About Us Intro
The concept originally known as Place for Hope came in 2015, arising out of intimate conversations between family, friends and colleagues, about ways of transforming from places of struggle & fragmentation to places of wholeness & healing.
With the full realisation that these places of loss come to us all; as a community of care, we felt called to respond simply and humanly where we could.
We formed a small committee and approached City Council for the land and the local Rotary Clubs for support.
Projects of Heart and Soul WA Inc, a registered charity was established to drive the project Bunbury Garden Labyrinth (non-denominational) in late 2016.
The project consists of a Labyrinth, Welcome Disc, Moongate entry and Signage.
Our Awesome Committee
Linda is an Occupational Therapist and Registered Music Therapist and has lived and worked in Bunbury for 20 years! Through her work, music, arts, school, church, environmental and community activities, Linda and her partner John Sherwood and their combined families have gathered large friendship and community networks throughout this time. She has long resonated with the themes of loss, grief and need for renewal shared by people within her work and community hence grasped the opportunity to join Projects of Heart & Soul in establishing a Garden Labyrinth in Bunbury as a Place for Hope and Centreing.
Nari graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1990, before undertaking extensive postgraduate training in Integral Wholeness Facilitation.
Her main area of interest is in the facilitation of creative responses through times of change, challenge & loss. She has worked in private & public health systems, schools, sporting organisations & community groups.
This has personally & naturally led to this collaboration with others, for Bunbury Garden Labyrinth; in an attempt to bring people together using artful ways, & to help them to foster an understanding of each other, through difficult times.
As an accountant, lecturer and community project volunteer, Michelle Schoder is committed to helping build the Bunbury Garden Labyrinth. She believes this active area will enhance Queens Gardens for both visitors and local residents to enjoy now and for years to come. We are so grateful to have Michele as our Treasurer.
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
Carolyn has a background in Occupational Therapy and completed a Masters in Leadership and Management (Curtin University). She has worked in the disability, health and mental health sectors for over 35 yrs and held senior executive roles during this period. She has strong project and management skills in addition to a commitment towards consumer-focused care and outcomes.
Carolyn has an interest in community wellness, mental health promotion and prevention and believes the Bunbury Garden Labyrinth project will be a foundation for other communities to develop places of hope, community and harmony.
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
For the past 40 years Di has been working with people with mental health conditions as a senior clinician. She is a qualified occupational therapist and has a post graduate qualification in mental health.
Di believes that a garden labyrinth will greatly enhance the health and well-being of people living in and visiting the Bunbury area.
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
Helen Punch is passionate about communities and people. For the past 10 years Helen has been a volunteer playing therapeutic harp music at Solaris Cancer Care, local hospitals as well as at nursing homes. Music is a special way to connect with people and Helen uses her music to promote inner peace and meditation either with individuals or in groups settings. Helen has a degree in Psychology and has worked in many fields to do with the community services sector. She is a former Councillor at the City of Bunbury and is a member of Zonta supporting advocacy on social issues as they effect women. We are very lucky to have Helen on board.
Key Contributors to Bunbury Garden Labyrinth
Joan May Campbell
Reece Van Zanten Mitchell
Scott Anderson – McMullen Nolan Group (MNG)
Pip Daly Smith
Dr Loretta do Rozario
Auctioneer John Cook
Hay Shed Hill Wines
Southwest Italian Club
Christine Blowfield (Curator)
Terry Madgwick (Curator)
MC Kate Wilson
St Augustine’s – Labyrinth loan
Photographer – Kate Heaslip
South West Times
Sigari Luckwell – Community Radio
Ashley Dillon – Spirit Radio
Doug Simpson – Simpson Builders
Michel Greenhalgh – MCG Architects
Sweet Thing – Andrew & Leola Robinson
Cantobelles – conducted by Margaret Duce
Silvertones – conducted by Margaret Duce
KEY SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS
Piacentini & Son
Web and Print Hub – Julie Rick
Catco Enterprises – Cathy Smith
Southern Picture Framers
SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY/BGL CHAMPIONS
ACES White Basketball
Community Learning Centre
SW Womens’ Interest Group
Australind Art Group
Stirling Street Art Centre
BRAG – Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
BCC – Bunbury Catholic College
ASHS – Australind Senior High School
BCGS – Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School