The Anglican Parish of Huntley launches free community program to bring seniors, young people and families together.

Carp, June 1st, 2016: The Anglican Parish of Huntley is pleased to announce that it has launched a community-building project entitled ‘Sharing Wisdom Across the Ages’. The purpose of the program is to bring people of all ages together to learn from each other about the community they live in.

Sharing Wisdom Across the Ages is a unique program, led by seniors in partnership with various community members and organizations, including the Anglican parish. Funding for the program has been made available through the New Horizons for Seniors, a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. The project includes five exciting FREE events over the next ten months (and a concluding focus group at the end of the project). These activities will aim to harness the expertise and wisdom of our rural elders who will provide knowledge and expertise in various activities that will reach out to new families, youth, children and individuals who have made Carp their home.

The following exciting events are being planned:

Cooking the Basics ~ a three hour cooking demonstration workshop that will focus on quick and healthy recipes that can be made with local produce

The History of Carp Story-Telling and Bus Tour ~ a free bus tour for up to fifty participants that will visit various sites of importance in the historic area of Carp and Huntley. Community Tour Guides will tell the stories of the Great Fire, the early schools, farming settlement and the Diefenbunker.

Knitting – It’s Cool Again! ~ Two workshops on knitting that will partner long-standing knitters with individuals wanting learn and take on a project. Free supplies will be offered to participants of all ages.

Founded on Farming ~ a special event that will highlight the agricultural roots of Carp and the importance of farming for our community life.

These activities are currently being developed and the parish is seeking ideas and involvement from all community members. Those who would like to get involved should call the Parish Office at 613-839-3195 or contact the project coordinator Heidi Wieler at

“The Government of Canada is proud to support organizations like the Anglican Parish of Huntley through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The community events planned will help to foster intergenerational relationships throughout the community, while encouraging seniors to stay engaged, and active in their community.  –  The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development