It is now just over three months since we launched the inaugural Canadian Boomerfest! At that time many of you asked when we were going to host our next Boomerfest. While we have not put together another three-day conference like the one we all enjoyed last Fall, we have arranged for a special one-day event with renowned speaker, author, singer-songwriter and recording artist Kelly Walker, which we believe you will very much want to attend: Growing Somewhere: Living life from Mid-Life On, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London ON.
It promises to be a great day filled with food, fun, fellowship, music and a powerful message to assist us in growing spiritually after age 50. Please see the information and registration form below. You may also register online or phone 519-455-9201.
As Kelly writes,
“We are the first generation to be quite sure we’ll have another third of life after 50. How do we plan to live it with deliberation and joy? This is a day to gain and share wisdom about this tremendous journey. A day to share about dreams, fears and challenges. A day to meet other sojourners on the journey through this last gift of time. We will explore our dreams, our relationships as they grow or diminish, our health and its joys and challenges, death and dying and our relationship with the earth and the Creator. We will have music, food, fellowship and a great time together.”
We know it is going to be a fabulous day! Please join us for a swell and groovy time!
SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH — 9:30am – 4pm — Cost: $40 (after March 31st – $50) — Hot lunch and snacks included.
SILOAM UNITED CHURCH
1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London ON
To register, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519 455 9201 or register online at https://siloaunitedchurch.org/growing-somewhere-with-kelly-walker
Or mail in the following form with your cheque for $40.00.
FIRST NAME: ____________________________
LAST NAME: ____________________________
EMERGENCY CONTACT: (Name and Phone Number):____________________________________________________
Kelly Walker – Bio
Now and again you find a voice, a message and a man wrapped into one to bring songs to the heart of a people. Kelly Walker is it! The words, the music, the stories combine to create a most entertaining and inspiring Canadian performer.
The man. The music. The message. All this comes from a 20 year monastic experience with the Dominican Order where Kelly lived in Quebec, Ontario, the USA and Italy. After a severe burnout, Kelly left the monastery and began a career in music, which had always been the golden thread in his life. He toured with the Irish singer-harpist, Mary O’Hara and appeared on her TV series in the UK. His concert career has placed him on major stages in Canada and the US. He served as artistic director of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, a benefit concert to support LOFT COMMUNITY SERVICES for 12 years.
In the past years he has worked with Paul Zaza, Dominic Morrissey, Bill King and Wayne Kelso in concert. He has done many concerts with the Canadian tenor, Mark DuBois. His CD River Ash is a collection of 16 piano improvisations. His CD All My Life is a collection of his newest songs with full orchestration. Kelly has joined together with Sally Armour Wotton, actor, and Alexandra Caverley Lowery, dancer, to found a school for the performing arts called SACRED ACTS, which is Toronto based.
He is an author. His books Loss of Soul: Burnout and Dancing on the Ark: Facing Change in Uncertain Times (what every Noah ought to know) are in their second printing and his new book entitled Growing Somewhere: life after mid-life is a third Canadian best seller. He has addressed thousands of groups as a public speaker throughout the world.
He has been awarded the Pauline McGibbon Life Achievement in the Arts award.
He lives with his partner Ray Harsant in Stratford,Ontario.