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Holiday Baking Order

Holiday Baking Order

On the first day of our snow fall we wanted to let you know about the AMAZING Holiday Baking Order YOU can get in on. Willow Springs is excited to take on the opportunity to partner with the Community Integration through Cooperative Education program at Confederation College to raise some funds for the 2017 graduating class. This post secondary program is designed for students with various learning challenges. We’ve had the honour of hosting placement students who are focusing on Culinary classes and are interested in learning about the food service. Every year graduates of the program celebrate the past two years of hard work and success; if you’ve had the chance to take a post secondary program of sorts, then you know that feeling of pride as you walk across the stage and look back over the years of late nights, assignments and working to wrap your mind around concepts and ideas.

So let’s support all the students who are very close to their graduation!

But what about the Holiday Baking Order? Well here are the details:
What you receive: 12 Ginger Snaps, 8 Short Bread Cookies, 6 Beautifully Decorated Sugar Cookies, 4 Dill and Cheese Scones, 2 Christmas Cards, and a Christmas Ornament created by the lovely Charlene
Cost: $30
Order Due Date: December 10
Order Pick Up: December 16 from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Urban Pick-up Location: TBA
Rural Pick-up Location: Willow Springs Creative Centre
Contact: Ayla at 768-1336 or
Space is limited so sign up soon!

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Harvest Feast Sept 30th

Come join us next Friday September 30 from 5:00-7:00pm for our annual Harvest Feast. We’ve had a great market season, baked a lot of tasty goods and, hung out with our wonderful neighbourhood vendors and customers. Let’s come together to greet the fall weather and enjoy the cozy feeling that comes this time of year. Please note, we’re all good hearty Northerners, so please dress for the weather. This is an outdoor/minimal indoor event.
Menu: Choice of Potato Corn Chowder or Lamb & Barley Soup, Artisan Bread, Hot Apple Cider, Veggie Plate, Pumpkin or Apple Pie with Homemade Ice Cream
Entertainment & Grand Opening of our Covered Shelter & Accessible Treehouse
Silent Art Auction: 3:00-6:45pm
Cost: $25 for adults and $10 for children

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Stepping Stones Consulting

Willow Springs has a new partner, Carrie Nyitrai from Stepping Stones Consulting. Stepping Stones Consulting believes in healing through creative expression.


Stepping Stones Consulting focuses on therapeutic workshops with groups or one on one, specializing in expressive art therapy. Their workshops teach healing, self expression, and self discovery through painting, writing of a poem, music, or dance, enabling participants to work towards self discovery. Whether its team building, the healing process, or just a fun, creative workshop, Carrie Nyitrai and Stepping Stones Consulting is the one to call.


To find out more or to book a session their website is Contact Carrie at  or 807-626-0345.

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NEW! Horticultural Therapy Course at Lakehead

Non-Credit Spring 2016 Course, Lakehead University
 Fridays starting May 13th – June 17th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

“Through the use of plants, gardens, and natural landscapes, learn how the benefits of Horticultural Therapy can improve the lives of diverse populations!  

Using classroom and hands-on experience, course participants will learn how to effectively use northern plants and horticultural materials for a year-round therapeutic gardening program.  The methodology and rationale for the selection of horticultural activities will also be covered (which plants, for whom and why).  

This non-credit course will be of particular interest to individuals in the health care professions (such as social work, therapeutic recreation, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and psychology).” 

Registration Now Open!  
Email for more information