L'Arche Retreat at Waipapa Marae

7 August 2007

waipapa_marae_larche_retreat.jpgI was invited to be the resident musician for the recent L'Arche retreat in Auckland. For those who may not know, L'Arche is an organization which supports people with intellectual disabilities founded by Jean Vanier. We had around 75 participants and it was great catching up with some wonderful friends from L'Arche, Kapiti, Marolameda, Christchurch and Mt Tabor, Auckland. I hope to post some photos of the retreat when some kind souls think to email them to me. I wish to make special mention of Nellie who assisted me on guitar and Johnny who kept us in time with a mean bongo beat. Thanks for making my weekend so special. Julie thanks for being my number one fan.

To all the organisers, congratulations on the success of the weekend. It was great to see the enthusiasm generated by our songwriting workshop and owning the song we created together. I'll post the words for you at a later date.