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.
Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) is a gathering once a year for all Canadian Quakers — and you can now register for it!
There is all sorts of information on the gathering available on the CYM 2019 webpage, but here are a few highlights.
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.
This year, Yearly Meeting will be held August 2-10 in Winnipeg at Canadian Mennonite University, a beloved host Canadian Quakers have been visiting for years.
To register, you need to fill out one of the following sets of forms:
The early due date for registration — which gets you the lowest cost — is June 30. The final registration due date is July 15.
Again, 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.