CYM Gathering 2014

August 8th-16th, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Welcome to Winnipeg!

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Canadian Yearly Meeting 2014, which will be held once again on the friendly and accessible campus of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Yearly Meeting is the one opportunity in the year for Quakers from across Canada to come together for fellowship, worship, decision-making, learning and fun. Last summer, as a result of the Youth Challenge, 45 Young and Young Adult Friends attended Yearly Meeting and went away with renewed enthusiasm. Let’s do all that we can to support their continued and growing involvement in the Yearly Meeting.

Our program this year promises wonderful opportunities! Programme Committee continues to progressively improve the flow of the week’s activities, incorporating the most successful components of last summer’s schedule, and modifying others. Food Coop is back this year, offering opportunities to bond over the cutting boards as well as to consider whether and how to continue it in future years.

Consider arriving early to join leader Erika Koenig-Sheridan in a mostly-silent retreat focussed on how we as Friends relate to one another in difficult times. In the Sunderland P. Gardner lecture, entitled Making the Diagnosis; Changing the Prognosis, Dale Dewar and Bill Curry of Prairie Monthly Meeting will bring their scientific and philosophical wisdom to bear on the global malaise of people and the environment, exploring what we can do to work toward a more just, balanced and sustainable world. For Quaker Study, Mark Burch of Winnipeg Monthly Meeting will discuss our testimony of simplicity – its biblical origins and its relevance to our care for the Earth and for one another.

Every Yearly Meeting session is a new adventure, with new offerings and new challenges. Please join us in this year’s opportunity to be with Friends, to attend to the business of our Yearly Meeting and to grow in Spirit.

Susan Stevenson
Presiding Clerk


Gathering Information

Detailed information about the Gathering (pdf format)

Detailed information about the Gathering (docx/word format)

CYM Updated Schedule for the week  (pdf format)

CYM Schedule for the week  (doc/word format)

Registration Form (fillable form) that you can print and mail to the CYM office with your cheque.

Download the fillable spreadsheet that carries out calculations and enables you to pay your deposit or full amount through PAYPAL, whether you yourself have a PAYPAL account or not. Save your completed spreadsheet to your computer and email it to the CYM Office.

(Don’t have MS Excel? Download Open Office at, and after installing, proceed.)

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