What is a Weekend Getaway?

A Weekend Getaway is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship.

For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-­establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start.  For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage.

Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

What will we get from the weekend?

Time

Spend quality time focusing on each other and your relationship.

Tools

Sharpen your relationship skills.

A Plan

Develop a plan to finish together. 

Spiritual Health

Learn about God’s design for marriage and the power of “oneness”.

Who will be leading the sessions?

Neil & Sharol Josephson

FamilyLife Directors
Neil and Sharol are the directors of FamilyLife Canada and have been ministering to couples as marriage and family pastors for years.
They are frequent speakers at the Weekend Getaway and their sense of humour, love for God, and passion for families endear them to people of all ages.

Dave & Rushia Klassen

FamilyLife Speakers
Dave and Rushia have worked with Athletes in Action since 1989 and have been speaking at Familylife conferences for 15 years. Their funny, candid and honest approach to sharing make them easy and enjoyable to listen to.

Keith & Sheila Gregoire

FamilyLife Speakers
Keith & Sheila are enjoyed by all who hear them speak. Keith is a paediatrician and Sheila is a professional author and speaker. Her books are all FamilyLife favourites.

Paul & Eleanor Henderson

FamilyLife Speakers
Most known for his “goal of the century” Paul had a lengthy and exciting hockey career with a loving and supportive Eleanor always by his side. Paul and Eleanor have been involved with FamilyLife for over 20 years, and are still speaking occasionally at Weekend Getaway marriage conferences.

Ryan & Jennifer Walter

FamilyLife Speakers
Ryan and Jennifer Walter have been married for 30 years. Ryan played and coached in the NHL for 17 seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens. He has also authored 5 books. Jennifer is a writer, editor and speaker.

Walt & Anne Moodie

FamilyLife Speakers
After raising their family – including 8 grandchildren – and retiring from dual careers in banking and real estate, Walt and Anne are now happily retired. But they’re not slowing down. Golf, sailing, travel, volunteering and marriage mentoring keep them busy. The Moodies are as well rounded as they are loved.

Where can we attend a weekend getaway conference?

Who else will be there?

31%
Married 0-5 yrs
26%
Married 20+ yrs
10%
Re-married
Under 29 20%
Age 30-39 30%
Age 40-49 25%
Age 50-59 20%
60+ 5%

Will it really make a difference?

“We came with a good marriage. We leave with a hope for a great marriage because we have identified areas of focus”
husband 28 yrs, Niagara-on-the-Lake
I didn’t know what to expect having never attended anything like this. I have been blown away by the wisdom, authenticity and truth that has been presented. Thank you for not talking from stereotypes or making us feel guilty if we aren’t the …Christian stereotypical wife/husband. Thank you for your honesty.”
wife 6 yrs, Banff
Three weeks ago we had a conflict that nearly ended our 10 year marriage. This weekend has given us enlightenment, hope, encouragement and strength to re-focus our marriage. We will be sharing our experiences with all who may benefit from our growth.
husband 10 yrs, Victoria

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What will it cost?

Regular Rate

$350.
  • Per Couple ($175 per person)
  • Regular rate is available until each event start date.

Early Bird

$250.
  • Per Couple ($125 per person)
  • Sign up early and save $100. Offer available for all locations and expires 7 days before each conference start date.

Pastors

$150.
  • Per Couple ($75 per person)
  • Available for all pastors serving a congregation in a local church. This is our way of saying thank you for serving your church

Group Rate

$800.
  • 5 Couples ($80 per person)
  • Groups must be registered 2 days before event start date. Registrations within the group are non-refundable but may be transferred to another couple or location. *Any couples above the minimum 5 can be added at the group rate of $160/couple. The group rate also applies to gift certificates when bought in multiples of 5.

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Registration rates do not include hotel, meals or parking.

Guests are responsible for booking their own accommodations. Be sure to mention you are a guest with FamilyLife for the discounted room rate. Rates and offers may not be combined.

What will we do?

Schedule

The weekend is a blend of full group sessions and downtime for the two of you -­ in fact a date night is built right in. The sessions have a workshop feel, mixing great information with time and tools for you to process what you are learning. And we mean just the two of you. There is no awkward sharing with strangers.
5:00-7:00 Registration
7:00-7:30 Welcome Session
7:30-9:00 Love That Lasts: Marriage Oneness
9:00-10:00 We Need To Talk
10:00-11:00 Couples Project
11:00-11:30 HomeBuilder Initiative
11:30-12:30 Oneness in Conflict
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 I Do. No Clue.
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 It’s Not Just Sex
Saturday Evening Date Night
9:00-9:15 How Well Do You Know Your Mate?
9:15-10:00 The Heart Of Marriage
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 5 Things Your Spouse Wants You To Know
11:15-11:45 Couples Project
11:45-12:30 Together For Good: Oneness Plan

Our marriage is worth it. Sign us up!

Register online or call 1-800-247-3180

FamilyLife Weekend Getaway Marriage Conference Jasper, AB October 3-5, 2014

October 3-5, 2014 | Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Speakers: Dave & Rushia Klassen and Ryan & Jennifer Walter

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FamilyLife Weekend Getaway Blue Mountain, ON

November 7-9, 2014 | Blue Mountain Resort

Speakers: Ryan & Jennifer Walter and Walt & Anne Moodie

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FamilyLife Weekend Getaway Marriage Conference Montebello, QC

November 14-16, 2014 | Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

Speakers: Neil & Sharol Josephson and Walt & Anne Moodie

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November 21-23, 2014 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Speakers: Neil & Sharol Josephson and Keith & Sheila Gregoire

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FamilyLife Weekend Getaway Marriage Conference - Edmonton, AB (Mandarin Only) January 30-February 1, 2015

Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015 | Quality Inn West Harvest

Early Bird expires January 19, 2015
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Hotel: 780-484-8000
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $111/night
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Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2015 | Fairmont Empress

Early Bird expires February 20, 2015
Speakers: Dave & Rushia Klassen and Ryan & Jennifer Walter
Hotel: 1-800-441-1414 or 250-384-8111
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $125/night
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March 27-29, 2015 | Queens Landing

Early Bird expires March 20, 2015
Speakers: Neil & Sharol Josephson and Keith & Sheila Gregoire
Hotel: 1-888-669-5566
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $139/night
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FamilyLife Weekend Getaway Marriage Conference - Ottawa, ON (Mandarin Only) March 27-29, 2015

March 27-29, 2015 | Chimo Hotel

Early Bird expires March 16, 2015
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Hotel: 613-744-1060
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $109/night
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April 10 – 12, 2015 | Fairmont Winnipeg

Early Bird expires April 3, 2015
Speakers: Neil & Sharol Josephson and Dave & Rushia Klassen
Hotel: 1-800-441-1414 or 204-957-1350
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $139/night
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April 17-19, 2015 | Fairmont Banff Springs

Early Bird expires April 10, 2015
Speakers: Neil & Sharol Josephson and Ryan & Jennifer Walter
Hotel: 1-800-441-1414 or 403-762-6866
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $159/night + $12/person gratuity
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May 1-3, 2015 | Monte Carlo Inn & Suites

Early Bird expires April 20, 2015
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Hotel: 1-877-752-2788 or 905-752-2700
Getaway Hotel Room Rate: $99/night
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