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She’s a non-shedding dog, gentle, and full of love. Kevin (yes, Kevin is a ‘she’) is Karen’s side-kick and co-leader of the Companions retreats.

Kevin is a 3-year-old Bernadoodle that calls Burlington home and Karen her roommate.  She is a proud graduate of training school where she shepherded Karen through.  Kevin’s interests focus around napping and she is happiest to rest her chin on your knee (if you’re ok with that) or fall asleep at your feet.

(if you are concerned that Kevin will provoke an allergic reaction, talk to us and we can provide alternate accommodations).

Events with Kevin

Companions Mini-Retreat
September 7, 2019

In living more deeply into our vision as an interfaith/intercultural spiritual centre, Five Oaks is offering a new retreat opportunity starting in September 2019. _______________________________________________________________ This is a one day ‘mini retreat’ that is offered weekly from Sunday late afternoon to Monday evening in Friendship House or Peace House. Companions will be led by Karen Eade who is our spiritual-guide-in-residence each week. “Companions” are those who – literally – “break bread together”.  As companions we come together to refresh ourselves, experience community, take time apart and deepen our spiritual lives – however we express our spirituality. Companions stay in a…