After months of planning and many discussions over numerous meetings, we did it! Thanks to the wonderful support of our sponsors, and the countless volunteer hours of so many people, as well as the many who came and joined in on the fun and learning, we are happy to report that Canadian Boomerfest was a huge success. Wonderfully inspiring presenters gave us multiple lenses into this rich but complex field of Boomers and Spirituality. The meals and snacks were fabulous, the exercise breaks and Boomer trivia quizzes were lots of fun, the book room introduced us to some fascinating new studies, and the workshops were engaging. We exercised our minds and our bodies, and still found time to enjoy a glass of wine and dance to the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s by Tom Cat Prowl.
A man who has organized numerous conferences and is a specialist in aging and spirituality was just one of among many who wrote to congratulate us on the event: “I want you to know that this was the single best conference I have experienced hosted at a church, from so many standpoints. You brought in some amazing speakers, it ran so efficiently, it was an incredible amount of fun, folks who did not already know each other got to make connections which will benefit them, and it changed a lot of people’s understanding of the potential for Boomer ministry, plus inspired and excited them.”
The biggest affirmation was from the many who came up to us at the end of the two-and-a-half-day conference and asked eagerly, “When are you doing it again?!”
Special thanks to everyone who made this such a meaningful and enjoyable event!
Sheila Macgregor, Convener Kerry Stover, Co-Convener
Kaye Appleby Catherine Glover
Mike Ashton David Knoppert
Linda Badke Diane Knoppert
Steven Britton Camillia LaRouche
Stu Cunningham Richard Macgregor
David Dillon Lynn McClary
Mary Dillon Margaret Smith
Judi Emery Ric Graham