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Next Cochrane Ideas session will be an expressive one

Dara Dines will be leading December's Cochrane Ideas session.
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On December 6 in the King Solomon Lodge, the topic for this month's Cochrane Ideas session will stray away from the usual format. 

Local resident Dara Dines will lead the night in an experience of expressive arts. Dines's credentials showcase a degree in fine arts and business from Concordia University and a certificate in expressive arts training from the Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy in Alberta. She is also a registered arts consultant and educator with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.

Dines practices expressive arts in the field of mental health and wellness as well as in the workplace. She will encourage the audience to engage in creative experiments that could result in self-discovery and deep, intriguing insights. 

Incorporating many forms of art into her classes which include mindfulness, health and wellness, the evening session will encourage participants to practice forms of her craft in small group environments through hands-on exercises.

Over the last few years she has branched out to creating leadership development workshops for community support workers, peer mentors and volunteers. 

The event is free to those interested in attending, although donations to cover costs will not be turned away. If you have any other questions or require further information, reach out to Andy Marshall at or at 403-932-6580. You can also visit




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