The 2019 Fall gathering of Western Half-Yearly Meeting will take place on Thanksgiving weekend (October 11-14) at Camp Shekinah north of Saskatoon. Driving directions and much more information are available in the pdf information file that should be included anywhere you find this message! We invite all Friends and friends of Friends to join us in this warm, intimate gathering.
The usual items will all be included in the Half-Yearly Meeting schedule (worship-sharing groups, special interest groups, Meetings for Worship including business Meetings, and the phenomenal Family Night sharing of talents and fun). At Shekinah, we also have the opportunity to ride the Flying Fox zipline one afternoon - fun for all ages (from about 5 to 85)!
The theme for the Saturday evening gathering and the weekend are still being discerned. More information will be provided as this is finalized.
The site opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, and Friends usually try to arrive on Friday late afternoon or evening (and late into the night), with activities all day Saturday and Sunday, and depart after a short closing Meeting for Worship on Thanksgiving Monday. Accommodations are bunk-room style (with various numbers of occupants per room) in a lodge, or alternatively there are camp sites for tents. Pillows, linens, sleeping bags/blankets, and towels are not provided; bring your own, or ask someone local to bring some for you. Site/accommodation fees are $300/adult for the entire weekend; this covers all meals (most dietary needs can be accommodated if advance notification is given). More details are in the information sheet. Fees are collected on-site, but please fill out the registration form spreadsheet (also found with this message) in advance as soon as you can and in any case by, or contact Registrar Elizabeth Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org. This enables us to plan appropriately and to provide the site with the advance notice they require. Filling in the numbers in each category should auto-populate the costs if you are able to use the spreadsheet file. A pdf version is also available that can be printed and filled out if necessary.
The meals do not include snacks or a Friday evening meal; participants who can do so easily are asked to bring snacks to share, and those who are able are asked to help with a pot-luck meal for Friday evening.
Feel free to contact registrar Elizabeth Curry (email@example.com) with any questions.
We hope that you will join us at Camp Shekinah for Thanksgiving 2019!
Joy Morris (Clerk of Western Half Yearly Meeting)