The Java Music Club uses an Aboriginal traditional talking stick as a part of the mutual support group program. The talking stick is passed from group member to group member and serves as a reminder to honour each person there and to help participants remember that they all have both wisdom and courage.
The talking sticks for the Java Music Club are handmade by two talented and dedicated men, Wayne Newman and Trevor Coles. They live in Qualicum Beach on the coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada and carve the talking sticks from a variety of types of wood, the latest being alder. Thank you, Wayne and Trevor, for these extraordinary and beautiful talking sticks. Take a look at the step by step process below.