August 17 – 22, 2014
Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre
We want to see all 300+ YWAM Canada staff and leaders there this time around. More people = more party, and we sure had ourselves a "par-tay" last year.
You really don't want to miss this incredible event. Corporate times of hearing from God, wonderful times of worship, great teaching, amazing food, meeting new friends and catching up with old ones, all in an idyllic setting surrounded by lakes, rivers and wildlife.
The Rendezvous in Pinawa is for everyone! And once again this year there will be a special program for children and teens. Each age group has their place in our gathering and our goal is to facilitate the integration of children and teens into the activities where all ages are present, as well as to offer moments in the program just amongst ourselves to have fun, to get to know one another and to meet with our Heavenly Father. So come and join us in Pinawa for loads of games, worship, stories, and of course loads of fun!
Check-in Date: August 17, 2014 - Arrive Sunday late afternoon/evening - no meal provided. Check out Friday morning – breakfast provided
Registration Fee: $50 per adult (No registration fee for children)
The cost is "PER PERSON" but is determined by the type of room you choose.
All prices include room, meals, services and 7% PST & 5% GST (Tax) and discount, per person.
1. Dorm Rooms/ 2 Room Suite (5 adults per room)
Double and single beds in 2 different rooms and shared washroom = $336 per person
2. Standard Rooms
Standard - 1 Queen Bed (2 adults) = $364
Standard - 2 Double Beds (2 adults) = $364
3. SuitesTwo Room Suite (5 adults)- 2 rooms adjoining via bathroom, 5 beds = $336
Bachelor Suite (2 adults) - Queen log bed, small kitchenette = $392
Couple Suite (2 adults) - living room, kitchen, log queen bed = $476
Family Suite (2 adults) - 2 Queen Beds, a single bed and a couch = $420
Suite with Kitchen (2 adults) - Queen bed and 3 singles with kitchen = $420
4. Tenting/RVingSet up just outside the building and have access to a washroom =$280 per person.
Do I need to bring my own bedding or towel?
All your bedding, pillows, towels, soap and shampoo are provided for you. There is no daily maid service, but there is a kiosk near the front desk with fresh changes of towels and toiletries to self renew your room and towel supply daily.
*** If you are not able to stay for the whole week, please register for the event and then contact Sean Furlong at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing details.
Meals: Included, unless you have a special diet.
Special Diet: Please make a note when you register that you require a special menu, and we will contact you regarding special prices.Transportation:
If you require transportation from the Winnipeg airport, we will be providing a shuttle service to/from Winnipeg to the resort in Pinawa. The approximate cost is $20 one-way or $40 round trip. Please let us know if you require transportation on the registration form.Activities:
There will be TONS of "FREE" activities offered throughout the week such as "bike rides, water activities, canoes, hay ride, river float/tubing" etc etc. Please take advantage of all the fun stuff while at Rendezvous.
Sunday - 3pm-5pm: Registration & Settle in time - The Keim Family will be doing a light snack/meal for everyone if they wish.
Daily Schedule: Monday to Thursday
7:15am to 8:15am - Devotional (Optional) with Nadine Frew
8:20am - Breakfast
9:30am - Session #1: Family Time with everyone
10:15 - Break
10:45 - Session #2
12:20pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Afternoon activities/recreation
5:30pm - Supper
7:00pm - Worship
7:30pm-8:45pm - Workshops (Mon-Wed), Thursday - Wrap Up
9:30pm - Campfire/Firepit and other activities
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Special Guest Speakers
To be announced
Why Rendezvous? A Short History...
“Rendezvous” is a French word which means “a meeting at an appointed place and time”. In the early 1800’s, the First Nations people along with the French (voyageurs) and Scottish fur trappers met around current day Thunder Bay, Ontario which was their “Rendezvous”. The purpose for their meeting was to trade goods and furs and to talk business. But, it was so much more than that. As they assembled together, this diverse group shared stories about the land they were living in, danced, played competitive games, and simply enjoyed one another’s company.
Today, YWAM Canada’s “Rendezvous” is very much like those gatherings hundreds of years ago. The first “Rendezvous” for YWAM Canada was a North American Staff Conference held October 9-12, 2003 in Ottawa, Ontario. The gathering was a culmination of year-long activities throughout Canada that began with “The Goad” in Vancouver (October 2002) and “The Wake Tour” (April-June 2003). That first Canadian Thanksgiving weekend had a profound effect on YWAM Canada and therefore, we have called all future YWAM Canada biennial staff gatherings a “Rendezvous”.
Why do we continue to meet? We believe, as a YWAM Canada family, that it is important for us to have a “Rendezvous” every two years in order to gather together as one body. We come together to connect. We come together to remember who we are. We come together to remember why we do what we do. And, as we come together, we are able to receive fresh inspiration from God who longs to give us His heart for the people of Canada and beyond! Won’t you join us at the Rendezvous in August?