The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. Its circular shape and
pathways toward the center represent a journey to our own center and back again out
into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops undertook to build a labyrinth in
Riverside Park, in part, as a memorial to a UUFK member and friend, Dr. Karsten Iversen, who died in his early fifties. Dr. Iversen, when he learned of the diagnosis of ALS, used a labyrinth as a place for reflection and contemplation when he needed to come to terms with his illness.
The impetus and some of the funding for the Labyrinth came from the Kamloops Unitarians but generous contributions were received from doctors at Royal Inland Hospital, the Iversen family and other private donors. Two Kamloops businesses, Inland Building Supplies and Pronto Enterprises, donated materials and labour. The City donated the land which is at the geographic center of Kamloops between Riverside and Pioneer Parks.The Kamloops Unitarians gave the Labyrinth to the City in 2003 and it is now there for the spiritual growth and development of the citizens of Kamloops.