October Blog and notice of AGM

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10 October World Mental Health Day

The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world, and to mobilize efforts in support of mental wellness.  

Tantalus Wellspring recognizes and acknowledges the incredible practitioners, service providers and community members that provide supports for mental wellbeing in our community.  

It has been a privilege to partner with many of you over the years, offering workshops and clinics, making mental wellness services and education more affordable and accessible for all.


YOGA Series ~ registration now open!

Tantalus Wellspring and Karalee Machum, in partnership with The Cup, invites you to a 6 week yoga exploration.  No matter where you are in your life and practice, Karalee will meet you there with compassion and awareness.

Saturday and Monday Mornings (9:15-10:30) starting OCTOBER 23rd

Cost: Tantalus Wellspring is committed to removing financial barriers to wellness. Sliding scale prices are available.

Visit to register and learn more.


Skwxwu7mesh Nation Teachings, Language and Culture:

Last weekend, Xway Wat (Naomi Cayou) and her family graciously shared with the Squamish community…

It was a timely event of sharing Coast Salish teachings and ways of knowing.

Participants met at the waterfront of the Stawamus Village ~several of the families arriving by bike ~ where Naomi and her children Jonis and Nadeen welcomed us in Squamish Nation tradition.

Cayou opened the canoe house and showed us the many Squamish Nation canoes, some racing and some ocean-going canoes for longer trips.  Stories and legends were shared, and many questions asked and answered.

Naomi and Jonis led drumming and singing by the welcoming figure overlooking the waters of Howe Sound, sang the Salmon song and several others.

Jonis shared the Squamish Nation language, which he has been actively learning much of his life (and recently completed the 2-year Squamish Nation language program at SFU).

Jonis and Nadeen wore traditional regalia (feather headdress and paddle dress), and shared the teachings of the drum.

It concluded with a walk to the sweat-lodge, which was opened up so participants could see and learn of this practice, nestled in the beautiful setting of the forest and river.  It felt safe to ask questions and learn with an open heart and mind.

Tantalus Wellspring is very grateful to the Cayou family, for graciously sharing their time and culture with the community.

We also want to acknowledge Squamish Savings for a small community-grant that made it possible to host this event free of charge for the community.  Donations were also raised, with all proceeds going to the Orange Shirt Society and the Squamish Nation Youth Canoe club.

 Notice of Annual General Meeting:

Tantalus Wellspring Society is hosting the 2021 AGM on Thursday October 21, 2021 on Zoom, from 5-5:45pm.

If you are a Society member and would like to attend, the Zoom link is available here:  Topic: AGM Tantalus Wellspring Society’s Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 21, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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Meeting ID: 814 5573 9686

Passcode: 205555

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