Call for Photos!

Dear Canadian Friends,

Please send photos from your lives as individuals and Meetings, so that we can share them during Canadian Yearly Meeting.

We expect to have a welcoming event on Saturday night (Aug 3) and will use as many photos as we can – so we will be grateful for any contributions you can send, ASAP!

Please send photos to: .

Thanks and looking forward to seeing many of you in Winnipeg soon,
Program Committee.

Ridesharing for Canadian Yearly Meeting

There is now a Google Spreadsheet to help coordinate rides to and from Canadian Yearly Meeting in August.

If you’re going to Yearly Meeting and have room in your car, are still looking for a ride, or even want to meet up on the train with other travelling Quakers, check out that spreadsheet to save money and carbon and build community!

Invitation to Young Friends Gathering! (Aug 1-4, Winnipeg)

Dear Young Friend Community,

Join us this August for Fellowship and Community Building!

This year’s Young Friends Gathering will take place Thursday to Sunday, August 1-4, on the campus of the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The gathering is open to those between 13 and 35 years of age. Children of YF attendees are welcome to attend! (Friends who may be interested in aiding with childcare during the gathering should contact the Gathering Committee at: .)

Our past two gatherings have taken place at Camp NeeKauNis and this year marks a departure as we move to an urban setting where new adventures and opportunities await!

Accommodations are in the Poettcker Hall Dormitory. Rooms are double-occupancy with a shared bathroom down the hall. A tenting option is also available! It also may be possible to share tenting materials and rides to and from CYM. Please let us know if you require special accommodations.

Please register by July 15, 2019!


The registration for the YF Gathering has been combined with the registration for Canadian Yearly Meeting in Session, which begins Saturday, August 3. Young Friends can register for the YF Gathering only, CYM in Session only, or a combination of both events.

Young Friends must complete the CYM in Session registration (details at; to register, download and fill out this PDF form, and send it to ) to register for attendance at any of these events.


The Education and Outreach Committee is providing support for the costs of the YF Gathering. For those who are able, we suggest a donation of $50 per person to help offset costs, to be given onsite. This is not a mandatory fee.

Young Friends can work with the CYM Secretary (Cam Fraser, ) to pay for travel expenses up front – or can apply for reimbursement by the Dec 31, 2019 deadline by completing the CYM Form for Committee Travel which can be found (under forms) at

Financial assistance may also be available through your Monthly Meeting.


Use this Google doc for any travel and ride sharing.

If you’re having trouble with the Google doc, contact Evelyne by email at , call her at 416-272-1448, or email .

Links For More Info

Young Friend Website:
Facebook Group:
Event Page for the Gathering:

UPDATE: The schedule for the Gathering is now available:
Young Friends Gathering Schedule – Winnipeg 2019 (PDF)

Register for Canadian Yearly Meeting Before July 15

There is still time to register for Canadian Yearly Meeting 2019 – the final due date is July 15.

What is Canadian Yearly Meeting? It is a gathering for Canadian Quakers which will be held this year in Winnipeg from August 2-10. The Business Meetings at the gathering are the main decision-making body of Quakers in Canada. There’s also lots of time for fun and games, socializing, and sessions focusing on spiritual development, social justice, and Quaker history.

To register, you need to fill out one of the following sets of forms:

For more information – including info on financial assistance, the schedule, programming, the youth program, and a lot more — head on over to the CYM 2019 webpage.

Tenting Coordination at Yearly Meeting

For those going to Yearly Meeting In Session this August, tenting can save a lot of money on the cost of attendance.

This year, we are trying to coordinate tenting supplies, using this google form.

This should help overcome some of the challenges with tenting. After all, it can be quite awkward to bring a tent, stakes, tarp, sleeping bag, and mat long distances. Due to lack of coordination, many folks end up lugging giant, nearly-empty tents across the country. Meanwhile, local folks have tenting supplies but they don’t know there is need.

Folks who are close to CYM or who are driving, please offer to bring tent supplies to help others in the same form. For those who live far from Winnipeg, fill in your tenting needs in this same form.

Even people who aren’t going to CYM can help! So any and all, please do fill out this form with tenting offers and needs.