Sharing Wisdom Across the Ages

Sharing Wisdom Across the Ages is a  FREE six-event program that aims to enable cross-generational wisdom sharing and relationship building in the rural community of Carp, Ontario.

For Background Information on the program and it’s objectives please click HERE

We have an amazing free knitting workshop coming early in the new year.  We hope you can join us!

Knitting – It’s Cool Again!
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 and Sunday, February 5th 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm with refreshments served during the workshops
Please Note: Attendees are expected to attend both sessions. The first a basic instruction workshop and time for learning the basics. The second a follow-up to see the knitting project success and trouble-shoot mistakes and challenges!
Place: The Anglican Parish Hall (3774 Carp Road)
Knitting is experiencing a resurgence of popularity amongst young teens and adults. Many seniors throughout the Carp area hold the skills of knitting and there are people of younger generations seeking to reclaim this craft.
This two part workshop will include an initial training of the basics and will be followed up several weeks later for participants to demonstrate their knitting project success to their Knitting Mentors who helped them get started!

PLEASE NOTE: We are looking for people of all ages who would like to learn to knit and we are also looking for knitting mentors who would like to help the participants. All knitting students will receive a free kit (needles and yarn) to get them started.

Knitters and Knitting Mentors are invited to register ASAP



Our Final Activity will happen in February 2017:
Continuing our New Relationships and Sharing Wisdom in the Future

Date: TBD (February 2017)
Time: TBD
Place: The Anglican Parish Hall (3774 Carp Road)
At the conclusion of the five events a two-hour focus group with attendees, wisdom sharers, leaders, and organizers will provide an opportunity to develop ways in which the impact of the project can continue in the future. Ideas for strengthening intergenerational relationships will be gathered and opportunities to further combat senior’s isolation in grassroots and community-led ways will be considered. The aim will be to develop an ongoing intergenerational group that will lead the way for future activities and opportunities beyond the scope of the initial program. Facilitation will be provided by Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre