Queer Grad Student Retreat on Bowen Island

The Network Steering Committee has organized an exciting and relaxing retreat for queer grad students, professional students and post-docs for the weekend of September 27-29, 2013. We will be going to Bowen Island (a short and scenic boat trip from Vancouver) full of natural beauty and amazing views.

The retreat will include fun activities such as:
a 2-hour guided sea kayaking trip (included in price)
a social reception with activities and prizes
an easy hike around the lake OR an optional mountain excursion
an evening around the campfire
tasty group meals, including a BBQ
time to hang out and get to know each other
Additionally, we’ll spend a little time planning where we would like this group to go in the coming year. The cost will include food, 2 drink tickets, lodging, all activities, and a chartered ferry to the island. Shared accommodations are in cozy cabins and yurts.

The retreat will be held at the Xenia Centre, a dynamic, gorgeous, and peaceful place featuring a sauna, a labyrinth, a giant old growth tree, and a friendly pig, among other charms.

Space is limited to 22 guests, which will include both current and new Network members. All LGBTQA grad students and allies are welcome. If you’ve never made it to a Network event before this is a great time to get to know a diverse group of fabulous and friendly folks.

The total cost for the 2-night, all inclusive retreat is $190 and the time to sign up is now! Space is limited. To reserve a spot, click here. Thanks to our sponsors, the Graduate Student Society and the Office of the Vice President [Students], for helping to subsidize the costs.

Of course feel free to contact us with any questions or for info on accessibility.


Bowne Island, Killarney Lake

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