Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Center

  • 12th Annual - Manitoba Brethren Pastor Conference - May 31, 2011
    12th Annual – Manitoba Brethren Pastor Conference
    Ladies of the Cloth - Quilters - January 31, 2012
    11th Annual – Ladies of the Cloth – Quilters
    McIvor Ave. MB Ladies Retreat - April 29, 2012
    6th Annual – McIvor Ave. MB Ladies Retreat
    Manitoba Conservation Fire Conference - May 20, 2012
    5th Annual – Manitoba Conservation Fire Conference
    2nd- Manitoba Envirothon - May 30, 2012
    “It was a really great event! Thanks…”
    Annie-Marie Dyck - RRC Chaplins - June 3, 2012
    “This an amazing place! Thanks so much for your generosity…”
    12th year of annual bookings - Anglican Church of Canada - June 15, 2012
    “Your so awesome! We want to come back again in 4 months”
    Peters Family Reunion - July 2, 2012
    “Back again!” – numerous times
    Lois on behalf of Friends in Formation - July 3, 2012
    “Thanks you! You really went the extra mile for our retreat”
    numerous times - Plett Family - July 6, 2012
    “It’s a family tradition!”
    Jesus is Lord Church - July 6, 2012
    2nd National Conference – Jesus is Lord Church
    CEF Canada - July 6, 2012
    “…hospitality & awesome food! You guys are awesome!”
    4th Annual conference - Baha'i Summer School - July 8, 2012
    Just wonderful, were book back into the system for next year!
    Lepp Reunion Group - July 15, 2012
    “Had many favorable comments about you and your facilities. Thank you…”
    Koop Gathering - July 22, 2012
    4th Family Gathering – “Just great!”
    Funk Family - July 22, 2012
    “You win, back next year, same time!”
    CLAC - July 26, 2012
    “Bringing more people…Thanks!”
    Grace Aboriginal Ministry - July 28, 2012
    “Had a great time! Booked to return in 1 month”
    Born Family Gathering - July 29, 2012
    “Thanks so much!”
    Abram Isaac Reunion - July 29, 2012
    “Wonderful, back next year!”
    3rd annual Hen's weekend - Desrochers Girls - July 31, 2012
    “It was wonderful! See you soon again”
    Southland Community 2012 - July 31, 2012
    “We have brought over 4000 people here for the weekend!”
    Linden Berg - August 4, 2012
    “Thanx again for your wonderful hospitality”
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Family gathering tips

Family gatherings can bring a special feeling of being surrounded by your relatives. They can also sometimes feel monotonous. Either way, enjoy your day by having a good attitude and becoming a bigger part of your family. Doing so will have you enjoying these trips a lot more.


1. Talk about past memories. These gatherings were fun when you were a kid so bring back some of those memories. Have some conversations from the “good’ol days” with aunts, uncles, and cousins.


2. Get into conversation with your favorite relatives. Maybe you just give them a hug or a hand shake and move on, but you’re missing out on stories and memories that you might very well enjoy.


3. Play some games in the dining area by the pool table or perhaps an area you’ve never ventured into. The conversation is always different when playing a game so make an effort to get other family members to join in with you.


4. Change the subject when tension starts rising. Family has a way of getting too intense sometimes and in an effort to enjoy the gathering, crack a joke or pull one of the members away for some hot chocolate to ease the tension.


5. Exchange phone numbers and emails with cousins you’ve grown distant from. You might have lost your childhood closeness so why not bring that closeness back as adults? If you’re friends on the outside, during family gatherings you’ll feel surrounded by both family and friends.


6. Get some of your favorite recipes to treat the family when you get there. The family will gladly share some recipes with you, perhaps you could even start a “Secret family recipe” book as something fun.


7. Create some new Family Traditions. Create some bonding moments by establishing “traditions” that the family could pass down for hundreds of years after. Make them serious or make them funny. Either way,  make them memorable. It could be the family flip a wig where the youngest in the family has to wear the wig of the oldest in the family and run around the dinner table 3 times. Or it could be the annual family dress up where you where your finest clothes and drink orange tea. Why not? It’s tradition.

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