October 2000 Weekend Retreat


The Southern Ontario Weekend Retreat

Theme: "Responding to Callings - Issues and Opportunities"
Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2000
Mt. Alverno Retreat Centre, Near Orangeville, car pooling available
Advance Registration - $110 - $160 (by October 10, 2000)

Winston Kinch, who is trained in the Open Space Technology (as well as Winnie the Pooh Technology), will be leading the process during the weekend.

Please sign up for the retreat and come and learn from your fellow journeyers about what your true calling might be. Come and share what the issues are for you. Come and share with us what opportunities have presented themselves for you. We can all learn from one another in a safe and caring community atmosphere.

See you there!

The Agenda gets created when we get there based on the energy and passion of the participants. We are looking forward to your participation. Why not count yourself in? Participants are encouraged to take ownership in creating the retreat by bringing 'their voice and expression.' Come ready to share yourself and your visions of a better workplace by facilitating a workshop, leading a discussion group, or simply listening, connecting and supporting by being present.

Details re: payment for Retreat: Please see registration form below.*


More about the Weekend Retreat - October 13 - 15, 2000

The weekend retreat will be held at:

Mt. Alverno Retreat Centre (near Orangeville)
20704 Heart Lake Road, Caledon (Highway 9 west almost to Orangeville and then South on Heart Lake Rd.) 519-941-7059 (for emergencies only, if you get lost).

Beginning Friday, October 13th with a buffet from 5:30 to 6:30, and concluding Sunday, October 15th at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Mt. Alverno is a Retreat Centre with assorted sleeping accommodation of triples, doubles and dorm-style that will be available on a first come, first serve basis. A single pillow and blanket are included, however, bedding and towels must be brought. 6 delicious meals are provided. Vegetarian options will be provided but please let us know. We will also attempt to accommodate other dietary restrictions. For recreation, there are: walking trails, ping pong tables, and a basketball court. Smoking is permitted outside the building and the Centre is wheelchair accessible on the main floor only.

What to Bring to the Weekend Retreat
  • Bring musical instruments, stories, songs, poems - whatever you feel called to bring. Remember, this is your retreat and we encourage you to make it as memorable and meaningful as you need it to be.
  • If you wish to lead a workshop, bring the materials for your workshop. On Saturday morning anyone who wants to offer something will be invited to post it giving time and location. Workshops and discussion groups will take place on Saturday morning and afternoon, as well as Sunday morning. Please allow 90 minutes for each workshop or discussion group session. For Saturday workshops, please ensure the topics are in keeping with our theme.
  • Pack appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activities. There will be walks in nature, so bring good walking shoes. It may be very wet.
  • You may feel inclined to give a small gift to someone who has touched your heart, so keep this in mind.
  • We will be building an altar on Friday evening. Please bring candles, flowers (in their own vases or holders) or any other beautiful or sacred object you would like to share with others for the weekend.
  • Saturday night, we may feel moved to have a 'talent show' of sorts, so bring a poem, a passage, a joke, a skit, or music (yours or someone else's, CD's, tapes) that you would like to share)
  • Bring bedding and towels.

Your Retreat Co-ordinators are:

*Brenda Nesbitt - (416) 980-3471 <brenda.nesbitt@CIBC.com>, Fax (416) 304-5668
*Winston Kinch - (416) 224-0438
*Sandra Foulds

Please mail/email or FAX this enrollment form to Brenda Nesbitt.
e-mail: brenda.nesbitt@CIBC.com
Mail: 199 Bay Street, CCN 7, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1A2 Attention: BrendaNesbitt

(Cheques made payable to Spirituality in the Workplace)

Since we will be committing the number of attendees to the Retreat Centre, refunds are available up until October 10th only. After that you can transfer your registration to a friend or associate if you are unable to attend at the last minute.

To know more about THE CENTRE FOR SPIRITUALITY AT WORK, please visit our Web site:
http:///www.spiritualityatwork.org, or call 416-482-9175

Centre for Spirituality at Work
Retreat Registration Form
(Please send one for each person)

Please register me in:
( ) Southern Ontario Weekend Retreat - October 13-15, 2000

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  • Advance Registration - $110 - $160* (by October 10, 2000)
  • Registration October 11th or later - $125 - 175*

*By volunteering to pay a higher fee than the minimum, you support our ability to subsidize attendance by others, if necessary.

Bring others who have not attended previous Centre events and you receive a 20% discount for each person you bring.

Total I will pay for the Weekend Retreat $___________

Please charge the full amount $110 plus $__________voluntary
(Thank you for your voluntary contribution of up to $50.)
Total: $___________

Reservations will be held once fee is received or committed.