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Monday, April 25

2:00 Check-in starts
4:00 Affinity Group Gather
5:00 Welcome Dinner
7:00 Plenary 1 & Worship
8:15 Affinity Groups


Tuesday, April 26

7:45 Breakfast
9:00 Plenary 2 & Worship
10:15 Break
10:45 Affinity Groups
12:15 Lunch
2:00 Plenary 3
3:15 Break
3:45 Affinity Groups
5:15 Break
5:45 Dinner
7:00 “Celebration Across the Country”
9:00 Fun Evening


Wednesday, April 27

7:45 Breakfast
9:00 Plenary 4 & Worship
10:15 Break
10:45 Affinity Groups
12:15 Lunch and Free Afternoon
6:00 Dinner at the Hard Rock Café
7:30 Special Guest Speaker and Band
9:00 Fun Evening seeing Niagara Falls


Thursday, April 28
7:45 Breakfast
9:00 Closing Session
11:00 Departure

Guest Speakers

Dr. Dave Overholt
Rev. Dr. Dave Overholt is the founding pastor of Church on the Rock, one of the largest and longest running youth-targeted churches in North America. In addition to 27 years in youth ministry, Dr. Overholt has a doctorate in philosophy of education from University of Toronto with a thesis in “Adults Mentoring Adolescents.” Dr. Overholt speaks to thousands of students, youth workers and church leaders each year through a wide-ranging speaking and consulting ministry.
Dr. Anna Robbins
Dr. Anna Robbins is the Director of Doctoral Studies, overseeing the Acadia Doctor of Ministry program, and Academic Dean of Acadia Divinity College. Dr. Robbins also serves as Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Ethics. In London, she was involved in many organizations as theological consultant, including Theos (a public theology thinktank), Christians in Politics, Tearfund, and the Evangelical Alliance. She served on the council of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and was a British delegate to the Baptist World Alliance. She writes and speaks widely on ethics, contemporary culture and apologetics, and has numerous publications.
Dr. Steve Brown
For over a decade Steve has directed the Arrow Leadership Program in North America, and he now serves as president. Steve has journeyed alongside hundreds of Christian leaders, leveraging his leadership experience serving in local church, denominational – specifically with CBOQ Youth, parachurch and marketplace roles. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University (HBBA), Tyndale Seminary (MDiv) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (DMin), Steve’s goal is to equip leaders to cultivate spiritual vibrancy, develop healthy and holy character, grow deep relationships and leverage their leadership for maximum impact.
Dr. Gary Nelson
Dr. Gary V. Nelson is the President and Vice Chancellor of Tyndale University & Seminary after serving for ten years as General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries. Previous to his tenure with CBM, he served in a number of congregations in both staff and senior roles. Gary received a BEd from the University of British Columbia and graduated with masters and doctoral degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary. He teaches internationally on missional living as the church, contemporary ministry, urban missiology, as well as leadership and governance for Christian organizations.
Mike Janzen
Mike Janzen is a Manitoba-raised, Toronto based jazz pianist/composer/singer whose music is an engaging blend of Broadway standards, explorative versions of popular songs and well-crafted originals. Mike’s primary group, “The Mike Janzen Trio”, has toured across Canada including the Toronto International Jazz Festival. He has also toured with Steve Bell, Jason Hildebrand and led worship at the CBOQ Blizzard retreat for 14 years.

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