June 23
05:00PM - 10:00PM
Bethlehem Center

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Join us at Bethlehem Centre’s Gala Fundraiser Bethlehem Alive 2018 at 2371 Arbot Rd. in Nanaimo, BC Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 5 pm for Stories of the Spirit from Order of Canada recipient, BC singer, composer and librettist, author, and keynote speaker Ann Mortifee, C.M.

Ann will honour us with a reading from her best-selling book In Love with the Mystery. She will sing a capella on her sacred drum that was built with indigenous elders from Saskatchewan. Expect an evening of the sharing of meaningful stories. Explore the clarity and joy of the present moment through self-realization and the evening’s theme, Envisioning into Fruition.

Having lived many adventures from growing up on a farm in South Africa to the road of extensive travel, Mortifee’s fascinating life journey has included volunteering in Calcutta with Mother Teresa and the Sisters of Mercy, dining with Queen Elizabeth, and studying with the head of the Sangoma Zulu nation.

Ann’s beloved moving songwriting work uplifts and inspires audiences as she blends a fusion of folk, musical theatre, pop, sacred, and world music into a unique melodious and heartwarming genre. Her best-selling book, “In Love With the Mystery,” which Oprah keeps on her bedside table, captures the wonder of the great mystery and our human experience while offering rich and powerful spiritual wisdom in soulfully elegant poetic prose.

The evening commences at 5:00 pm with arrival and mingling. Starting at 5:30 pm, dinner will be prepared by our Certified Chef de Cuisine, Margot Bodchon, and her team. At 7:00 pm the evening program arrival and mingling will begin.  At 7:30 pm experience “Stories of the Spirit” by Ann Mortifee. Music will begin at 8:00 pm with mingling, desserts, and a cash bar. Enjoy our silent auction from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Ticket Option 1 – $125 per person includes: Dinner, Evening Program, and Dessert Buffet plus charitable receipt. Only 45 tickets available.

Ticket Option 2 – $65 per person includes: Evening Program and Dessert Buffet plus charitable receipt.

Add a Stayover – $80 per person includes Room Accommodation and Continental Breakfast on June 24.

Nourish your spirit at Bethlehem Centre in the sacred, quiet, tranquil woodlands of Mt. Benson, on the shores of Westwood Lake surrounded by nature, an 8300 stone labyrinth, and a peaceful chapel. Take in the water views on strolls by the lakeside. Serene, gentle, calm, soothing to your spirit.

Visit our gift shop or meditate in the garden. Reduce your stress at the Bill Godden Finger Labyrinth Museum, Peace Pole, and outdoor labyrinth. Restore and renew on the majestic grounds of Bethlehem Centre and enjoy the renowned and celebrated artistry of Ann Mortifee.

The Bethlehem Centre needs your financial assistance to offer services and continue supporting the spiritual community in Nanaimo and surrounding areas. We thank you for your contribution and support.

To reserve Bethlehem Alive 2018 Gala Fundraiser with Ann Mortifee tickets, reserve a table, and for further information email us at info@bethlehemcentre.com. By phone: (250) 754-3254. To learn more visit our website at www.bethlehemcentre.com.

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