Appreciations

Appreciations

Words of gratitude and thanksgiving. Click on the headings to sort, as you wish.

Baby Blessing

Abegael has been a family friend for many years, so it only felt right to have her lead our 8 month old sons blessing ceremony. Abegael was a delight to work with. She had so many ideas and a beautiful sense of what could make the most memorable and heart warming ceremony. It was a wonderful way to officially welcome our son into the world. The day was everything we wanted it to be and more. Thank you Abegael for giving us a one-of-a-kind ceremony that we will never forget.

Erin, Boyd and Hunter Simmerling.

Birthday

What a marvelous job you did at M’s birthday celebration, Abegael. You are truly gifted my dear. The whole event was a fabulous surprise for him. Thanks very much for all you do for our wonderful community!

M Eterman ~ North Vancouver

Midlife

Your CEREMONY for Midlife: Celebrating our Wisdom last night was a wonderful, healing gathering. Even in just talking about the kind of ceremonies we might like was clarifying for the kind of comfort and recognition my heart was longing for. I could see that the same was the case for many others. Thank you so much! You have a touch for fostering gentle deepness. Thank you.

Nan Gregory

Closing Ceremony

Bringing closure to a shared team or group experience – irrespective of the nature of that shared experience – gives people the opportunity to move forward. Abegael Fisher-Lang weaves an event that ties loose ends, celebrates individuality and re-engages team thinking.

Patricia Lambert Co-Director, BOSS Entrepreneurship, Capilano University

Closing Ceremony

I felt connected… connected to my beautiful classmates, guided by Abegael’s soft voice and beautiful words. I felt emotional, as each one of us passed the yarn and quietly told each one what we recognized in them. I felt blessed… to be part of that group.

Abegael was very precise in her words, as we were all part of a journey that was ending, and at the same time just beginning. Thank you, Abegael, for a beautiful ceremony!

Claudine Pender, BOSS Student Entrepreneur, Capilano University

Closing Ceremony

The ceremony that Abegael did for our class was touching, affirming and enchanted!  It brought us together in a way that spoke to us all.

Cate Innish, BOSS Student Entrepreneur, Capilano University

Community Thanksgiving

Wonderful stories and powerful ritual… you truly brought a joyful spirit and depth to my celebration, thank you!

A Anderson ~ Gibsons

Community Wedding

Having already had a small registry office wedding in Britain, my husband and I wanted an intimate gathering for our family and close friends here in BC.

Abegael created the perfect community wedding with great insight and understanding of our wishes, and the wishes of my adult children as well. The result was a beautifully crafted ceremony that made us feel, as my husband said, “more married than after the legal wedding in England”.

L and G Metcalfe ~ Victoria, BC

Houseleaving

Abegael, I was very touched by our experience of being together — by the connection, the openness, the depth of emotion, the sacredness of what we created together. I appreciated the form that you provided, combined with the flexibility to take the ceremony in whatever direction it wanted to go. I thank you, my friend, for what you did to make our leavetaking ceremony so special and memorable.

K Alexandre ~ North Vancouver

Renewal of Vows

Thank you so much for everything. We enjoyed the ceremony and the sweet basket of gifts you presented to us… the pair of beeswax candles, the honey, the rose petals, and the crimson handfasting ribbon. We will cherish the beautiful keepsake copy of our Renewal of Vows forever. You are such an amazing person and we thank you!

S and A McKinnon ~ Seattle Washington

Solstice Celebration

With her calm approach, Abegael skilfully guided the unfolding of a ritual. Her gentle voice and soft singing enabled the participants to deepen their awareness. She created an atmosphere which encouraged trust and sharing. Abegael is a gifted specialist in ritual, remembrance and reliving.

M Gavan, Director ~ Vancouver Storytelling Cric? Crac! Events

Wedding

As a bride, spirituality without religion was the most important aspect I was hoping for; Abegael was able to create this, taking our hopes and wishes and making them a reality. Even with 150 guests, it was intimate and personal, allowing silence and a true essence of what a sacred marriage represents.

J and V Gjonaj ~ North Vancouver

Womens Circle / Birthday

Abegael, I just can’t begin to tell you how grateful and happy I am about the gathering you facilitated for my birthday. It was everything I hoped for and so much more. Passing the pomegranate as a talking stone was brilliant. My friends are still talking about it!

B Mathias ~ North Vancouver

7th Anniversary and Childrens’ Naming Ceremony

Our event exceeded my expectations, particularly regarding the level of comfort and ease I felt during the ceremony. I appreciated the consideration of our needs and wants and the creation of a ceremony to reflect these.

All of the pieces continued working long after the ceremony. It became more about the memorable journey than about an end point in time. Thank you. This ceremony marked a time in our lives that we will remember fondly.

MN ~ Courtenay BC, October 2008

50th Birthday Ritual

Ms. Fisher-Lang, with her deep understanding of the human soul, brought a new dimension to my partner’s birthday celebration: a ritual that allowed every invited guest to honour and bless him in ways that he had never experienced before. He was so moved; we all were!

L Nahold ~ West Vancouver

80th Birthday Ceremony