Free parking is available onsite (in the church parking lot) for event attendees. The event will take place in “Conference Room B,” located on the upper level of the church. Entry points: the office’s entrance if you’re comfortable with stairs or accessible entry via the sanctuary. Both entry points are located off Trinity Street.

By attending this event, you consent to you and your party (if applicable) potentially having your photo taken. The photos may be shared on the website and/or social media accounts for Spiritual Path to Awakening and the event facilitator.

By registering for this event, you also agree to SPA's Event Ticket Cancellation Policy, downloadable HERE.  

Kindly note, there is no outside food permitted at SPA events. 

About the Event Facilitator:

Red Elk Singing Woman from Siksika Nation, also known as Darla Rasmussen (Blackkettle), is a mother of two boys, an entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in self-discovery, healing and growth. 

Her life experiences are what strengthened her heart, mind, body and spirit to love, encourage and support others enduring similar life sufferings and transitions. 

Her work experience has offered her a wealth of knowledge and opportunity to advance and grow over her 18 years of supporting Indigenous youth, women, men, families and communities. In 2011 in-stead of taking her life, she mentored under an Elder who grounded her in ceremony, cultural teachings and practices that enriched her life and encouraged her to be who she is today. 

With the influence of her Indigenous roots she offers “Sacred Spaces” to a variety of organizations, agencies and community members by bringing them together around the big drum to share cultural teachings in a sacred way. 

You will find Darla charming, graceful and genuine to work with, she will come to you with an open mind, empathic heart and willingness to give and receive love, knowledge and laughter.

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