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Welcome Home Conference Registration

February 10, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 GCI Canada Conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Welcome Home”.

This will be the first national conference of GCI members in a number of years.

It will be a time to collectively celebrate our life in Christ and to discover how the “Hope Avenue” is a way we can share this life with others. As Christians, we have been “welcomed home” into a relationship with our Triune God, and we have been given the blessing of being avenues, to welcome others into this unique relationship.

The underlying scripture passage for the Conference is found in the prayer or benediction of Paul:

“My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.”

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”

“Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus! Glory down all the generations! Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!” Ephesians 3:14-21 (the Message).

 

The location is Saskatoon SK, the largest city in Saskatchewan. It also bears the title, the "City of Bridges", due to the number of bridges that go over the South Saskatchewan River linking the two parts of the city.

Information about Saskatoon can be found here: https://www.tourismsaskatoon.com/

The venue for the conference is the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Saskatoon. This hotel is a full-service hotel and will host all the activities and meals for the conference.

Further information regarding the hotel can be found using this link: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/yxesdgi-hilton-garden-inn-saskatoon-downtown/

 

Our guest speakers will be Greg Williams, President of GCI, and Michael Rasmussen, GCI Superintendent of GCI North America and the Caribbean.

In addition, we are privileged to have as a special guest presenter, Canadian Christian Artist and Author, Steve Bell. He will be leading us through an adaptation of his popular retreat, For The Journey: https://stevebell.com/journey-retreat/

Please see the Conference Schedule for more information: Welcome Home Conference Schedule

 

Registration (including meals)

To register for the Conference please go to our Eventbrite registration site:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcome-home-gci-canada-national-conference-2022-registration-253279544937

Registrations will be accepted until June 30, 2022.

Hotel rooms need to be booked separately from the Conference registration (see below).

Meals

The cost of registration includes the cost all meals that are outlined in the Conference Schedule: Welcome Home Conference Schedule

(Please also mention any special dietary needs when registering).

 

Hotel Rooms

We have a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, set aside for Conference attendees. These rooms need to be booked separately from the Conference registration.

Room rates are $99.00 for two queens (plus taxes) per night.

Reservations can be made using our unique reservation link: https://www.my-event.hilton.com/yxesdgi-grce22-19830378-b59f-47c6-abcb-984ae7a8a904/

Or by calling the Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon directly at: 306-244-2311

Quote Group Block Code: GRCE22 when speaking to the operator, and provide your check-in and check-out dates. 

Remember you cannot get this special rate by contacting Hilton Reservations. You must use the link provided or contact the hotel directly by phone.

 

Other important considerations: 

If arriving by air 

Saskatoon is served by a major airport (Skyxe). The airport is about a 20-minute drive from the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel doesn’t have an airport shuttle, but the taxi ride from the airport to the hotel is around $20.00. The airport is also served by UBER. 

If arriving by car 

Parking is located on the west side of the hotel, in the City of Saskatoon parking lot. As a registered guest of the Hilton Garden Inn attending the conference, the daily parking rate of $13.95 is included in your reservation. 

Those attending the conference, but not staying at the Hilton Inn, are responsible for the cost of their parking. It is not included in the cost of registration. 

 

COVID Restrictions 

Please remember that the Conference venue will be under any applicable Provincial COVID Restrictions in place at the time of the Conference.