While there is no way to make Slow Waves Small Projects completely accessible on our current site, we strive to ensure that anyone accepted to the program is able to attend. Two counselors will be available for emotional support and there will be a quiet zone for people to take breaks. We encourage participants to prioritize their own needs, the program is consent-based, and all activities are optional. Kids, and care attendants welcome!

Arrival/ transportation:

From Vancouver participants take the Tswwassen-Swartz bay Ferry, arriving in Victoria, were you will then transfer to a Gulf island ferry that  takes you to Mayne Island. More information and details regarding ferry schedules and cost is available on the BC Ferries Website:

Participants will be picked up by Slow Wave team members and driven to the site. There is a 5 minute walk up a steep hill to the parking lot. Anyone needing support can be picked up at the bottom of the hill.

Site information:

Old Dogwood is semi-forested unpaved terrain and not wheelchair or scooter accessible. Bathrooms exist in the form of composting toilets, some requiring a short 30-40 second walk through a forest trail to access. It is a 3 minute walk from parking to the guest area. More info on site accessibility is available on Old Dogwood’s website.

Sleeping/ Accommodations/ workshop spaces:

Selected participants will be camping in a designated field for one week at Old Dogwood Society for Arts and Ecology. Workshops and facilitated programming will take place in a combination of contexts, including in open field spaces, in a community center (fully accessible) as well as in the forest walking. Program plans, schedule and spaces will be made available as soon as we have them pinned down.


Participants will be fed three meals a day by our incredible kitchen team! We strive to meet everyone’s dietary needs, so please provide as much detail as possible. There are also a few restaurants on Mayne island within walking distance of the site where people can buy teats like ice cream, and other snacks. Please get in touch with our incredible kitchen coordinator Noaa @ with any dietary requirement questions or concerns.

Facilitation/ Scheduling:

Each day will begin with optional slow movement/ meditation practices, followed by breakfast and a facilitated check-in with participants and facilitators. This will include an overview of daily programming, sites, activities and expectations. Keep in mind that all programming participation is optional.

Please direct any specific access related inquiries to Alize Zorlutuna at



Email an application in PDF format to Program dates August 12–18.  Application Deadline June 10 2019.

Please include:

1) Name, address, phone number

2) Expectations of program, briefly

3) Something about yourself and your practice in 800 words or less.

4) Special needs or access requirements