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This Men's Retreat is for every man searching for deeper relationship with God and a fuller understanding of what it means to live as a son of the Father. This retreat weekend is an opportunity to get away from the busyness and demands of our schedules to personally encounter God the Father and experience His generous love.

This experience offers something for everyone. Powerful presentations, prayer time, Sacraments, fellowship, adventure, music, rest, hiking, swimming, and the rugged beauty of Rockridge Canyon. There will also be workshops from other great men across the Archdiocese. This is not "just another retreat", this is THE Men's Retreat you don’t want to miss!

 

keynote Speakers

Our retreat last year was a huge success and we expect it to sell out this year, so please register as soon as possible. Here's what one man had to say about last year.

This retreat totally changed my life. It’s been almost 2 years since that retreat and even today. God is still revealing new things to me and changing my heart to become a better Father, Husband and man in the community. After all these years I am able to change and find peace. God is leading this journey and we are not done yet, but God is healing and changing my heart and I am a better person for it.
— Brian J.

 

Pricing and details  

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full payment is required at the time of your reservation. You may cancel your registration and receive a refund of your registration fee up to 3 weeks prior to the date of the event; provided, however, you will be charged a $75 handling fee upon the cancellation of your registration.  In the event that you cancel your registration less than 3 weeks prior to the date of the event, you will forfeit the entire registration fee.

 

pricing

The cost for registration includes the retreat experience, accommodations, most activities and food.

Accommodations are private or shared.  Shared group rooms (up to 12 people group room) in dormitory style rooms, each with its own shared bathroom and common area. Each group room has 6-8 bunk beds. All rooms include bedding and towels. Private rooms are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. For info about the rooms click here

$285 shared group room - 6-8 bunk beds per room

$365 shared private room (double occupancy hotel style)  - Shared private rooms accommodate only 2 per room. There is limited availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

$385 private room (single occupancy hotel style) -  Private rooms are for one person. There is limited availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

**Due to summer season pricing, accommodations for The Men's Retreat is more than the Women's Retreat.

 

Scholarships

There are a limited number of scholarships available for those may not be able to cover the entire cost of the weekend. If you would like to apply please fill out the scholarship application form and we will contact you.

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Zip line is available for an additional $20 per person at registration
  • Swimming - Heated Olympic short course outdoor swimming pool with dive tank
  • Soccer
  • Disc Golf
  • Ball Hockey
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Octoball
  • Hiking Trails
  • Volleyball
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Kayaks
  • Canoes

 

SCHEDULE

Check-in is from 4:30pm-6:30pm, Friday September 29th. You CANNOT check-in to your room early. 

Our first session will begin at 7pm sharp.

Please arrive between 4:30-6:30pm on Friday.

Retreat ends at 1pm on Sunday (with bag lunch provided).

We will celebrate Sunday Mass together at the camp before leaving on Sunday.

 

CONTACT

Questions about the retreat? Contact Lisa Marquis at (778) 382-9908 or by email at lmarquis@rcav.org

 

Location

RockRidge Canyon (see map here) is a Conference and Retreat Centre located near Princeton, BC. Set in a breathtaking mountain valley, this exceptionally well-serviced facility provides a venue that will surely provide no shortage of beauty and adventure

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Warm jacket (Rain jacket, just in case)
  • Shoes for gravel paths 
  • Bathing suit if you want to use the pool
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Cash for extra snacks, specialty coffee bar, books and merchandise
  • There will be time for prayer and reflection please bring a Bible and journal

 

    OTHER INFORMATION

    • There are small fridges available in lounges for small personal items if people need them
    • There are  snacks allowed in rooms if people want to bring some
    • The entire bill needs to be paid at once, including zip line
    • 5 meals will be provided (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) as well as snacks on Friday and Saturday

     

    DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

    If you have dietary restrictions the kitchen can accommodate with advance notice, please email Lisa Marquis (lmarquis@rcav.org) immediately if you did not indicate allergies in your registration.   No alcohol allowed on the premises.

     

    VOLUNTEERS

    We are in need of Volunteers (above the age of 16) who will NOT be attending the retreat itself, to help in the kitchen and set up and clean up during the weekend. Volunteers can be male or female. There is no cost for volunteers on the weekend and they WILL NOT be attending any of the retreat events. Volunteers will be directed as to their specific duties upon arrival and will have separate sleeping quarters from the retreat attendees. Volunteers have the same weekend start and finish time as the retreat attendees. To volunteer, please contact Lisa Marquis at (778) 382-9908 or by email at lmarquis@rcav.org

     


    SPEAKERS

     
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    Jake Khym - Co-Founder of Life Restoration

    Jake has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Catechetics. After experiencing a powerful journey of healing and freedom, Jake began offering retreats and workshops to help other people become fully alive. Currently Jake teaches at the Seminary of Christ the King offering human and pastoral formation to the seminarians in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He also travels throughout North America leading retreats and speaking at various events.

     
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    Fr. Justin Brady - Pastor Our Lady of the Snows, Boise Idaho

    Fr. Justin Brady is a priest for the Diocese of Boise, Idaho. His priestly vocation came to him while standing in a parking lot in Chilliwack B.C., of all places, while speaking with Bishop Mark Hagemoen. Having been active in various parish ministries and retreats and serving as an evangelization missionary, Fr. Brady entered priestly formation at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon and was ordained in 2005. Presently he is the pastor of Our Lady of the Snows, Sun Valley and St. Charles Borromeo, Hailey.

    Fr. Brady continues to minister in various healing and evangelization ministries, both within and without his diocese desiring to follow the Lord’s command in Matthew 10:8, “Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give”.

     
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    Brett Powell - Archbishop’s Delegate for Development and Ministries for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.


    Prior to his current role, Brett served in parish ministry and for many years as Vice President of Catholic Christian Outreach. Brett has been a contributing writer to various publications including an eight-year stint writing meditations for The Word Among Us. He has served as a leadership coach and mentor of Catholic leaders in business and in Pastoral leadership and holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Royal Roads University.  Brett and his wife Andrea are high school sweethearts and are the proud parents of 8 children. 

    “On a daily basis, discipleship means a lived out surrender to Jesus.” – Brett Powell

     

    James Borkowski - Archbishop's Delegate for Operations for the Archdiocese of Vancouver

    Over the past 25 years, James has specialized in operations, product development and strategic communications for clients including 7-Eleven, Caesar’s Palace and Fairmont Hotels. He currently serves as the Archbishop’s Delegate for Operations at the Archdiocese of Vancouver where he oversees operational teams and ministry projects that serve our homeless population, refugees and people in prison.

    Most importantly, he is somehow married to an incredible woman and is the father of seven children ranging in age from 21 down to 9. They also have names but James is more of a numbers person. His hobbies include poker, sports and making up for lost time by diving deeper into his faith life.