Synod Study Conference
February 4 – 7, 2019
Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre
511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore
Watch for more information coming soon!
NEW IN 2018, and continuing in 2019:
$150 registration fee for retired rostered leaders (diaconal and ordained ministers) and spouses. Thanks to additional Synod support, this is a reduced fee to encourage retired rostered leaders and spouses to participate in the Study Conference.
See more details of this in the information package, coming soon.
For more information and the conference schedule, click here:
Payment for Registration fees can now be made by credit card directly in the registration forms:
You do NOT have to pay by credit card from the registration form; please follow the instructions within the form carefully if you wish to pay by cheque.
Disclaimer from the Study Conference Planning Ministry Team regarding the choice of a place to hold the opening worship and reception:
Various options were explored as a result of concerns expressed in the evaluations received after previous Study Conferences. As a result, the Study Conference Planning Ministry Team has determined that:
- It is not preferable to hold these events at the hotel/conference centre because it isn’t an ideal atmosphere for worship, but more importantly, it means paying conference rental rates for another full day. The priority is to keep costs to an absolute minimum, in order to have the conference be as accessible to the most number of people, including retired Rostered Leaders.
- For the past few years Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (an LC-C congregation) has been used as is fairly close to the Coast Hotel, and available for a small donation. This facility, though generously opened to us, has been somewhat awkward to use for the reception, however, as it is not really adequate for a group of over 150 people.
- The Anglican Church, the United Church and the Catholic Church in Canmore were all contacted to see of their availability to hold the opening worship and reception. The Anglican Church is already booked on Monday evenings, the United Church is very small, and the Catholic Church does not wish other church groups to use their sanctuary. Other churches in Canmore are farther away from the hotel.
- Canmore Miners’ Union Hall was also contacted but it’s not available on Monday evenings and the rent is expensive.
In light of these results, it was decided to continue meeting at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. We will make every effort to organize the serving of food and the provision of places to sit for the best use of the space available.
Please click on the following link to fill out the evaluation form (coming soon). We appreciate your feedback.