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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!

 

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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.

It was a blessed event. I pray that all men and women, young and old, at our parishes could experience the love of the Father the way we did that weekend.

 

Pricing and details  

The cost for registration includes the retreat experience, accommodations, activities and food. Cost changes have risen slightly to cover Rockridge Canyon fees for room and board in peak season. You must be 19+ to register. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full payment is required at the time of your reservation. You may cancel your registration and receive a refund of your registration prior to September 14, however, you will be charged a $50 handling fee upon the cancellation of your registration.  In the event that you cancel your registration after September 14, you will forfeit the entire registration fee.

Accommodations are private or shared.  Shared group rooms (approximately 8-10 people group room) in dormitory style rooms, each with its own shared bathroom and common area. Each group room has 6 or 7 bunk beds. All rooms include bedding and towels.

Private rooms are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. 

$295/person - shared group/dormitory style room - 6-8 bunk beds per room, one large shared bathroom 

$375/person - shared private room (hotel style)  - Shared private rooms with private bathroom accommodate 2-3 per room. There is limited availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. 

$475/per person - private room (single occupancy hotel style) -  Private rooms with private bathroom are for one person. There is limited availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance for the men's retreat are reserved for those who otherwise could not attend the retreat without financial assistance. Funds are limited.

Applications must be made prior to registering for the retreat. If you have already registered, a scholarship will not be applied to your registration.

If you would like to apply please fill out the application form and we will contact you asap.

 

 

 

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 28th. 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  +1 778-382-9908 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

Each participant is responsible to arrange transportation to the retreat.  In order to assist with carpooling we have set up a carpool webpage to connect available drivers and passengers in need of a ride

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bible

  • Notebook

  • Pen

  • Warm jacket (Rain jacket, just in case)

  • Shoes for gravel paths

  • Slippers (if you want)

  • Hiking shoes if you choose to hike

  • Umbrella

  • Extra blanket for bed if you get cold easily

  • Flashlight (for walking back to your lodge in the evening)

  • 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 notebook

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • There are small fridges available in lounges for small personal items if people need them

  • No alcohol allowed

  • There are snacks allowed in rooms if people want to bring some

  • 5 meals will be provided (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) as well as snacks on Friday and Saturday

  • Dinner will NOT be provided Friday night. Please bring something or stop in Princeton before arrival.

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. 

 

VOLUNTEERS

A big part of making our retreat a success are those who volunteer their time to serve those on retreat. We are in need of men and women volunteers 19+ who will be helping in the kitchen with cooking, set up and clean up during the weekend. Anyone under 19 must be accompanied an adult volunteer and require waivers signed by their parent/guardian. Volunteers will not be attending any of the retreat events and will have their own schedule and accommodations. There is no fee for the volunteers that weekend and all meals provided. Volunteers need to arrive by 9pm Friday and end at 1pm Sunday. To volunteer, please contact Lisa Marquis at +1 778-382-9908 or by email at lmarquis@rcav.org  lmarquis@rcav.org

 

SCHEDULE

Check-in is from 4:30pm-6:30pm, Friday September 28th. 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

 


SPEAKERS

 
 
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Fr. Dave Pivonka - Pittsburgh, PA

Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is as an evangelist who speaks at conferences, retreats and parish missions around the U.S. and world. For twenty years Fr. Dave has also been leading pilgrimages around the world to some of the holiest and most important sites in our Christian faith. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God's love for them through his preaching, writings, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches.

Fr. Dave has written several books; Spiritual Freedom – God’s Life Changing Gift; Hiking the Camino - 500 Miles with Jesus, Encounter Jesus – From Discovery to Discipleship and most recently, Breath of God.

Fr. Dave is also responsible for The Wild Goose – a 14 part video series which explores what it is to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Click to view an episode https://vimeo.com/147799937

Currently, Fr. Dave is the Director of Franciscan Pathways which is an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.

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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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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.