Sacred Spaces: Storytelling & Drumming
This event took place in June 2022
Join Spiritual Path to Awakening (SPA) & local facilitator Darla Rasmussen in Downtown Abbotsford for Sacred Spaces: Storytelling & Drumming. This in-person event takes place during National Indigenous History Month & celebrates Indigenous storytelling & music.
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), a Red Elk Singing Woman from Siksika Nation, as she leads us in a traditional drumming circle. All those attending are invited to bring their own hand drum, but there will be some provided for those who would like to join in!
Event: Sacred Spaces: Storytelling & Drumming
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Location: Downtown Abbotsford, Conference Room B, Trinity Memorial United Church
$25.00 per person
This event is open to all members of the community, no experience necessary. Space is limited, please pre-register on the Spiritual Path to Awakening website to reserve your spot. Upon registering, you will be prompted to download a digital document that contains all the event details. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty downloading the pdf.
*Effective April 8/22, the BC Government has removed vaccine passport requirements for organized events. Additional details can be found on the BC Government website: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions. As this SPA Event takes place after April 8/22, proof of vaccine with a photo ID is no longer required to register/attend. Mask requirements at organized events have been removed as well, however, if attendees choose to wear a mask for increased comfort this is welcomed.
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. If you require accessible parking/entry, please contact the SPA Coordinator immediately following your registration at email@example.com. This workshop will take place in “Conference Room B” located on the upper level of the church.
By registering for 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.
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.