16 02, 2018

Blizzard 2 2018 – review

By |2018-02-16T10:07:07-05:00February 16th, 2018|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

We have now hosted 50 Avalanche/Blizzard retreats. Let's call this "The Golden Blizzard". With over 300 students and leaders at Muskoka Woods, many memories and spiritual steps were taken this past weekend. Derek Selinger led students through the understanding of hope, juxtaposing it against despair and understanding why Jesus is the greatest hope. Throughout the weekend, we heard numerous students seriously consider what this means in their lives. Some

10 02, 2018

Blizzard 2 2018

By |2017-12-14T22:55:20-05:00February 10th, 2018|, |0 Comments

For 18 years, these retreats have become landmark experiences for thousands of teenagers on their spiritual journey. This is one of the most anticipated and impactful weekends that students experience as it brings together fun, great teaching, spiritual growth, awesome food, and crazy activities. Our hope is that our churches make this a “must do” experience for their teens, as it is a place where the value of the local

5 02, 2018

Blizzard 1 2018 – review

By |2018-02-05T01:08:48-05:00February 5th, 2018|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Blizzard 1 for 2018 was the 49th winter retreat CBOQ Youth has hosted. Our speaker, Matt Adams, brought illusions that blew the mind. (He even performed illusions and hung out with students through the weekend.) More importantly, he drew people to Jesus, sharing how Christ is the greatest hope. Life Support amped up students and leaders in worship, including their rendition (with a lot of crowd participation) of the

22 01, 2018

Avalanche 2018 – review

By |2018-01-22T13:25:46-05:00January 22nd, 2018|event recap, Events|0 Comments

Almost 500 jr. high students and leaders converged on Muskoka Woods this past weekend for our 18th Avalanche retreat. While everything didn't always go according to plan, here were some key highlights: Our Friday night began with a "bang" (see the end of the video to the right). Students were challenged with key life questions like, "Do they want to pursue Jesus as their greatest hope?" and "How will

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