The labyrinth being developed by the Seniors on the Bow (SOTB) is starting to take shape.

Located behind the SLS Family Sports Centre, the pathways of the spiral were chalked last weekend, all of which will be wheelchair accessible.

"We expect to have four circles leading to the gazebo in the middle," explains SOTB vice-chair Bernadette Thibault.

The labyrinth will be decorated with brightly coloured rocks, each unique in design.

"The Seniors for Kids have been involved with painting the rocks and they're in my garage, ready to go on site."

Now more rocks are being collected and will also need to be painted. The gazebo is located in the centre and is also under construction.

Labyrinths are used worldwide as a way to quiet the mind, calm anxieties, recover balance in life, enhance creativity and encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection, and stress reduction.

Community groups have rallied around the project, so far providing about $15,000 towards the $25,000 budget for the labyrinth.

"I'm incredibly pleased with how the community has stepped forward to help," she says.

Membership in SOTB has grown substantially since pandemic health restrictions have eased.

labyrinth rocks mergedA selection of the first rocks that have been painted for the labyrinth. (Photos/ Bernadette Thibault)