What People are Saying

“I have attended Wonderscape for the last 2 years and find the participants and the retreat format innovative, invigorating, interesting and inspiring.” -Michelle Engele

“Wonderscape is worth the drive from Alberta and is now an annual priority for me.” – Linda Bunn

“Wonderscape has reminded me that I am part of a creative community and inspired me to practice my craft at a new level. The creative buzz from Wonderscape is sustainable and will have lasting effects. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I was able to participate. Thank you again!” -Ann Savage

“I was really struck with the great atmosphere that was in place… It was really clear that people were sharing the deep/good stuff with each other which can only be done when they all feel safe to do that. I saw people who were being inspired and people who were inspiring each other…I had some amazing conversations with other participants that triggered a lot of creative thoughts for myself. I actually wrote a new song in the 2 days following Wonderscape and it’s a keeper for sure. It’s an energizing and inspiring retreat.” -Jeffery Straker

“Wonderscape was even better than I imagined it would be. I went not knowing a soul and was thinking I was going to just keep to myself and do a bit of sketching and I ended up leaving with some life-giving conversations and amazing connections.

The programming was more than I had anticipated. We had professional artists and writers come and share their gifts and talents and at the same time they helped us to find ourselves in the midst it all.

This little time away and the workshop I took gave me the confidence that I needed to get myself going in the direction that I am being led into. I am eager to do more writing for myself and now have incorporated it into my counselling sessions. What I experienced – I need to share with others. It was that powerful.”  -Natasha Westerhoud

“I loved the evening jam sessions. The snowy weather didn’t dampen our creative spirit, with some of us still venturing out to get in our Hike & Write workshop. It was a truly beautiful weekend with beautiful people. Thank you for pouring your heart & soul into creating this special event.” -Katie Miller

“I enjoy the variety of ages and seeing the multi-generational interactions. I attend with my teenage daughter- it is a wonderful chance to connect with her and for her to get out of her comfort zone and try new things.” -Shelly Puckett

“Wonderscape represented a chance for me to meet my “tribe” ~ musicians who I could collaborate with… My cup was full and overflowing from the spontaneous connections with other gifted musicians. I am staying in touch with several of these artists now, and more importantly for me, I am beginning to collaborate musically with the musician I connected with most.” – Mike Simon

“Wow!!  Big thanks for pulling together a warm and inspirational selection of presenters… Looking forward to the next one!” -Kate Hersberger

“I joined the retreat for an evening as a guest musician. What a pleasure to play music for creatively-minded people. I wish I had been there for the whole weekend!”

-Amber Epp

“It was absolutely incredible to be gathered with like minded people and to be told to do what you need to do–that permission was so needed! I really can barely explain how much of an impact you and Wonderscape has had on me!!”– Marea Olafson

 

“When contemplating going to Wonderscape I was a tiny bit conflicted as it was under the premise of a “creative retreat”. While I like to dabble in cooking, sewing, knitting, & crocheting I wouldn’t ever consider myself an “artist” – that sounded far too lofty and whimsical for me. Little did I realize it would be such an inspiring weekend, with real people sharing their stories and craft, acceptance, laughter, and conversation. The warmth of the people even gave me the courage to share one of my poems, and it truly felt like a safe place to discover some hidden creativity. I felt full–satiated and satisfied in deep places.”

-Corinna Silvestri

“Each of us was invited to be in charge of making the retreat what we wanted it to be. Yes, a schedule was laid out, but we were encouraged to “pull away and find some solitude”, if that was what we wanted to get out of the weekend. When we weren’t all together, people either spent time on their project or idea, explored the surrounds, or took the opportunity to relax and reset. I was impressed by the energy and creativity and laughter and connections and ideas and wonder that happened without anyone having to do anything other than being there for and with everyone else. There were no prima donnas or ego heads; just a group of people sharing themselves and their creative passions.” -Jenny Gates

Here’s a peek at past retreats…

Read this story  or this newspaper article on Wonderscape 2017!

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Snow Day, Deer Park Golf Course, Yorkton SK, Feburary 4, 2017

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Wonderscape at Riding Mountain National Park, Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 2016

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 Header photo: Chef Mariana Brito and Madison Sutcliffe of The Backyard preparing dinner at Wonderscape 2016
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