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2017 We Together Diocesan Conference

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Christ Church Cathedral & School

930 Burdett Avenue

Victoria, BC V8V 4X1

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This is when the diocese comes together to learn, pray and be inspired for Christ's service. It's also a great opportunity to meet Anglicans from across our region and to celebrate what God is up to in our midst.

In 2017-18 the diocese is being intentional about being a reconciling church and we have been called, by our bishop, to a Year of Reconciliation. But what does it mean? What is it to be reconciling people, in our selves, at home, in our churches, in creation, with all nations, and beyond? Come and explore these ideas TOGETHER.



Theme: Renewed Hearts, Renewed Spirits, Renewed People


KEYNOTES

Friday Evening

CHOREOGRAPHING BELONGING: RECONCILIATION AS CREATIVE PRACTICE
Michelle LeBaron, religion and conflict transformation scholar, UBC

Belonging is essential; as one of our earliest impulses it shapes and is shaped by our relationships. Yet not everyone belongs equally. Amidst Canada’s history of racial and other forms of exclusion, belonging is not a given. In this keynote address, Professor LeBaron will draw on thirty years of conflict engagement to examine how belonging can be enhanced using creative and expressive arts. Through the lens of four elements, she will offer stories and experiential strategies to foster reconciliation in congregations and beyond.

About the Presenter

Michelle is a conflict transformation scholar/practitioner at UBC. She has done seminal work exploring how arts help shift intractable conflicts. Michelle has served as visiting professor and research fellow at the Trinity College Arts and Humanities Research Institute in Dublin and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa.

Saturday Morning

WHY LAND MATTERS
Adam Olsen, MLA Saanich North & the Islands

The land and water feed us, nourish us, and sustain us but the W̱SÁNEĆ have an even more personal relationship with the land. To us, the islands of the Salish Sea are our relatives, and all living beings are our kin.

Land title and the rights associated with title have an often-ignored sibling—responsibility. From the W̱SÁNEĆ perspective, these twins have never been separated.

Adam Olsen will speak to how we can move forward together, bridging cultural diversity, and how we all have a personal responsibility to do so.

About the Presenter

Adam is a member of Tsartlip First Nation and is the elected member of the Legislative Assembly for Saanich North and the Islands. He was raised on the Tsartlip reserve and understands having a foot in two worlds. The W̱SÁNEĆ people (which includes the Tsartlip Nation) have carried the responsibility of stewarding the lands and waters of their territory for countless generations.


Conference Schedule

Friday Evening
5pm Registration
6pm Welcome Wine and Cheese Reception*
7pm Opening Worship
8pm Keynote Address - Professor Michelle Lebaron, Transformation Scholar, UBC

Saturday
8am Coffee and registration
8:45am Keynote address - Mr Adam Olsen, MLA Saanich North and the Islands
9:45am Workshop Session 1
11:00am Workshop Session 2
12pm Lunch
1-2pm Workshop Session 3
Wrap-up and Sending Forth

*cash bar


SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

Session 1 (Saturday 9:45-10:45am)

CLUSTER: Reconciling Creation

1. Stewardship of Creation—Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands

Ever since the publication in 1967 of Lynn White Jr's essay, 'The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis,' it has been treated as accepted wisdom that the Judeo-Christian tradition in general, and Genesis, in particular, have set humanity on a course of ecological destruction. Increasingly, Creation theology, as explained by theologians such as the late Father Thomas Berry and contemporary thinkers like Matthew Fox and cosmologist Brian Swimme, have put forward a competing vision. According to Creation theology, Genesis must be seen as containing a mandate to protect and steward the natural world.

What is our role as Christians in this time of climate crisis? Elizabeth will explore this question paying particular attention to the Papal Encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si.

About the Presenter

Elizabeth is leader of the Green Party of Canada and its first elected member of parliament, representing the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands. In 2005, Elizabeth May was made an officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her decades of leadership in the Canadian environmental movement. She graduated from Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. She practiced law in Ottawa with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre prior to becoming Senior Policy Advisor to the federal minister of the Environment (1986- 1988). For seventeen years Elizabeth served as executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada. A proud mother and grandmother, she lives in Sidney. Elizabeth is the author of eight books, including her most recent book Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada.

CLUSTER: Reconciling Home

2. Reconciling Family: Breaking Patterns that Divide—Bill Cole, South Island Centre

All families are “dysfunctional” (or more or less functional). The two forces actively at work in us and among us are a togetherness force and an individuality force.

This workshop will consider the following patterns for dealing with our anxiety/fusion:
Direct Conflict
Distancing/Cutoff
Over/Under Functioning
Triangles

We will also consider:

A "More Excellent Way”: Self-Differentiation —a scriptural perspective
Working on self—the healing way
One man’s attempt—Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

About the Presenter

Bill is a registered clinical counsellor. He is the former director of services for South Island Centre for Counselling and Training. Bill trains and works with individuals, couples, and families around a variety of issues, including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, abuse, addictions, couple and family conflict and spiritual concerns, marriage preparation, family of origin, and family systems work.

3. Conflict Engagement as Sanctuary: Strengthening Relational and Community Resilience—Michelle LeBaron, UBC

In today's diverse communities, a range of creative, holistic approaches are needed to prevent, engage, and transform conflict. Life-affirming approaches meet differences with dialogue, welcoming spirituality alongside intellectual resources in collaborative processes. In this workshop, we will explore ways that conflict processes can offer respectful sanctuary to participants and increase individual and community resilience.

About the Presenter

Michelle is a conflict transformation scholar/practitioner at UBC. She has done seminal work exploring how arts help shift intractable conflicts. Michelle has served as visiting professor and research fellow at the Trinity College Arts and Humanities Research Institute in Dublin and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa.

4. Letting Go: Approaching Elder Care Holistically—Margaret Anderson, South Island Centre

The Province of British Columbia is home to seven of the top ten most densely populated communities of elderly people in the country and five of those are on Vancouver Island. However, there is often a lack of access to adequate support services, quality care and funding to meet the needs of our vulnerable seniors who are trying to cope with the many challenges they and their families are facing as they transition into advanced old age. This workshop will look at these and other facts as well as the complexity of losses which are unique to the very elderly especially during times of relocation.

Other issues to be covered include the marginalizing of seniors who are without family members and the need for advocates to oversee the quality of their care. Additionally, there will be discussion about how people understand the concept of “dying with dignity” as well as the current guidelines regarding access to palliative care at end-of-life. The workshop will also address some of the challenges facing the “sandwich generation” and the ensuing high risk of compassion fatigue or caregiver burnout.

About the Presenter

Margaret is a member of both the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and its BC affiliate the British Columbia Hospice and Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA). She has been a contract counsellor at South Island Centre for over 18 years specializing in grief, loss and other life transition issues. She also provides psychosocial support in the community to the elderly and to those coping with chronic long-term illness or a terminal diagnosis including their families and caregivers. Her counselling practice at South Island Centre also includes: relationship and family issues, sexual abuse, self-esteem, and spiritual care. Margaret is an experienced educator/facilitator who teaches bereavement support, understanding grief and loss, end-of-life care, elder-care and caregiver support as well as lay pastoral care team development.

CLUSTER: Reconciling Self

5. Creative Curiosity: An Introduction to Inner Peacemaking Through Mindful Art—Frances Bryant-Scott

No artistic skill or experience necessary. We will be using an assortment of found and natural objects.

If we want to heal our intimate, community, or even global relationships, we must learn how to turn towards our neighbour with a peaceful heart. Most of us have a difficult enough time living peacefully with the parts of ourselves that we dislike or are ashamed of. If we can begin the work of reconciliation within ourselves, we can avoid bringing our inner conflicts with us into the world to sabotage our relationships.

In this workshop we will use simple materials to:

explore the theme of inner peacemaking
cultivate an attitude of friendly curiosity and openness
practice a compassionate approach to ourselves and to what we create
make an intention to carry that practice out into the world

About the Presenter

Frances is a compassionate and playful art therapist living in Victoria. She created Open Hearth Studio to provide a safe, supportive place for people who feel overwhelmed or alone during times of grief, loss, and change. She uses art-making, mindfulness, and self-compassion practices to help clients reconnect to life with hope, purpose, and a renewed capacity for joy. Since 1989, Frances has worked with clients in a variety of settings, such as mental health counselling centres, palliative care programs, parish groups in Ontario and British Columbia, and in private practice.

6. Yoga for Body, Mind and Spirit—Maureen Briglio

Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frantic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to zero mph. The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. We will be hearing poetry and quotes while doing mat work and standing and sitting positions.

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

About the Presenter

Maureen, most affectionately known as Mo, began her yoga journey in earnest seven years ago. Through the practice of mindfulness, movement with breath, and awareness of the inner being she found her way back to her authentic and creative self. Mo has been teaching yoga for three years at Harmony Yoga in Duncan. Through this quiet and restful practice, she became clearly aware of how much the world needs these sacred places to rest, breathe, and reconnect with our hearts, our spirits, our God. Mo welcomes you to this workshop as we yoke our breath with body through gentle mindful movement.

7. Mindfulness: A Path to Peace—Jane Jennings

This session will provide a brief overview of mindfulness practice. Participants will then have the opportunity to experience several short meditations which will focus on developing peaceful and compassionate attitudes.

About the Presenter

Jane has taught mindfulness groups in the health sector for almost twenty years. She lives in Campbell River where she leads a weekly Mindfulness as Spiritual Practice group. Using meditations, the sessions teach how to live more fully in the present moment. This, in turn, allows us to become less reactive to stressful situations, to view others and ourselves without judgement, releasing energy for transformation.

Session 2 (Saturday 11-12pm)

CLUSTER: Reconciling Church

1. Being a Reconciling Community: Healthy Ways to Engage Conflict in Church—Keith Bell, Kirsten McMenamie and Emily Waterman, Diocese of British Columbia

Engaging with conflict can be a stressful and uncomfortable part of life and of church community involvement. Church communities flourish when the resilience to engage with conflicts, disputes and difficult conversations is nurtured. This workshop will provide the skills and confidence to build that resilience so that community members can approach conflict, and support people they care about to participate in conflict effectively. Topics will include the recognition of differences between a dispute and a conflict, how to manage and/or approach each, and what steps to take to avoid conflict and disputes in the first place. Conflict styles, habits and best practices for engaging in difficult conversations or delivering difficult information will also be shared and explored.

About the Presenters

Keith Bell
Keith is an experienced Conflict Resolution Practitioner with a background in designing and leading interventions into high-conflict and trauma-exposed environments. Keith advises organizations and leaders on developing capacity and processes to address disputes and issues between individuals, groups, communities and organizations. He holds a degree in social work, an honours degree in community development and most recently, a Master’s degree in psychology. Keith’s experience with developing and facilitating reconciliation and cross-community dialogue processes with groups impacted by, ‘The Troubles,’ in Northern Ireland, adds great value to his work in Canada as an advisor to organizations engaging with conflicts at the highest and most complex levels.

Kirsten McMenamie
Kirsten is a trained mediator and conflict resolution practitioner. She received her Master’s degree in dispute resolution from the University of Victoria. She has worked as a mediator, trainer and conflict resolution practitioner in the federal and provincial governments, the provincial ombudsperson and currently acts as the manager of student conduct and community standards at the University of Victoria. She also works with community groups dealing with conflict as a conflict coach and facilitator to help shift the way leadership and members of the community engage with and experience conflict.

Emily Waterman
Emily is a facilitator, trainer and dispute resolution practitioner specializing in work with groups in conflict. She holds a Master of Arts degree in dispute resolution and is registered with Mediate BC as an associate civil mediator. With experience in designing and implementing formal and informal responses to conflict and critical incidents within organizations, Emily works to increase the skills and confidence of leadership and teams within organizations to address sensitive workplace issues. Emily’s experiences have ranged from working with government managers in conflict environments to facilitating cross-community dialogue with groups in Northern Ireland and building violence prevention strategies for First Nations communities across British Columbia.

2. The Common Story and the Cycle of Reciprocity—Rosalind Westaway, Diocese of British Columbia

The cosmic story is the common story for all beings: stars, salamanders, planets, water, earth, air and fire, plants, whales, and humans of all races, genders, nationalities, and faiths. Knowing and believing that we are from one source and that our lives are all interwoven calls us to thanksgiving and reconciliation. As we are able to live out the cycle of reciprocity, inherent in the created order, relationships are healed and restored. Is this not reconciliation? We will explore these these through discussion and circle dance.

About the Presenter

Having retired from parish ministry as an Anglican priest in 2006, and then from the work of spiritual direction/companionship in 2016, Rosalind and her spouse, Dianne, are now setting off on a new adventure in October. They are spending the winter in Grand Forks, British Columbia, and then slowly travelling across Canada. They have a sense of being called forth—that this is a spiritual journey, but have no idea what this will lead to! They know they are to trust the wisdom and call of the Holy One. Spirit is leading them.

3. Healing Oil: Understanding Anointing in a Self-Help Age—Logan McMenamie, bishop

How can I open myself up to the healing power and presence of God in my life and in my community? How does being in community allow me to experience the fullness of God? Is “self help” possible through God and can I experience a healing which transforms the ordinary? We’ll explore these questions together.

CLUSTER:…And Beyond

4. Church and the Development of Social Policy: Moving from Conversation to Action—Nancy Ford & Marika Albert

Th gospel calls us to be people of compassion. Jesus reminded those around him that they were to care for those who are marginalized by the culture and society.

Faith communities have worked hard to feed nurture and care for the “poor and outcasts”. Yet little seems to change within the attitudinal and economic systems that create health and economic challenges for a growing number of our neighbours. We struggle to effectively mobilize our abundant resources to enable meaningful and long-term social change.

How might we respond to the needs of the disenfranchised differently? How might we bring gospel values into the dialogue on social policy, planning and implementation? How might we as a diocese, regions and parishes work together and respond to the gospel call to create opportunities for transformation? These will be some of the topics to be covered in the workshop.

About the Presenters

Nancy Ford
Nancy is a deacon, the director of deacons for the Diocese of British Columbia and vice-president of the Association for Anglican Deacons in Canada. She is also co-chair of the diocesan Justice Matters Team.

As deacon to the city, Nancy has seen first-hand how collaboration and partnerships with other faith communities, advocacy groups and not-for-profit sector agencies can make meaningful, sustainable systemic change. She currently serves on the board of Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health. She has also served on other community boards and has over twenty-five years experience as a counsellor and trainer.

Marika Albert
Marika has over fifteen years of research and management experience, and is the executive director for the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria where she leads a team of researchers studying housing affordability and homelessness, poverty reduction and prevention strategies, and monitors and reports on socio-economic trends for the Capital Region.

In addition to providing research and consulting services on a wide range of community-based initiatives, Marika has extensive experience in leading and facilitating broad-based community engagement processes.

5. The Mind of Homelessness: Brain Injury and the Homeless—Janelle Breese Biagioni

The Victoria Times Colonist (October 20, 2007/Carolyn Heiman) reported that an estimated 1,500 people in the Capital Region are living in unstable housing or homeless. It is estimated that about 795 of the homeless in Greater Victoria are survivors of a brain injury. A more troubling statistic is that it is estimated that as high as 70%–557 of the homeless–had their first episode of a traumatic brain injury before they became homeless.

Safe housing, nutritious food, and healthy relationships are the rights of every citizen regardless of his or her economic or social status. In meeting these basic needs, communities and society as a whole, thrive. However, for many individuals living with mental illness, addictions, and disabilities, these essentials are often unattainable. In particular, growing numbers of people living with the outcome of a brain injury are destitute and homeless.

Come learn more about the role churches can play in addressing this devastating and complex social issue.

About the Presenter

Janelle is a registered professional counsellor and the widow of Constable Gerry Breese. She specializes in traumatic life losses arising from a death or catastrophic injury.

The year before the life-altering loss of her husband, she had lost her brother (39), who sustained a brain hemorrhage. And two weeks before her husband died, one of her closest friends (43) who also suffered a brain injury succumbed to a brain tumour. Within 18 months three of the most important people in her life were gone—all due to brain injuries.

Janelle’s survival ignited a passion to serve and help others to heal from their deep losses. She calls herself a “hope generator,” and has dedicated the past twenty-six years to learning, developing skills, and helping others heal their hearts, broken through grief and bereavement.

Janelle has published seven books including A Change of Mind: One Family’s Journey through Brain Injury and Life Losses: Healing for a Broken Heart. Her vignettes are published in Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul and Chicken Soup for the Father & Daughter Soul. As well, Janelle’s articles have been published in the Grief Digest, Living with Loss, Headline and Brain Injury Journey magazines. Janelle also appeared in A Change of Mind; a documentary on the societal impact of brain injury.

6. Working Together to End Violence Against Women—Candace Stretch, The Cridge Centre for the Family

Violence against women is one of the most pervasive and ongoing social issues in our world today. This workshop will provide a basic overview of the prevalence of violence against women in Canada, the ways that it impacts the lives of women and children, and the work being done in our community. The work of ending violence against women requires movement from knowledge to action. This workshop will focus primarily on examining the question: “What can I do to end violence against women?”

About the Presenter

Candace has worked since 2008 with women who have experienced domestic violence. In her current role of manager of Cridge Supportive Housing, Candace oversees a team of workers who support women through the journey of healing after domestic violence. Previously, she worked as the assistant manager of The Cridge Transition House for Women, a shelter for women and children fleeing violence in their homes.

7. Facing the Addiction Crisis—Dan Reist, Centre for Addictions Research, University of Victoria

In this workshop, participants will explore the meaning of the addiction crisis in modern culture and consider what an appropriate faith response might look like. We will begin with a quick review of Bruce Alexander’s analysis of addiction as a social-cultural phenomenon and of health promotion as an approach to health and well-being that emphasizes both individual and collective responsibility. From this backdrop, we will then explore together the intersections with Christian theology and the implications for contemporary faith. The workshop will be interactive and dialogic rather than didactic and will seek to help us all identify practical actions we might take in living our faith in a world troubled by addiction.

About the Presenter

Dan is the assistant director at the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria. He leads a team that focuses on communicating current evidence in a way that supports the evolution of effective policy and practice and helpful public discourse. He has contributed to policy dialogues related to substance use and addictive behaviors in Canada and internationally. One of his many interests relates to understanding why humans engage in seemingly self-destructive behaviour and how we can influence this phenomenon. Contact: dreist@uvic.ca

Session 3 (Saturday 1-2pm)

CLUSTER: Reconciling Creation

1. Questions of Environmental Stewardship (QuEST) Bible Study—Geoff Strong, Diocese of British Columbia

QuEST is a Bible study that demonstrates that there is no conflict between science and scripture. Most scientists reject any notion that there is science in the Bible, while many theologians suggest that the Bible is not intended to be scientifically accurate.

QuEST says otherwise to both scientists and theologians, revealing some amazing scientific facts in the Bible, particularly in Genesis, Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah. This includes theories ‘discovered’ by scientists only in the last few hundred years. The question arises how any scripture writer could have formulated scientific statements on their own, given that there was no significant science or mathematics in those periods, nor any institutional schools. One answer to this mystery may be divine inspiration as claimed throughout scripture, but which most scientists consider as foolishness while most theologians avoid the question altogether.

The presentation then discusses global warming, the greatest threat that humankind has ever faced. Here the focus is on the impacts caused throughout the globe, particularly in the sub-tropics, and how this is affecting both emergency and development aid by NGOs such as our own PWRDF. QuEST goes on to consider solutions to global warming.

About the Presenter

Geoff devotes much of his time to two ministries in the Anglican church: in outreach as the PWRDF diocesan representative, and environmental stewardship as co-chair of the diocesan Creation Matters Team. He leads Bible studies related to both ministries while serving in other capacities in his home parish of St. Peter, Quamichan. He has received several awards as a professional atmospheric scientist (of more than 50 years), and chairs or co-chairs several environmental groups on Vancouver Island. He recently published a mystery novel related to both ministries and focused on the global impacts of climate change, titled Convenient Mistruths.

2. Carbon Emissions and the Church: A Call to Action—Wally Eamer & Julie Foster (Creation Matters Team)

All humans are part of creation. We should live in reconciliation within creation, but often fall short by dominating and sometimes exterminating other species. The church should model a proper relationship with creation. An important part of that responsibility is to understand and manage our carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.

Creation Matters with support of the Vision Fund is building a system to track and report carbon dioxide emissions from the operations of every parish and Synod Office in the diocese. Once we know how much carbon dioxide we are producing, Creation Matters will consider what actions are possible to reduce our emissions, and mitigate the damage that otherwise will occur. These proposals will be brought to Diocesan Council and possibly Synod.

About the Presenters

Wally Eamer
Wally is the deacon at St. Peter and St. Paul's Anglican Parish, Esquimalt. He has been involved in the Great Bear Rainforest and other environmental issues.

Julie Foster
Julie and her husband, Denis, worship at Christ Church in Alert Bay. She is a member of diocesan Creation Matters Team and has been involved with environmental issues and PWDRF for many years.

CLUSTER: Reconciling All Nations

3. Extending Friendship to Newcomers: How You Can Help—Rebecca Siebert, Diocese of British Columbia

In 2016, the UN hailed Canadian private sponsorship as a model for the world, while confirming the highest levels of displacement on world record. You will leave this workshop knowing how you can help in this crisis, whether it is welcoming refugees at the airport, donating furniture, or a letter campaign.

About the Presenter

Rebecca joined the synod staff as refugee sponsorship program coordinator in October 2015. She brings with her over fourteen years’ experience coordinating and teaching in a variety of settlement and language programs for newcomers to Canada and has lived in six countries. Since 2016 the Refugee Sponsorship Program has grown twenty-fold in response to the war in Syria and subsequent refugee crisis.

4. A Diocesan Response to the TRC 94 Calls to Action—Lon Towstego (Relationship Matters Team)

This workshop will offer brief explanation of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, a look at the Doctrine of Discovery given by Bishop Mark McDonald through a short video, group discussion, and the sharing of several stories of the Calls lived out in our diocese and communities.

About the Presenter

Lon is a priest in the diocese and the rector of St Peter and St Paul in Esquimalt. He is co-chair, with Brenda Jenner, of the Relationship Matters Team. He chairs the diocesan Partners in Mission Ministry Team, sits on the diocesan Finance Committee, Diocesan Council and the Educational Trust Board.

Lon was involved with the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings in Victoria and is a member of Aboriginal Neighbours. In April 2014, Lon was appointed archdeacon of the Selkirk region. Lon sees his primary role as one of prayerful compassion, inclusive support and action in the parish and community around us.

5. Dismantling Racism: A Primer—Patrick Sibley, St John the Divine

Dismantling Racism is a program designed by the Anglican Church of Canada to name and deal with racism both historic and systemic. Through teaching, learning and discussing we attempt to break down the walls and address the policies that have led to racism and racist behavior both in the church and in society at large.

About the Presenter

Patrick is a deacon currently serving in ministry at St John the Divine, as well as the diocesan co-ordinator for the Dismantling Racism program. Although newly ordained, he has been involved full-time as a lay person in the church for many years.



THE DETAILS

Regular Tickets $75 (includes Friday evening reception*, lunch, keynotes and three workshops)
Friday Evening Only $30
Saturday Only $50

Accommodations
Option 1: Billets - The option to sign-up to be billeted will be provided when you register.

Option 2: Hotel - A block of five 1-bed and five 2-bed rooms has been reserved at the Quality Inn, Downtown Victoria. Rate $169/night. Contact the hotel directly for reservation 250-385-6787 or toll free 1-866-238-4218 and state you are with the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.

Option 3:
On your own

* a cash-only wine bar will be available at the Friday evening reception


FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We encourage carpooling whenever possible. Street parking is available on Quadra Street, Burdett Avenue, and Rockland Avenue, as well as ain the Rockland St parking lot (access off Vancouver). Please DO NOT PARK in the parking adjacent to the synod office and school.

Is billeting available?
We have made arrangements for billets in the Greater Victoria Area. On your registration form you will have the opportunity to select your requirements. We will contact you as soon as a match is made.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email or call 250.386.7781 toll free 1.800.582.8627

What's the refund policy?
Full refunds available one week before the event (September 8). No refunds issued afer that date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! Alternatively, your ticket can be scanned electronically via your mobile device.

Please remember to bring your travel mug!

We encourage parishes and regions to work together to arrange for carpooling so as many people as possible are able to attend from your area. If you are have room in your car, let someone know!



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